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Garnet and Gold

Pande assigned me the rich colors of garnet and gold.  I hope I don't disappoint you with my choices...

#1 - This Ganado-style Navajo weaving is quite large and sits high on my livingroom wall above a triptych painting featuring blacks with one bit of red.  I have an extensive amount of Southwestern US items from the years that my DH and I lived down there.  

Ganado Weaving

#2 - A three-tier garnet ring.  My aunt visited her relations in Prague several times and one of those times she brought me back a ring very similar to this one.  It's quite lovely, but larger than I would normally wear, so I don't have it on very often.  

Garnet Ring 

#3 - Orchids.  Although orchids are not my favorite flower, these fit the garnet and gold bill perfectly and they are so beautifully patterned.  


#4 - A stained glass window.  The images on this beautiful and colorful.  I love working with glass, but this is not one of my pieces, I don't work in this media.  

Stained Glass

#5 - A fancy cake.  I love butterflies and combining it with good food and throwing in some orchids for good measure, it's hard to beat.  


#6 - Plique a Jour leaves by Marek Reysner.  I do enamel work, but I haven't done this technique yet.  Aren't they stunning?

Plique a Jour

#7 - My Dragons poster.  I have this on the door to the computer room.  I have a great fondness for dragons.  In my world they aren't the evil creatures as in Tolkien's world.  

Dragon Poster

#8 - St Jerome by El Greco.  Now you really didn't think I could do something like this and not have artwork somewhere in it, did you?  What a wonderful robe.  

St Jerome

#9 - And on the theme of art, here is a lovely picture of the Gartner Palace in Munich.  The combination of garnet and gold are very traditional colors for theaters.  

Gartners Palace

#10 - And to end the garnet and gold portion of this, I have this wonderful shot of a garnet gemstone.  


And for a small bonus, I have two other photos for you.  

Bonus #1 - I have mentioned my wall of dragons in the past.  I thought you might like a quick look. Each cubbyhole holds four, five or six dragons and the cubbies are three stories high.  I love my dragons.  I have them all over the house, this is just one spot.   

Wall of Dragons

Bonus #2 - The lamp in front of my wall is also a dragon.  This copper dragon, "Skytha", is a favorite of mine and lights the nights for houseguests.   I also have a two-dragonfly tabletop fountain by the same artist that we gave to each other as an anniversary gift several years ago.  The metal is copper.  


So there you go - ten items for garnet and gold and two bonus items just for the heck of it.  I hope you enjoyed and that I met the parameters for you, Pande.  

- Erulisse (one L)

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