Brooch with a Falcon’s Talon, 1860-70, Scottish.  Queen Victoria was proud of her Scottish ancestry, and this was reflected in the popularity of Scottish design visible in jewelry dating to the Romantic Period (1837-1860). During this period, brooches incorporating the foot of a game bird set in gold or silver and adorned with gems became fashionable.


Chelsea Autumn by Tim Brown
Via Flickr:
Victorian home in Chelsea, MI, Autumn.

Steampunk Doll By CS : “My daughter designed her own Steampunk Cyborg Doll costume for Halloween this year and she and her mom hand made it. The eye piece on the mask is the lens from a point and shoot camera from Goodwill. 

She’s posed in front of matte slate gray paper with two soft lights, one right in front of her and one next to the camera. 
The shatter effect and "old-timey” grading were done in Photoshop. 
Happy Halloween.“


“There had stood a great house in the centre of the gardens, where now was left only that fragment of ruin. This house had been empty for a great while; years before his—the ancient man's—birth. It was a place shunned by the people of the village, as it had been shunned by their fathers before them. There were many things said about it, and all were of evil. No one ever went near it, either by day or night. In the village it was a synonym of all that is unholy and dreadful.”

William Hope Hodgson, The House on the Borderland