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A website of resources and projects for the DIY steampunk and fantasy enthusiast.
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Various Bottles

Keeping Everything Bottled Up (in a good way!)

Lets talk about bottles and jars. We like our home and furnishings to reflect our interests and personal sense of style. (Our sense of style being quirky at best on a good day.) That being said, we believe it is the details that create the whole. We have created bottles of potion to fill the shelves in our “Alchemist’s Workroom,” collected jars for our herbs and spices and created “preserved specimens” in the name of medieval science. We’ve paired the infusions, extractions and simple syrups that we have made for our own use with bottles we’ve selected as much for their style as their contents. We then labeled them to create a style that blends fact and fantasy and fits our sensibilities.READ MORE

Marshmallow Plant

From Swamp Flower to Nuking Peeps in the Microwave

We post in honor of National S’Mores Day!!

 

If you were to talk to a resident of Medieval times about Marshmallows, he would assume that you were referring to flowers of the Mallow (Malvaceae) family that grew in marshy areas. He might also be familiar with the plants’ use as a treatment for sore throats since the roots especially contain large amounts of mucilage. Marshmallow plants have been used as food and medicine since ancient times. In the 1800’s when sugar became more readily available French confectioners started whipping the sap with sweeteners to produce the original version of the marshmallow. READ MORE