and leafless branches
of dark bronze . . .
this chandelier becomes
a winter garden
— a tanka I posted at Kirsten Cliff's blog for her Siloh Tanka Contest 2012 ("Winter Dream")
Though I may be very sensitive to allergens such as pollen—which we do have a lot of around here, even in winter—design-wise I like bringing the outdoors inside. My preferred aesthetic is rustic and old-looking with a small amount of bling. Thus, the above chandelier is perfect for me (and I managed to snatch it up for a decent price too). My significant other was lukewarm to it; however, on this item I wasn't going to compromise (smile). Alas, my winter garden!
P.S. In reality, the actual chandelier branches aren't completely "leafless." ;)