As May springs forward with all the Beltane promise of abundance and joy, I finished a new Art Furniture piece. In the Steampunk tradition of updating the old with swankety style, this New Growth Lingerie Chest is waiting to gracefully adorn your dressing room.
These matching sturdy wood tables are part of furniture artist and Swankety Swank owner Yabette’s ongoing Steampunk Collection. They feature a hand-painted Victorian-inspired lock and key in detailed hues of brown on its newly refinished black surface. Both rustic and attractive, masculine or feminine, they have practical drawers and shelves with their original pulls. This signed art set would be a lovely addition to an eclectic modern, artfully traditional or bohemian decor. Dimensions: 20″H x 15″W x 24″D
The above artwork references a very specific type of lock known as a “story padlock.” These locks contain imagery relating to a theme or narrative, giving them a unique quality among other locks. The antique Victorian padlock featured by Yabette is based on a 3-dimensional Werewolf lock manufactured in Trenton, New Jersey, circa 1880. Continue reading
The Black Jellyfish Table
Swankety Swank Showcase proudly presents the Black Jellyfish Table! This enchanting piece of all wood art furniture measures 26″ H x 28″ W x 28″ D and was cleaned, sanded, refinished, hand painted and clear coated with earth friendly, low VOC paints by Yabette! The overall square shape of this table is indented with graceful curves, framing the hand-painted jellyfish beautifully! The sea creature is positively bursting with a near luminescent light and the mass of tendrils invite the eye to examine the design again and again. Continue reading
Greetings, home decor aficionado! It is time again for a mini-retrospective of the amazing art furniture by Yabette! Swankety Swank was founded upon “Honoring Beauty, Earth and Age” and today we showcase three amazing Steampunk inspired pieces that do just that!
Steampunk ”is a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes fictional works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used, usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain. It has prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy; and it often features anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them.”
This Dragon Cabinet commission is one of Yabette’s more recent pieces. The client wanted a clockwork dragon and boy, did Yabette deliver! Composed of gears and covered in rivets, this draconic guardian is sure to keep unwanted folks away from the liquor inside! Continue reading
Swankety Swank Showcase proudly presents the Nasturtium Dresser! This upcycled beauty is 44″ tall (plus a 5″ tall ornamental detailing), 34″ wide, and 20″ deep. The piece is on wheels for easy movement. Its legs raise it 9.5″ off the ground. Continue reading
Have you seen the Swankety Swank window today? We have a brand new piece of art furniture by Yabette on display! Amidst all of the turquoise, tan and cream fashion and accessories debuts an oh so cute vintage-inspired Owl Nightstand! Continue reading
Ladies and gentlemen, creatures of all shapes and sizes, persuasions and intentions, allow me to introduce to you A Swankety Swank Fairy Tale!
Once upon a time in a deep dark forest, there lived a princess who created original handmade faerie fashions. She and her friends loved to dress up in the clothes they made, dancing and storytelling until the early morning. Continue reading