ABC Wednesday is a word meme with participants from around the world. This fabulous meme was created and hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt who hails from Great Britain. Over time, others have joined in to help host this wonderful and informative meme. We are now in our TENTH round! Some of the participants have been with this from the very first round; others have joined in along the way. Each week we are taken across the globe to see the varied and exciting contributions people have taken the time to discover and capture. We start with the letter, "A" and each week we post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. This week's letter is, "T".
Here's a wee bit of history in regards to Tiffany lamps from Wikipedia (you can use the link through to find out more about Tiffany lamps):
"The first Tiffany lamp was created around 1895. Each lamp was handmade by skilled craftsmen, not mass- or machine-produced. Its designer was not, as had been thought for over 100 years, Louis Comfort Tiffany, but a previously unrecognized artist named Clara Driscoll was identified in 2007 by Rutgers professor Martin Eidelberg as being the master designer behind the most creative and valuable leaded glass lamps produced by Tiffany Studios.
Tiffany's first business venture was an interior design firm in New York, for which he designed stained glass windows.
Most of his lamps can be grouped into one of seven specific categories: Irregular Upper and Lower Border, Favrile, Geometric,Transition to Flowers, Flowered Cone, and Flowered Globe lamps. The Irregular Upper and Lower Border lamps carry an openwork crown edge that helps to simulate a branch, tree, or shrubbery. The Favrile category, which means handcrafted, identifies the first lamps Tiffany made with this label. His initials LCT, later replaced the Favrile stamp. The Geometric category, done primarily by the male craftsman, speaks for itself. The Tiffany craftsman used geometric shapes such as triangles, squares, rectangles, and ovals to form these patterns for these lamps. Next is the Transition to Flowers group, which is subdivided into the Flowered Cone and Globe lamps. All of these lamps follow a nature, or botanical, design using flowers, dragonflies, spiders with webs, butterflies, and peacock feathers. The difference within these two smaller categories is the difference in the lamp shapes, basically a cone and a globe."
It's kind of sad, though that all this time, Tiffany was given the attribute for the beautiful stained glass designs behind these lamps. Too bad Clara did not know about Trademark laws back then. I think she could've claimed her design as her own then. Truly, her designs have stood the test of time.
I love textures and patterns. Love hem, I say, love them! I believe this one is of a man hole cover. Textures are titillating!
To tempt your taste buds with! This is from a Mongolian BBQ place. Don't you just love to select your own ingredients? It's always fun to see how your concoction will come out and is truly a telltale sign if you have the aptitude for being a good cook!
This gets posted on Tuesday even though the participation is ABC Weds-but, due to the time differences for some of us, we post on Tuesday.