Throughout the site, there are vendors where you can buy some fantastic objects, ranging from crazy umbrellas, to candles, to entire houses … and all the money raised from these sales goes directly to Relay for Life!
One thing to look out for are the displays by builder who are creating in a variety of historical traditions. Victorian and Steampunk are both very popular – and I have been delighted to see so many here – in addition to Fatima Ur of Antique Artistry, who we showed in a post on the Prim Perfect blog (and interviewed on yesterday’s Designing Worlds show).
One fascinating building has been supplied by the very talented Canolli Capalini of Capalini Fine Furnishings, located in Home Expo 1. A Gothic Greenhouse, this contains elements that actually talk to you if you walk too close to them. And the messages they convey are decidedly Gothic!
It’s actually based on a real life house, the fascinating Winchester Mansion in California, as Miss Capalini explains in a blog post, and is conceived as being the greenhouse that should be there … and isn’t!
Another designer, this time operating more in the steampunk style, is Julez Odigaunt of the Julia Collection located in Home Expo 5. I’ve been appreciting her textures – rich to the point of decadence! – for some time now, so I was delighted to see her here at the Expo too – and offering a wide range of her wares. Look for the wonderful hot air balloon on her roof!
Last (for this post) but definitely not least is a wonderful building by Poppet McGimsie of Wunderbar, located on Home Expo 7. She has created an impressive Crystal Palace Conservatory – and all sorts of goodies are hidden away inside it!