Setting Up Steam Punk Display

Well, who would have thought steampunk would come to If Only?   Not a sci-fi fan, I’m not fully capable of recognizing the sub-genre, but the staff has been abuzz for days planning and prepping for the upcoming First Friday event.  So I thought I’d better do some research and see if I could somehow resonate with the buzz.  Turns out that I can.  Words like retro-futuristic, anachronistic, and art nouveau hit home.  Alternative histories of Victorian Britain and the Wild West intrigue me. In fact, I spend some of my spare time imagining alternative histories.  So I was pumped when staff began dropping off heavy metal objects this morning.  Circles of wire, sprockets, gears, housings, propellers–iron, brass, aluminum, copper.  You name it, it is here.  I watched from my vantage point as they worked magic on the center table in the store.  And the display is AMAZING, to say nothing of the creations of the featured artist, Rich Kolb from Kentucky.  Hand crafted jewelry from Komplott and Alchemy complement his creatures of the deep.

So in  celebration of American Ingenuity this July 4th, we present you with items seen from a different perspective.  Come by and take a look!