Using Victorian Wrought Iron Urns In Modern Times
While the use of urns, trellises, gazebos, and gates have been used even before the Victorian era, it wasn't until the Victorian époque that wrought iron urns gained in popularity and continued to do so, even until this very day.
Victorian Wrought Iron Urns
The new kid on the proverbial block in decorative accents became the iron urn. As guests arrived in their horse-drawn carriages during the 1800s, what first caught their sight were statuaries, fountains and by then, the famous iron urn. No self-respecting property owner would consider having a home without this item in particular.
Typical novels of that period, of which were the classic literary works created by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins, commonly used garden surroundings to convey the times in which many of their Victorian literary works were set. In essence, the wealthier the characters of their novels were, the bigger were the gardens which they had on their estates. Moreover, so were the iron urns used as decorative pieces in that garden.
Today's Decorative Use Of Iron Urns
Victorian garden scenes, today, remains a challenge for homeowners and condo owners alike as they search for ways to have their bit of greenery within their home environments. As such, the use of urns today continues being a focal point in interior designs.
Green is ever with us, and looking at certain trends in decorating, it always will be. Whether it's using an urn as a planter base or stand, or simply as a corner accessory to delineate the arrangement of other furniture, urns continue being the mainstay of many interiors or exterior garden settings.
Some homeowners even use them in more creative ways than simply as a recipient of soil to place their plant in. One owner, in particular, used her iron urn to help stabilize her large-sized Christmas tree. Lifting the tree higher than the floor creatively enabled her to place her gift boxes and packages in a more visually enhancing arrangement underneath the tree.
Yes, it was during the Victorian age that iron urns came of age for the wealthy. However, no matter our economic class today, we still seem to cling to that which was commonly popular back then. It seems we've gone back into the future--and we love every minute of it.