SETTING THESAURUS

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Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
A vintage welcome sign
Narrow walking aisles with table displays on both sides
Tables topped with doilies and cloths
Sunlight glimmering off of silver and crystal pieces
Oil paintings in elaborately carved frames hanging on the walls
Gilded mirrors worn with age or partly de-silvered
Antique wood cabinets filled with items (dainty figurines, collectible plates, china cups, thimble collections, etc.)
Display surfaces covered in knickknacks and antique costume jewelry
Intricate handmade floor rugs hanging from display clips
Crystal chandeliers and lamps dangling overhead
Rusted and paint-distressed signs from iconic businesses (Coca-Cola, Ford, etc.)
Statues, masks, and carvings from different cultures and countries
Exotic wood jewelry and cigar boxes with polished stone inlays
Hand-carved dressers with warped drawers
Framed black-and-white portraits
Pitted metal oil lanterns
Carved and lacquered chairs
Stained glass pieces
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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