Monday, November 26, 2012

Faux Fireplace

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We still have
leftover pumpkin and pecan pies! We took two pies to our son's house
and our daughter-in-law also bought three.
That's a pie per person!  I swore just one piece for me.
Who was I kidding?
I want to show you the faux fireplace my dad built over thirty years ago.   His
home is in Florida where you rarely need a fireplace,  most of the older homes
were not built with one.  When I lived in Florida we would occasionally
turn the air conditioner down really low and then turn on the gas
 logs just for the ambiance. 
I am so excited to start decorating the mantle Christmas.


Sorry about the poor quality photos. For now I am using my little
point and shoot camera.
The concrete fireplace was built using miscellaneous architectural pieces
salvaged from many different places.  The insert is a antique coal holder
and the hand painted tiles are 19th century.  
Steve and I decorated a small tree at Dad's house yesterday,  tomorrow
I will tackle the mantle.
The Open House party starts Wednesday evening and I hope to see you there.
Take care.
Partying this week at:


NanaDiana said...

Sherry- What a beautiful fireplace your Dad built. I love the old tiles and salvage pieces. What a treasure to have- xo Diana

WhineNRoses said...

Beautiful mantle!!!
I have 2 faux mantles and I love them to pieces!!
Happy decorating!!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Sherry, what a beautiful fireplace! Your father did a wonderful job! The accents are lovely, as well! I'm excited to see your holiday decor!

sandy said...

Beautiful faux fireplace! It really creates a warmth look. Sandy ;)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sherry, those tiles are gorgeous! I have a fake fireplace perfect for Florida, It has a heater and fake flames, so I can have the flames and not the heater, but you remember if it gets below 60 here everyone cranks up their fireplaces. Wasn't it gorgeous this weekend, perfect for a wedding!


suzyq said...

What a talented man - it's just gorgeous and looks so authentic!!!
Loving it :)

Sarah said...

Sherry, it's always cozy to have a fire even if you have to crank up the AC. LOL The fireplace and mantel are beautiful. Your dad is a jewel. Have fun decorating for Christmas........Sarah

AntiqueChase said...

So Lovely!

Maureen Wyatt said...

Such a pretty fireplace and I'm waiting on the Christmas decor!

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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a great fireplace. I love the style and the old tiles. Hugs Marty

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sherry your dads fireplace is beautiful!! He did a wonderful job on it!! Can't wait to see it decorated for Christmas!

Kelly said...

That fireplace is so charming! It looks like something from yesteryear you would find in a historic home. I know you will enjoy decking it out for Christmas.

Cynthia said...

What a beautiful and sentimental piece to have in your home. What beautiful tile, I love them..


Ron said...

Created with love. I love when craftsmaen create from salvaged materials. He was "green" before green was the in thing. Lovely post, Sherry! xo

Bonnie said...

Sherry, You are so good to your Dad!

The fireplace tiles are so elegant and I look forward to see the Christmas touches.

Anne said...

Sherry your Fathers mantle is beautiful! Love that tile he chose.I would have never guessed that was a faux fireplace!

Divine Theatre said...

I see where your talent comes from, my friend. This is stunning!
Kiss your Dad for me!



At The Picket Fence said...

So beautiful Sherry! It's easy to see where your talent comes from. :-)

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Sherry, this is beautiful...You will have so much fun decorating it for Christmas and other occasions as well. Happy Holidays, my friend, XO, Mona

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh my gosh! That is SPEC.TAC.U.LAR! I LOVE it... I've been doing a little research about adding a gas fireplace to our little cottage and it's coming it at about SIX thousand dollars......I'd much rather have this little darlin'....


Mary said...

The tile surround is beautiful! Thank you for sharing your dad's amazing work.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I love your dad's faux fireplace. It's very unique with lots of great details!

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

I think the fireplace is beautiful. The antique tiles are quite the accent.

Leslie Harris said...

Sherry, your Dad did a wonderful job, it looks utterly charming. I especially love the tile. I'm excited to see u decorate it.
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

Patricia Krank said...

How beautiful. You have such a fun house to decorate for Christmas. Patti
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