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.

27 thoughts on “Faux Fireplace”

  1. 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!


  2. 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

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  4. 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.

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

  6. 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'….


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