Faux Fireplace

by Sherry
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.

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NanaDiana November 27, 2012 - 3:05 am

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

WhineNRoses November 27, 2012 - 3:09 am

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

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR November 27, 2012 - 3:20 am

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 November 27, 2012 - 3:21 am

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

The Polka Dot Closet November 27, 2012 - 3:41 am

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 November 27, 2012 - 3:47 am

What a talented man – it's just gorgeous and looks so authentic!!!
Loving it 🙂

Sarah November 27, 2012 - 3:49 am

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 November 27, 2012 - 4:34 am

So Lovely!

Maureen Wyatt November 27, 2012 - 6:26 am

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

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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) November 27, 2012 - 1:10 pm

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

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting November 27, 2012 - 1:13 pm

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

Kelly November 27, 2012 - 1:41 pm

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 November 27, 2012 - 2:53 pm

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


Ron November 27, 2012 - 3:59 pm

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 November 27, 2012 - 8:10 pm

Sherry, You are so good to your Dad!

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

Anne November 27, 2012 - 11:21 pm

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

Divine Theatre November 28, 2012 - 1:45 am

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



At The Picket Fence November 28, 2012 - 2:58 am

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

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. November 28, 2012 - 3:46 am

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} November 28, 2012 - 7:45 pm

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 November 28, 2012 - 9:41 pm

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

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living November 29, 2012 - 1:50 am

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

Kim @ La Belle Époque November 29, 2012 - 10:29 pm

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

Leslie Harris November 30, 2012 - 10:47 pm

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 December 1, 2012 - 3:03 pm

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