With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Show and Tell Friday ~ Lace Fireplace Screen

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Show and Tell Friday ~ Lace Fireplace Screen

  When we first moved into our home almost 26 years ago, I went to a local antique/craft show and found this pretty lace screen.
 It sits in front of the wood burning stove inserted in the fireplace during the months that the stove is not in use.  Amazingly, no little finger has poked a hole through it or anything accidentally cause a tear in the lace.  It's still just as pretty as the day I bought it.
 I think this type of lace screen was used in Victorian homes as a window screen.

Notice the stephanotis in the silver container?  It was so root-bound that it required watering every day. On more than one occasion I found it drooping sadly.  Since it was flowering I was afraid to re-pot it.  I waited until just a few blooms remained and as careful as I could transferred it to a larger container. 
It will need some time to adjust but I sure hope it will again produce those sweet smelling flowers!

Joining Cindy @My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday!

27 comments:

Lenore said...

Oh, my goodness...what a beautiful lace fireplace screen and it's lasted for soooooooo long.

My Crafty Little Page said...

Very pretty and summery! :) Nancy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love that screen with the peacock on it and your living room is very pretty.

Julie Harward said...

That is the prettiest thing! I have never seen one before, just lovely! :D

marie said...

The screen is beautiful and I love our living room. The color scheme is wonderful ~ so warm and inviting.

marie said...

Okay - I meant YOUR living room! A girl can wish can't she?!

Ms Bingle said...

Oh, the fireplace screen is so beautiful!
thank you for sharing!
Leticia

Mildred said...

The lace screen is so delicate and what a unique design. The entire room is gorgeous and I wish you success with the plant. Have a wonderful weekend Lorraine.

Ann said...

The fireplace screen is beautiful. I know for a fact that something like that would never have survived living in my house...lol

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow! very unique screen and beautiful too! you are so creative!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

This most definitely takes my BREATH away!!!! I've never seen anything like it before in all my years. Beautiful.

LEGEND OF MARY'S BEAN is my Friday blog.

Have a great weekend.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Lovely how you have used this as a fireplace screen. It is a beautiful piece.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

gnee said...

What a gorgeous room! I like everything about it, especially the windows and fireplace. Your lovely screen just sets it all off, and your plant will do fine. Really, it's all just so pretty, what wouldn't do well?

Dayle said...

I've never seen anything like that fireplace screen. So unique and your home is gorgeous!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Such a gorgeous fireplace screen!! I LOVE it!!

Debbie

Deb said...

That is very pretty and it just sets off the room. Your livingroom is very beautiful and welcoming. I bet your china-cabinet is gorgeous and doesn't look anything like mine :)

Hugs, Deb =^..^=x5

Debbie~ said...

Beautiful fireplace screen so, I also looove the style of the frame, simply stunning! Thank you for sharing it with us! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~downs

crochet lady said...

That is very lovely! The peacock print is stunning.

Claudia said...

Wow - the whole room is beautiful - and the peacock screen fits in perfectly!!

Cathy said...

Your home is beautiful. I would expect you to live in such a place.

Thank you for encouraging me regarding my manner of posting. It is one of the fun things about blogging, to see how everyone puts theirs all together.

Debbie said...

I think this is perfectly lovely! It goes so well with the rest of that room, too.

Also, I clicked that link you gave for your masculine coasters. They were wonderful and have my mind just churning.

Thanks!

Kathleen said...

That is so pretty! And you room is just lovely! So inviting!

A Garden of Threads said...

What a beautiful room and I have never seen a more wonderful firescreen.

Elizabeth said...

Oh my you have such a lovely living room! I love the colour, and the fireplace screen is so cute - I've never seen one like that before. Thanks for visiting me and for your lovely comments. Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Rettabug said...

What a pretty screen!! I love your entire room & this is just perfect with all your white trim & such. Beautiful!!

I also wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed seeing all the photos of your grandbabies wearing the family christening outfit. What an outstanding tradition to keep alive!
I have made a christening gown for my future GREAT grands as well as a home-from-the-hospital outfit & matching blanket. I hope God lets me live long enough to see it used. :-)

Thanks for sharing your beautiful life & love of the Lord with us.

fondly,
Rett

p.s. that photo of the Peach Melba Trifle was AWESOME, too!!!

Leann said...

Your firescreen is a beauty and you're right it's a wonder a little finger has poke it yet:) I haven't thought of stephanotis in years I carried it in my wedding.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Leann

Carolyn Jung said...

Admittedly, I'm not always a fan of lace. But I love this fireplace screen. It's so pretty and goes so well even in a contemporary room.

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