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Friday, June 21, 2013

Garden Fireplace

H has been working the last few days on a faux fireplace for our deck.   This is the fourth fireplace he has made and I love the way it turned out.

Isn't it beautiful!

Here are some before, during, and after pictures.   The back of the fireplace is constructed from three 2x12x7'  and two 2x6x7'.($60 at Lowes)  The mantle is a 2x12x6' ($6)  The columns are 2x10x42" (auction $5) The white frames on the columns are shutters and the pink piece in the middle of them is a piece of rocking chair leg.  The victorian corner pieces on the sides of the mantle are some I bought at a yard sale for $2  The piece under the mantle is a $4 yard sale shelf.  The mirror was $5 at a yard sale.   So, with screws, paint, and lumber...the total project was less than $100.


I hung a piece of leaded glass in front of the mirror....and put some zinnias in blue ball jars for a simple vignette on the mantle.
The fireplace "screen" is made from a baby crib headboard and 2 shutters that match the ones on the fireplace.  These are the kind of shutters that you can add fabric to.   I thought about burlap in them but decided to leave them open. 
I have the table set for our first dinner in front of the new fireplace.   

I have used a vintage table cloth....
The centerpiece  is a vintage oil lamp on one of my mothers starched doilies.  The plates are a .50 yard sale find and the coffee cup and water glass were .25 each.   The beautiful butter dishes belonged to my mother....I think it is fun to serve dessert in a butter dish. 




I think we will wait to eat until it gets dark so I can light all the candles....


This is a repurposed baby changing table.  It has held plants in the sun room and then went to the studio to hold my paint supplies.  I bought some old school lockers to hold my paint and thought that I might sell this in a yard sale.  BUT.....I had seen one used as a beverage server on someones blog the other day (sorry, but I don't recall who's it was) so I decided to use it on the deck as a beverage server!



I love my new fireplace...thank you H!
Our little kitty was  watching me take the photos...she is so curious!




Dinner on the deck, in front of the fireplace.....




Very romantic with candle light.....


Life is good....


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64 comments:

  1. I love the purple and white display. That is so pretty. Your fireplace really is quite a focal point in your garden. It must be wonderful to sit in one of those big comfy white chairs on a warm summer day. A kitten...tell us more about that little sweetie.

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  2. Hello kitty!... oooh, your kitty is adorable!... and Penny... how on earth do you ever decide where you want to sit?... you have sooo many beautiful places... I really would just wander around all day, like Goldilocks, trying every chair and table... only they would ALL be "just right"... your new fireplace is just stunning!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  3. You are so creative. It looks nice!

    That is an adorable kitty!

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  4. Penny so fun coming to your blog, you just totally amaze and amuse me! Love the design of your patio fireplace, and that sweet kitty peeking around the corner. It's kinda like the Movie with Chevy Chase, where they cue the Deer! Cue the Kitty!

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  5. That is a beautiful faux fireplace . And your amethyst table setting is just gorgeous. I LOVE that color. Oh, everything looks SOOOOOO pretty. Great job, Penny! Susan

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  6. Deliziose vignette in lilla!La tua casa e il tuo giardino sono belli ovunque!Baci,Rosetta

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  7. Oh my stars girl, everything is so gorgeous, the purple dishes, everything. I don't see anything I don't wish I had. You must not get wind where your deck is. You do such a beautiful job of putting scenes together. I'd love to be talented that way and you sure are. Gorgeous all of it. Your hubs is sure good at making faux fireplaces, they're awesome. Happy Summer

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  8. That is fabulous!! Now I want to borrow your husband!!

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  9. You would probably love some of my photographs, especially of roses!
    You can view some on my blog through the various posts
    http://poetrose24.blogspot.com/

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  10. Penny!!
    H. has done a fantastic job on this beauty!! You know how envious I am of the fire places you have in the house but this one takes the cake!!LOL!
    BEAUTIFUL!!!
    And those purple dishes are to die for!! Purple is actually my favorite color. When I was a teenager, my room was painted grape sherbet. Yep, just like the ice cream!!
    What a stunning post!! I think this one was one of my all time favorites of yours!!

    Thanks so much for being such a great cheerleader for me on my Weight Loss Journey!! I really appreciate it and I am so grateful to have you as a friend!!

    Love,
    Deb

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  11. This is so romantic! You had me at the beginning, but when I saw those candles at night, I was ready to invite myself over! PS - you are right before me on the Pinterest Blitz Party!

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  12. what a cute idea!Adds some wonderful height & coziness to your sitting area

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  13. Love all of that amethyst glass! Wonderful.

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

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  14. WOW! This is just fabulous! I know you will really enjoy it!!

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  15. Beautiful! It looks so peaceful and inviting! I love the purple glassware.

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  16. Wow! Now that's what I call a backyard party! I'd love to hang out with you. =) Everything looks stunning.

    Jeanine

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  17. Your husband is so talented in his building and you in your decorating! What can I say? Gorgeous! Hugs, Leena

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  18. Wow... what a stunning post this is. I love purple so this is right up my alley. Just Beautiful!

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  19. Your patio is beautiful with the lovely fireplace, the rocking chairs and the wonderful little table and chairs.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  20. The faux fireplace is stunning, the mirror was a great idea. I like all the purple accessories too!

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  21. Looks like you did a lot of work to make everything so nice. I have a baby change table that I converted into a potting bench. I put curtains around the 3 sides to hide the supplies and sheet metal on the top to protect the wood. Works like a charm.
    *Smiles*

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  22. Beautiful! Your outdoor living area is just delightful. Love all the purple, too.

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  23. GREAT faux fireplace. Your neighbors must be walking around open-mouthed all the time at what you create there- xo Diana

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  24. Cute, love the purple, I think everybody likes the color and your use of it.

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  25. This setting is just TOO Beautiful- Like a Victoria magazine page! I envy your purple china and what a bargain!
    Smiles, Cyndi

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  26. It's all so beautiful, love your style!

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  27. Life is good for sure! Your photos are breathtaking and tell H he did a super job. I am going to sneak over at night and steal it-just kidding. I love your decorating!

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  28. *Swoon*! How my heart flutters when I see this space! I am just awed at how romantic the whole space is! And the outdoor fireplace- TO DIE FOR! I am so glad I followed you here from DIY Showoff. (I have that exact baby changing table that I hope to move to my garden too when it's intended purpose wears out, you make it look so elegant!)

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  29. love your garden fireplace and sweet table set.

    blessings
    barb

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  30. Beautiful! I like that almost everything is weathered white! Your H did a great job!

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  31. What a lovely place to take your tea and to spend time outdoors!

    Your beautiful purple glassware and china accents, along with your purple flowers = exquisite.

    I would love to lounge around in that pretty area for hours.

    Well done!

    Found you through twelveOeight pretty things linky party.

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  32. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/two-girls-and-a-party-link-up-22/
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/ Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    http://thissillygirlslife.com/ Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
    We hope to see you there!

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  33. Stunning! What a beautiful project, I want my hubby to make me one!

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  34. I wish I could have something that nice sitting outside, but the Iowa weather makes that impossible:) stopping by from A Little CLAIREification

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  35. Hi Penny
    I'm Angel from Thursdays Favorite Things Blog Hop. Thanks or sharing your awesome creation. This is fantastic.
    Angel @ sewcraftyangel

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  36. What a romantic setting Penny. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

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  37. What a stunning beautiful corner!
    Silvia

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  38. Hi Penny,
    Ohhhhhh how romantic and beautiful to have the mantel on your deck. So pretty to sit and have dinner. Penny you really have the vision love every inch of your home and all your vignettes. You are so talented and I love to look at all your posts so much inspiration. Thank you for sharing your talent. Just beautiful.
    Kris

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  39. No doubt you are going to enjoy dining in this new "room". It's fun to have special outdoor spaces. Thanks for sharing your latest creative project. You are amazing!

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  40. Your back yard is beautiful! I remember the gorgeous pictures from last week. It looks like a fairy tale! You also do great photography. Thanks again for sharing at All Things Pretty!

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  41. That is amazing! So cozy! Thanks for sharing....it gives me ideas!
    Nancy

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  42. So clever! The fire place screen is a cute idea. Always enJOYing your blog.

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  43. I LOVE your beautiful, clever and relaxing yard!! Have a great day, Lori

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  44. Beautiful surroundings and the fireplace is gorgeous.
    Thanks and Happy 4th.
    BettyMarie

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  45. The faux fireplace turned out wonderful!! I love the table setting. so very romantic.. xo marlis

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  46. Ohhhh my! Unbelievable! I love your tablescape too! I have always had a passion for purple. It looks so wonderful!! I would love to have this in my back yard, such a wonderful idea with the fireplace mantel. It looks amazing at night too! The kitty is so sweet !

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  47. Hello Penny, You have an amazingly creative mind and I love to visit and see what you are up to. This is beautiful. It must be so much fun having your girlfriends over for lunch. If New Mexico wasn't so darn far away, I would beg for an invitation :)
    All that I can say is, you are a creative genius.
    Have a lovely day.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  48. Thank you for the information on the building of the fireplace but I am curious if it is secured down??? We have some crazy storms here, so I was just wondering?

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    1. Hi Sandy, we have pretty high winds here in New Mexico too! H screwed 2x4's to the deck and then anchored the fireplace to those, so it is very secure. Hugs, Penny

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  49. wow, beautiful! lvoe the kitten photo too so. sweet. thank you for sharing at the hop my xo

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  50. This is just so pretty! What a great creative idea! I love the amethyst glass also! Thanks for joining TTF this week!

    hugs,
    Linda

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  51. Beautiful and purple with the white looks lovely.

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  52. Super beautiful..feels so enchanting....and so very magical..such a visually stunning presence in colors..mood..ambience and unique charm!
    Fantastic..such talent...sweet kitty too!
    Victoria

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  53. Penny this is so beautiful. I am just swooning over that fireplace. Elegant and inviting.

    Paula

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  54. Penny, your hubby did such a fantastic job on the fireplace. I like the use of the unusual pieces. Your deck looks so inviting and I love your beautiful dishes! No wonder kitty wants to hang around. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  55. Beautiful place settings. Purple is an amazing color!

    Thanks for sharing at the Creative HomeAcre Hop. Looking forward to seeing what you share this week!

    http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2013/06/join-creative-homeacre-hop.html
    - See more at: http://homefront.prudentliving.com/my-garden-beneficial-bugs/#comment-13146

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  56. Thanks for sharing this post at The Creative HomeAcre Blog Hop! It's one of my featured posts today!

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  57. Thank you so much for sharing at my Paint Party!!! I love the fireplace, Well everything really!!
    Brooke
    startathome.blogspot.com

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  58. Such a charming place Penny! You always amaze me with your beautiful creations and settings!!! You should advertise for garden teas and let folks come enjoy your space...just beautiful!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  59. Wow! How wonderful!! What a blessing to have a husband who can build things like this! The fireplace looks great. And HE is blessed to have a wife who can make things beautiful. Y'all are a good team!

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  60. Beautiful Penny! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home.
    Sherry

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  61. How wonderful to be able to enjoy your garden at night! And all those shades of purple are beautiful!

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