Saturday, January 9, 2010

What's keeping Us Warm

We installed this soapstone wood stove a year ago and really love it. It's got some gothic details and a victorian cast iron frame. Bought this mantle at an antique store several years ago awaiting the remodel of the parlor. We had it stripped and re-stained along with all the doors in the downstairs. My husband stripped and stained all the woodwork in our parlor-it turned out beautiful. His Auntie Jo gave us the fretwork(it came from Eric's great-grandmother Claira Zimmerman Synder) for Christmas last year along with some other beautiful antiques. The hearth is from an old chalkboard from Lake Union schoolhouse where his grandma Olive taught school and his father, Max Coon, and his sisters went. It has some letters scratched in it under the stove.
The tiles are made from antique tile molds-5 fairies, 8 flowers and 8 basket weave patterns. I found a lady on ebay who makes them after looking at antique stores for years and only find one or two not chipped. The whole room turned out beautiful !

1 comment:

  1. That is beautiful. You must have an amazing parlor and Victorian home. Whenever you look at this you can remember your family. What fun!


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