Fireless fireplaces

When I wrote about Linda Summerfield Crispell’s home in Highland Park, I mentioned that she hates to see an empty fireplace in the summer. Her solution: A colorful collection of salvaged croquet and billiard balls.
Linda says she doesn't like the sight of an empty fireplace in the summer. Croquet, anyone?
Linda says she doesn’t like the sight of an empty fireplace in the summer. Croquet, anyone?

We love it! You did too. But you also had some other suggestions for cool looks for this hot spot.

My friend Libby O’Dell not only suggested a fireplace candelabra, but she also sent us a picture of a lovely one from fireplacemall.com. It’s called the Spandrels Fireplace Candelabra. What do you think???

Spandrels Fireplace Candelabra from fireplacemall.com

Spandrels Fireplace Candelabra from fireplacemall.com

I like!!! (And it’s on sale now for $124.95. Several other designs are available too.)
And then, Maureen Hart suggested a beautiful vase full of blooms. From your garden or the farmers market — I’m all for it. One big-statement-of-an-arrangement. Or a lineup of several simple and bright buds. Or a big houseplant or a blooming plant. . . Here’s my stab at this idea:
Gerbera daisies from Domincks. Beautiful fireplace from my dear friend Joanie Goldberg.

Gerbera daisies from Domincks. Beautiful fireplace from my dear friend Joanie Goldberg.

find fireplace detail 

Got other ideas??? Let me know!

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3 responses to “Fireless fireplaces

  1. The fireplace candelabra is a great idea. In fact you can really personalize a fireplace candelabra to make it compliment your other home decor.
    Here’s a really neat article about it: http://ezinearticles.com/?10-Decorating-Tricks-For-Your-Fireplace-Candelabra&id=4144457
    This is the perfect time to decorate your fireplace with interesting decor, while the weather is warm.

  2. Thanks so much for this excellent information! I came across your site surfing on Google. Great info and I’m now addicted to your blog!

  3. Veronica

    The tidyest collection of knick knacks I’ve ever seen. Collections without clutter. I especially love the heart shaped rock nestled in with the cue balls.

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