colorful painted summer spring fireplace screen

Summer Firescreen

colorful painted summer spring fireplace screen

Dress: Lilly Pulitzer c/o / Fireplace tools: White Dove Thrift / Sunburst round gold mirror /  Fireplace screen: Camelback Antiques
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had seen one of my favorite designers James Farmer interiors and there was a colorful fireplace screen. I thought how charming and nice and bright to see that in the spring/summer months when the fireplace isn’t in use. Truthfully we don’t use the fireplace much and the winter we did, I noticed there was so much soot on our white walls when we moved paintings around! I guess I need a better fireplace screen, perhaps a tempered glass one, and not just a mesh one during the winter months.

Anyway, since we aren’t burning fires in the warm months because it’s pretty much a fire outside (it was 114 degrees last week in Phoenix!) a colorful screen would be great to bring some cheer instead of a black hole of a fireplace. I might put a fern or plant in front, something low profile. But I don’t really need to with the colorful painted planter that is now on my fireplace screen.

I found this 90s fireplace screen at Camelback Antiques a few weeks ago. I have been looking for one and it was about the right price, $85. I took photos and measurements, went home and then returned the next day. Oh, also with that large oval frame too – an item I had passed up at a flea market and was so sad about but found it in the antique store (same seller).

I found these from Scully & Scully that are gorgeous, and vary in price and size. I am not saying these are cheap but I have come across vintage ones that were priced around $150 so I think new isn’t terribly bad if you can save time not having to hunt. The Lily of the Valley at $195 isn’t terribly priced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trompe l'Oeil Birdcage Firescreen

Trompe l’Oeil Lily of the Valley Decorative Screen, $425

 

 

Trompe l'Oeil Calamondin Orange Topiary Firescreen

Trompe l’Oeil Calamondin Orange Topiary Firescreen, $250

 

 

Trompe l'Oeil Lily of the Valley Decorative Screen

Trompe l’Oeil Lily of the Valley Decorative Screen, $195

Trompe l'Oeil King Charles Spaniel Firescreen

Trompe l’Oeil King Charles Spaniel Firescreen, $385

 

You can look at them as pieces of art to look at every season and it’s something to change things up and refresh! Of course if you can find a vintage one, it would be fun to add to your list of things to hunt for while antique shopping.

vintage antique fireplace screen


Diana Elizabeth is missing gardening. She thinks her garden is looking really horribly unattractive right now and she’s pretty discouraged but also there’s not much she can do about it, so inside projects it is. She ordered a new living room ceiling fan and is waiting to get a swatch for a rug to place a custom order.

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive antique shopper. You can typically find her in her garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party.

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