I purchased this Antique Cast Iron Fireplace Grate Log Holder Coal Box Mantle Insert with Fleur-De-Lis Pattern a number of years ago. My sister and I went to a barn sale and in the corner was this grate. Needless to say, I fell in love with it. When I asked the price, I almost fell over - $5.
When I moved to Florida, it was in my barn for years. The piece is so heavy. I finally brought it in. I cleaned off the dust and gave it a good cleaning. You can see some rust, but that's OK.
I wanted to decorate it for Christmas this year and so I did.
I had some birch logs from my tree up north that I also brought down with me.
Add some greenery, berries, pine cones, sprinkle some lights around and you have a decorated fireplace grate.
I am not showing you all of my fireplace, since my husband has promised me a mantel this year. He has said that the last few years but I am holding him to it this time. Right now it is just sitting in front of the fireplace screen. I'd like to change that out one of these days.
Well, I am off to do more decorating and see what other goodies I have in the barn that I can use. So look around and see what you might have just waiting to be decked out for the holidays.
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