Now that the grownups are happy, it's time to focus on the little ones. Kids' versions of my Animal Whisperer t-shirts are here! The colors are slightly different than the adult unisex shirts but still include a wide selection to choose from (17 colors!). They're printed on the same 100% fine jersey cotton, and every […]
Victorian White Marbel FireplaceRicky Colson2014-10-01T10:42:56+00:00
This elaborate white marble fireplace mantle is the centerpiece for Raymond Greenwell’s home library inside his Second Empire Victorian mansion, built in 1868.
It’s made of fine Italian white carved marble and functions as a wood burning fireplace. It’s backing is locally produced red brick and has a Rumford design, made for efficient smoke flow. A heavy iron fireback sits against the red brick, both absorbing and radiating heat throughout the room. Brass andirons hold up the logs as they burn and are accompanied by a brass shield, tools, and copper and brass decorative log bucket.
Above the mantle is an ornate vertical gold framed mirror surrounded by carved black walnut trim. This design dates back to the 1870s in America.