Friday, February 26, 2010

Baby its Cold Outside...

I mean SERIOUSLY.... Texas is paying for its freakishly warm Novermber/Dec.


 Midcentury Madam has a post out right now called "Light My Fire" about free standing and modern yet retro looking fireplaces, Please dont be mad dear readers, but iv been holding out on you...


                                                    

About a month ago my friend Ellen gave me her old fire place when she re-did the den in her house. I think its a 1959, but it could be early 60's.  Before you leave comments of outrage, I'v been meaning to get this posted but something always comes up! She gave me the fireplace as shown and the smoke stack because she "wanted it to go to a good home, and knew it would be loved at the Casablanca!"  Its pristine she has  taken excllent care of it over the years.  Its SUPER atomic for my taste, (Almost like something the Jetsons would ahve had) however im CrAzY about it! Like I explained to Jamie it would look FANTASTIC in the turquoise room,  unfortunatly to do this id have to get rid of the 1953 RCA Tv set....(and lets face it i'd rather freeze to death watching I Love Lucy, than be warm staring a a blank wall)  So right now this beauty sits in storage waiting for me to find a place for it!

-Mick-

7 comments:

Chickens in the Basement said...

Could you use it as a chimnea on a back patio? That would look so cool! Love it!

Reduce, Reuse and Rummage said...

I love it too. Two years ago I found one of these in orange at a garage sale and didn't buy it. Probably because they wanted $150 for it. I always think of the one that got away!

Midcenturymadam said...

Mick, that is a beauty! I can't believe what a score that was and for free!! I'm hookin' up the trailer Mister and I'll be there in a few days. Have her ready to load up. She's moving to California. Har har.
Hey, why not put your television inside the fireplace, then you could watch them both at the same time. A string of little twinkies inside and you've got fire. You are one lucky hombre my friend. I like Chicken's idea of using it outside too. You can call it the Fireside Theatre.

Linda said...

Oh but one of these days it will warm you up! Great gift from your friend.

Heidi Ann said...

I love your fireplace!

Vintage Christine said...

Spoken like a true Retro Boy: "....(and lets face it i'd rather freeze to death watching I Love Lucy, than be warm staring a a blank wall)". Put it outside if you have an overhang but it looks like it might rust. I do like Madam's suggestion, though--that would look very cool!

Nick said...

Love that fireplace! So atomic and Jetsons-like and fantastic...great score!!