Looking through romantic decorating magazines and publications about antiques , one often comes across brass fireplace screens in the shapes of peacocks.
The plumage fans out and is always ornate. Whenever I spotted one of these screens photographed in a magazine, it was fascinating to study it in great detail.
One afternoon while browsing through a Goodwill store in the area of the country in which I live, a folded brass piece caught my attention. Carefully unhooking it, a peacock tail fireplace screen in solid brass spread out!
The price tag read $19.95---a little steep for a thrift store purchase but not for an antique!
Folding and latching the screen once more, I carried it to the checkout counter and bought it on the spot.
When a fire crackles inside our fireplace in the wintertime, we use a full opening sized screen to contain any wayward sparks.
The rest of the year, however, the old antique peacock screen stands in all its glory in front of the fireplace.
It's like a romantic magazine page come to life!
Here's an overhead view, looking down on the screen:
DO YOU LIKE ANTIQUES?
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