Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Wrought Iron











































You know I really like black wrought iron. Hey, the Eiffel Tower's made of puddle iron, which is a form of wrought iron.  It can't get more romantic than that to me....except maybe black wrought iron fences and balconies.  *fingers stopped in mid-air*  You know I just figured out why I might be car-razy for wrought iron -- my grandfather was a blacksmith in the early 1900's!  Is it a genetic thing?  Are there any other black wrought iron fans?  (From top: new chandelier; fence gate; Chicago floor grate; door knock; door hinges and switch plate).




22 comments:

chair up said...

Hi Janean, you are not alone! I often type "wrought iron" in my ebay search to see what comes up. I especially love it when it's contrasting against white.
Angex

Marcy said...

After looking at your photos (gorgeous!) I realize that I love it too. I love the black accent that it gives so many things - it can make a piece stand out. I bought a swirly black hook that I'm using in the bathroom to hold the handtowel and I smile when I see it! I also have a doorstop that had belonged to my grandmother - love that one too.

Lorilee said...

I love it too-balcony and stair railings, fences, doorknockers etc. All lovely!
Blessings,
Lorilee

Vanessa said...

I love wrought iron as well. It has this permanent elegance about it. Great pictures! Thanks for posting.

Love
Vanessa

Rita said...

Janean, my middle bedroom has a black wrought iron bed and bedside table in it. We've had wrought iron in our home ever since we've been married.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful designs! Love the dark shapes and swirls against the gray and bricks.
- Suzanne
justanotherhangup.blogspot.com

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Yes! I love black wrought iron! For years I've wanted an old wrought iron gate to hang on the wall over my fireplace. It would be so cool!

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Wrought Iron just always has that feeling of history, doesn't it? You can feel the metal. You can see it and it holds the day's temperature. Yes, it's romantic.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Love it! I think I took 100 pictures of all the wrought iron in Savannah when we went!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Ohhh I love Ironwork too. And you have shown beautiful examples.

Ever see one of those tv programs, with a craftsman doing Ironwork?

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Janean, I too love the look of old wrought iron... I think there is something romantic about it... I am sure your heritage is a part of your love for it... xoxo Julie Marie

Pondside said...

Black wrought itron against white-painted wood is a look I love. When we built our deer fence my dream was for 12 fot wrought iron gates on the drive - what we could afford were 10 foot cedar and wire. Oh well, a gal can dream.

Just Breathe said...

We had a floor grate in one of our homes in Western Springs, IL. It was a very old house with real stucco walls and cove molding.

Kelli said...

You certainly are not alone! There was a house two doors down from my childhood home. That house was not particularly beautiful in any way, other than the fact that there was a black wrought iron railing around the front porch. I always, always, ALWAYS loved that porch railing! To my childish eyes it was such an ornate and beautiful design. Looking back I realize that it was really a plain and simple, not-so-fancy railing, but it sure was beautiful to me at the time! :)

Andrea said...

LOVE IT!

Thank you for your prayers and sweet notes of kindness and love on arise 2 write.
Blessings, andrea

Donna said...

I especially love that you know how to spell it!

dobco said...

I love the black wrought iron fences. I just might have to ride over to the historical part of town and take a few pictures! And I was just looking at your post about Charelston. Isn't that a wonderful place? We lived in SC for two years and would go to Charleston for the day often.

koralee said...

Oh I so love wrought iron too!!! Thanks for visiting me...happy new week to you!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love the look of black wrought iron, it always look vintage to me. I've been catching up with posts, and I loved those chests. I also just noticed for the first time that it said "nana" in your bio. How can that be? I thought you were about 25 to 30, way to young to be a nana!
Blessings,
Marcia

fairfieldhouse said...

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Deborah

fairfieldhouse said...

Nothing looks better surrounding a Victorian Home than an antique wrought iron fence!

Deborah

Sarah Paul said...

Amazing how simple it can be to communicate with people and have them understand a certain topic, you made my day.


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