We recently received a letter from one of our supplying blacksmith shops about a tragic event that had a bitter sweet ending. It’s an amazing story and a true a testament to the value of heirloom quality wrought iron furniture. Enjoy the story below provided by Stone County Ironworks – “Americas Blacksmith Shop”
Recently there was a horrendous house fire…
Thankfully, no one was hurt, but the loss of property that night was overwhelming.
Everything was destroyed…almost.
Early the next morning as the sun filtered through blackened trees, the scene became clear. The flames were extinguished by then…dampened ashes still smoldered, and beautiful shapes began to emerge from the charred destruction.
Silhouetted eerily against the dense gray smoke, were the distinctive shapes of several pieces of wrought iron furniture and accessories. They still stood! Why? Because each piece was born by fire and work-hardened by the blows from an artisans hammer.
Several beautiful chairs, tables, candleholders, and beds stood proudly in their place as the rest of the home lay in piles of ash and ruble.
The family was fortunate enough to retrieve the furniture and accessories and return them to Stone County Ironworks. After careful cleaning and straightening the talented craftsmen were able to restore them as good as new, so that they could be returned to their owners.
The family had treasured these heirloom quality pieces for years before the fire. We can only imagine the stories that will accompany these wonderful treasures for generations to come!
It’s unfortunate that this happened no doubt; however, everyone was safe and at least something with deep sentimental value was able to be revived and returned for the family to enjoy for many generations to come.
I hope you enjoyed this story and now have a much better understanding of the exceptional quality of these handmade wrought iron products.
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