Mr D brought to my attention how much the fire place features on my blog.
When we bought our little house…many moons ago… the original fire places were still in the lounge, dining room & front bedroom.
There was a gas fire blocking the lounge chimney. And 437 (well it felt that much when we tried to get it off) layers of paint on the fire places. Once we got to the bottom of the paint we were thrilled to see the detail.
Luckily for us, Mr D does have a love for all things wood.
Here he is collecting the bounty for another cosy winter.
I thought you might like to have a wee fire place tour.
This is the small fireplace in our bedroom. This one is very small is never used, not least because I am not to be trusted not to pile up the wood and go to sleep which would probably result in some kind of 999 incident.
The living room fire place is the one which burns most of the wood, where we sit and have on occasion had to open the front door due to excessive heat….!
But then who would blame us it’s so lovely to watch.
Who needs a TV when you can get lost in the flames?
Lately the Dining room fire place has housed my little fairy lights amongst a little wood pile. The reason for this is the fireplace doesn’t draw all that well, which means the house gets a bit smoke smelly…but….we have now purchased a wood burning stove that will fit nicely into it….after Mr D makes the hole bigger and extracts the fire surround (insert sad face here). See that rather large saw on the wall? That belonged to Grandad Day.
Last summer I put fairy lights in the lounge fire place too, just so it looked cosy.
It must be time for Mr D to go and collect some more dontcha think? We wouldn’t want to run out now would we…
I would never ever live in a house without a fire place now. When I see people with no fire place I do often wonder what they look at at night? Where is the focal point? (ummm yeah I know it’s usually a flipping great flat screen…)
Do you have a fire place?
BTW The film was fabulous! Michelle was so good at playing Marilyn. Go see it!! Now!!