Today is a beautiful clear crisp day, with a forecast for a chilly evening. A perfect day for the first fire of winter. I love our fireplaces with a passion. Part of the joy of living in a city with reasonably coldish winters is sitting in front of a fire with the rain pouring down outside.
I don't much like empty fireplaces. I try to keep mine filled with wood during summer so it doesn't look like such a gaping hole in the wall. And I love the way stacked wood looks. A bit like these:
Our house had a couple of fireplaces when we bought it, and when we renovated we included one in the back part of the house. The funny thing is, our architect tried to talk us out of a fireplace (too messy) and into one of those thin line of flame things, which were big in the late 1990s. I am so pleased we said no!
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