Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Crackling Fire Dispels Winter Blues

When we were searching for a house in New England,a few years ago, a very dear friend told me to get one with a fireplace.

It was the best possible advice she could have given.

During bitter cold New England winter nights when going outside is like stepping into the Siberian countryside, there's just one place to be and it's in front of the fireplace.

Everyone has favorite aspects of the place they call home.

For me, having a fireplace zips to the top of the list.

Just one more thing to be very, very grateful for.



Nellie said...

I love the location and the views of the mountains!

Zoe said...

Greeting from Australia! Hate that we are always the opposite from the rest of the world but love the fact that we are getting sunshine when everyone is having winter... Sadly, we are getting winter soon :p

Happy to follow your blog and hope that we can stay connected via blogging :D


Susan said...

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to Zoe, this blog's most recent follower.

She is from Australia and her blog is Bake for Happy Kids. Stop by and say "hello" to her.

Thank you, Zoe, for deciding to follow! Hope you visit frequently!

Wishing a happy day to all! Hugs. Susan

Anonymous said...

Very pretty fireplace, Susan. Makes your home look cozy.

We love our front porch most of all. Spring and fall we can enjoy rocking in our chairs and watching the birds.

Taking a break...John has a stomach virus.

Linda O'Connell said...

I've always wanted a fireplace, but have never had one. Watching a camp fire is mesmerizing. Perhaps if I had one, I would not write as much. Yours is gorgeous.

Ruth Ann said...

I also love our fireplace. We still have tons of snow, and this a.m. we got up to a balmy 16 degrees (it was -1 yesterday). Sitting in front of the fireplace at night calms my soul. And in the summer, we in the Midwest love our front porches. I feel blessed! BTW, my son tells me there is a heat advisory out for Friday - they are expecting a high of 36 degrees :-)

Susan said...

I love a fire to chase away a chill--although our last two houses have had gas fireplaces inserts...does that count! Spring will be there,my friend, XOXO

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Oh I too love the fireplace in the house we had built, nearly 50 years ago. It has been many things, over the years.

Began as a regular wood burning fireplace. When the energy crunch came, years ago, we put a small wood burning stove in that area. (Mmmm, that was work to keep going!)

Then back to a regular fireplace. Then to a gas fireplace, with lovely logs. Still have it this way. It's easiest for we "olden" people. :-)

And it still gives a lovely warmth and look.

But sadly, in this very, very, very cold, we have to not use it and cover the opening with a blanket even. Coldddddd was coming in.

Be glad when the colllllllddddd quits and we can have a fire again.

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Oh and when we had our house built, I had to have a laundry shoot, and a small pantry. Those were super-dooper, back in the day.

Pantry still is. But washer/dryer are no longer down in the cellar. So the laundry shoot isn't used, any more. :-)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

A fireplace is wonderful in a home but here in my little duplex I'm just happy to have my own space. Stay warm my friend.


Bookie said...

Lovely, but I hope soon you won't need the warmth!

Merlesworld said...

Even though I live in a warm place most of the year I have a fireplace, but we can get cold nights for about 2 or 3 months a year.
Lovely sitting by a crackling fire.

marianne said...

We love everything about our home that we built almost 30 years ago...
Have been very blessed to have raised 2 kids here and to be able to enjoy our retirement here now. Home is definitely where the heart is.

Your fireplace looks very inviting, especially during this very cold winter.

Chatty Crone said...

I love your beautiful fireplace! Someday I would love to see your home.

My home - I am really in love with everything - oh there are a couple issues I'd improve if I could, but mostly I love it.


Dee said...

Your friend was right...of all the things i miss about my previous house is the fireplace.

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

Dear Susan, I've been remiss in getting around to all my favorite bloggers lately ... such is life sometimes, but here I am and I must say a fireplace, even in the South, is a wonderful addition to home.

P.S. It looks like you have my old URL on your blog roll. Please get rid of that one, if you don't mind. My URL has changed.

Have a blessed Wednesday!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We have a lanai in our home here in Florida. It has windows on 3 sides and then opens up into the kitchen. I'm sitting here right now with my computer on my lap. It's always so cheerful out here! Love your pretty fireplace! Hugs!

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