Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Light My Fire




One thing I can't wait to do when we move into our new house is light a fire. I have always dreamed of having a house with a fireplace and our new house has three beautiful old fireplaces. There is one in the lounge room, one in the kitchen and one in what will become our main bedroom. My collection of vintage cane baskets will be put to good use as log baskets and I love the idea of clustering lots of candles on the mantel just like they have in the top image. I'm excited to think of the wonderful vignettes I will be able to create on the mantels...

image 1 via this is glamorous

22 comments:

Kerri said...

A fireplace was second on the list of 'must-haves' (after a pool) when we bought our house. There's nothing like an open fire in winter, and I'm sure you'll use yours often, even if it's just for the atmosphere. Can't wait to see more of the new house, it sounds divine.
Kerri x

laura may said...

There's something so homely about a fireplace, and even more so, a lit one. Keep the home fires burning!

lm.x

sharon said...

Hi, I just discovered your blog through the Laurel Hedge and I'll definitely be back for more. Yours is the first I've seen with a bright pink background - excellent.
I'm with you on fires, nothing beats it.
Sharon

Annie@A View On Design said...

darlin, thanks so much for saying nice things on my home build blog! It does make me soooo happy to hear someone of your caliber compliment me!!

Julienne said...

Just make sure someone else chops the wood!

Talia said...

I have three lovely fireplaces in my house as well. One in the kitchen, one in the family room and one in my bedroom (which, unfortunately doesn't work - yet! hubby is working on it!)

You will LOVE them. My kitchen fireplace makes the room so cozy especially when entertaining. (why does everyone stay in the kitchen?)

Enjoy - I sure do!

honey living said...

lovely! one of the things i really miss is a fireplace - our last two homes had one and we loved them, but our current home does not. we've tried to compensate with plenty of candles, but nothing really replaces a fireplace. enjoy!

{this is glamorous} said...

three fireplaces! how perfectly wonderful -- looking forward to seeing your mantel vignettes -- and such a great idea to use the cane baskets for logs

xo

Patricia Torres said...

Oh me too... me too.. I've always wanted a fire place.. Only living in Dubai doesnt give me that choice... :-(

Julia Walsh said...

Such a gorgeous vignette! I can't wait to see what you do with them.

ashlina said...

so beautiful....wow

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

Oh, I used to have a wood burning fireplace in my kitchen and I loved it. It was so wonderful to light a fire early in the morning before anyone was awake. I cuddled my Golden Retriever and sipped my milky coffee. Crackling. Birds chirping. The odd frog and then ...Stillness and dewy silence outside....more crackling. A great memory. Thank you for reminding me. Congratulations on all your exciting news! You make me want to work harder! LPxo

Lilla Kullan said...

I like that fireplace.;-) Stina

tis said...

Anna, me encanta tu blog pues pones fotos maravillosas y tu estilo en decoración es precioso,los muebles,las flores, los pequeños detalles, Enhorabuena,Kisses Bea,Spain

Alison Fay said...

My husband and I just moved into our new house in September, and the fireplace is BY FAR my favorite thing in it! How lucky that you have not one but three:)

Sarah B said...

How exciting for you. Our old house had all the fireplaces ripped out so the first thing we did when we moived in and renovated the loungeroom was to build in a new woodheater and nice mantle. I love it - it's the best part about winter and it keeps our whole house toaty. I'll look forward to seeing pics when you move in.

Pretty Lovely said...

That first photograph with all of the candles is so lovely.

xx,
Samantha

La Petite Gallery said...

I really like the candles on the mantel and logs and twigs will work great. May you have a long ,happy and healthy life in your new house.

yvonne

Cayla said...

I absolutely love candles and lots of them. They are beautiful cluttered all over a fireplaces like you pictured. Good luck in your new house.. wish we had 3 fireplaces!!

Karena said...

Love my fireplace, comfy, cozy. really beautiful!! Anna, I cannot wait to see more!!

Karena
Art by Karena

Millie said...

We have had a cold snap hit us in the Adelaide Hills this week Anna. MOTH's been madly chopping up the wood with his trusty chain saw & barrowing it up to the house. The Chimney Sweep is booked in for tomorrow, so sometime over the weekend, we'll be firing it up with gusto. You will enjoy yours on those chilly Brissie mornings. Tell Brad Santa may have to bring him a chain saw & block splitter this Chrissie.
Millie ^_^

Liz said...

love the gorgeous glow. which reminds me of the one i saw this past weekend at a friend's house. she spread a whole bunch of candles in her fireplace and lit them up all so pretty.