Monday, 30 May 2011

It's Fire Time...

I think we have lit our fire every night over the past few weeks.  We are actually a little bit obsessed with lighting the fireplaces at our house.  Even on nights when it hasn't been very cold, we have lit the fire.  Brad chops the wood and Harry collects the smaller bits and Max and I watch.  It is a big family event every single night!!

We just received some beautiful paper mache pots into the shop last week as pictured below and I think I might need to take one or two home as they would be perfect to hold the pine cones and sticks.  And then when Winter is over, I think they would look wonderful with our Christmas tree placed in one...I love things which have varied uses!!!

29 comments:

meenal bishnoi said...

that's the most cheerful fireplace setting i have ever come across..no wonder you have to light a fire every day!!love the papier mache pots..never seen these shapes before..have a lovely new week, anna..hope to see you on my blog!! xx meenal

LINDA from OEKE said...

Oooooohhhhh .. I love your new look (-:

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

I love fires, such warm places to snuggle around. Your is beautiful.

Those pots are gorgeous I love the ideas you have for them. I wish I could look at such beautiful objects and find such practical uses xox

greenthumb said...

i would to have a fire to sit by,enjoy.

Sketch Book said...

I grew up with open fires on cold nights in Buderim... how I miss the smell, the warmth it brings to the home and heart

Shell Sherree said...

I love your blog re-design, dear Anna ~ vibrant and fresh {just like you, of course.} And those pots are gorgeous. If you need a good chimney sweep, I know one...

ForeverPeaches said...

Oh just LOVE your new look! Can not wait to visit your shop! Thanks for the daily inspiration! x

MB said...

Today is cool and wet here in England. Your fireplace looks lovely.

BTW, I love the way you've redesigned your blog! Well done:)

Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

how beautiful. I love the hits of color dotted through your home, such a friendly vibe.

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Anna,

YOUR BLOG is looking so YOU! :-) It's so beautiful and I'm loving your new picture.

What a beautiful fireplace. It's just so happy and artistic.

Have a Happy week!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

TeaButterfly said...

love the blog's new look and that wonderful painting above your mantelpiece!

-Vic from TeaButterfly.

pve design said...

We love a good fire here too and the first one of the season is always cause for a celebration! My sons and dear husband bond over a few sticks and a match!
pve

Victoria @ miramollymalee-MY HAPPY HOME said...

How beautiful! I just found your blog a few weeks ago but I love it! I also love the new look on it! I´m from Sweden and I´ve just started up a blog my self, about interior inspiration, life with family an photography. You´re welcome if you like!
/Victoria

Melinda said...

Hey Anna - your new blog design is stunning - very chic, very stylish, very you. The header is gorgeous, all those lovely Black and Spiro colours, so refreshing to visit.

mise said...

You have such a talent for design that has a delicious touch of stateliness without its usual accompanying sobriety. The happy fireplace is beautiful.

Laure A. said...

That painting is gorgeous!

Sarah said...

Fires are so snug and homely I wish we got on designed into this house. Love the new look too!
Sarah

annie said...

I love a real crackling fire...and these pots are gorgeous...can't wait to see your if you do put your Christmas tree in one.

Spiral Style said...

I love how your life is filled with just enough vibrant color.

Keren - The Brown Trading Co. said...

Oh I love the fireplace, love the painting and the Samantha Robinson cups, they look fabulous on the mantle and the Macaw - he's fabulous too!

Wish I had a fireplace, alas I have reverse cycle air con - somehow not the same ambience but keeps me warm haha.

Keren
xx

Renée Finberg said...

you ahve done an outstanding job of journaling your design ideas and inspirations.
and your new look is beautiful and happy.

x

Habitat Baby said...

Love the fireplace. We have had ours burning lately - Brisbane has definitely got cooler this last week or so. The painting looks sensational. Local artist?

cocolini said...

LOve the new look! The picture of you is gorgeous. One of the things I like best about your blog is your love of colour. Colour is good for the soul.......

Tamra of walkswithBella said...

Love your new look!! Great layout and blog header.

The picture above the mantel and mantel decor is so whimsical. Those pots are a perfect match.

Barbara Jordan Dettweiler said...

I'm with you on the fires everynight...I love the coziness and ambience it injects into a room!

Sarah said...

This is so gorgeous! Fireplaces are my favorite.

la la Lovely said...

Nothing better than a good fire.
Love the art over your fireplace - gorgeous!
xo trina

LBoyd said...

love the new look (and at painting above the mantle!)!! xx, Laura

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Marcia V. of Precious Style Blog said...

Oh those pots! Love.