Wednesday, January 13, 2010

If you don't like the weather just wait a few minutes

In New England we have a saying:

"If you don't like the weather just wait a few minutes"

Right now ~ it is soooooo cold here, and it is snowing lightly right now, but that could change in the blink of an eye!
We shovel, we salt, we have snoblowers, we have plows on our trucks, we have snow tires, and snow brushes in all our cars, we keep blankets, gloves and scarfs in our trunks and some keep shovels in their trunks.  We have remote starters to get our cars warm before we have to head off into the wintery blizzards. 
All of us who live in cold, snowy climates know what I'm talking about, those we don't, your lucky, in my opinion.  I don't like the cold long winters.  After Christmas I look forward to Spring, and I can't wait for the beautiful Spring weather.
Lots of homes in New England have fireplaces, we have two.  

They bring such comfort and warmth to a room.  We make our fireplaces a focal part of the room, we decorate them and show them off, after-all they do take care of us, keeping us toasty warm

A beautiful green color on the woodwork is the focal point of this fireplace

Thie one is Ochre Yellow, I love the woodwork around this fireplace
I wonder what is behind those doors

A log cabin, love the bench in front of the fireplace,
beautiful stone

A cooking fireplace, with a crane for making soup,
and a beautiful farm table

Lovely in White

This room is full of beautiful things that focus around the fireplace

Beautiful Stone fireplace and mantal,
love this chaise, I could sit here, read a book, and take a nap

This fireplace looks like it might belong in a very old, old home, oh such character

Again,, they have made the fireplace the focal point of this room,
Nice place to sit with the family

I love the blue woodwork on the fireplace and all the whites

All Photos courtesy of "Country Living"

Stay warm and bundle up next to the roaring fire


  1. Cheryl,
    Great pictures! Love # 5 wow it's gorgeous! Thanks for the lovelies!


  2. Hey There ! All of these pics are SO inspiring ! Gets me in the mood to hurry up with all that decorating that I keep talking about ! You have a wonderful blog, Cheryl.... I look forward to keeping up with you in blogland ! Thanks for following me , as well ! Our weather here in Kentucky has been that of a New England winter this year.... We are certainly enjoying our warm home !.....Take Care, Dru


  4. Fireplaces are worthy of being the centerpiece of a home. Gathering together for warmth and sharing the day's joys, sorrows, and maybe future hopes while warming ourselves and maybe a hot drink and bite to eat..what more can a person want in a place to do this?

    When it is too hot for a fire in our fire place I make sure there are lit candles there, thus making it still a natural gathering place.

  5. So glad to have found your blog through Pearls and Grace! The images are just beautiful and inspiring!


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