Today is the first day of September, and even though it is going to be 90 degrees today, my thoughts are starting to turn to fall. I think it may be a defense against this unrelenting heat. I love fireplaces and love to look at photos of how other people decorate their's. I have a friend who thinks fires are messy and so never uses her's but to me there is nothing cozier than sitting by a warm fire on a cold day. So whether its wood burning or gas, I say light em up.
These are beauties whether you light the fire or not.
So, I'm curious, do you use your fireplace if you have one and what are your best memories of sitting by a cozy fire? Mine is when I was a child, my father would always go down first on Christmas morning and light the fire. He would then tell us that Santa had forgotten to come and we would race down to gather around the tree and the fireplace to open our gifts. It was a tradition I carried on with my own children.