Monday, 9 October 2006

Come in and get warm

Last Friday, Maurice and I found the fire ,that we thought would look right in the fire surround he made earlier this year see above photographs ,through the summer months we had a vase with a display of twigs ,but this pretend wood burner ,has a lovely glow makes the room look cosy ,even with out the heater part working .We dont need that, our gas fired radiators are adequate.......

 

Imagine my delight yesterday ,whilst reading Donnas journal ,she had called it 'My Back yard 'when she explained she had thought about going out and taking some pictures ,then changed her mind and took some nearer home ,she had taken some pictures of some lovely Autumn trees ,talked of curling up in front of a nice log fire ,she signed off with the picture of the log burner ,I couldnt believe it ,I have often said Donna has the right graphic for many of my entrys ,but this is uncanny ,because it was on Donnas own entry I mailed her to get her permission to use it and she kindly said I may,she said ,I didnt know why I had taken that one ! that is in my basement, and added 'I do now '! Donna this is getting weird ....Lots of you know Donnas lovely work ,her URL  is in my side bar .She is so talented.

Do you realise its six months since I whinged ,about going to the dentist ,well it is, and I went back again today ,and the lovely Droda ,told me I have  a back tooth that needs a filling ,so I have to go back at the beggining of November ,so brace yourself folks  ,get ready for some snivveling and whinning !

Maurice is at work tonight ,and then he has three days off ,so I am about to make myself something to eat,then watch some tele' in front of the fire ,and admire my lovely clean curtains that I washed on Saturday ,I also cleaned the patio windows ,Hmm thats probably it till the spring ,I have almost finished the cardigan I have been knitting for what seems like ages,dont seem to knit as much in the summer ,but now the darker nights are here ,I find my self knitting away again ,Well Im waffleing now so Im off to kick the freezer ,see what comes falls out, for my dinner ! Have a lovely Evening Everyone ...With love   

                                        Jan xx

41 comments:

sneezy7125 said...

Donna is definitely talented for sure...

Whatever falls out of the freezer? LOL!

Have a great day!

Morgan
xxxx
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mariealicejoan said...

I absolutely adore your fire!  It looks wonderful in your living room.  Looking at it has warmed my heart!  We have an electric fire that looks very similar..it sits in front of a very old wood stove that is in our kitchen/lounge.  The old one was very unsightly, with a big crack across the glass door in the front...so I said to Todd, lets get another smaller one to put in front of it and it will just look like a part of the old one..so we did and it does.  It does make the room seem very cosy, even if we don't have the heating part on and just the light....makes one feel warm just looking at it.
Thanks for sharing!
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

jlocorriere05 said...

Hi Jan, pity you can't get down to Brighton tonight, I would have shared my pumpkin soup with you, I've just made it! I love the fire, I've been thinking of getting a coal effect one similar to yours, it has real coals on it. I saw that graphic in Donna's journal this morning, it's getting a little weird now how she comes up with these things for you! Have a nice evening! Love Jeannette xx  

msecz said...

yes I LOVE it! The room just needed that didn't it... nice job, Sandra

sugarsweet056 said...

Your fireplace is lovely.
Sugar

astra1547 said...

hi Jan...

love your new fire, it looks lovely and love the graphic too! best wishes...

Astra!

ally123130585918 said...

Donna and you are definitely on the same wavelength  ~ when you kicked the freezer Jan what fell out for your dinner ? LOL ~ Ally

siennastarr said...

Love your cozy looking pretend fire place!  :)  It looks pretty and warma and cozy as well!

Donna does make some beautiful graphics, doesn't she??

The dentist!  Not my favorite place to go either!  I get major white knuckle syndrome when I'm there!  Leave a permanent indention on the arms of his chairs! lol

Hugs
Jackie

faircolleen said...

I love your fire Jan. . is it electric? I have gas radiators too but need a fire to give us a warm glow. Its not the same in winter without a glow.

am4039 said...

the fire place looks just wonderful. Nice and inviting. Good luck at the dentist, I know you'll do it.

madcobug said...

I love it. I have never heard of kicking your freezer to see what comes out of it for dinner LOL. Hope it was something good. Helen

edwardssoapy said...

Love the new fireplace, Jan.  I bet it makes the room feel cosy now the nights are drawing in! Donna is very talented, and it is uncanny that she always produces a graphic that suits your entries to a tee.  What did you have from the freezer when you kicked it?  LOL!

Have a good week!
Leigh :-)
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labdancer51 said...

Hi Jan,  I LOVE your new wood burner, it really lloks good with the new fireplace.  I want a new fire too though I haven`t made up my mind which one yet, something warm and inviting even though it won`t be used as a fire.  I`ll leave the radiators to do the heating.  Oh no, not the dreaded dentist again, I do hate fillings! :o(

Sandra xxxx

jeanno43 said...

It looks lovely Jan, so inviting.  We have a flame gas fire that we put on now and again.  Nothing like a "real" fire.

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marainey1 said...

I love your warm fire ...It's supposed to get very cold here in the next few days and 'warmth' will be needed. The past few days have been heavenly with warm afternoons and cool nights but all that will be leaving us for cold, wet days ahead.
Summer leaves us quickly and Autumn too soon turns to winter.  'On Ya' - ma

sylviam4000 said...

I would love your burner Jan, plus the mains gas heating to go with it. I'm relying on hubby, to stoke the coal burner and empty the huge ashpan every morning. He's okay with it at the moment, but if (read "when") he gets poorly again, I shall be without heating. No way can I lift buckets of coal or that dratted ashpan. A "real fire" is a pain, quite literally. I'm going to snag your log burner (many thanks to Donna) and put it on my startup screen, to remind me how wonderful it will be, when we finally get a little bungalow, with gas heating. Now I've seen a "preview" of yours, I shall be splashing out and getting our son to fit one, in that new home hubby and I are both longing for. Hopefully next year I shall be posting pics of my new nest and one of those lovely pretend wood burners.
Don't kick the freezer too hard, you might get "hammer toe"! Keep laughing with me and many thanks for your lovely journal.
Love Sylvia xxxx

oddb0dkins said...

Love the fire Jan. It looks very inviting. I like the idea of kicking the freezer to see what falls out for dinner. In our house Reet usually kicks me and asks what I'm gonna cook! B. x

lindachapmanuk said...

get the kettle on Jan Im on my way over! I love your fire and it really does suit the surround Maurice built! aw sorry about the filling news.....mmm my curtains need a 'do' Linda xx
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nightmaremom said...

Some kinda vibe there Jan!!!  Damn I kick my freezer and it growls LOL
hugs
d

pharmolo said...

Nice fire - strange, had a coalfire on just this evening. Kick the freezer? Hmm, I've got loads of nice ice-creamy thingies in there ...

tillywooat62 said...

WOW, Donna, you and these graphics are getting scary now, do you think that she could be telepathic, we have a real wood burning stove only trouble is I am waiting for the *@%*^!* builder to come back and finish  of the fire place before we can fit it and use it, along with waiting for numerouse other jobs that he needs to come and finish.
take care Lynne xx

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Jan - Fire looks lovely, reminds me of childhood memories and now we have all this modern stuff....... central heating i think they call it !!
Luv Jayne x

queeniemart said...

i need to wash my curtains but will wait for my vacation. I hate to rehang them. What a nice stove that you have!
hugs, lisa

sazzylilsmartazz said...

The fireplace (stove) is so pretty with the carpet!!! Hope you and Maurice have a good time on his days off.
Goodness - be kind to that freezer, will ya? LOL!!!
Dianna

lsfp1960 said...

I love it !!!  Very nice.  Linda in WA  

lurkynat said...

i like your graphic Jan! nice entry! glad you're knitting something cozy!
Donna is so intuitive huh
Well you will feel better when taht tooth is filled ..it's not hurting?
hugs,natalie

jaymact1 said...

Glad you found what you were looking for fire wise these wood burners are lovely. Soory you have to have a filling know how you feel about that. Love and take care Joan.

jaymact1 said...

Glad you found what you were looking for fire wise these wood burners are lovely. Soory you have to have a filling know how you feel about that. Love and take care Joan.

susanebunn said...

Oh Jan, I just love woodburners.  I think they are absoulutely brilliant.  Now all you need is a nice old kettle to put water in and let it simmer on top so that you have all that lovely humidity in your room once winter sets in and our houses get as dry as dust!  Thank you so much for sharing this!

Susie
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nedmoh said...

Hi Jan ,your new wood burner looks lovely, it compliments Maurices fireplace a treat.It will make your sitting room look even more cosy.Not so good that you need a filling at the dreaded dentist!!!  Wonder what you will knit next now you have finished your cardigan.  Have a nice few days with Maurice .......Love Jeanxx

blpltt said...

OOOOOOh that looks cosy.  Sounds as if you have a nice dentist.  Mine wears Hawaiian shirts, and pokes gentle fun at me, which is relaxing.  Difficult to respond to jokes with mouth wide open !  Bunny

kaydeejay5449 said...

I think your fireplace is lovely!  Oh, how wonderful it is to have a fire on a cold winter night especially when it's raining and windy.  Wrap yourself up with a cup of tea and a good book... mmmmmmmm, nothing like it!  As far as the dentist goes, every filling in my mouth set off a spark when I read that you had to go!  Oh, how I hate it, too.  I'll be sending hugs and sympathy on your dental appt. day!
hugs,  Kathy

cacklinrosie101 said...

Love your fire burner, Jan.  We have a very similar one in our family room as it is always drafty and cold in the winter.  We haven't used it much as it is 80 degrees here now but within the next day or two is dropping drastically.  We have it ready to go.  I hate going to the dentist also.  Good luck...xx  Chris

lindaggeorge said...

The fire looks lovely, really sets off the room and so much cleaner than my log fire, which is lovely but cleaning out the grate is not a task I enjoy!

Linda x.

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adlessor said...

Love your pretend log burner.  I'm sure you will enjoy it even more when it gets chilly.     Love your little flower pot.   Dawn

plieck30 said...

Lol I like that expression "kick the freezer" I do that a lot at night. As for the dentist I dread it so much I postponed my appointment. I can find more excuses why I just can't go. Will have to eventually though. Paula

lindapaterson177 said...

I hate the dentisits..I would rather give birth again than sit in the chair! your very brave! xx
bella xx
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halliday0957 said...

Lovely pictures Jan. You have a talent for it and by publishing as you do you allow us all to share in it. Power to your clicker finger girl, on camera or keyboard.  
                                                                                            Jim Halliday

janisrav said...

I HAVE JUST FOUND YOUR BLOG AND THINK IT ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL. THANKYOU FOR SHARING YOUR HAPPY NATURE WITH US ALL. SUCH A CHANGE FORM ALL THE DOOM AND GLOOM SURROUNDING US THESE DAYS.

frdbrow7 said...

Bit late in the day Jan, but catching up on the blogs, I have often thought of getting one of those electric log burner type fires as it would go so well in the natural alcove I have and suit my Victorian house, but have wondered how efficient they are? Will be interested in hearing how it affects your electricity bill! I too have gas fired radiators but nothing like a nice rosy glow in the hearth :-D
regards
Freda

rosiewestwood said...

I am new to this Jan ann found you quite by accident, may i say whet a joy it is to view your pages. I hope with time i may be half as clever . xx