Thursday, January 29, 2009

My Fireplace

This is my fireplace.........I don't have a real fireplace so I use the top of my bookcase and my collection of candle holders for my fireplace. On days when it's cold outside or I just want to feel wintery this is what I do. It is already 76 degrees outside and it is only 9:00 in the morning so...... not today. In Southern California we don't have nice winters. I wish I lived somewhere where it snowed a little. It would be so nice to actually have seasons. I have always lived here so this is all I know. I get a little envious when I hear people complain about the cold...... but maybe I would not like it so much either.   

22 comments:

JyLnC said...

Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog. I don't have a fireplace either but since I live in in a suburb north west of Chicago I enjoy the changing of the seasons.

I haven't tried lighting multiple candles to simulate a warm fire. I'll have to try that using the top of my piano. :>)

Tiedupmemories said...

Ooh that looks very cozy! I have a firepalace with gas logs. It's very cozy looking but does not give off heat.I'm trying to convince my husband to take out the gas logs and pipe ad then we could burn the real wood. We shall see.... Anyways I love the look you have! It's very pretty!

a painter said...

That looks absolutely lovely!

Jemjoop said...

Oh how pretty with all the lights off, good idea. That's a lovely way to spend a winter's evening indoors. Jen

Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog. I love the idea of all of the candles to simulate a fireplace. What a romantic idea! I live on the East Coast, in North Carolina, where we aren't supposed to have snow, but certainly did last week! I have an old home built in 1890 with four fireplaces, two of which are working and have gas logs, so it wonderful when it does get cold to be able to use them!

Thanks so much for following my blog. I love your wonderful victorian creations! Mimi

candies64 said...

Your fireplace is BEAUTIFUL! I di live where it's very cold right now, we've gone as low as -16! Yep, that's minus, and it was mighty cold,yikes! But hubby and I do love the snow and right now we have abiut 15 inches on the ground and it's gorgeous!

You have a beautiful blog!

candy (sweet romance)

Brenda said...

I admire the romantic look you created in your home! It's a great idea to make your own fireplace-wish I'd thought of doing something like that at our first home-a fireplace was on my must have list when we decided to move from there.

I live in southwest Ohio and usually enjoy all the seasons ~ I just prefer the warmer seasons.

Brenda (romantiquejunk)

The Red Door Antiques said...

I don't have a fireplace either, but after this ice storm is over, I am getting a set of gas logs. If it were not for our neighbors, we would have been pop-cicles.

Priscila said...

that is very very romantic! Love the picture too

TRES BELLE said...

So warm and cozy. I love your candleholders. You have quite a collection. Believe me when I tell you that we have always lived in a snow belt somewhere until 3 years ago when we move to Texas. It gets extremely hot in the summer here and very few days in the winter where it is below freezing. I have to say, I don't miss snow or freezing temperatures and the heat feels mighty nice on my old bones. LOL

Kris

Country Wishes said...

Your candles look absolutely gorgeous, I love the picture behind them.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

thank you for the kind words on my blog. :) Looks like we have a lot in common - I am a para-pro to a special education student. Love your fireplace :) We could use one here in Michigan today!

Simplicity Cottage said...

I love your faux fireplace...great idea. I live in Texas and we have season changes. I don't have a fireplace but I have a vintage mantle in my family room. I am going to copy you and put my collection of candle holders on top of the mantle and light them up next time it gets cold here!

hugs ~ Donna

shabbyrose said...

Thank you for following my blog! I added you to mine also.
Your 'fireplace' is very pretty and romantic looking. It does remind me of a warm fireplace on a cold wintry night. I live in Montana, so we do get quite a bit of snow, but sometimes I wish for the warm California weather!
I look forward to following your blog,
~Stacey
Shabby Rose Boutique

A Smiling Girl said...

How beautiful! I love candles, and this is such an elegant arrangement.

Catherine said...

Your "fireplace" sure does warm the soul. Just beautiful!

Vintage To Chic said...

Believe me Lady, If you lived in the cold you would want to be where it is warm. The older I get the less I like the snow. Will send to to you special delivery,
watch for it.
Hugs
Judy

Kristen Hermanny said...

Great idea. I could do this on my coffee table, maybe.
This is beautiful!

lorhen82 said...

Thanks for signing up to follow my blog! Now I got the chance to check yours out, and it's lovely! Gossamer just happens to be one of my favorite words! I really like your fireplace. I live where we get all of the seasons in full force, and I would miss them if I didn't. ~Lori

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

What a great idea for a fireplace wall! Love your picture and the candles are so inspiring! So lovely to meet you! I'm glad you stopped by and signed in as a follower! I've done the same as we surely do enjoy the same kinds of fun like crafting, garage sale-ing, thrifty finds and antiques & collectibles of course! It'll be fun to share!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Your faux fireplace looks great!

TiffanyJane said...

Oooooo I think it's Bea~U~tiful! I live in Texas, so it's usually hot here, Spring and Fall is always nice, but I could do without the Texas heat! We might get a day or two of snow, but thats about it :(