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January 8th, 2014


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08:32 am - Wednesday wish-place: by the fireside
Yes, even in the subtropics we've been very very cold the last two days. But now the turn is coming! Warmth is set to return.

While we're waiting, however, and while my friends not in the subtropics dig out or dry out from January weather drama, let's think about interiors. Let's think about firesides.

(I say this in manner of mental tourist, I must note. I've never really lived in a house with a working fireplace, even a gas one, and I feel very sure that I would not be a gifted maker of domestic fires.)

What are the proper components for a fireside dream?
*a working fireplace
*a comfy chair, close enough to feel the warmth, not close enough for scorching
*tea
*possibly a dog

A nice example might be this room, which Pinterest tells me is in Bermuda. Okay, well, that's TWO of my wish-places then.

What's your perfect fireside? May you find whatever warmth you need today.

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From:janus_74
Date:January 8th, 2014 03:15 pm (UTC)
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We had a real wood fireplace in the house I grew up in (two actually, one in the main level and one in the basement we never used). My dad was the only one who could get it started and if it wasn't on there was always a draft. I prefer my gas one at home now...nice and cozy and clean. My fireside dream would also include an ottoman and a good book...and possibly cookies.
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From:laurawise
Date:January 8th, 2014 04:59 pm (UTC)
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Yes, the problem of drafty fireplaces is very real. Another good reason for gas fireplaces or virtual ones!

Be warm, T! [offers cookies]
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From:winding_path
Date:January 8th, 2014 05:42 pm (UTC)
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Tea is very important. And possibly knitting or a book.

I frequently sit in the floor when visiting my parents, directly in front of their gas fire. Which is almost too warm, which has its own charms.

(I grew up with wood fires, but since my parents moved, I have to say I am coming to appreciate gas ones. When you want to go to bed, you can simply flip and switch and be done. There's no sitting in front of an ever colder fire till it's out enough to close the glass doors and leave it on its own.)
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From:laurawise
Date:January 8th, 2014 09:44 pm (UTC)
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I hear the same thing from my (few) friends with gas fireplaces -- they love the ease and the convenience and the safety.

What a great picture of you curled up in front of the fire! [offers more tea]

Cheers, W_P!
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From:chase820
Date:January 8th, 2014 06:23 pm (UTC)
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The first three I agree with, but #4 must be a cat!
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From:laurawise
Date:January 8th, 2014 09:45 pm (UTC)
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I somehow knew you might have that correction. :)

Warmer, better days to you and your lovely Atty and Gus!
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From:beadattitude
Date:January 9th, 2014 02:44 pm (UTC)
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I have a similar correction!
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From:laurawise
Date:January 9th, 2014 05:35 pm (UTC)
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The cat-lovers have spoken! :)

[hugs]
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From:gwynnega
Date:January 8th, 2014 09:08 pm (UTC)
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There aren't too many working fireplaces in Los Angeles. But I agree about the comfy chair and the tea. I would add a book, and perhaps swap out the dog for a cat. :-)

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:January 8th, 2014 09:46 pm (UTC)
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Another vote for a cat! Well, to each her own.

Hugs and an easier end of your day, Gwynne!
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From:roguedemon
Date:January 8th, 2014 09:51 pm (UTC)
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((Hugs)) I have been offline for a bit, I am glad to see that you are feeling better. And congratulations on your book! I shall definitely check it out. :)

I think good food and a book are important if you are going to have a fire. :)
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From:laurawise
Date:January 8th, 2014 11:45 pm (UTC)
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Hugs hugs, my friend! Hope you had a great time away, and thanks. :)

Food and reading are definitely indicated! Something nice to go with the crackle of the flames.
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From:stevie_carroll
Date:January 8th, 2014 09:53 pm (UTC)
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I'm not sure I could cope without some sort of fireplace in at least one room of my house.
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From:laurawise
Date:January 8th, 2014 11:45 pm (UTC)
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You do live in a colder climate than I do. :)

But hurrah for living with fireplaces!
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From:paratti
Date:January 8th, 2014 10:05 pm (UTC)
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A toastin fork. A pile of pikelets. Add butter.
Heaven.
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From:laurawise
Date:January 8th, 2014 11:45 pm (UTC)
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Oh, NICE one. :)

Cheers and hugs!
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From:freixenet
Date:January 9th, 2014 01:19 am (UTC)
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I always think a light blanket is a nice idea, just in case. And possibly a juicy murder mystery, but that's to taste, of course.

:hugs: so awesome to catch sight of you today!
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From:laurawise
Date:January 9th, 2014 11:32 am (UTC)
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A blanket or snuggly throw is always welcome, indeed! And cheers for your choice of reading. :)

Hugs and a great Thursday!

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