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"It  is  not necessary to hide your reserve of winter logs.   Crude wood gives a different aspect to this dignified  room,  evoking  a Venetian palace." ~excerpt from A Well Kept HomeHousehold Traditions and Simple Secrets from a French Grandmother
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There is no place more delightful than one's own fireplace.  ~Cicero 106 BC-43BC











image via Côté Sud Magazine Fev-Mar 2003 as seen on linenandlavender.net, post:  http://www.linenandlavender.net/2011/11/advice-from-french-grandmother.html

"In the autumn and winter months, we strongly recall the smoky burn of leaves and firewood.  Accordingly, a priority for many of us when we imagine our ideal home is a fireplace. The hearth is a symbol central to a family's functioning, retooled for comfort and leisure.  Today we come together at the hearth, and at the first crackle of fuel set ablaze, we settle into the iconic smell of cold weather—flame on wood.  And like all nostalgia of scent, we name the experience:  Home."  ~Louis Sagar, excerpt from Zona Home

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4 comments:

Tricia Rose said...

My only source of heat is my woodstove, and to me it feels like luxury.

Acquired Objects said...

I love all these images they're so romantic. We don't hide our wood since we need it for the fireplace and woodstove.

elisa said...

so beautiful. we also use our wood stoves to heat the place, and a copper kettle while we're at it, i do love stacks of wood! x

LeAnn said...

There is something comforting in just seeing the wood stacked and ready, isn't there? It's raining as I write this and I am particularly grateful for my cozy little cottage-of-a-house on days like today.
Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to say "hello"~xo~LeAnn

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