It can be such a cozy time of year — and it’s especially cozy if you can curl up in front of a fireplace, wood stove, or even an outdoor bonfire. We wanted to know what our team members had in the way of fond memories of fire and related things. Here’s what they said:
We enjoy sitting around a chiminea on the patio in the fall and watching the fire. I’ve even used those crystals that make the fire change to beautiful colors like red, blue and green! These crystal rings remind me of the beauty of the fire colors —
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willowvalleyvintage from WillowValleyVintage said:
I think a fireplace is a perfect backdrop for family photos–whether there’s a fire burning or not. As our children grew up, if was fun to compare their heights each year as they stood next to their hung Christmas stockings! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. This cool cat is the “purrfect” choice!
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pam colangelo from PearlsVintagebyPam said:
We never had a fireplace growing up. We had an Oil Burner Furnace which always gave my mother a problem. So Of course I bought homes with Fireplaces which require cleaning and a Chimney Service visit for cleaning annually. In 2016 we Had a Gas Fireplace installed which is free from Cleaning. We use it everyday!
This little covered wagon lamp reminds me of the time folks had no heat or light without fire!
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Sue and Misty from shabbyshopgirls said:
What bonfire is complete without a thermos full of yummy hot chocolate and some delicious munchies?? We love taking along a vintage insulated thermos set such as this one. Fill it up, pack it and carry it along to whatever outing you’re going on!
Tartan Plaid Thermos Outing Kit – 1960s Retro Insulated Thermos Sandwich Snack Box Zippered Tote Set – Fall Picnics Football Tail Gate
Mrs. A. from 2aEmporium said:
To get that cozy feeling, you’ll need a plaid flannel pillow to curl up with in front of the fireplace–
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Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeSupplies said:
I didn’t have an open fire growing up, but now I do – and I love it!! An open fire creates such a warm cozy environment to snuggle into over Winter!
I love the red, orange and golden tones, and the shapes that leap from the flames, and these faceted beads perfectly capture the reflected light that emanates from the dancing flames.
Faceted Round Acrylic Flat Back Sew Beads Available in Red and Gold Jewellery and Craft Supplies 1.8 cm diameter – quantity 20
Karen Hafel from timetalentjewels said:
All we ever had as a kid were open fires down by the lake where we were ice skating and then we could sit by the fire and roast marshmallows and eat smores or have hot chocolate.
We were just reminiscing about that the other day while visiting my Dad at the nursing home. What memories you can have even grown up! Those were the good old days!!!
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Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit said:
The sight, smell, and sounds of a fire burning just bring a smile and warm memories. We love to cook and eat bbq meats year round and believe there is no substitute to be found indoors. Cooking is one of those life skills that it is never too early to start to learn and something you never want to give up!
When it comes to cooking over a hot fire, we recommend using the right equipment. This three-piece barbeque set includes the right tools for the job with long handles for safety and comfort.
BBQ Tool Set Engraved with Font Selection including Canvas Tote with Carrying Handle and Shoulder Strap (Each – 22″ x 2″ x 5″)
We truly appreciate everyone’s contributions! Many thanks to all our contributors and readers, and until next time,