Funny...we have lived in our home for 9 years and our fireplace has never been used. Really? Really... there isn't too much of a need in Southern California for a roaring fire. But I will admit a crackling fire sure looks and sounds pretty.
Now, the fireplace mantle on the other hand... It sure gets all the attention. It is my inspiration for seasonal decorations. H made me a candy striped "LOVE" sign with left over pipe cleaners from C's science project...he had to create a 3D "D.N.A" structure.
While I was blog hopping I found this vintage Valentine wreath. So easy to make, you can do it too...check it out here.
One of these days I'll make the time to install gas logs. So then the fireplace won't be so jealous of it's mantle.