I spent some time recently hunting for some antique andirons and a fender
for our living room fireplace. It took me a while to find just the right pair
because the opening of the firebox is fairly wide. I thought I would have
to buy these pieces separately, but I was lucky enough to find the three
pieces sold by one dealer.
The set is solid brass and was made in Britain. Rather formal by today's
standards, but then the living room is rather formal and is decorated with much
of my Mom's furniture and accessories. She is a cashmere and pearls kind
of lady and although I am a Wellies and jeans kind of girl, we both love
This little fire pot has been in the family for a very long time.
So has this brass hod. Look at all that soot!
Now I just need to find a chimney sweep.
I should hunt for a screen too I suppose.
It's been fun hunting for new additions to the old ones. That crystal bowl was hand
carried on the plane after purchasing it in Athens, Greece. And the crystal handled
vases belonged to my great grandmother.
I have been making more changes in the kitchen. Adding country kitchen touches
and planning some bigger changes. Soon I will be pulling out the existing cooktop
and replacing it with my Viking. I can hardly wait for that. It will mean cutting into
the stone counter top, but then that will have to be done to put in the farmhouse
sink too. I would love to get all of this done before the holidays. Do you
think I will make it???
BTW ~ Bentley has discovered the little lizards that live in our
yard. Move over squirrels, you are second on the list now.
Brenda of Cozy Little House warned me this would happen.
The lizards drove Charlie and Abi crazy when Brenda lived
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley