A Cosy New Year – Hurray!

Admittedly we haven’t done as much to the “new” house as we would have wished but, as with our old house, it will all come in it’s own good time. Having said that, the place is considerably nicer than it was when we moved in (thankfully!) and is feeling truly like home.

This January we’ve hit the sales! Since we decorated the front room, got rid of the carpet and fireplace it’s been feeling as if it’s been missing a focal point so we thought we’d put things right with a “pretend” fire. I know it’s not as good as the real thing and we did consider re-opening the chimney and putting in a wood burning stove, but I had such a bad reaction to the one in the place we stayed in Cornwall a few years back that it wasn’t worth the risk of paying of paying out so much money and finding we (or I) didn’t get on with it. We decided we definitely needed a rug too as the large space in the middle of the room needed “pulling together”.

With that in mind we pondered around the shops, looked at catalogues and online and have ended up transforming from this when we moved in (sorry the telly’s on!) …..







To this… IMG_4699





And, then as of this year, to this….


Even though we haven’t actually had the fire switched on, other than the flame effect and I know it’s psychological, evenings feel so much more toasty now!


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