Home Decor Coup

I had another living room epiphany last week. But, before I go on and you get all excited and ask me to come work my interior design magic on your place, remember that I only do this for pleasure… no silver will cross the table.

We looked into putting an insert into our fireplace, but new regulations made it prohibtive, both in cost and efficiency. So, I sat gazing at the center of our living room, the locus of fellowship in our home and thought, “now what?” Should we put a large flower arrangement in front of it? Or, pile up a bunch of candles inside the fireplace, like the hipsters in Rocklin do? Then, it hit me like a ton of bricks (get it?). I ran in and logged onto eBay… r-e-t-r-o c-r-a-c-k-l-i-n-g l-o-g and enter!

I found a few promising auctions, but they sold for way too much. That sent me onto the web, where I found a number of companies that manufacture some very nice fake burning logs. These were also too pricey, but then I happened onto a pile of faux embers I’d seen advertised for around $100 over at Penney’s Home for $49. It came in a couple of days and I got it right into the fireplace. Denise even had to admit I’ve got a real eye for design. So, what do you think?

10 Comments

  1. I’d have to be invited over for dinner so I could get the full effect before I make a choice.
    *hint hint*

    February 11, 2007
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  2. Camille said:

    UGH. I can’t get this to work, either on my home computer or my office computer on our office server even!

    February 11, 2007
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  3. Donna Webster said:

    very nice Bo!

    February 11, 2007
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  4. pietyhill said:

    Sorry, Camille. My boo-boo… I set the video to private. So, your browser sends the request and, duh! It’s okay now, so prepare to be wowed and click on the video!

    February 11, 2007
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  5. Sean said:

    Totally naff!

    February 11, 2007
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  6. pietyhill said:

    Naff… let’s see. That means very sophisticated… totally cool, right?

    February 11, 2007
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  7. nikki said:

    Hi Camille, how are you doing? Married life fun???? I’d say its baby time, don’t you think?

    February 12, 2007
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  8. Diane Thorne said:

    totally awesome, Bo!

    February 12, 2007
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  9. pietyhill said:

    C’mon baby, light my fire!

    February 12, 2007
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  10. […] While I retain bragging rights with my latest design coup, Denise did not waste any time in answering back with her own decor riposte! This crushed velvet, swiveling, 60’s variation on the”womb” design was found at a local thrift store and picked up for a song. The living room is coming together nicely and will be anchored by a beautiful new chair from Scandinavian Designs. […]

    February 15, 2007
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