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?