My name is Brittany and I am a young wife and mother. I love anything having to do with home and family living including crafts, interior design, sewing, painting, art, cooking, baking, spending time with family, and playing with my little boys. I always seem to have a project going - it's what keeps me happy in life. This blog is a way for me to keep all my inspiration and ideas from cluttering my house. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
"As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness, you improve not only the world around you but also the world withinyou" - Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Fires are great in the winter time. There is nothing I like more than sitting up to a real fire when it's freezing cold outside. But what do you do with fireplaces when you're not actually using them? I'm not a really big fan of the fake logs they put in gas fireplaces. I don't like the way charred wood looks, unless it's in a cabin or something. But in a nice living room, it kind of degrades the space. Here are some fireplace fillers that I really like.
Pretty Aspen unburnt logs - doesn't the white bark and fresh wood make that fireplace look clean? And almost cool - which is important in the summer time.
You could fill it with a plant like this one at the Lettered Cottage. Doesn't that look nice and summery? I love the pop of green.
How about some pottery or vases or even flowers? These aren't exactly in the fireplace, but it still has the same effect. I love the pops of pink. :)
And here's another example of flowers. Beautiful, fresh, and cool. It's perfect for Spring and Summer. I like how they've added the same flowers on top of the mantle to tie it all togethrer.
Something else I see a lot is to put candles in the fireplace. I like the way this looks. Especially when they're all different heights.
Candles don't exactly bring a cool feeling into the room, though, but sometimes that's ok. You could always just not light them and they'd give a less warm feeling.
REALLY love this one. That eiffel tower is perfect, isn't it!!? I LOVE the way it dresses up that fireplace. Such a cute little accessory. Love it.