Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Chop Your Own Wood

"Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice"
Henry Ford

I've spent the last week in the foothills of Virginia, working on a new home for a client. Since I live on the coast, it's nice to travel and work in a different environment. The house is coming along. What makes me so happy (the client too!) is how warm and inviting it is already. There is no furniture, the windows are bare, the lighting is minimal, and accessories have yet to be placed, but there is a sense of expectation, promise, and memories to be made for this delightful family of five.


Watch for sparks

Bespoke reproduction firescreen

Petite blaze

Cire Trudon candles

Rusted zinc candle holder

C'mon baby light my fire


Put a little light on the subject


Curl up with a good book

Hound bookends

Throw a little wood on the fire

Cherry bark boxes and wood finials

Wood/magazine basket

Toasty toes

Amara bath mat

This will warm you up

tea kettles

Come stand by me

Delonghi electric stove heater

Try color

...or white

Bring the outdoors in

Be curious and collect

Spare the threadbare chair

Start a conversation...pit

Warm your heart

Blink182 rabbit logo with Haiti flag $15.00
All proceeds go to the Red Cross

The well worn and familiar

...and when all else fails

"The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money."
Thomas Jefferson

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