Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Warmth and beauty

The wood fireplace goes back thousands of years. In the late 17th century the architectural, constructural developments shapped the fireplaces to what it is known today.

My husband and I live in a 100 year old (very cold) farm house. Heating it has been a chore. We have a furnace that heats most of the house, over the years there have been several additions made to the home... sans heating ducts. We started out with a freestanding gas stove, it was too small. then we went to wood, my husband loves to chop wood, so he thought. That was too much work, too dirty and took to long to warm up. Now we are looking into a larger gas stove... heat at the click of a button, love! Or geothermal heating, which is an investment but good for the earth and worth the money when you see the return in a few years.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lifes a inspired!

The circus has been on my brain lately. As some of you know I am recently engaged and am in the middle of wedding planning, our venue is picked!!!! The hollyhock house and gardens in Kewaunee,WI. The twin sisters that own the home come from a long history of circus clowns, there array of old photos lining their staircase walls is what has inspired this post:)

Believe it or not Britney Spears last tour, which I will proudly admit I attended a show; has alot to do with the recent circus craze in design. here are some ideas on how you can bring the circus into your life...

The Magic Circus Hotel has a playful decoration- Disneyland Paris

Circo de Bango $52

Circus Pillows $20