Fireplace in the FALL

A fireplace can be many things…..warm & cozy:

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or it can be light & calming:

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ahhhhh – breathe – relax (GET your shoes off my new clean ottoman!) I adore the white slipcovers & the ruffles – oh darlin!

However - below is more my real style (at least for now) – kinda rustic – kinda sturdy – kinda comfy – kinda vintage-y:

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How about a storage bench alongside the fireplace to hold firewood, matches, etc. I want to find some old skis!

That’s what I’ve tried to do here at the no. cottage:

I had this open spot next to my fireplace (I didn’t know what to do with it – it just seemed to get junked up with the fire-making supplies) until I thought to add a great {old} bookcase to (get this - snagged this bookcase at an auction for $2.50 – yeah score!)

Now we have a place to store our split wood, matches, extra blankets to curl up with. The shelf fits this spot like a glove – it is supposed to be there! I have a faux built in (for $2.50) – by accident - can’t beat that!

And I’ve added this chair to this post for no particular reason – other than I like it!

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Linking up to the fabulous Flea Market Style blog & their fun party -- I'm a Flea Marketeer!

Cozy up to that fireplace (or if you don’t have one – make some hot cocoa & pretend!) Stay warm – chat soon -

Northern Cottage


  1. It looks great and such a perfect fit! I love all the accessories you added to it.

  2. Hello, visiting for the first time. You have a lot of cute stuff here to look at! One of my students just gave me a box of apples from Apple Hill, so I just may have to try your apple recipe! ~Sherri

  3. Everything is so beautiful! Lovin' your fireplace but that shelf beside it? Sooo perfect!

    What a lovely cozy atmosphere! You must love it. :)


  4. A cozy fireplace for sure! I'm so glad I popped over :)

  5. Wowzers! I love it! Perfect fit. AWESOME PRICE! And you have it decorated just fabulous. Really adds to the warm and cozy feel.

  6. Awwwwww Thank YOU for your SWEET comment! You just made my day!

  7. That looks beautiful, what a great solution! Your fireplace is gorgeous. Thanks for linking up to Trash to Treasure, please remember to link back to REINVENTED in your post, thanks!

  8. What a cozy corner you created. So charming and perfect for fall.

  9. Great idea! It looks great. I love the paint treatment on it, too.

  10. I love your little corner! I really enjoyed looking around your blog! What great ideas!!
    *Eliza’s blog*

  11. I love your built-in! And for $2.50? Who can beat that?!

    Thanks for joining the party!

  12. A match made in heaven! Perfect!

  13. Looks built-in to me! Beautifuland calming to gaze on.

  14. $2.50? - What a bargain! And it looks like it was made for the side of your fireplace! Great job!

  15. That shelf looks fantastic and I love the accessories in it. I'm visiting from the flea market party and I'm glad to find your blog. I'm signing up to be a follower...come visit my blog sometime.

  16. A cosy spot for sure.


  17. I think you got a little bit more than your money's worth!
    Great find and you made it fabulous.

  18. Love it! It is perfect for that spot! Thanks for sharing.


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