Monday, March 19, 2018

Closing Fireplaces for the Season

Photos by Salt Water New England

Same Fan, Thirty Years Earlier, Different House


  1. Timeless interior. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Thirty years ago, I married a fire-bug. I was living in sunny CA. How could I have known a roaring fire could bring a man so much pleasure? The idea of shutting down the fireplace before he's ready is something II would never ever bring up to my husband. I'll just dream about it for a few days.

  3. Besides having my grandfather (or me once I was old enough) clear the ash from and shopvac the two working fireplaces (there was a third unused in the second floor bedroom)in their restored Pennsylvania fieldstone colonial, Granny had a pair of sitting Staffordshire collies, which resumed their usual place on the hearth in the living room each April until we began having fires once more when October rolled around once again.

    Best Regards,

    Heinz-Ulrich von B.

  4. I didn't even know this was a thing! We have fires year 'round. Granted, it's in a wood stove.

  5. Better open them back up again with the weather expected over the next 48 hours on the east coast...

  6. We are fireplace people and burn a fire nightly when it’s cold.

    At home, we use our kitchen fireplace every night between fall and spring. I clean it out late March.

    At our cabin, we use the fire place from September to May.

    My dear husband and the spoiled Siamese cats demand a fire when the temps dip below 50 degrees, double the volume level if it’s damp.