As I'm sure you've heard me
Our home was built in 1933. This fireplace is almost 80 years old. When we first bought the house, the brick had been painted an antique white and there was dark paneling on the wall behind it. Since then, we have painted the brick a brighter white and of course, we've also painted that dark paneling.
This is a wood-burning fireplace. We've often thought of having it converted to a gas fireplace, but it's not a high priority on our list. Before using the fireplace for the first time, we had a professional come check it out and make sure everything was ok. We also had it cleaned at that time.
The professional, or chimney sweep as I like to call him (I'm thinking Mary Poppins here), said the inside of our fireplace is made of cobblestone. He said in the 25 years he's being cleaning chimneys, he has only ever seen one other fireplace made of cobblestone. He said it is beautiful and well made and we'd be crazy to convert it to gas. (It's possible his words have also held us back from making the conversion a reality.) I do love having a fireplace on cold evenings. There's just something so cozy about gathering around a fire and snuggling up close.
I hope you enjoyed getting to know my fireplace a little better. lol
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