Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Early morning ritual

My early morning ritual has included building a fire in the wood-stove.  One good fire in the morning warms up the house for the day.

A warm fire, some Christmas lights, some Christmas tunes, and it's all nice and cozy inside. 

(Kathy, the green candle next to my woodland Santa is battery operated.  As another side note,  I have both real candles and battery operated candles (on a timer) that I thoroughly enjoy.)

I ordered something special for the top of the stove from Plow and Hearth.  It's a cast-iron pot for water, but the top is really cool.  If the water gets steaming, the steam is supposed to escape through the holes of the fire pit.  I haven't found that it works all that well...yet.  As long as moisture gets back into the air in someway, it's all good.


  1. love that! my stove pot is cast iron too from Lands End but not as cute! I have the same ritual but add 1 big mug of tea.

  2. once winter really hits here it is very hard to get moisture in the air ... I understand! WE are having a wild thunderstorm and 60 degree weather. So weird I dont like it. I want some snow

  3. That fire looks inviting! Have a wonderful Christmas!

  4. The bear ornament was really easy. I drew the face on with a marker....