Today is National Freestanding Fireplace Day.
I just now decided this all on my own - and if it's not, well then maybe it should be. Actually, this post is an anniversary present to my girlfriend over at
Mid Century Madness, simply because I thought she and her wonderful husband might enjoy it. These interior scenes are actually all from the sixties, though. I just thought they were cool. I like all of the different styles! From 1965:
These next three are all from 1968:
Another unknown year (sorry):
I did a Google search, and I found some retro-looking examples that were much more interesting than others. Check this one out, too.
We have a nice fireplace in our living room (not one of these, though) and we have lived here 10 years and never used it. My husband says we won't because it is inefficient. We stay nice and cozy warm with our two kerosene heaters (the nearly 70-year-old furnace in the basement proved too inefficient, as well), but I sure wouldn't mind a nice fire occasionally. We would definitely need a visit from a chimney sweep if we ever decided to do it.
I know - maybe I'll give old Bert a call.
"Chim, chiminey, chim chiminey, chim chim cheree, when you're with a sweep you're in glad company.." Oh, who am I kidding? I just like the idea of entertaining Dick Van Dyke in my home, fire or no fire.
Love that man.