Monday, February 13, 2012

Collection complete.

The photo above has absolutely nothing to do with this post other than the fact that I'm writing it on the night before Valentine's Day.  It is the only heart I finished for my heart garland, yet another unfinished project awaiting my attention.  I would have finished it, but we were much to busy traveling to and fro, transporting my latest find and then moving furniture up and down stairs to make room for it.

I've kept you in suspense long enough, so here it is.......

Oops!  Wrong picture!

Although the Ranger pinball machine has wonderful graphics in all the right colors and is priced to sell, we couldn't possibly fit it in our already overstuffed, small basement.

This is what we hauled home on top of our Matrix.....

What!?!   Another fireplace?!

I know, I know!!  Less than two months ago Bill's major award of an electric fireplace was delivered to 911!  But, the scale was much too small for the dining room, so it has been moved to its rightful place in the award winner's cave.  In fact, I'm writing this post with the fireplace warming my backside.  :@

I do have plans to paint the walls and trim in the dining room after we finish a few other projects.  My blog friend Lesley ( The Homeless Finch ) suggested I place something under the windows to ground the room.  She was right, and the room finally feels cozy to me.  Thanks, Lesley!

Don't worry, I'm not collecting fireplaces.  I like to think of it as replacing them.  You see, I had to leave behind two vintage fireplaces as part of the purchase agreement when we sold our previous house and I've been looking for reasonably priced replacements ever since.  So, this particular collection is now complete.

In honor of tomorrow's holiday, I'll leave you with a few photos of my Valentine collectibles. 

It looks like she's trying to remember something.

A Little Hint:  Russell Stover French Chocolate Mints

Happy Valentine's Day! 

A fireside post by Vickie.


  1. Hi Ranger! I live even further north in Minnesota. I don't run into too many Minnesota bloggers, but i like finding and collecting too!

  2. Wow - I love that fireplace, love the pinball machine and love your little stitched heart!

    Angie @ Knick of Time

  3. Cute, Cute post! I love your new fireplace... I'm looking for a small one for my Living Room... (No luck yet)

    By the way, I love your playlist...I've had it on a while now, and it's making me feel happy! ":o)

  4. your dining room looks fantastic...that mantel was meant for your room! happy V day!

  5. It looks great in the dining room! Your friend was right, it's just what the room doc ordered.

    Don't catch your tush on fire.


  6. I love the fireplace mantel and it looks great in the dining room. So glad it made it home safely! Hugs, Linda

  7. OH the dining room is beautiful...and the fireplace was the perfect piece to put there!

  8. Love the fireplace there! :) Good thing you made the trip! Happy Valentine's Day!

  9. oh, i LOVE your new fireplace, vickie! your dining is so pretty, too! happy vday!

  10. Completely...yes completely stopped in my tracks. omg... I cannot tell you how taken I am by the fact that I was able to help you on this project. It looks amazing and I feel so awesome inside right now. :) Oh....and notice??? The TRIM COLOR looks super duper!!!! LMAO "Whatever her name is" was wrong. Your dining room is beautiful!!!! Happy Valentine's Day Vicki!!! SO glad we are friends.

  11. I don't think I would have guessed the fireplace. It looks like a built in. Good job, it looks great there!!!

  12. Vickie,
    Girl, you did good, it's fabulus! Glad you got it home in one piece! It looks great in the dinning room, it belongs there! BYW, your dinning room is lovely!
    Happy Valentines Day

  13. I hope you get your mints!
    The fireplace is beautiful! It looks like it belongs there, too.

  14. Hi Vickie! LOVE your new fireplace! (I hate those purchase agreements--I learned awhile ago to change out the vintage light fixtures before showing!)Love your seet Valentines too!

  15. Great find Vickie. I love a fireplace too. It's another place to decorate.


  16. Oh I adore the heart and the fireplace is a treasure. Lets face it you can't have enough fireplaces. HMMMMM! Unless of course you live here in Sunny very HOT HOT HOT Queensland Australia. LOL. Cheers SpecialK XoXo
    Whoops! Happy Valentines!!!!

  17. Pretty fireplace and great collection. Love your other vintage stuff.

  18. Your fireplace mantel looks so good in your dining room! I thought that might be what you were having difficulty fitting into your vehicle.
    Mary Alice

  19. OH, that's gorgeous. I'm happy you were able to get it home.

  20. Cute! love your site!! So glad you found me, so I could find you! I feel like a 'southerner' way down here in NW Wisconsin across the river from Mpls/St. Paul compared to the iron range girl you are! thanks for following me, I'm following you now too! Little Bit from DecorateWithaLittleBit.

  21. Love the red heart. I've done lots of hearts for this Valentine's Day and had lots of fun doing them. Best wishes.. Linda

  22. LOVE that mantle.What a find.And it looks great there too.LOVE that chandy.


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