Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Fire Pits

I've been kicking around the idea of building a fire pit. I've had a picture of one on my vision board for a few years now, but I'm almost ready to take it from a thought, to reality.
It's almost like having a campfire in your back yard. In my mind, I can envision us having picking parties where we sit around the fire pit, swap songs and sip red wine.
I began sketching ideas for designs and pricing the stonework it won't be cheap, even if I do the work, but it will be affordable.
My carpenter is coming tomorrow to do a little finishing work on the barn that we left incomplete last year, so I'll get his thoughts on the fire pit too.
I'm excited. 

9 comments:

  1. Those are the best kind of parties... sitting, huddled, in a circle sharing stories around a fire. Toasting marshmallows. Ah! A fire pit sounds lovely.

    ~Wendy Lu

    The Red Angel Blog

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  2. Nice :) And fun to hear that you're excited!

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  3. A circular fire pit!!! why not?!?! Sounds amazing!! Take care
    x

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  4. I love fire pits, and my parents have one just like that. They did build it themselves (with help from Oldest) and it was a bit pricey, but it has given us many a good s'more.

    I would love a fire pit, but sadly a stationary stone one is out of the question. For now we must have one that moves.... so we ended up with this "redneck" one...

    http://www.survivingboys.com/2011/11/beauty-and-beast.html

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  5. Our son moved into a home that already had a fire pit. The pit is the center of outdoors activity and they love it. :) I like your idea of sitting around with a glass of wine in hand and watching the flames. :)

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  6. yeah, I definitely want a fire pit. just don't know where to put it yet.

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  7. I think it sounds like a great idea! It's something we want to do as well. Next year - when the house is paid off - we plan to transform the patio into something we'll actually use. Fire pit included. I can't think of anything more inviting to friends and good conversation.

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  8. S'mores. Yeah. S'mores.

    Love,
    Janie

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  9. Even though we are just about 3 weeks into fall we have still been able to joy the warm weather of summer, until night falls that is. As each day progresses the nights continue to get cooler.

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