I got the very early antique fireback you see behind the flames a couple of years ago at an estate sale. It is definitely one of the heaviest things I've ever purchased. I somehow got it in the house and put it in place and now I can't move it no matter how hard I try. Instead, I had the grate resized and I was very anxious to see if it improved my fire quality. It works better than I hoped. No smoking at all. Now the draft draws perfectly. I am so happy. I'm off to the annual fireman's auction and sale this morning. I really hope I don't find anything I can't live without. I have no more room!
This is the first time I've ever loaded a picture to my blog straight from Picasa. It was easy but it also made me do wrap-around text. Thanks for stopping by the cottage for a bit. Have a wonderful weekend and come back soon. ♥Rosemary