Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Little Fire to Melt the Snow


Thanks to a tip from Norma of Make Mine Mini, I received a couple of flickering fireplace LED light sets in the mail today! I couldn't wait to set them up. They are much better than common variety dollhouse flashing bulbs. They are a bit bright though so I need to put something over them to dull them a bit.  Anyone have experience with this?


I have them wired to a battery via this little switch. I'm going to try and hide it all under the bay window - maybe some stragegically placed shrubs will do the job.


And viola! We have cozy warmth again.


Here's a little sneak peek of the bedroom furniture in progress. Due to a cancelled appointment, I was able to make a quick trip to Micheal's for some beady things...and some paint...and some brushes...and some glaze...and,and,and...

15 comments:

Eva said...

The fire places look so so cosy. I love them!

Merry Jingle said...

The fires look really nice, I have to check those light out also :)

And don't I LOVE your house, it looks so nice :)

Ira

miniacollection said...

I love your fire and the mantelpiece, it looks so real.
Geneviève

Flora said...

Hi Cynthia. The fireplace I liked before, but now is truly amazing...
Your home oozes charm!
A hug
Flora

Norma said...

Yay, great to see all my 'trawling' of the net finally of advantage to someone ;) I agree that the light seems a bit bright - how about email a pic to the sellers and asking their advice? Otherwise I'm wondering about a few layers of very dark red cellophane in front of the light. As I understand it these lights don't generate heat (perhaps a disadvantage given the weather you're having at the moment!) so I think it would be safe. You might want to do a test run first tho!

Catherine said...

I have a thought... Have you ever seen a small light bulb dipped in clear Silicone? I have seen it I just don't remember why or how it was used. Silicone has a Temp Range -75 to 400 F so it would be safe.
Those bulbs are so tiny you could probably just take the cap off a tube and dip the blub in the neck.

Sabiha Barkey said...

I do hope it will melt the snow quickly! It looks very cosy indeed!
I can't wait to see the bedroom?

sabihax

synnøve said...

It looks fantastic and cosy...I love the light in this picture!!!! :)
Synnøve

The Dangerous Mezzo said...

Oh, I love those lights! (Note to self: talk to Norma re: web trawling :)

I love the drawer knob -- it's such a gorgeous detail and a very clever use of materials.

And I had to laugh at your description of a trip to Michaels -- I went in there two days ago for just ONE hank of embroidery floss, and came out with more glue, liquid gold leaf, polymer clay, a paper punch ... :)

Oh well, at least it's a fairly benign addiction, eh?

ESTEFANIA said...

That preciousness of fire! what most strikes me is how beautiful is your house, windows, forms, delicious! And the decorative pieces are spectacular. A kiss.

Ascension said...

La chimenea, te ha quedado de lo mas real, con las luces y el mueble me encanta
besitos ascension

Carol said...

I've also purchased an LED flicker unit for the fireplace in my 1/2 scale art deco room. I haven't gotten so far as to actually put it in, but I read somewhere that Rik Pierce puts his lights inside of red straws and covers the straw with a glop of silicone that he makes into the shape of flames by pulling on it as it dries. Then he adds balast (found in model railroad supply stores) for coals and ashes. If you're interested, I could search for the article.

Ana said...

Cynthia may be you have found it to bright but in the photo it looks great, I love the atmosphere.
Ana

Cynthia's Minilife said...

Thank you all for your comments and suggestions regarding the fire. I'm going to check into them all right away!
Cynthia

Catherine said...

Cynthia,

I just found this by Karin Corbin

http://smallstuffarchive.com/tips/article.php?story=20051226021225203&mode=print