Who in their right mind thinks of fireplaces this time of year?!  Ha ha me of course, I always love a good mantel even in May!  There are always great alternatives to a fire in the fireplace in summer (obviously, while posting beautiful fireplaces is one thing, actually having a fire is quite another I think!).  You can fill a summer fireplace with books, greenery, flowers, or if they’re as beautiful as these, just leave it empty! Winter is actually one of my favorite seasons, and while I love summer, it always warms my heart to know that cozy nights await!

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