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Monday, March 2, 2009

A Fireplace , A Friend , And My Dog

Outdoor Fireplaces-

Is An Outdoor Fireplace A Poor Man's Pool ?? ( NYT Pic)
I have a chandelier hanging from a tree over a seating area in my garden/courtyard, I also have a fireplace outside.

When it is dark and cool at night ,
I light a lot of tea lights and I place them all over the garden.

Then I get the fireplace going, I curl up with something warm to sip on
and listen to music while starring up into the sky.
Imagine...this sky is a clear midnight blue,

and is lit with thousands of tiny shiny stars.
I am not feeling very much like 'a poor man' in a moment like that !

I think these difficult times in our economy will bring a lot of what is supposed to be important, to the forefront in our relationships , and in society.

I am hoping that what is of real value ( and I mean that in the truest sense of the word )
will begin to fuse with our consciousness and our unconscious selves.

I am not judging, this is my observation.
I personally have started on my own journey of adjustments , both financial and emotional .

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How many designer bags, shoes, cars, and other things to we really need to live & be happy ?

Good health, Friends , love , pot luck dinners, laughter , my daughter, my ex-husband and my dog, my sweet horse ( Hershey )......

oh yes, .... and all my Bloggie Blogsters.

This is what I value.

The best link I found :

Renee Finberg 'TELLS ALL' in her BLOG.....


  1. Anonymous19:28

    I would live inside the fourth picture.

  2. Renee....we want so much one of these outdoor fireplaces! I did not know south FL had them too!
    I love how you have the chandelier hanging from the very creative! What a blessing to be able to sit out and enjoy what God has provided.

    Thanks for commenting on my blog....snow is good for a couple of days!


  3. Yep.....those are the important things. Those....and an outdoor fireplace! Yum!!

  4. Anonymous10:36

    For me a fireplace beats a pool every time! Love these images. Hey girl, how are you doing? We have to rendezvous when you are free. I still want to hear about your Carlton Varney interview. Sorry I've been away so long, hope we can reconnect. I miss you!!

  5. love the message in this post - and your story about Bebe in the other post.

  6. I have a fountain on my patio! It's a big concrete box with an urn in the middle. behind it I have strings to twinkle lights. heaven - hard to drag myself in at night -!!!

    loved those pictures - especially the first one!!!


  7. Bravo. Well put. We have all been drowning in too much "stuff", methinks.

  8. oh i'd love to have an outdoor fireplace with a fancy chandelier! that first photo is wonderful :)

  9. THose outdoor fireplaces are costly... soooo I don't know very many poor men with them... LOL
    Outdoor fireplaces are nice if you don't have an are big enough for a pool.
    I would settle for a portable firepit!

  10. Anonymous20:49

    I have a tiny outdoor fireplace and I think that is a great chandelier idea. You sure have hit the proverbial nail head with your comments. I agree with you completely.

  11. I adore out door living! and the fireplace, Oh, what more do you need!




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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

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