Thanks to Colonial Williamsburg, I was able to research 18th century fireboards (alternately also called chimneyboards) in the archives. Since our house is a historically accurate recreation of an 18th century Central Virginia plantation house, we want the fireboards to have historically appropriate scenes. How are they used? Colonial fireplaces did not have dampers to […]
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Colonial House – Part 21
Colonial House The kitchen has visible in the ceiling the exposed floor boards for the second floor, supported by exposed beams. Kitchens were typically left unfinished with whitewashed walls and ceiling. A large cooking fireplace at the far end of the kitchen provided a place to prepare meals and boil water for washing clothes. Kitchen […]
Rain today; an inside activities day
Rain today; an inside activities day. The fall colors are well beyond peak and the leaves are now falling off the hardwoods and covering the lane. I was hoping the rain would hold off until at least noon today as forecast; but, it has been misting all morning. So, the leaves will have to wait a couple […]
Cozy fires in the fireplaces.
We picked up about 3/4 of a full cord of firewood at Roxbury this afternoon so there will be cozy fires for our guest to enjoy in the Parlor and Dining Room fireplaces this winter. Our 1972 Chevy C20 pickup truck handled the load with ease, which is why we still have it. I bought […]