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Fireside Dining To Love By

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Casual fireside dining for four   source

Casual fireside dining for four source

Whether you live in a small or very large space, the glowing flames of a fire and a table beautifully set with china, glass and food creates intimacy. It caresses you with the feeling of comfort, a time to reflect, a time for soft quiet discussions.

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So what do you need to create the lovely warmth of fireside dining? A fireplace of course. And if you don’t have a fireplace, what then? Supposing installing a fireplace with chimney is simply not doable, what then? Modern ingenuity has solved that problem. There are many designs from which to choose that don’t require any major renovations.

Fortunately, for apartments and other small space dwellers, most designs only require a little space and an electrical outlet. Styles are from modern to traditional to cottage. Colors and materials are varied along with artificial wood to glass crystals. Inserts are available for existing fireplace spaces. And prices range from a couple of hundreds of dollars to a few thousands. Electric fireplaces can also be used for heating.

Here are just a few designs to inspire you. (I am not affiliated with any of suppliers shown.)

Electric wall mounted fireplace. For details, see   Wayfair.com

Electric wall mounted fireplace. For details, see Wayfair.com

Petite electric fireplace with mantle. Details at   Wayfaire.com

Petite electric fireplace with mantle. Details at Wayfaire.com

Electric fireplace media cabinet from   Electric Fireplaces Direct

Electric fireplace media cabinet from Electric Fireplaces Direct

Electric fireplace with glass crystals media console from   Home Depot

Electric fireplace with glass crystals media console from Home Depot


Bring out your very best china and linen, flatware, wine glasses—or not. You define the occasion. Make it casual or special.

Tea time at the fireside

Cozy fireside dining from BNOP   source

Cozy fireside dining from BNOP source


Intimate Holiday Dining

Holiday fireside dining for two   source

Holiday fireside dining for two source

Romantic dining for two   source

Romantic dining for two source

Romantic fireside dining for two   image source

Romantic fireside dining for two image source

Fireside dining for two from HB   source

Fireside dining for two from HB source

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Anytime is the best time for fireside dining

Romantic fireside dining for two from BTNOP s  ource

Romantic fireside dining for two from BTNOP source


In Summary

In my mind, fireside dining to love by is experiencing love for someone else, others and yes, yourself. It’s a time for intimacy, for quiet thoughts and reflections, quiet conversations. It’s a time for creating a special space, slowly and casually enjoying a lovely meal, a snack, a dessert and a delightful glass of wine, tea or coffee.

Small spaces are particularly ideal for intimate fireside dining. It’s not impossible to experience if your small space doesn’t have a fireplace. Like a sofa or a cocktail table, you can purchase an electric fireplace and just plug it into an electric outlet. Just think, you’ll never have to clean up the ashes from the fireplace!

Are you already enjoying fireside dining?
Or are you thinking of adding an electric fireplace to your wish list?