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You Want A Chiminea!

Updated on November 7, 2014

Absolutely brilliant!

Not sure if spring is going and summer is coming or if we are going straight for winter again. Either way, I never thought I would be so happy to set up the chiminea again. It's one of the events you remember so happily, yet, if you don't do it often, you forget how good it is. Anyway, we needed a new one. We were proactive and got off our backsides to find one. It was so easy once we were up. So easy to see the range on Amazon and pick one. Cast Iron or ceramic? It's up to you. Get what looks good to you. So just do it! Luckily the weather held and with all the garden debris and a few fallen twigs, we were soon in a very relaxed happy mood sitting round our new chiminea. It's one of these central items that will bring the whole family together. Stop the kids from playing on the computer and actually see them want to come outside with us. Something novel about sitting around a fire. It's like being back at camp ( but in a good way). Of course, safety first. These things get hot, so please please take care and warn all that are around it. I'm sure you know that anyway. Particularly good was when the sun disappeared, and it's started to get cooler, there is something mystical in the sights, sounds and smells of being around around a chiminea as the evening goes in.

As it gets cooler it's a lovely family activity to sit around the chiminea at the weekend drinking hot chocolate. As the children get older and busier, we all reslish every minute we are able to spend together.

Luckily, I am able to grow Rosemary and Bay in my garden and I often chop some sprigs of each and put them into the Chiminea. The aroma is wonderful and I find it relaxing.

I've had a great time and so glad we got one and so glad we spent the time around it. It's makes every one happy!

Keep looking until you find the one for you

And don't forget

Safety first. Do make sure you place your chiminea is on a solid not flamable surface. Make sure you have sufficient distance around your chiminea. They do give off tremendous heat. Never use flamable liquid or accellerant fuels to assist lighting your chiminea. Always let your chiminea burn out naturally. Ensure all children are always supervised.

Do you own a chiminea and make full use of it?

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      Cara 3 years ago

      @noner: I hope you manage to persuade your husband you can't live without one!

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      noner 3 years ago

      I've always wanted one, but cant convince my husband that we NEED one.

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      Cara 4 years ago

      @tonyleather: That's a pity, we love having ours around.

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      tonyleather 4 years ago

      Not sure that I find these very much use at all, to be honest!

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      Cara 5 years ago

      @pauline60: Sounds fantastic.

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      pauline60 5 years ago

      I love chimineas. I went to a Christmas garden party last year on a freezing cold night and it was wonderful sitting round a rather large chiminea eating mince pies. .I have a firepit and I love that too.

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      Cara 5 years ago

      @junkcat: I'm sure you would get lots of use out of it at this time of year.

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      junkcat 5 years ago

      We could really use one of these for our backyard. The cool evening would warm up quickly.

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      Cara 5 years ago

      @MaryMitchell: I agree, it's lovely to sit in the garden when the sun starts to go down.

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      MaryMitchell 5 years ago

      These are perfect for those cool evenings when you're sitting on the patio with friends and don't want to go inside - so much nicer than those metal patio heaters!

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      Fcuk Hub 5 years ago

      When I'll buy a garden a will have same :)

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      WinWriter 5 years ago

      We're thinking about getting one for our new house. Sitting around it drinking hot chocolate sounds good to me!

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      Laurel Johnson 5 years ago from Washington KS

      Oh I would love one!! Enjoyed the lens.

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      deckdesign 5 years ago

      I've always wanted a chiminea since visting our friends who have one in the backyard. Nice to enjoy the evening and keep the party going.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Wish I had one.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      We love these fireplaces! We have had several over the years.

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      Cara 5 years ago

      @KimGiancaterino: What a fab idea!

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      I bought a terra cotta chiminea for my cat to sleep in. It stays very cool and just looks pretty on the porch.

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      lesliesinclair 5 years ago

      Never heard of one before, but it does look like a nifty way to safely have a fire on the patio. I like the portability of it.

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