A few years ago hubby and I vacationed in N.C., S.C., and Virginia. One of the highlights of the vacation was touring Colonial Williamsburg.
I loved the quaintness of the village and both hubby and I love history.
One of my favorite things were the rustic walkways and entrances. And of course, let’s not forget their garden shop. Absolutely fabulous!
When trying to decide exactly what I wanted to do in our fire pit I happened upon this picture in yes, my favorite magazine; Country Gardens. The article was actually about how the paths were created in Williamsburg. Made from old and broken pieces of brick.
Right then and there I was back in Williamsburg and knew that this is what I wanted to do.
I had planned on doing it myself. With hubby’s help of course, but then my body had a different plan. I tore the Meniscus in my right leg and knew that I would not be able to get down on my knees to do it.
This was a blessing in disguise. I called a brick layer. Yes, a brick layer, not a landscaper. I thought he would have more of an eye for designing the brick. Turned out I was right. Sure hope I don’t fall over patting myself on the back. lol!
I showed him the picture and young 25 year old Jason was willing to give it a try. He said he had never done anything like this, but how different could it be than building a hearth?
He was a little nervous at first and asked me to hang close by in case he did something I didn’t like.
I had gathered brick and a few pieces of flagstone from 4 places. My friend Joyce, my sister Jeanne, cousin Betty, and roadside trash. He began by laying a few of each brick here and there throughout the fire pit. Close at hand ready for him to start his magic. He said it was like, “building a puzzle”.
Wait till you see his creation. It’s exactly what I had invisioned!
I love the flagstone here and there and pop of yellow. That brick came from an old fireplace.
My son that bought our Highland home called me and said, “Mom I found a brick you need to put in your fire pit. Oh yes! This brick came off of the old Jr. High and was given to us at our 20th reunion. Always true to the White and the Blue, GO VIKINGS! If I didn’t have a bad knee I would do you a cheer. Now that’s a scary thought.
For now I put in this bench that I already had for seating. The faux log seats I bought at Smiths Marketplace. What do you think, like them? They have even smaller ones. I thought of buying two for my 2 year old grandies‘
We will be trying out our new pit next Tuesday for hubby’s birthday, can’t wait!
I’d love to hear what you think about our new fire pit. Jason did a fantastic job don’t you think?
I am so excited to say that Angie from Knick of Time featured my chicken feeder on her Knick of Time Tuesday Party. Thank you Angie! Please hop over and visit her and see the other wonderful features. I am sharing my fire pit with her party this week.
I will also be sharing with: