When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman. ~Jean de la Bruyere
Now the hearth is cheery and bright. It glows with light reflected from the tiles; there is plenty of room to sweep under the stove, and we can catch any live coals tumbling from the open stove door without anything hot landing on the floor.
|Half old tiling--half new!
|Dear Sir using spacers to set each row of tiles.
|Les painting the stove pipe.
|Close up of our bright, cheery, newly re-tiled hearth!