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How to Add Greater Realism to Your Electric Fireplace!

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There is nothing like coming in from the cold and warming up in a nice, cozy home. We’ve all done things to make home cozy and warm. We’ve added blanket throws and pillows. We’ve bought cocoa and added the marshmallows. We’ve even provided a fireplace. Yet, what can we do to make that electric, light show fireplace become more real? Here’s how!

In pictures, the flame of an electric fireplace can draw our attention and money. Some of us, “that own one, still like it. Others are disappointed. “It just isn’t real enough.” Well, here are some tips to make realism come to life.

Treat your electric fireplace as you would a real fireplace.

With a real fireplace, decorating around it makes it a centerpiece or focal point. Although, a fireplace is generally a focal point of its own. Not leaving it too bland and blank, as a surround, brings out beauty and enjoyment to any fireplace. Even when it sits unused. It stands a well decorated focal point that brings enjoyment to the eye.

Increase the ambiance effect.

Ambiance is the total reason why people buy electric fireplaces. For some, the results of an electric fireplace can be dissatisfying. Usually, due to the lack of realism in the flame effect, itself. Don’t despair! Candles, faux or real add a fantastic realism to any electric fireplace.

Using faux flame fire effect candles are next to impossible from telling the difference between real and not real. That same effect latches on to the the faux fireplaces effect by causing a blending of all of the flame effects into one big, beautiful fiery effect. A bonus, is when your electric fireplace is particularly small, the addition of candles broadens the flame. It gives the effect of a larger flame than what is actually there.

Use all of your senses.

There is more to a fireplace than meets the eye. Your nose and ears play a very important role in the total ambiance effect. Burning incense conveys the effect of burning wood. It also, leaves behind that smokey smolder, of lingering in the air, a wood fires smell.

Sound effect boxes made for adding greater ambiance to an electric fireplace sell for very little. You can find them online easily. Just search for fireplace sound effect boxes and they should pop right up. They make the relaxing crackling sound that mesmerizes our ears.

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Don’t forget your taste buds! Enjoy your favorite drink or treat directly by the fire. The sight, sound and smell of that great fireplace experience is waiting for you. Your taste buds will enjoy the same!

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Top Hat Tips Brings to You…

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A Very Micro Christmas!”

T’was weeks before Christmas and all through the apartment. Not a Christmas was stirring, not even on my parchment. There was no room. No room for a tree. Only because my home was too tiny. There was furniture and things that could not be removed. The corners were all filled and I was behooved! I shut my eyes in sad dismay. Then chirping noise seemed to gather my way.

I looked out my window to see the sound and found tiny redbirds fluttering around. I was amazed to see so many. Usually one or two, but not that many!

I reached for my phone to snap a shot. Then one of them said, “Hey, guess what we’ve got?” I looked all around, ’cause I was in shock. “We’ve got good tips for you; You’ll like them a lot.”

My eyes grew big as I spoke my wonder. “Was that you little redbird? I truly ponder.” All the redbirds fluttered with wings a span. “Yes! We have spoken; We are your biggest fans!” Then with a hop and a sweet chirping sound. The leader ( I guess he was) waived his wing around. “You have a catalog called “limited Commodities” that just came in; don’t throw it away! Upon this, you must depend!” I said, “I cannot afford such things of delight.” Another bird answered, “You can on this night; look inside you’ll see, you’ll see; the one thing affordable will make you so happy!”

My package arrived very fast and swift. There was a larger box with a smaller one inside of it. Pictures I took for you to see. The box sent to me from “Limited Commodities!” There are a few more places on-line that sell these trees, too. I just wanted to relay were I bought this to you. Here are the pictures of the tree and inner box.

The tree hangs from the hook and requires three AA batteries for its lights. The hook and the star are one piece. The back of the star has a nail eyelet. It is exactly like hanging a picture.

Once the tree is unrolled, it can re-roll for storage. It refits back into its box that is only about two feet long and twelve inches wide.

The branches can bend. Out stretching them, like most false Christmas trees makes the tree look fuller.

Back again, the birds flew in; bringing to me another suggestion. “Go, again to the store you love; the Dollar Tree has gifts from above.”

Off to the Dollar Tree I went. My heart full of excitement. I didn’t expect to find much there, but what I found made me stair. I reflected back to the tree I bought. My mind finally caught– the tree had little redbirds on it. The Dollar Tree had them, too! Little redbirds to place here and there. How amazing! I do swear! This was most definitely a blessing from above. Little redbirds I do love.

Rushing straight home, I hoped to find the little redbirds still chirping their chime. I opened the door in haste to see. They were all there waiting for me.

I told the little redbirds my design. Hearing every word, the leader gave a sign. Up in the air flew up my bags, little redbird beaks removing the tags. Carefully they began to hang, every ribbon and bell. I photographed it all. So, to you I could tell.

First, there was the wrapping paper. Then the tree. The wrapping paper in the back; as you can see. Followed by the ribbon on all four sides. No blank spaces here. They cannot hide.

The two antique style signs to hang left and right. Don’t forget the presents. They’ll suit just right. They are card boxes all ready to see. They’ll cling perfectly beside the tree.

The star on top was a perfect match. A better star, I couldn’t attach!

I put the tins on the counter above, an arrangement of holly, some candles and a garland of love. Faux little redbirds positioned with care. To remind me of the real ones there.

A long story short. So, you can view. “A Very Micro Christmas” is what you can do. A flat wall tree and merely pennies, brings you elegance and Christmas glories!

So here is the view, come one, come all. My tale is the truth it is never tall! See what the little redbirds and I have done. In a tiny apartment, room for just one. Just down below, the pictures will show, a miracle had happened! I need you to know!

Merry Christmas to all with Blessings, plenty! A wonderful Christmas and barely a penny!

Enjoy the slideshow!

Season’s Greetings!

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