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Fanning the Flames
It must be a VERY good hologram. I stayed in a rental cottage which had a hologram fire in the wall and it was awful. Admittedly it did have a switch to make it look like you had a window onto a flower garden in the wall instead, I suppose you were supposed to use that in summer. Which didn't help make it seem any more convincing.
By: Jenny on November 30, 2016
Have you tried putting your hand in the fire to see if it burns you? I agree that has to be a heck of a hologram to be so convincing.
By: PT Dilloway on November 30, 2016
That is very cool. I always loved a real wood burning fireplace. I liked splitting and stacking wood, and starting and keeping a good fire going. We now have a wiid burning FP that has been used once (during SS Sandy) and a gas FP in the basement that has to periodically be turned off because it heats too much. I no longer miss the real wood burning FP.
By: cranky on November 30, 2016
Do you ever wish you hadn't asked?
By: The Broad on November 30, 2016
No muss no fuss, eh! Have you ever considered dabbling in holographic art?
By: Daniel LaFrance on November 30, 2016
To quote Jiminy Cricket when the Blue Fairy brought Pinocchio to life, "Man, what they can't do these days!" If i ever get to visit you, i will bring real s'mores ingredients to be prepared in the oven and enjoyed in front of the fake fireplace.
By: messymimi on November 30, 2016
Hilarious about the pictures of s'mores - but I think Mimi has a tastier idea :) I'd actually prefer a non-wood fire no matter what is behind it, because the wood smoke causes me breathing issues.
By: jenny_o on November 30, 2016
You were high tech and never knew it. Ours is a gas fireplace but we've never had a fire in it. When the people before us moved out, they took the logs with them. (To southern California!) They were a funky size and we gave up trying to replace them.
By: Alex J. Cavanaugh on November 30, 2016
I'll be damned. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on November 30, 2016
Wow...it must be mighty convincing! Ours is wood-burning and part of the pleasure is poking the logs. Good thing you didn't try that! I haven't thought about my View Master in years.
By: Kelly on November 30, 2016
That was some trick the new house played on you, ah? :-) Greetings from London.
By: A Cuban In London on November 30, 2016
We have 3 electric fireplaces. That's because Hick ran out and bought 2 of them (to join the corner designed one in the basement) after Icepocalypse '06, when the power was out for over a week. His reasoning is that we can close up a room and run that electric fireplace off the generator. They look real enough, and they do heat up a room. They're no match for the real wood-burning one I grew up with. You could sit on the tile ledge in front of it until your spine was roasting. And hope your sister the future ex-mayor's wife would not walk by and pat you on the back.
By: Val on November 30, 2016
In your eagerness for a new home and fireplace you lost concentration for just one second!
By: red Kline on November 30, 2016
I've heard of but never seen one in a residence. Maybe I should investigate if it fooled even you with your sharp eye. :)
By: scott park on November 30, 2016
I grew up in a house that was heated with wood (including the hot water). I learned to cook on a wood-burning stove. I'm not sure I could get used to a gas or electric fireplace. Luckily, I won't need to find out here in Florida.
By: Pixel Peeper on November 30, 2016
I hate when I think I purchased a quality item and find out it is different than I had thought! We have both a wood fireplace and a gas fireplace....come on over!
By: Tabor on December 1, 2016
wow. I had no idea there was such a thing. a holographic fire.
By: Ellen Abbott on December 1, 2016
I agree with The Broad. Now you will never enjoy it as much as you did not knowing. At least you have no worries about it burning your house down. Think I will check it out though. Like the idea of no chimney needed fireplace.
By: Arkansas Patti on December 1, 2016
Holy smokes- I have never heard of such a thing! We have a wood stove and I clean it out every morning before building a new fire since it has a pretty small fire box. There are cold days when I do not want to go outside to get more wood that make me dream of an instant fire ! Enjoy your virtual reality!
By: Kathe W. on December 1, 2016
By: John Gibson on December 2, 2016
Ha! I love that! I miss the mantle of the fireplace at our old apartment, but not the mess of the fire (it was a "real" fireplace!).
By: The Bug on December 2, 2016
I would be upset to know I bought a house and was duped. Holograms? Grrr. I want to see logs burning!
By: Bee Bee on December 4, 2016
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