18th Century fireplace 3 The term "housewarming" is descended literally from the act of warming a new house, in the days before central heating.

Each guest would bring firewood, and build fires in all the available fireplaces, offering firewood as a gift.

Aside from warming the house, this was also believed to repel evil spirits by creating a protective atmosphere of warmth.

18th Century fireplaceUninhabited houses were considered targets for vagrant spirits, and therefore used to require a certain level of cleansing before a house was safe to be occupied by young children

Source: www.houselogic.com & Wikipedia

John Hensrud, Realtor 

HomesMSP Team with RE/MAX Results–SharleneJohnAngela

RELATED POSTS

About Sharlene Hensrud

I love what I do! Highly insightful, analytical and creative, there is nothing I love more than helping you find the right solution for your real estate transition. My mission is to serve my clients with honesty and integrity, exceeding their expectations in service and support… and to help others by donating a portion of every transaction to Habitat for Humanity.

Related Posts

This Minneapolis landmark once held the largest timepiece in world

It's hard to miss the distinctive clock tower on the historic City Hall and County Courthouse in downtown Minneapolis. When the clock was added in 1916, it was heralded as the largest public timepiece in the world (yes, bigger than London's Big Ben)! Groundbreaking for the building itself took place in 1889 and construction didn't.

Read More

Pike Island… a hidden hiking gem at the confluence of the Mississppi and Minnesota Rivers

With fall color season on the way, I couldn't help but think about all the wonderful opportunities we have to take a walk and enjoy the crisp, fall air under trees ablaze with color without even leaving the city. A hidden gem popular with runners and hikers is Pike Island, located at the confluence of the Mississippi and.

Read More

LRT to Saints Ball Park… meandering with John

So, we win tickets to the Saint Paul Saint’s game! It’s all the way across the metro! Never fear, LRT is here!

Read More