fireplaces & wood stoves

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Stoves and Mantelpieces

CREATED BY Severinka_ 

Created for: The Sims 4

A set of 4 wood stoves and 4 fireplace shelves.
You can make different options in the interior, as well as use stoves separately. All stoves are functional fireplaces.

The set includes 8 objects:
- the wood stove is narrow
- the wood stove is wide
- open stove with stones on high legs
- open stove with stones on low legs
- mantelpiece for short walls
- mantelpiece for medium walls
- mantelpiece from rough stone
- mantelpiece in a classic style

anonymous asked:

OK dumb question: What do you do with food offerings? Can you eat them after a certain time? Throw them away? Is there a standard protocol?

Howdy! Not a dumb question!  This is an answer that varies from tradition to tradition, so always glad to help.  In Gaelic Polytheism, the belief is that once something is offered to na Dé, a spirit, etc., the essence of it is then consumed, makin it dangerous then eat.  Tradition says that offerings should therefore be drowned, buried, or burned.  

To drown something, it can be placed in the nearest body of water, moving or still.  I’ve thought about using open water drainage gutters since I live in a city, but I’m not totally sure how I feel about that.  There’s not always water in em and they’re kinda associated with filth, so, yeah.  

To bury somethin, you can obviously dig a hole or, if its non-alcoholic liquid*, you can just pour it on the ground.  Another idea here is making a compost pile or something similar that can then be used in the garden.  If that’s not an option, some people just throw offerings away.  That’s not my cup of tea, but to each their own.  

Burning can be done in a bonfire, fireplace, wood-burning stove, or fire-safe container.  Obviously, be careful and use common sense, but it’s pretty common.  

*I say non-alcoholic because a large number of Native American Nations view alcohol as poison and, because we’re part of a colonial past, that’s something to be taken seriously.  If you’re Native or not in the US, this can vary, but as a US Southerner, that’s my take on it. 

Hope this helps!