the hearthstone was of slate
‘In the olden days, if somebody was carving a gravestone and messed it up, they turned it over and used it as a hearthstone ,’ Steve explained.
The hearthstone protects the floor in front of the fire.
It was used by my grandmother and her mother before her as a means of chalking decorative patterns and designs upon the slate hearthstone and doorstep.
I dashed a bit on a hearthstone and touched a glowing splint to it: an almost invisible blue flame sprang up.
However, as the size of this cutout is different in each drawing, it is plain that Adam himself was unsure about the final size of the hearthstone , and it is quite likely that the completed hearth did not require the carpet to be cut.
The ‘Galchwen’ would be then used to chalk patterns on the hearthstone while the hearthstone was still wet.
John also regaled them with the story of the actual gravestone going missing for years and turning up as a hearthstone in a local dwelling house prior to President Nixon's visit to Timahoe in the early 1970s.
The Stone is our hearthstone - the coven has one, and many if not all of us have personal ones on our own altars too.
This amalgam of cookery, theatre and mugging arose from a simple discovery by some unusually stupid Swiss peasant who left a large cheese on a hot hearthstone .