Senor and Linda Lou have been in Pueblo Alamos, Sonora, Mexico for 10 years.
Every day brings a new discovery.
They are still working on the casa............Senor says, it won't be long.........but Linda Lou says, it won't be long until what..............stay tuned to find out what's next.

Thursday, November 14, 2013


 Buen dia! Thought you might like to see these bricks we have laying around. These have been fired using a special technique and have beautiful colors in them, yellows, reds, browns and black with an overall yellow base color. Very, very nice.
 Senor is using them around the fireplace hearth in the game room for his fireplace.
 He will also be using them in the main bathroom and in the kitchen.
 Meanwhile, it is raining and through the rain you can see Humberto is bricking up the main Sala fireplace. It will be plastered over eventually, but I think the brick looks really good. This is the standard ladrillo, or fired brick, most commonly used around here.
 You can see the mantel has been put in. Senor spent a few long days awling the pine and piecing it together with iron slats that a local iron worker made for him.
 And here, at the other end of the house, Senor is back to work on the fireplace after two quick runs to the hardware store.
What am I doing, you want to know, while they are busy with bricks. I plan to take a quick nap, even though it is only 8:30am............................


Brenda Maas said...

I LOVE the colours in those bricks, beautiful. They kind of make me think of your jewelry.

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Thanks, Brenda, they are really pretty bricks from Hermosillo. LL

kattz*cottage said...

Love all that brick work! And the bricks are SO pretty! Lots of busy work going on there :-)

Anonymous said...

It appears the next fireplace will be a beehive fireplace. Please post pictures as it progresses.

Thank You,

Robert Gill
Phoenix, AZ

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Hey, girl, they are gorgeous, aren't they? They will go in kitchen and bathroom, too, but in small amounts, though after I saw them I thought maybe we should brick the whole house...bajajajaja

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Hola Mr. Gill,
I think yes, but not positively as Senor comes up with these unusual designs. It will however be a Rumsford (or however that is spelled). He has that design down pretty good now and it seems to be doing the job in the 3 current Fp's. LL

Jacqui B said...

Hi LL, they will look so pretty when the fire is lit. Your rooms will be so cosy on a cold winter night.