Robert Christy, comp. Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages. 1887.
A smoking chimney in a great house is a good sign.
A smoky chimney and a scolding wife are two bad companions.
A sooty chimney costs many a beefsteak.
There is not always good cheer where the chimney smokes.
Where the chimney smokes the meal is being cooked.Hans Andersen.