We have a fireplace in our house which the previous owners ripped everything out of when they left (out of spite according to them, they didn't want us to have their cheap tiles, bizarrely).
The house is very warm with just central heating, and we do not want a fire or a stove. But we do want to keep the mantelpiece for our clock and very few ornaments!
So we are not sure what to do with the fireplace. We are discussing lining oit with tiles and leaving it stove ready, but just having some giant and ridiculous ornament in it, but not sure how absurd it would look!
I saw a good picture once of one which was boarded up and had a book rest on it, so you could display a big atlas or picture book. I wonder if in reality, that would be too low down to really turn the pages and look through it.