as much as i would love to curl up in front of a crackling fire on this freezing winter's day i also have other ideas in mind for a fireplace.
if i had an unusable fireplace i might cram all my books in there for storage just like these people. maybe it was never a working fireplace and they just put up a mantle. i'd really like to do that but i don't know if i have a wall for it. perhaps in the dining room but is that weird? i've seen a lot of images of 'just mantles' and each peaks my interest just a little bit more.