Mix with the one we both like - i.e. have the bottom of the mantel piece as exposed brickwork.
Pot belly stove. These are so cute! I want one in our room.
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Our new log burner
Shelving around burner - by using a twin wall (2 sleeves of metal with insulation between) you can but shelves pretty close to the chimney
A potbelly stove is a cast-iron wood-burning stove, round with a bulge in the middle. Description from stovpipe.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
Featured in Architectural Digest, this potbelly stove and built-in bed at a cabin hideaway in Montana seems like the perfect respite from the busy modern world.
freestanding woodstove surrounds - Google Search
love this idea, Christmas lights in the fireplace! Perfect for my gas fireplace that I never turn on.