The weather is warm so we won't be using our fireplace for several months.
I dressed up this area with twigs, battery operated twig lights and greenery around the large candle trio.
lanterns and a rustic homemade wooden box filled with pine cones
battery operated twig lights look like twinkling stars on a clear summer night
an over sized vintage window covers the "black hole"
a trio of three wick candles gives the essence of a real fire burning - without the heat
summer ambiance indoors when it is too hot outside - created with natural and artificial elements - air conditioning is a wonderful thing, especially when I can sit by this pretty view and read a book and stay nice and cool - cozy -even!
(sounds like a nice life - I am actually too busy for that - just sounds good)