We have an "Ivy Perfect" Cookstove in our den. It's wonderful for making pots of chili and soup on a winter day. The heat from the fire box takes the chill of of the room. A large water kettle adds humidity to the dry air. Fantastic biscuits and pizzas are baked in the wood stove.
We love this idea! You can recreate it in your own home by taking a vintage birdcage and clock face and suspending from the ceiling. Much more striking than your average wall clock. Just don't strain your neck!
Have a window that lets in too much light/heat? Display a collection of coloured glass on shelves added into the window opening. You still get light, but filtered, and the added bonus of a nice way to display your favourite bottle collection. --Gypsies Rose