The gold bits on the stove look really cheap and tacky to us..... it is really ornate and all the bits are in relief so it is a nightmare to dust!!! It is looking much better now I have cleaned off most of it. I am almost starting to like it....!! Actually I like it because it is so crazy! Everyone tells us it is worth a fortune. One man said it was almost worth more than the house....!!!
There is no electricity in that room and we have decided to keep it that way. We found this carved (you can not see it!) reindeer antler candle stick holder, and it seems to go well in this crazy room!
The fire at night looks lovely. I think it is designed for candle light as all the gold bits twinkle and it looks very cosy. I forgot how much I have missed an open fire in the house! We are going to go through a lot of wood now!!!