I think we have lit our fire every night over the past few weeks. We are actually a little bit obsessed with lighting the fireplaces at our house. Even on nights when it hasn't been very cold, we have lit the fire. Brad chops the wood and Harry collects the smaller bits and Max and I watch. It is a big family event every single night!!
We just received some beautiful paper mache pots into the shop last week as pictured below and I think I might need to take one or two home as they would be perfect to hold the pine cones and sticks. And then when Winter is over, I think they would look wonderful with our Christmas tree placed in one...I love things which have varied uses!!!