We were without one for almost a year because our old one had a slight gas leak ... oopsie. The previous brass surround circa 1980 was not our style anyway.
The materials and style are so sleek and modern. We used black slate for the immediate surround and hearth. My husband built outer surround from metal and the mantle is painted wood.
It was fun to decorate a mantle again. The framed photo is of a Corgi sitting in a doorway with antlers on. Sticking with the antler theme I had to have the antler stocking holders from Target. The vintage sled was Eric's fathers when he was kid. Our festive stockings are from last year off Etsy.