We've lived in our current home for almost eight years, but had never used the fireplace. Recently, we decided to take the doors off and paint the inside and just use it to hold candles.
We really like the tealight holder. It has red glitter on it that sparkles and resembles embers as the tealights burn.
CSN Stores.com has lot of nice decor and holiday items for your home. I'm linking to some Amish Fireplaces from their Web site. Electric fireplaces (or candles!) are a great way to add a touch of ambience without the mess of a wood-burning fire.