With 5 fireplaces I could do lots of these! A Snowy White Christmas Scene::All for the Fireplace. This would be wonderful for warmer climes ~ to create the illusion of snow on the ground and frost in the air.
A sunken design and rustic flagstone walls ensure that gravel doesnt spill into the adjoining gardens and lawn. The smallish gravel mimics the various colors seen in the stacked stones and the fireplace to generate a pleasingly cohesive composition.