When thinking of modern versions of a fireplace necessity, the log holder comes to mind. The older styles did the job of holding wood beside the hearth but not too close to the fireplace to allow for ease in keeping a fire going with more wood. Now, not only will the holder do just that, it will come in two pieces to make the job even easier to bring the wood inside.
If you're wondering what it does and how it works, let me quickly explain it all for you. Basically, a fireplace blower will take the warm air from the fireplace and it blows it across the room. It's just like a fan, but it blows the hot air instead of cooling it. This spreads the warmth around and I no longer have to sit a few feet away from the fireplace to feel its effects.