That is one great fireplace. I'm sure you spend some quality time in front of the fire. Noticing the flor de lis reminded me of a story: While visiting with my Louisianan cousin a few years back, we were discussing my daughter's pottery/art ability. My cousin suggested that my daughter try imprinting her pottery with different symbols - that the flor de lis would be perfect. She said this several times. Finally I stopped her and asked, "What exactly is a Florida leaf?" I had totally misunderstood her and did not know WTH she was talking about. It took her a long time to quit laughing at me.
Ha! That's a great story!