Once they reflect the light from the candles, it has the same effect as having made a fire. You can use German nutcrackers of different sizes and arrange them in an descending-ascending manner. This is rather creative way to arrange them. One can also be hang as a centerpiece surrounded by glittery balls on the wall right next to the fireplace.
When you think of the modern cuckoo clock you may think of the gawdy clocks that you have seen on television or the extreme clock that some nutty relative had in their house. The poor cuckoo clock has gotten a bad reputation for being outlandish, garish, and distracting.
There are unique cuckoo clocks that go with modern décor available. Some of the designs of the cuckoo clocks actually enhance the modern décor and add a unique personal touch to your furnishings.