An essential fireplace accessory: the hearth broom. Here are a few good choices.
Above: Fireplace Broom; hand-rolled black straw; 24 inches long; $21 from Berea College Crafts.
Above: Turkey Wing Whisk Broom; handmade in New England of corn straw; $39.95 at Hancock Shaker Village.
Above: Natural-colored Hearth Brooms, handcrafted of broomcorn and kiln dried hardwoods in Eugene, Oregon; $23 from Broomchick via Etsy.