I find nothing more beautiful than ornate cast iron... especially rusty cast iron! It's the first thing I gravitate to at a flea market. One thing that I love to do with the iron is to make prints of it on muslin and it's so easy. I just spray the iron piece with a little vinegar/water solution, lay the fabric over or under it, wrap in plastic and let nature take its course. Try it.. it's beautiful!
Use the fabric in your books, making dolls, assemblages... use the image to make stencils,incorporate into graphic arts... use your imagination. :o)
I hope you'll find something great to do with the image.. love it if you'd share later!