@Charred - I once played with ornamental dingbats, not for decoration, but because I thought I could use them as a kind of “secret code” to write some stuff in.
I had the idea of writing out my thoughts completely in the dingbat font. However, when I tried to convert back to regular fonts, it was a hit and miss proposition.
Some of the characters converted back OK, but there were also a lot of special characters that appeared here and there in the text, making my notes somewhat incomprehensible. Of course I realize that’s not the way they are supposed to be used, but it's just something I noticed.