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Best Practices for Building Fires in Your Fireplace

Best Practices for Building Fires in Your Fireplace

Fires are cozy, welcoming, and remind many of us of holidays and beloved family traditions. But if built improperly, they can also be dangerous. As we head into fall, this week we’ll review best practices for building a safe and lovely fire in your wood-burning fireplace. Continue reading

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How to Prep Your Fireplace for the First Fire of the Season: Fireplace Tips

At Old World Stoneworks, we’re excited about lighting that first fire of the season. But because we’re professionals, we know the importance of slowing down and make sure our fireplace is properly prepped before igniting any logs. Here is how to prep your fireplace for the first fire of the season. Continue reading

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Easy Fall Decorating Ideas for Your Home

Chilly nights and falling leaves, deep earth tones and pumpkin everything. Here are a few Easy Fall Decorating Ideas to bring the change of season into your home décor. Continue reading

Outdoor Decor: Summertime Patio Ideas

For most of us, summertime brings nostalgic memories: time off from school, playing with friends, taking family trips, and, above all, spending lots of time outdoors. Carefree school days might feel like they’re a lifetime away. But there’s no reason adults can’t recapture summertime outdoor experiences. Continue reading

Featured Walls: Ideas for the Wall Behind your Fireplace Mantel

Creating a featured wall is an easy way to give a room a makeover. In a room with a focal feature, such as an ornate headboard in a bedroom or a gorgeous mantel in a living room, you can make the wall an extension of that special feature. Here are a few ideas of how to use color, contrast, and texture to showcase your mantel and take a wall in your home from ordinary to extraordinary. Continue reading

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COMPANY NEWS: New Metalwork Options

Last month we introduced our new accessory line, including fire tool sets, log racks, and firescreens. This month we are excited to announce that we’ve expanded our metalwork options. Now you can order certain mantel surrounds with beautiful metal add-ons. Keep reading to see pictures of some of these mantels with metal. Continue reading

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What’s Hanging Above Your Mantel? Surrealism

Surrealism is not for everybody. This art movement’s alternative – some might say warped – view of reality can be unsettling. But many art fans find surrealism intriguing and mentally stimulating. As we know, art is in the eye of the beholder. Here’s a little background on surrealism to help you decide whether it’s a good fit for your mantel. Continue reading

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Valentine Fireside Romance

Fireplaces have a reputation for putting people in the mood for love. A 2014 University of Alabama study concluded that watching a fire together lowers people’s blood pressure and makes them feel more relaxed and sociable. Matt Rossano, an evolutionary psychologist at Southeastern Louisiana University, says people are wired to get together around fires at night and converse. Continue reading

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Introducing OWS’ New Line of Accessories

A few months back, we previewed our upcoming line of accessories. Now we’re proud to announce that our specially selected fireplace accessories are now available to our customers. Accessorize your hearth with our line of beautifully crafted mantel shelves, fire screens, log racks and fire tool sets. Continue reading