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July 23rd is National Parents’ Day – Show Mom & Dad You Care

Did you know that the third Sunday in July is National Parents Day? In 1994, President Bill Clinton signed a resolution dedicating this day to “recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children.” Continue reading

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Summer travel: historic homes you can visit this summer to inspire you in fixing up your older house

This time of year turns our thoughts to travel. And when we travel, one of our favorite things to do is tour historic homes. A home tour never fails to inspire us with new décor ideas. If your tastes run toward the historic, here are five old homes guaranteed to make you want to work on yours. Continue reading

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COMPANY NEWS: Continuing Our Special on Overmantels

Our customers love our beautiful cast stone overmantels so much that we’re extending our special for another month. Add this eye-catching feature to your living room or bedroom hearth before the end of July and you’ll save 10%. You can pair our overmantels with any of our cast stone fireplace mantels. We’re happy to modify them for the width and height your home needs. And remember, we now offer three colors: cream, buff, and our newest addition, white. Continue reading

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7 Ideas for a Fun and Easy 4th of July Party

Like all holidays, Fourth of July starts in the kitchen. What’s a party without good food? Here are tips for prepping for a smooth and easy party. At Old World Stoneworks, we wish you a happy 4th of July, from our family to yours. Continue reading

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June 21 is Summer solstice and International Yoga Day –celebrate by your outdoor fire pit

As summer begins, unless you live in a very cool climate, you’ll probably not be lighting indoor fires for a few months. Instead, summer is the time for outdoor fires at the beach, campfires, and time spent by your backyard fire pit. A backyard fire cooks your dinner and warms you up as darkness falls. It’s the perfect backdrop for playing acoustic guitar or telling ghost stories. And it’s a good place to get into the spirit of International Yoga Day with a pleasant outdoor evening practice beside your fire pit. Continue reading

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Old World Stoneworks Introduces New Color Option

If you’re scrolling through our product offerings, pondering your dream mantel, you’ll notice something new: an additional color choice. At Old World Stoneworks, we value the classic and traditional as it relates to making your home transcend the ordinary. In service of that mission, we have decided to add a new, dazzling white color option for our products. Continue reading

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COMPANY NEWS: Special on Overmantels

Once upon a time, an overmantel served as a smoke chamber to direct smoke out of your house. Nowadays, that’s not necessary. But an overmantel is still an eye-catching aesthetic choice that gives any room a powerful focal point. You can pair our overmantels with any of our mantels and be confident you’ve made a great choice. We’re happy to modify them for the width and height you need. Continue reading

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The Meaning of Memorial Day and Holiday Mantel Decor

Memorial Day Poppies

For many Americans, the first Memorial Day symbols that come to mind are flags and gravestones. This week we’re going to celebrate the red poppy as a symbol for remembering veterans – and also a beautiful and meaningful bouquet for your mantel. Continue reading

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Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Traditionally, home kitchens have been the domain of women. At Old World Stoneworks, we know it’s 2017 and believe people of any gender have equal rights to enjoy cooking and spending time in the kitchen. But many mothers we know are still in charge of meal prep, and, indeed, relish this role. So if your mother loves to cook, these kitchen-themed gifts could be just the thing to light up her Mother’s Day. Continue reading

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Featured Project in Southern Living: Conrad Mantel Surround

At Old World Stoneworks, we’re secure in the knowledge that we make beautiful mantels and range hoods. But we always appreciate a shout out from customers, interior designers and the media. So we were thrilled to find our Conrad mantel surround featured in a Southern Living home style review this month. Continue reading

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COMPANY NEWS: Special On Range Hoods

Old World Stoneworks April Newsletter

Have you been spring cleaning? Does that inspire you to improve your home? If you don’t have a range hood, now could be the time to buy one. We’re offering 10 percent off all our gorgeous cast stone range hoods through the end of May. Continue reading

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Maintenance and Cleaning of your Cast Stone Fireplace and Range Hood

Our customers love the look of their beautiful new mantels and range hoods. What they love nearly as much is the easy upkeep they provide.

After a few years of living with your cast stone mantel, the grit and grime buildup of daily living is inevitable. You may notice that soot and smoke have accumulated in the crevices of your mantel and you’re looking to make a change. Fortunately, cleaning our products is a quick and simple process. Continue reading

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Good Friday and Easter History and Mantel Décor

At Old World Stoneworks, we love to celebrate Easter, and we know that our customers do, too. For Christians, it’s one of the most important days of the year. But no matter your religion, it’s a day that tells us spring is here, flowers are blooming (or will be soon, depending where you live) and it’s time for a new start. What could be a better reason than that to decorate the mantel? But first, a little context on the history of the Easter season. Continue reading

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Project of the Month: Green Bedroom Makeover

At Old World Stoneworks, nothing delights us more than seeing customers transform their spaces by installing our beautiful cast stone mantels and range hoods. And we are so honored when they choose to share their before and after photos with us, and allow us to share them with you. Continue reading

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How to Pick the Right Mantel for a Room

One of the hardest part of remodeling is deciding between a wealth of beautiful choices. At Old World Stoneworks, we’re guilty of presenting our customers with that problem. So today we’ll take a look at how to determine which mantel will work best in which room. Continue reading