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January is National Sunday Supper Month

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Back when the world moved at a slower pace, Sundays were a day of rest, capped off with a family meal. Since Sunday is a school/work night, this meal often served as a combination of lunch and dinner and took place in the late afternoon. It was a time when different generations of family and friends sat together, sharing food, stories, jokes, and wisdom. Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Color for Your Mantel

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Most people have probably never considered the finer differences between light, neutral colors like buff and cream. This is usually the domain of interior decorators, wedding dress designers, and stationers. But if you’re planning home improvements without the help of a designer, these can be surprisingly important color distinctions. Continue reading

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Starting 2018 Off With a New Year Sale on Mantels

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We hope you all had a memorable holiday season with loved ones surrounding you. Our favorite holiday tradition is lining up the stockings on your fireplace mantel, as it puts mantels in the spotlight – just where they belong! To help you ring in the new year, we’re offering a 10% discount on all cast stone fireplace mantels all month long in January! Continue reading

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for your Home

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Getting in shape, losing weight and getting out of debt usually tops the list of most popular New Year’s resolutions. But if your home could talk, what would it want for 2018? Here are five ideas for making your home – and its inhabitants – happier in the new year. Continue reading

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Make a Wreath to Hang Above Your Mantel

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Wreaths are a favorite symbol of the holiday season. Hang one on your door, and it provides the first welcome to your visitors. They’re fun decorations because while traditional, they can easily be personalized for your family and home. Continue reading

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Hot Holiday Gifts For The Home

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It’s that gift-giving time of year again when everybody is trying to find just the right thing for friends, family and coworkers. At Old World Stoneworks, we’re always looking for the hottest holiday gifts – that is, those that have to deal with fire. Here are a few ideas for those folks on your gift list who live by their hearths. Continue reading

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Hanukkah Fire Traditions

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Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish festival of lights, starts December 12 this year. Since Hanukkah has so many fascinating connections to fire – and at Old World Stoneworks, fire is our specialty – this week we’ll delve into this cultural and religious celebration. Continue reading

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COMPANY NEWS: Coming soon – Accessories!

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At Old World Stoneworks, we spend most of our design time obsessing over how to create the most beautiful cast stone mantels and range hoods we can bring to our clients. But we are now turning a little of our time and attention towards fabulous accessories to accompany your fireplace mantel. Starting soon, we’ll be adding five hand-picked collections, including coordinating fireplace screens, mantels, tool sets and log racks. Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Entertaining Tips

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At Old World Stoneworks, Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays. It has everything – great food, time spent with family and friends, a focus on gratitude, and the chance to light one of the year’s first fires. The challenge of a successful Thanksgiving is to balance the comfort of the guests with the stress level of hosts and hostesses. We hope these tips will make for a happier, more harmonious holiday in your household. Continue reading

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Limestone vs Cast Stone

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At Old World Stoneworks, we make our beautiful mantels and range hoods from manmade stone modeled after Indiana limestone. Also known as Bedford limestone, this type of natural stone is the highest quality quarried limestone in America. Continue reading

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Amhurst Cast Stone Fireplace Mantel Shines in Wedding Chapel

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Flower Mound is a friendly Texan town northwest of Dallas. Home to more than 165 species of wildflowers, it has the distinction of being ranked number two on financial site NerdWallet’s list of best place for young families in Texas. Flower Mound is also home to a remarkable wedding chapel; Aristide Estate featuring one of our cast stone fireplace mantels. Continue reading

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COMPANY NEWS: Gearing up for the Holidays

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Are you planning family get-togethers for Thanksgiving and Christmas? Do you want family and friends to see your house at its most beautiful while you entertain? Then now is the time to upgrade your fireplace mantel or range hood. At Old World Stoneworks, nothing makes us happier than festive occasions in our customer’s homes. And we know the top two places families like to gather: In front of the fireplace, or in the kitchen near the range hood. Give us a call today and we’ll make sure you have the home of your dreams before the relatives arrive. Continue reading

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Places Behind the Names: Palermo

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At Old World Stoneworks, we put our hearts and souls into making beautiful cast stone mantels. So we think long and hard how to name each new design. Many of our mantels are named after the world’s most interesting cities and this week we’ll learn about Palermo, Italy, the namesake of our Palermo mantel. Continue reading

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Spooky Mantel Looks for Halloween

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The Halloween season is the only time most people want spiders on their fireplace mantel – and the bigger, hairier and scarier, the better. Same with ghosts in the house. Usually, not so welcome. But at Halloween, ghost motifs reign supreme. Here are a few ideas for a spooky Halloween mantel for your personal haunted house. Continue reading

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Project of the Month: Whitmoore Mantel – Dunning Project

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Nothing makes us happier than seeing the transformations that take place in our customers’ homes when they install one of our beautiful cast stone fireplace mantels. So this week, we’ll look at the before, during and after as one family installs our Whitmoore mantel. Continue reading

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COMPANY NEWS: Cozy Up in Front of a New Mantel This Month

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Old World Stoneworks September 2017 Newsletter

Temperatures are slowly dropping, leaves are changing color, and that first whiff of autumn is in the air. Now is the perfect time to gear up for colder weather, and to upgrade your mantel before holiday mania sets in. To celebrate this change in the weather, we’re offering customers 10% off all our beautiful cast stone mantels through October 31st. If you’ve been thinking about improving the look of your hearth, or installing a new fireplace in any room in your home, give us a call today. Continue reading

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Decorate Your Home for Autumn

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As September progresses, we feel that bite in the air and know that it’s almost fireplace season. Or, if you live in Texas like us, you revel in every temperature drop and start to dream of lighting the season’s first fire. Continue reading

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5 Fireplace Seating Ideas for Your Living Room

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Now is the perfect time to look ahead towards fall and plan your most important home lounging space: fireside seating. At Old World Stoneworks, we’re connoisseurs of ways to curl up with a book, entertain, or cuddle our favorite canine close to the hearth. Your ideal fireplace seating depends on your personality and passions. Here are five ideas for the upcoming cool nights of autumn, to help you find your fireside personality: Continue reading

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Art Focus: Understanding Printmaking

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For those of us who love our fireplaces, decorating our mantels and the surrounding area is irresistible. Often this involves finding the perfect piece of art to hang above a mantel — to make a statement, to tie a room’s décor together, or just because you love it. But as we talk to customers, we’ve realized many don’t feel confident in their art knowledge. Printmaking is especially mystifying. So this week we will seek to better understand this varied art form. Continue reading

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