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.
Sure, you can buy a set of fire tools at the Home Depot, and that will be a nice gift. But if you want something really special, we recommend either an antique set or one made by a traditional artist. Here is our new Hamlet Firescreen:
Soon we will be adding 5 hand-picked collections that include coordinating fireplace screens, mantels, tool sets and log racks. Below is another sneak-peak at the new fireplace accessories, our Sienna Firescreen.
If you know somebody’s taste really well, surprise them with that perfect piece to go over the mantel. Of course, tastes in art are very individual. You might instead gift that special someone with a trip to go art shopping, letting them pick out their favorite painting or print. Don’t know much about art? Check out our posts on folk art, printmaking, mixed media and traditional artists.
Maybe your loved one already has a nice mantel. But how about an overmantel? These ornamental structures or panels date back to the Old World. In France, they were originally called trumeau, carved from stone, and served as a smoke chamber. At Old World Stoneworks, we keep up the tradition, making a variety of cast stone overmantels.
Our Overmantel 10.
People who enjoy fires are generally sensual folks who like warm skin and good smells. An aroma stone hangs by a hook from a fireplace screen. Add a few drops of essential oil to the stone, and the heat of the fire wafts it through the house. You can order one made by Goods of the Woods through Amazon. Pine, cedar or cinnamon oil works nicely with the hearth’s ambiance.
The kitchen is another hot place in the household – both in temperature and liveliness, as it’s often a house’s social center. Installing a range hood instantly improves a kitchen’s air quality and atmosphere. Range hoods remove excess heat, provide additional lighting, make the air cleaner and generally improve your property value. This gift is sure to thrill your favorite chef.
Wherever you decide to go gift shopping, leave time in your day for relaxing in front of your own fire. And let us know if we can help put a smile on the face of someone on your gift-giving list.