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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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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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January is National Sunday Supper Month

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

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

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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Hot Holiday Gifts For The Home

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

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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Thanksgiving Entertaining Tips

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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Amhurst Cast Stone Fireplace Mantel Shines in Wedding Chapel

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

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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Project of the Month: Whitmoore Mantel – Dunning Project

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