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Home Improvement Projects to Use Your Tax Refund On

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Oh, the agony and ecstasy of tax time. Many Americans dread preparing their tax return, yet rejoice at the refunds. Today we’ll focus on the ecstasy part of the equation: the wonderful tax refund, and what you can do with it. Continue reading

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Places Behind the Names: Valencia

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This week, we journey to the third largest town in Spain, the birthplace of paella, which has notable examples of both old and modern architecture: Valencia. We love this vibrant, livable city so much that we named one of our mantels after it. Continue reading

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COMPANY NEWS: New Metalwork Options

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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

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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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Introducing OWS’ New Line of Accessories

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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

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Our Partnership with La Madeleine

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We are very proud of our partnership with the restaurant chain La Madeleine, which shares many of our values and aesthetics. Both of our businesses celebrate the beauty and tradition of the Old World, as is apparent from our name. 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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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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Amhurst 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 chapel; Aristide Estate. 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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Getting Ready for Your First Fire of Winter

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At Old World Stoneworks, we’re excited about lighting that first fire of winter. But because we’re professionals, we know we have to slow down and make sure our fireplace is safely prepped before igniting any logs. Here are our best tips for readying your fireplace for the season’s first fire this winter. 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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Best Practices for Building Fires in Your Fireplace

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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 having a safe and lovely fire in your wood-burning fireplace. 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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Happy Labor Day Weekend!

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Your friends at Old World Stoneworks want to cheer you up with not one, but TWO special promotions this month. Take advantage of 10% off all of our beautiful cast stone fireplace mantels AND 10% off our exquisite range hoods through September 30, 2017. Continue reading

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