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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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Two New Mantel Styles: Newcastle and Chelsea

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At Old World Stoneworks, we’re traditionalists who don’t take the introduction of a new style lightly. But this month, we’re excited to add two beautifully crafted new cast stone fireplace mantels to our offerings. Continue reading

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Places behind the names: Mandalay

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We love to name our beautiful cast stone mantels after the world’s great cities. This week we’ll explore Mandalay, Burma, for which our Mandalay mantel is named. This busy Asian city has played an important part in Burma’s history since its founding as a royal capital in 1857. With a current population of 1.2 million people, it’s now Burma’s second largest city and a center for business, education and health. Continue reading

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

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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

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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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Old World Stoneworks Introduces New Color Option

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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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Places behind the Names: Capri

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At Old World Stoneworks, we like to capture the mood of each of our beautiful cast stone fireplace mantels when we name them. This week we’ll look at the Italian island that lends its name to a mantel with fresh, clean and simple lines: The Capri. Continue reading

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The Meaning of Memorial Day and Holiday Mantel Decor

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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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Featured Project in Southern Living: Conrad Mantel Surround

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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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Places behind the names: Majorca

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What kind of images does Spain conjure up in your head? Warmth, a relaxed pace, late-night feasts? And what about an island off Spain? We picture even more relaxation and luxury, lots of sun and beaches. Continue reading

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Project of the Month: Green Bedroom Makeover

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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

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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

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Art Focus: What’s hanging above your Mantel? Understanding Mixed Media

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Once you have the perfect mantel, you need art that compliments your furnishings. Some of our customers love to pick out art for their homes. Others aren’t quite so comfortable, and have a few questions about what to look for. So this week, we’ll continue our educational series of understanding different types of art with a look at mixed media. Continue reading

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Old World Stoneworks February Newsletter

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COMPANY NEWS: Still seeking before and after photos

Have you installed one of our mantels or range hoods in your home? Or are you about to embark on an installation adventure? From time to time, we like to reissue our invitation to guest star on our blog. We’d love to feature your renovation project in 2017. The year has gotten off to a quick start – it’s hard to believe we’re at the end of February already – but there are still ten months to go. That means lots of chances to share your happy hearth story with the OWS community. Continue reading

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This Old House – Fireplace Episode Recap

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“What is this beauty right here?” Those are the words we’ve been waiting to hear all season, spoken by This Old House host Kevin O’Connor as he admires our Normandy mantel surround. If you’re as proud of what you make as we are, then you’ll understand our elevated heart rate and the shiver down our spine. Continue reading

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Featured Project of the Month

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As our readers know, at Old World Stoneworks we love nothing more than a cozy fire in a beautiful hearth. But we are well aware of the danger and unpredictability of fire. And we are always sad to hear about the losses people sustain in house fires. Continue reading

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Art Focus: What’s hanging above your mantel: Contemporary Artists

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At Old World Stoneworks, we love to support artists from all over the country. And we hope you do, too. Our clients live all over the world. And so do contemporary artists whose works are worthy of hanging over your mantel.

This week, we’re going to celebrate contemporary artists – a few from Texas, and some from other states. And we’ll recommend how to find and support artists in your area. Whether you’re hanging an original work of art or a quality print, your art choices personalize your home and help support the arts. What could be better? Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings from Old World Stoneworks

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Thank you from the team

2016 has been a fantastic year for Old World Stoneworks. We’ve had the opportunity to install some of our favorite projects, as well as continue to spread the message of our fine craftsmanship through our new website and even on television. For that and our continued success, Old World Stoneworks wants to extend a special thanks to all our customers (past, present and future) and wish you all a happy holidays and a fantastic new year. Continue reading

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