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Saint Patrick’s Day Decorating Ideas

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If you’re like us and you enjoy decorating your mantel for every occasion, chances are you’re arranging images of leprechauns, shamrocks, and pots of gold right about now. This week we’ll look at the meaning of these familiar Saint Patrick’s Day symbols. Continue reading

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COMPANY NEWS: Our New Accessories are Here!

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In the last few months, we’ve hinted at and previewed some of our new fireplace accessories. We are so excited to offer these beautiful accessories to our customers and we can’t wait to hear your feedback. Keep reading to see pictures of a few of our favorites. 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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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 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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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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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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National Dog Day – Cuddle Up with Your Furry Friend in Front of One of Our Mantels

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It’s something of a mystery how wild wolves evolved into the loyal dogs who share our homes today. As National Geographic has put it, the evolution of dog/human relations has been more about survival of the friendliest, rather than survival of the fittest. Some time long ago, a bold yet friendly wolf must have hung around a caveman long enough to start to form a bond. In the next 15,000 years, friendly wolves slowly developed into the labs and setters, the goldendoodles and chiweenies, we so love today. 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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This Old House: Episode Recap 12

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As the 37th season of the PBS show This Old House slowly comes to a close, the Arlington Estate reaches a turning point. This week, some of the finishing touches get added. Check out the progress so far and see what exciting new developments are taking shape! Continue reading

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Old World Stoneworks January Newsletter

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COMPANY NEWS: The Year of the Mantel!

We hope you’ve had a great start to the New Year. At Old World Stoneworks, we’d like to suggest that you make 2017 the Year of the Mantel! Isn’t it time you installed the beautiful new mantel you and your home deserve? If you want to join us in making 2017 a year of home upgrades and overall beautification, contact us today. We are standing by, ready to serve your needs. Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions for Hearth and Home

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Did you know the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions dates all the way back to the ancient Babylonians? According to the History Channel website, their promises centered on repaying debts and returning borrowed objects. Commendable, indeed. Continue reading

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