On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress ratified the wording of the Declaration of Independence. But it took almost a century for the accompanying celebrations to catch on. It wasn’t until 1870 that Congress included the Fourth of July in a list of proposed national holidays. Christmas was on the same list! Continue reading
At Old World Stoneworks, we want to salute the mothers of the world this month.
Since we like to celebrate every holiday by redecorating our mantel, this month our thoughts are with Mom.
There are as many kinds of mothers in the world as there are people. When you’re planning for a Mother’s Day mantel, it’s important to look at individual tastes. Unless you’re hosting a Mother’s Day party for lots of mothers, chances are you’re focusing on one mother in particular. So you want to make sure the décor is to her liking.
If you’re decorating a mantel for your mother, think about things your mom likes. If you are the mother, and you’re decorating the family mantel, well, this is a good month to think about what you like and decorate accordingly. Hey, it’s your month. Continue reading
Presidents’ Day turns our thoughts towards patriotism – and where it intersects with fireplaces, of course.
This annual holiday is celebrated on the third Monday in February and originally began in 1885 to honor George Washington (his birthday was February 22), but now commemorates all American presidents. Continue reading
There’s nothing more romantic than spending time in front of a crackling fire with that special someone. Avoiding the February winds together and snuggling for warmth is one of the best ways to spend the most romantic day of the year: Valentine’s Day.
But if you’re going to eschew those long wait times for fancy restaurant reservations and instead curl up in front of the fireplace with your loved one, make sure your mantel fits the occasion.
Here are five ideas for special Valentine’s Day mantel decorations. Continue reading