Wreaths are a favorite symbol of the holiday season. Hang one on your door, and it provides the first welcome to your visitors. They’re fun decorations because while traditional, they can easily be personalized for your family and home. Continue reading
Saint Patrick – birth name Maewyn – is Ireland’s patron saint. But his celebrations were more staid in Ireland. It wasn’t until Irish immigrants started flooding into the US that the parades and parties we now associate with Saint Patrick’s Day were born.
The March 17th holiday is now celebrated in many parts of the world. In Illinois, 40 pounds of Kelly green dye tint the Chicago River. In Monserrat, West Indies, people combine Saint Patrick’s Day with the commemoration of an attempted slave revolt, and party for an entire week. Flamenco dancers drink Guiness at Cabo Roig, the site of Spain’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day parade. From Quebec to Tokyo, Moscow to Auckland, everybody wants to be at least a little bit Irish on March 17th.
At Old World Stoneworks, we get in the spirit with special mantel décor. Here are a few ideas for a special Saint Pat’s themed mantel display. Continue reading
Now that Christmas is over it’s time to quickly decorate the mantel for the New Year. If you’re entertaining on NYE, gear the mantel toward the party goers – probably something fun and glitzy. Not hosting the party? Then decorate the mantel just for you and your family. Here are a few ideas from your friends at Old World Stoneworks.
Changing your mantel décor with the season is a fun and meaningful way to acknowledge the passing of time and the year’s special occasions. At Old World Stoneworks, fall is our favorite time to light a cozy fire and decorate the mantel. Thanksgiving is the season of harvest and family, and your mantel can easily reflect that. Use the colors and themes of the season, combined with your unique style and preferences, to create a special Thanksgiving mantel display for you and your family. Be sure to balance vertical and horizontal elements, and a pleasing array of shapes. Here are a few ideas to inspire you. Continue reading