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How to Prep Your Fireplace for the First Fire of the Season: Fireplace Tips

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At Old World Stoneworks, we’re excited about lighting that first fire of the season. But because we’re professionals, we know the importance of slowing down and make sure our fireplace is properly prepped before igniting any logs. Here is how to prep your fireplace for the first fire of the season. Continue reading

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Featured Walls: Ideas for the Wall Behind your Fireplace Mantel

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Creating a featured wall is an easy way to give a room a makeover. In a room with a focal feature, such as an ornate headboard in a bedroom or a gorgeous mantel in a living room, you can make the wall an extension of that special feature. Here are a few ideas of how to use color, contrast, and texture to showcase your mantel and take a wall in your home from ordinary to extraordinary. Continue reading

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What’s Hanging Above Your Mantel? Understanding Color Field

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In our ongoing quest to help customers find the ideal artwork to complement their mantel, this week we’ll look at color field painting. It’s a good match if you like abstract art and bright colors. 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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Valentine Fireside Romance

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Fireplaces have a reputation for putting people in the mood for love. A 2014 University of Alabama study concluded that watching a fire together lowers people’s blood pressure and makes them feel more relaxed and sociable. Matt Rossano, an evolutionary psychologist at Southeastern Louisiana University, says people are wired to get together around fires at night and converse. 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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5 New Year’s Resolutions for your Home

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Getting in shape, losing weight and getting out of debt usually tops the list of most popular New Year’s resolutions. But if your home could talk, what would it want for 2018? Here are five ideas for making your home – and its inhabitants – happier in the new year. Continue reading

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Make a Wreath to Hang Above Your Mantel

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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

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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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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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Project of the Month: Whitmoore Mantel – Dunning Project

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Nothing makes us happier than seeing the transformations that take place in our customers’ homes when they install one of our beautiful cast stone fireplace mantels. So this week, we’ll look at the before, during and after as one family installs our Whitmoore mantel. 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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Decorate Your Home for Autumn

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As September progresses, we feel that bite in the air and know that it’s almost fireplace season. Or, if you live in Texas like us, you revel in every temperature drop and start to dream of lighting the season’s first fire. 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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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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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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