Giveaway! Hand-Forged Iron Chandelier

May 14, 2013 | By | Comments (105)

Photo Courtesy: Stone County Ironworks

Deep in the heart of Arkansas’ Ozark Mountains, Stone County Ironworks crafts iron furniture and lighting using old-world blacksmith methods. Company president Corky Baker leads a team of 30 artisans (including 3 of Corky’s own 6 children ) who make each piece using century-old, true smithy equipment. Although, Stone County works diligently to preserve the heritage of blacksmithing, their designs are forward thinking ranging from modern to fanciful to rustic.

In this month’s “Dear Mrs. Howard,” Phoebe chose the handsome 4 Arm Basketweave Chandelier (pictured at left) to decorate a cozy dining porch. At once attracted to the simplicity of the piece, we delved further to discover its unparalleled craftsmanship. Once we saw a video from Stone County that showcased the skill of their artisans forging and finishing the light fixture, we were in awe of the process.

So amazed by Stone County, we are giving away their chandelier! To win the chandelier in a finish of your own choosing, please tell us in the comments section below which of the 22 Bright Ideas for Outdoor Dining is your absolute favorite and why. The contest begins now and ends May 28. Click here for official rules.


  1. Charlene Huggins

    Love the Natural Patio!

    May 27, 2013 at 3:28 pm
  2. Kathy Vandiver (@kathyvandiver)

    I can totally see the Treetop Terrace in my backyard. Our city yard is small, but the casual elegance of the furnishings and chandelier contrasting with the rustic backdrop would,I think, look good in any space. Crisp blue and white always appeals to me (especially if you toss in a little yellow!).

    May 27, 2013 at 11:18 am
  3. Carla R Barrell

    My favorite is the natural patio, #7, since it reminds me of an English garden and looks like it would fit my landscape nicely! Plus, I LOVE hydrangeas!

    May 27, 2013 at 8:38 am
  4. Author Jeanne Adams (@JeanneAdams)

    I really love the second pic, the inviting patio makeover, because it gave me a GREAT idea for a narrow space in my yard! LOVE that. I have a great long, narrow table for the space, now…to find someone to build me a pergola! Ha! Also loved the Stylish Screen Porch picture as it gave me an idea on using a mirror to make a space look larger on my screen porch. Thanks!

    May 26, 2013 at 10:00 pm
  5. Cheryl DeMunbrun

    Love, love, love the colorful outdoor dining space!!

    May 26, 2013 at 6:09 pm

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