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.