Weekly Spotlight: Holiday Clearance (under $50)

December 13th, 2017

Christmas will be here in less than two weeks, but that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped seeking out seasonal decor inspiration! If you are also someone who adds ornaments and lighting up until the day of, we’ve got some charming suggestions from our Christmas Clearance selection. And don’t worry, if you place an order before December 20th, you’ll be able to display your new home accent(s) by Christmas.* Did we mention the following five items cost less than $50?

Silver Metal Snowflake String Lights | Season Home Accents

These string lights would add some shine to your holiday displays, mantel or
Christmas tree, but would also be perfect for leaving up all winter long.
($9.99)

Sleigh Ride Lace Placemats | Set of Two | Made in the USAGet this lace home accent as a set of two, and delight your guests and
holiday visitors with a primitive scene at dinnertime.
($12.99 for 2)

Lantern Santa With Cardinal Tree Sculpture | Decorating for Christmas

With a flocked tree in hand and dressed in his classic red suit, Santa
Claus lights the way through the night with a primitive lantern.
($24.99)

Feather Tree Jute Rug | Eco-friendly

The detail of this jute rug almost makes us want to buy a not-so-full tree
for our homes! The surrounding colorful braids enhance the festive look
of this home accent, and of the room in which you place it.
($24.99)

Rustic Merry Christmas Sign | Made in the USA

Say Merry Christmas all in lights, without using any electricity!
The vivid green of this wood sign pops on any wall, calling
attention to the spirit of the season.
($34.99)

*Contact Customer Service for more details.

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Five Classic Holiday Drink Recipes

December 12th, 2017

The following five beverage recipes are must-make concoctions for the holiday season. Whether you’re looking for something to warm you, refresh you or give any party an extra kick, these will do the trick!

Homemade Hot Cocoa (1 serving)

Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • whipped cream
  • ground cinnamon

Directions: In a small pot on the stove, combine milk, cocoa powder and sugar. Heat on medium-low and stir until cocoa and sugar dissolve. Add vanilla and continue stirring until just before boiling. Pour into a a mug and top with whipped cream, cinnamon, and marshmallows, if desired.

Hot Buttered Rum (4 servings)

Blue Mug

Ingredients:

Directions: In a medium bowl, add brown sugar, butter, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt. Using an electric mixer, beat until fully blended and smooth. Transfer to a 4-cup (or larger) measuring cup or bowl. Add the rum and cups of boiling water; stir until the butter mixture dissolves. Divide the buttered rum among 4 mugs. Garnish with the cinnamon sticks and serve.

CranberriesCranberry-Pomegranate Cooler (6 – 8 servings)

Ingredients:

  • Cubed ice
  • 32 fluid oz. cranberry-pomegranate juice
  • 8 fluid oz. sparkling water
  • 1 lime
  • 1 cup cranberries

Directions: Fill a pitcher or punch bowl about 1/3 full of ice. Add cranberry-pomegranate juice and top with sparkling water. Cut up lime in thin slices, add to pitcher/punch bowl. Pour in cranberries, stir and serve!

Spiced Citrus Sangria (6 – 8 servings)

Ingredients:

Citrus Fruits

  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced
  • 1 large orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups spiced rum
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 750-mL Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1 cup orange juice

Directions: Chill fruit and liquid ingredients for at least 2 hours. Place the fruit in a large pitcher, then add rum and sugar. Stir gently and refrigerate for at least 2 more hours. Add the wine and orange juice, stir. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

White Wine Sangria (6 – 8 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 1 750-mL bottle Pinot Gris, or other dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 lime, sliced thick
  • 1 lemon, slicked thick
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced
  • 1 bunch green grapes
  • 1 cup lemon-lime soda

Directions: Combine white wine, brandy and sugar in a large pitcher, stirring until sugar is mostly dissolved. Chill for at least 2 hours. Add lime, lemon, apple and grapes. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving. Top everyone’s glass off with lemon-lime soda. Enjoy!

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Quick Tip: Put a Wreath on it!

December 7th, 2017

Mini wreaths on candles, curtains, chairs, bed frames…When a room or piece of furniture is in need of a little extra holiday cheer, put a wreath on it!

Quick Tip: Put a Wreath on it! | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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