Throwback Thursday: 4 Spring DIY Decor Ideas

February 22nd, 2018

Peony BouquetsWe are excited for spring to begin (02/23), so today we are featuring four of our favorite past DIY posts that all have something to do with spring. Take a look below, and tell us about the DIY projects you’ll be taking on once the snow melts and the days get longer!

DIY Flower Arrangements

No matter the occasion, spring flower arrangements are some of our favorites because here in Maine, that typically means we can create them with fresh flowers straight from our own gardens. For arrangements and bouquets that last all spring without any maintenance, however, we are big advocates for using faux florals. Last year we did a three part series on how to create decorative and expressive flower arrangements in your home using some of our containers and flower stems, which you can read by clicking here.

DIY Fairy Garden

We introduced some fairy garden characters and accessories last summer, and for inspiration we compiled a short list of fairy garden DIY projects requiring a range of materials and space. Check out that post here, and make a fairy garden part of your spring landscaping.

St. Patrick’s Day and Easter

We know you’ll be bringing out the shamrocks for March 17th and dyeing Easter eggs for April 1st (no joke), so why not complement your centerpieces, wreaths and collectibles with a shamrock banner, and go all-natural with DIY dyes?

Real Simple All Natural Easter Egg Dye

We hope you’re just as excited for spring as we are, and if you’re not, hopefully these DIY ideas spark your enthusiasm! Be sure to follow us here on the blog (and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest) for more decor ideas throughout the spring.

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Weekly Spotlight: Clearance [Garden] Pillows

February 21st, 2018
Dutch Tulips Mini Pillow | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Dutch Tulips Mini Pillow - $24.99

Our Spring 2018 catalog will be on its way to you this weekend (request one here), but since today it feels like actual spring has started, we’re shining the spotlight on five clearance pillows (four pillows, one sham) inspired by or evocative of flower gardens. You can learn more about each pillow (and their clearance pricing) by clicking on the images.

Jardin Rouge Quilted Sham

Jardin Rouge Quilted Sham - $24.99

Pink Tulips Hooked Wool Pillow | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Pink Tulips Hooked Wool Pillow - $29.99

Butterfly Garden Pillow | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Butterfly Garden Pillow - $19.99

Bunny Garden Pillow | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Bunny Garden Pillow - $29.99

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Cherry Pie Recipe

February 20th, 2018

Whether you’re celebrating Cherry Pie Day (today!) or preparing your kitchen for spring baking, this cherry pie recipe is a must have for your cookbook.

What you’ll need:

Ceramic Measuring Cups Set

  • 2 9-inch pie crusts
  • 4 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 cups pitted cherries
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place bottom crust in pie pan. Set top crust aside and cover.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine tapioca, salt, sugar, cherries and extracts. Let stand 15 minutes.
  3. Turn out into bottom crust and dot with butter. Cover with top crust, flute edges and cut vents in top. Place pie on a foil-lined cookie sheet (in case of drips).
  4. Bake for 50 minutes in the preheated oven until golden brown. Let cool before slicing and serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

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