Styling a Patriotic Front Porch

May 25th, 2017

Make a patriotic statement on your front porch or stoop and celebrate Memorial Day, Independence Day or the US of A all year long using just a few simple home accents. Take a look below.

Patriotic Front Step

  • Depending on how much work you feel like putting into the patriotic look, you could paint your front door red for a pop of color perfect for Americana celebrations. However, you can still achieve a charming red, white and blue scheme without such a drastic step.
  • Geraniums make perfect flowers for a front step. Their lush blooms and leaves fill out the space, and their beautiful red color is just perfect. Put them in terracotta pots, ceramic planters or an American flag styled planter for more detail.
  • The doormat is a functional decorative; keeping dirt and mud outdoors while adding beauty to your porch. This one welcomes guests and ties in the USA theme with American flags and geraniums.
  • For the door and to make your front stoop really pop, place a floral wreath that complements the patriotic look while providing a natural home accent to the outside of your home.
  • To complete the stylish patriotic look, add a flag either to the side of your home or with a flagpole in the ground. Read up on proper flag etiquette, and let it fly all summer long!

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Weekly Spotlight: Shop Our Summer Cover (1)

May 24th, 2017

We are now in the second week of our Summer 2017 catalog, so today we are shining the spotlight on five home accents from our cover. which you can shop here, that are all made in the USA. Take a look below.

Sturbridge Yankee Workshop Summer 2017 Catalog ILadderback Seating

Our classic Ladderback chairs come in five colors, and the twisted paper seats enhance their farmhouse appeal. They make perfect accent chairs, dining room chairs, and are even available as bar stools and counter stools.

Sturbridge Braided Rug Collection

These rugs share our namesake, and are designed to add softness to your floors that lasts a lifetime. Beautiful color combinations allow you to pick the perfect one, and with a variety of complementing braided accents, this USA made braided rug collection can furnish and decorate your entire home.

Punched-Tin Cupboard
(Rustic Country Collection)

Our Rustic Country Collection brings primitive home furnishings with functional appeal into any room of your home. The Punched-Tin Cupboard (seen in Red on our cover) has three shelves inside for storing dishes in the kitchen or dining room, or knick-knacks and belongings in a bedroom or family room. The punched-tin features a wheat-grass design for an Americana farmhouse look, and is reinforced with beadboard backing.

Americana Tapers Summer 2017Star & Stripes Table Lamp

This lamp is the perfect addiiton to your Independence day decor, as well as an ideal lighting solution for an Americana styled room. The pottery base features a charming glaze with red and white stripes accented by blue and a white star. Its 3-way function also allows you to control the amount of light filtering through the woven fabric drum shade.

Americana Tapers

While this is really three items, these tapers look so great together we are grouping them here. Featuring 1776, an American flag and the red, white and blue, these flameless tapers have waxy exteriors and flickering light just like authentic taper candles, and they are made in the USA.

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Avocado Pico de Gallo

May 23rd, 2017

Pico de gallo can bring a fresh kick to your tacos, rice, and even your hamburgers and summer barbecue foods. This recipe incorporates an avocado for a little spin on traditional salsa fresca.

Avocado Pico de Gallo

What you’ll need:

  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon lime peel, finely shredded
  • 3 teaspoons lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 small avocado, halved and seeded

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine tomato, red onion, cilantro, lime peel, lime juice and salt.
  2. Chop avocado into 1-inch chunks, or as desired. Add to above mixture and combine. Enjoy with chips, tortillas or add to a main dish.

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