Happy Halloween from all of us at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop! Today most likely will be filled with festive fun, costumes, candy and more. Tomorrow however, will be time to start thinking about the holidays that are right around the corner. One way to transition into the holiday spirit is with a fresh Maine wreath. At Sturbridge, we are proud to carry real balsam greenery from our friends at Mainely Wreaths in downeast Maine. For the upcoming holiday season we have a selection of freshly picked balsam branches that are formed to create the most beautiful wreaths and centerpieces. Mainely Wreaths is a local company out of Waldoboro, Maine, which is about an hour and a half away from Portland. They pride themselves on their ability to ensure the up most freshness in their products due to their efficient delivery schedule.
While gathering boughs, or tree branches each day as the orders come in, they promise a 100% satisfaction guarantee for their customers. The same goes if you are a Sturbridge Yankee Workshop customer. Adding a festive flare to each and every handcrafted piece, are the beautiful decorative accents. Such as: red holly berries, pinecones and sometimes a bright red bow for the final touch. Their bows are always built to withstand outdoor elements due to their quality and water proof capability; so no worries if there is snow outside your door, as there already is here in Maine!
The downeast region of Maine refers to the rocky coastline on our eastern most coast. This includes places you might be familiar with, like Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Downeast Maine is also home to beautiful wildlife and vast regions of none other than the Maine Balsam Fir, which is a variety of our state tree, the Eastern White Pine. This fir tree is the only fir tree of its kind that is truly native to Maine woods. They can grow to 60 or 70 feet tall and their trunks usually measure 12-20 inches in diameter. As they are one of the most abundant trees in Maine, the damp forest and well drained hillsides in this area, allow the tree to thrive. Balsam Fir trees are distinguished from Spruce trees by their flat needles and upright cones; making them ideal for use in wreath making. You will find that our wreaths made from Mainely Wreaths, will bring the true spirit of holidays in Maine to life in your home. Their attention to detail and experienced craftsmanship are above the rest.
Our Pinecone & Millet Wreath, seen here to the right, will complement holiday scenes from the front door to the back yard. Whether your taste is traditional or contemporary, this exclusive wreath features pinecones and millet sprigs. Millet is typically referred to as a group of small species of grains, that appears to look like wheat grass you might see in a field. Our Pinecone & Millet Wreath is great because it offers an alternative to traditional style wreaths, like our Traditional Wreath with Red Bow, pictured above. Including mini red berries and mini pinecones, this wreath option creates a warm welcome for all your guests this season.
We also carry one of Mainely Wreath’s centerpieces, our Balsam Centerpiece. Real Maine grown greens and a pillar candle make this centerpiece one you’re sure to love. Bring the fragrance of real balsam and the enjoyment of candlelight to your table this year; decorated with a bright red bow and pinecones. Our fresh wreaths measure about 24″ in diameter and the centerpiece measures about 14″ in diameter, which should fit most doors and tablescapes just fine. Capture the essence of the deep Maine woods with beautiful handcrafted, balsam decor and you’ll be glad you did.
Delivery Schedule: Order yours today!
Week 1: 11/21/11 – 11/26/11
Week 2: 11/28/11 – 12/03/11
Week 3: 12/05/11 – 12/10/11
Week 4: 12/12/11 – 12/17/11
Thank you Mainely Wreaths for sharing your talent and expert wreath making skills with your customers over the years and all of us at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.