~*Wintery Blues

Beautiful Blues

We see the deep shades of different blue represented in the ocean and the soft hues of blue scattered across the sky. Two of our world’s natural elements are represented by this peaceful and calming color, so why not try bringing a little bit of the outdoors in when decorating your home? At Sturbridge Yankee Workshop we have a lovely selection of blue themed items to choose from. You might consider decorating with blue throughout the winter months as a fresh way to brighten your home. To start, let’s consider your windows.

Our Solid Insulated Grommet Curtains seen here to the left, will lower your heating costs due to their eco-friendly insulation. Easy glide grommet top cotton panels are bonded with long-wearing acrylic insulation; 100% cotton. Another window treatment option if you want to recreate the feeling of a clear blue sky, is our Classic Ticking Curtains. Cheery blue and white stripes are equally decorative in a kitchen, dining room, living room, kid’s room, or nursery; made in the USA of 100% cotton.

Blue in the Bedroom

Blue, is quite often many people’s favorite color. Blue offers peace and tranquility to the mind, as the body actually does produce “calming” chemicals when exposed to or surrounded by the color. This is why you will find it common for blue to be the paint color choice for the bedroom. Your bedroom should be a space in your home where you can escape from the stresses of everyday life and with blue that should be easy to do. Seen here to the right is our pretty Apothecary Quilt Sham. This quilted sham is cozy, featuring a solid tone on tone stitch and a design inspired by antique tin ceilings; 100% cotton.

You may also enjoy our Apothecary Pillow and Apothecary Quilt for a cohesive rich blue look on your entire bedding. A lovely accent pillow displaying a dainty bluebird is our Bluebird Needlepoint Pillow to toss on your bed, a comfy chair, a couch or a bench in the entryway.

Blue in Your Kitchen

Brighten your mornings with the visual awakening of blue in your kitchen. Relax yourself in the evenings with a blue dining space to come home to. Seen here to the left, is our Country Stoneware. Although also coming in your choice of a crisp white or a distinctive gold option, the shade of blue on our stoneware truly is a beauty. Durable enough to use every day, elegant enough for guests and a great value too. This 16-piece set includes four settings (10.5″ dinner plate, 8″ salad plate, 9″ soup bowl and 12 oz. mug). Shown underneath the stoneware place setting is our Willamsburg Jacobean Placemats. Adapted from an 18th century textile in the collections of Colonial Williamsburg, our handcrafted round Jacobean Placemats are machine washable for ease of use in today’s home. Crafted of quilted cotton, they are lovely in your cottage breakfast nook or dining room.

A blue accent that would be fitting in any blue kitchen in addition to what is mentioned above is our functional, yet decorative, Blueberry Pottery Colander.

Blue on Your Floors

You can’t forget your floors when creating a blue theme in your home. Floor space can be a beautiful focal point of any room if highlighted correctly. Our bold blue rug options are just the thing. Pictured here to the right, our Portico Cablelock Braided Rug is made of 100% polypropylene, making it safe for in or outdoor use. The rug’s cablelock braid offers a look much like a classic sailing rope, so if you are looking to add a nautical look inside your home or even by the pool, just roll it out, and let this rug speak for itself. Our rug is made from first quality USA fibers, stain resistant, and reversible. For a less bight and more muted blue color palette, consider our Jute Oval Braided Rug.

To browse all of our rug options with other shades and tones of blue, click here.

True Blue

Studies show that people are more productive, think clearer and are more positive overall in a blue room. An example of this is research that highlights the fact that, weightlifters can actually handle heavier weights in blue gyms; due to their higher level of determination combined with their calm demeanor. Construct a positive environment in your home by displaying blue artwork on your walls.

Shown here to the left is our Lorraine Garden Carrot Print, presented on an inviting blue background. The exquisite canvas print crafted in Kennebunk, Maine, gives a wonderful french kitchen inspired feel to your home. Pair with our Blueberry Fruit Print for a True Blue wall scene. Both of the prints featured here are designed by Judy Hardenbrook.

Gazing into someone’s blue eyes, enjoying the lovely blue sky on a sunny day, celebrating the birth of a new baby boy, spending a day by the shore – blue is a color of family, expansion, creativity and communication. Blue is comfortable, crisp and cool, like a new pair of jeans or a delightful breeze. From a distance out in space, our planet Earth is a swirly blue and white marble. Blue is the color of life. Let these beautiful blues inspire your decorating with the help of Sturbridge Yankee Workshop!


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