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Throwback Thursday: Summer 2018 Blog Wrap-Up

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Fall 2018 starts tomorrow (7/13) here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, and we are excited for you to see our new autumn and Halloween collections, as well as many returning seasonal favorites. But as of right now, Summer is not over yet! Check out the list below for ten of our Summer 2018 blog posts (click on the titles to see each post), and shop the last few hours of our Summer Sale (including special savings on Pillows and Made in the USA home accents) by clicking on the catalog to the right, or by visiting our website.

Monday Must-Haves: Freshly Picked Decor

Weekly Spotlight: Bees at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Weekly Spotlight: New Susan Winget Pillows for Summer

Monday Must-Haves: Summer 2018 Patriotic Decor

Made in the USA Print | Artist Tom Wood | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Quick Tip: Outdoor Rugs

Classic Front Porch Idea Board

Weekly Spotlight: Summer 2018 Patriotic Pillows

DIY Painted Tea Towel | Making Home Base | Summer DIY

Thursday’s Theme: Summer DIY Projects from Pinterest

Monday Must-Haves: New Summer Web Exclusives

Decorating with Color: Red, White and Blue

Photo by Brewster Home FashionsSearch kitchen design ideas

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Thursday’s Theme: Summer DIY Projects from Pinterest

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Summer is officially here! We hope you’ve been enjoying June so far, and have a variety of activities lined up for your summer season – whether that be relaxing on vacation with a Sturbridge Yankee Workshop catalog, entertaining friends and family outside or simply taking a break from a day of summer gardening.

You may also be planning some DIY projects, or hoping to at least, so if this describes you, we have some good news. To pass the time this summer while enjoying nice weather and extended days, here are six DIY projects and activities we’ve rounded up from Pinterest.

Switch up your kitchen textiles and linens with fun and colorful Fruit Stamped Tea Towels. They are perfect for you kitchen at home or up to camp, and allow you to get creative while incorporating functional decor. *Making Home Base

DIY Painted Tea Towel | Making Home Base | Summer DIY

To coordinate with your DIY tea towels, or as an accent all its own, this cheerful serving tray exudes summer charm and helps you serve guests during a barbecue or summer birthday party.
*Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Watermelon Serving Tray | Oh So Beautiful Paper | Summer DIY

We love a beautiful wreath almost as much as you do. This one happens to feature a favorite, classic flower and is of course, the result of a DIY project. *Artsy Chicks Rule

DIY Hydrangea Wreath | Artsy Chicks Rule | Summer DIY

The best craft for you and your kids (or grandchildren!) to do together is one that has lasting use. Head outside to collect rocks for this Tic Tac Toe DIY and keep yourselves entertained on hot summer days. *Balancing Home

Tic Tac Toe Rocks Activity | Balancing Home | Summer DIY

Of course, we’ve all heard the notorious message from kids on summer vacation: “I’m bored!” This is of course, easily remedied by 1. Telling them how many chores they can do and/or 2. Turning to an Activity Jar and pulling out a random note or popsicle stick with an activity written on it. *The Crafting Chicks

Summer Activity Jars | The Crafting Chicks | Summer DIY

Finally, we saw so many pins for Summer Bucket Lists on our search through Pinterest. Get creative by using scrapbook paper, stickers, special pens and markers, Washi tape, etc. and write out some things you’d like to get done, people you’d like to see, and places you’d like to visit over the summer. It will be fun to check each item off the list and look back on the adventures you had. For a little inspiration, we’ve attached a Summer Bucket List printable [here] and below that you can print out and fill out!

Summer Bucket List Printable

Remember to share your DIY ideas and upcoming craft projects in the comments below, and let us know what’s on your Summer 2018 Bucket List!

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Throwback Thursday: Spring 2018 Blog Wrap-Up

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Summer 2018 starts tomorrow (5/11) here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, and we are excited for you to see our new collections and some returning seasonal favorites. The pages of our Summer catalog are filled with garden decor, designs from many of your favorite artists, and of course, seasonal inspiration. But Spring is not over yet! Check out the list below for ten of our Spring 2018 blog posts (click on the titles to see each post), and shop the last few hours of our Spring Sale (including free shipping on select curtains) by clicking on the catalog to the right, or by visiting our website.

Weekly Spotlight: New [non-hooked] Accent Pillows

Weekly Spotlight: New Spring Wreaths and Flowers

Spring Entryway Idea Board

Spring Entryway Idea Board | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Weekly Spotlight: Garden Stakes Under $50

Monday Must-Haves: Spring Cleaning Solutions

Decorating With Color: Pastels

Weekly Spotlight: Fairy Garden Accessories

Miniature Fairy Garden Bench, Chair, Trellis | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Weekly Spotlight: Spring Garden Lighting

Thursday’s Theme: Spring DIY Projects from Pinterest

Monday Must-Haves: Spring 2018 Clearance

Lab & Birds Pillow | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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