Archive for the ‘Decorating’ Category

Thursday’s Theme: Get Caught Reading

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

May is Get Caught Reading Month, which is an opportunity to promote reading at any and every age. Since we specialize in home decor, we’re getting in on the fun by featuring six reading nooks in which we wouldn’t mind getting caught reading.

The Quintessential Reading Nook

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The Reading Nook With a Secret [Room]

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The Naturally Lit Reading Nook

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The Warm and Timeless Reading Nook

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The Luxuriously Comfortable Reading Nook

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The Classic Bedroom Reading Nook

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Which one is your favorite? Share your must-have reading nook furniture and accents (in addition to books!) in the comments below.

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Weekly Spotlight: Bees at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

What’s your favorite thing about the summertime? Is it the sunshine? A warm beach? Sitting outside with a good book? How about the pollinators in your yard? Okay, this last one may not be at the top of your list, but we’re focusing this Weekly Spotlight blog post on one pollinator that is vital to the health of our plants and our planet: the bee.

We’ve introduced many new bee-themed home accents to our catalog this summer, and we hope you love them as much as we do (scroll to the bottom for an item that actually caters to the bees themselves).

Bee Skep Print | Tim Campbell | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopMetal Bees Pitcher | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Artist Tim Campbell created the Bee Skep Print to the left, which features one of the first man-made beehives used to collect honey. In true Tim Campbell folk art style, this elongated wall art is perfect for a country home. Also with plenty of charm is our returning Bees Please Pitcher, which is ideal for flower arrangements and storing miscellaneous items, like utensils in the kitchen.

Next up is another rendition of a bee skep, this time on a hooked wool pillow. Artist Dianna Swartz created this design, which coordinates with our Beehive Doormat.

Bee Magnets Set | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopBeehive Hooked Wool Pillow | Dianna Swartz | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

This set of Bee Magnets is both functional and decorative, and will keep reminders attached to any metal or magnetic surface.

Cedar Bee House | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Finally, our Cedar Bee House. This unique outdoor home accent is specifically designed to attract bees to your flowering garden and yard. It’s constructed from rot-resistant cedar, and can be situated on a stump or hung up on a post. You can get all the information about how to display it here.

Interested in more bee decor or information on why we should be creating a welcoming space for bees? Find it all on our website by clicking here.

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Decorating with Color: Spring Greens

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

With all the lush trees, flowers and plant life surrounding us during this time of year, today we’re featuring the color that encapsulates the charm of spring: green. Below we’ve shared a few ways to use the different shades of green in your home.

Cabinets

In the kitchen or in the bathroom, green is a great complement to just about every design style: farmhouse, modern, mid-century and more. Gold, muted yellow, wood materials all work with green, so you are sure to find accents and additional decor to coordinate with whatever shade of green you select.

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Walls

Paint is a great way to freshen up any living space, so if you’re ready to take the plunge, paint an entire room in your favorite green hue. For added texture, you could also try green beadboard or shiplap, or find a green patterned wall paper to give your home a spring infusion.

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Accents

Of course, sprinkling green around your home can also bring a cheerful look to each room. Some ideas include painting stairs, incorporating a green furniture piece or painting your doors and windows the same shade of green. Green home accents like pillows, curtains, collectibles and more will also make a spring-y impression.

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