Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

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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Monday Must-Haves: Freshly Picked Decor

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Summer is here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, and to kick off a new season of blog posts today we’re featuring five must-have home accents from our Summer 2018 catalog (in the mail this week!).

Blue Hydrangea Solar Blossom Stake

The newest addition to our Solar Blossom collection, this beautiful outdoor home accent is a show stopper. Plus, the LED light is solar powered so you can just stake it into your front yard or a garden and let it do its thing.

Blue Hydrangea Solar Blossom Stake | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Americana Garden Wreath

We’re glad you’re loving the half exposed grapevine base look of some of our wreaths, so for the summer we’ve added an Americana inspired wreath for displaying on a door or wall.

Americana Garden Wreath | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Cat in Sunflowers Pillow

Designed by artist Mary Lake Thompson, this whimsical hand hooked wool pillow adds a sunny look to your country home furnishings, and makes a fun gift for a cat lover.

Cat in Sunflowers Hooked Wool Pillow | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Bird and Wildflowers Pillow

We love the bright colors of this small accent pillow, which will add charm to your home throughout the rest of spring and into the summer time. They synthetic down fill also makes this one of the most coziest pillows to rest upon.

Bird and Wildflowers Pillow | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Hydrangea Promise Throw

This beautiful throw blanket is styled after a watercolor painting by artist Sally Ayers. The most serene colors fill the image with calm and seasonal charm, while the cotton threads add comfort to a chair or sofa.

Hydrangea Promise Throw | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Weekly Spotlight: Home Accents to Take You From Season to Season

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Four Hook Mug Rack | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopThe following five home accents are a few of our favorites, and as bestsellers, we know they are also favorites of yours. We hope you’ll see or consider something here you haven’t before, or that you share a photo of how you decorate with our decor on Facebook or Twitter.

So without further ado…

Four Hook Mug Rack

Preserve some cupboard space with this mug rack. It’s great for displaying both seasonal mugs and those for every day.

Solid Country Chair Pad | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Iron BirdbathSolid Country Chair Pad

Some of our most versatile chair pads, these are great for formal dining rooms, casual seating areas, porch rockers and so much more. Click on the image to see all the available colors.

Eight Hearts Medallion | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Iron Birdbath

Here in Maine the weather has finally warmed up and flowers are blooming – so it’s definitely time to cater to our backyard birds. This accent can be staked into a large flower pot or into the ground, and will hold water or bird seed.

Eight Hearts Medallion

This metal wall art is exclusive to our catalog, and is perfect for putting the finishing touches on a room, as its timeless design works with many styles.

Season Prints | Artist Dianna Swartz | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopSeason Prints

If any items can carry your home from season to season, these prints from artist Dianna Swartz are the ones to do it. Hang up one at a time or showcase all of the folk art imagery at once.

Browse all of our bestselling home decor HERE, and don’t forget to share with us how you’re decorating with Sturbridge Yankee Workshop this season.

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