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Spring 2019 Tulips & Bunnies Entryway Idea Board

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Spring has officially arrived, even though Winter still has a bit of a hold on us here in New England. Nonetheless, it’s the perfect time to start refreshing the rooms of our homes – whether that means diving into a deep spring cleaning session, switching out heavy winter curtains for something softer, or arranging flowers in a favorite vase (or two). We love starting any seasonal refresh in an entryway space, because it’s often the easiest and simplest space to spruce up. We hope that today’s Idea Board inspires you to refresh and recreate the look in your own entryway, and ultimately, throughout your house.

Spring 2019 Idea Board | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

1. Pemaquid Cottage End Table2. Dutch Tulip Plaque3. Tulip Faux Floral Bunch |
4. Scrolled Edge Rubber Mat Tray5. Flower Basket Bunny Doormat6. Bunny Ears Ceramic Vase

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Weekly Spotlight: Spring Fever

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Assorted Flowers Hooked Wool Pillow | Spring 2019 | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopHappy first day of spring! This week we are celebrating the Spring Equinox with new decor that will make every day feel and look like spring in your home (click on each title for more details).

Assorted Flowers Pillow

This hand hooked wool pillow features a design from artist Mary Lake Thompson. The three vases are bursting with flower arrangements and color; perhaps you will be inspired to recreate them with fresh flowers.

Bunny with Flower Basket

Create a small display of herbs, flowers or succulents in the basket of this bunny sculpture; its timeless finish will coordinate with whatever seasonal plants you decide on (the flowers shown here are not included).

Bunny With Flower Basket | Spring 2019 | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopQueen Anne’s Lace Faux Spray

Speaking of flowers, this beautiful faux spray of Queen Anne’s Lace (seen with the Bunny with Flower Basket) is perfect for freshening up your home after a long winter, or for adding a neutral contrast to other seasonal arrangements.

Happy Moments Canvas

Charming wall art with both fresh color and a sweet sentiment. Display among similar flowers this spring or continue to admire the colors and cheerfulness throughout the year.

Audubon Upholstered Recliner

This web exclusive recliner is upholstered in a delightful Audubon-inspired fabric. Featuring a subtle and soft color palette, you can enjoy looking at and sitting in this chair even after spring has gone.

Happy Moments Canvas Wall Hanging | Spring 2019 | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopAudubon Inspired Upholstered Recliner | Web Exclusive | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Thursday’s Theme: Shamrock Craft Projects

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

We’ve gathered up some craft projects in order to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all the way up until March 17th, with every level of craftiness in mind. Let us know if you give any a try, and happy creating!

Shamrock Garland | Richelle's Creative Corner

The felt shamrock garland to the left is an easy way to add a charming amount of shamrock whimsy to a mantel, bookshelf or window. Green rope, sparkly thread or fishing line are great ways to enhance or amplify the look of each shamrock.

And if you have a stockpile of felt, you can also make the felt shamrocks below with some hot glue, a sewing needle and some thread.

Using multiple shades of green will add dimension to each craft project, thus making your St. Patrick’s Day display more interesting and fun to create and admire.

Felt Shamrocks | Positively Splendid by Amy Bell

Sparkly green pipe cleaners (or plain green pipe cleaners) are the perfect size for colorful beads.
Click on the image for the tutorial showing how to craft the ideal shamrock shape.

Beaded Shamrocks | Fun-A-Day

This craft is just as fun for kids as it is for parents and loved ones.
Keep it in your crafting arsenal to recreate the look every year.

Four Leaf Clover Craft | Simple Everyday Mom

This craft has the potential to be the messiest out of all of these, but aren’t the messy crafts the most fun? Mix up the colors or stick with classic green; these shamrocks are both personal and whimsical.

Fingerprint Shamrock Craft | Easy Peasy and Fun

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