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Monday Must-Haves: Cats Around the House

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Cat Day is here again, so we have five more must-have home accents featuring the friendly feline. Tell us your favorite(s) below!

Cat Paw Spatula

Flip your pancakes or just put in on display; this kitchen utensil would make a fun gift – for yourself or a friend.

Cat Paw Spatula | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Love & A Cat Wall Clock | USA | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopLove & A Cat Wall Clock

All you need is love and a cat (or two). This wood clock is made in the USA and offers both primitive charm and function.

Black & White Cat Doorstop

An Adeline Halvorson design, this doorstop sits upright on most surfaces and may even be similar to the furry family member in your home.

Black & White Cat Doorstop | Adeline Halvorson | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Musical Cat Potholder

This practical home accent features a soft color palette and a lovely quote from Nobel Prize Laureate and musician Albert Schweitzer:
“There are two means of refuge
From the miseries of life:
Music and cats.”

Musical Cat Potholder | USA Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Kitties Rug

Designed by artist Sally Stetson and crafted from machine washable fibers to add style and stand up to your vibrant life.

Kitties Rug | Sally Stetson | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Get the Look: A Primitive Cottage Bedroom

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

While we can’t offer you a beautiful door leading out to a pretty balcony, we can help you achieve the cozy, airy and primitive [indoor] cottage look depicted below. This bedroom may be small, but it’s filled with such personal touches we can’t help but be charmed by it.

Photo by Virge Temme Architecture IncMore bedroom ideas

Freeport Ticking Stripe Throw | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Bedding

It would be wrong to start with anything but the quilt. A quilt adds interest and whimsy to a bedroom, not to mention comfort, and whether your preference is a solid color or pattern, we have a variety of quilts that would work in a primitive cottage bedroom (Apothecary, Rosemary, and Blue Dusk shown here). When choosing coordinating accent pillows or shams, look for similar colors and alternative textures for maximum style. And we all know that a throw at the edge of a bed adds a relaxed look to a room while offering extra warmth for cooler nights.

Cottage Quilts | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Captain's Desk | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Desk

It doesn’t matter if the desk holds a laptop or your stationary for corresponding with friends; there’s no reason for it not to be beautiful. The Captain’s Desk (also available in black and chestnut) is part of our web exclusive selection of furniture, and it’s made here in the USA. In a cottage bedroom, and especially a small cottage bedroom, a quaint desk with storage options like this also makes for a great bedside table.

Unconventional Wall Art

We love the look of an unconventionally sized print in a bedroom like the one pictured above. Our Sunny Daze Canvas Print is bright and, well, sunny, and can be hung horizontally or vertically. For seasonal charm, the wide Red Barn in the Woods Canvas Print is a perfect option.

Red Barn in the Woods Lighted Canvas Print | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Sunny Daze Canvas Print | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Black Hyacinth Cocktail Storage Trunk | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopAt the Foot of the Bed

A trunk or chest at the foot of the bed offers more storage for blankets and keepsakes, as well as an extra seat. The Black Hyacinth Storage Trunk offers modern storage with the nostalgic look of a primitive, handwoven trunk.

Overall, a primitive cottage bedroom should emanate vibrancy and functionality, two things that give it timeless life. Find out more ways you can incorporate a primitive look in your home here, and tell us how you would give this bedroom
a personal touch in a comment below.

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Monday Must-Haves: Early Holiday 2018

Monday, September 17th, 2018

That’s right – the holiday season has arrived at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop. But we won’t bombard you with Santas and snowmen just yet; these must-haves are still all about the harvest season.

Turkey & Gourd Felt Applique Pillow | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopTurkey & Gourd Felt Applique Table Runner | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

This coordinating Pillow and Table Runner feature rustic colors and hand appliqued turkeys and gourds. Bother feature charming blanket stitches and the Runner has fun penny details on either end.

Its Good to be Home Wreath Sign | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopLeafy Shade Iron Table Lamp | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Now you don’t have decided between a welcome sign and a seasonal wreath. The preserved wreath surrounding the charming sentiment on this wall art features corn husk, yellow yarrow, safflower and chili peppers.

Turkey Gourd Tealight Holder | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Another must-have is our Leafy Shade Iron Table Lamp. This sleek, simple and complementary lighting solution is topped with a decorative shade with preserved leaves pressed onto the paper.

Last but certainly not least is the Turkey Gourd Tealight Holder. These handcrafted gourd accents are always fun for autumn and Thanksgiving decorating, since they offer a natural, seasonal and rustic look to displays and centerpieces. As always, use a flameless tealight with this turkey; he’s made of real dried gourds after all. And if you would like to get a behind-the-scenes look on the creation of these characters, click here.

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