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Monday Must-Haves: Summer 2018 Patriotic Decor

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Americana Garden Wreath | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopSummer may not have officially started, but we’ve been fully immersed in the sunny season for a couple of weeks now (shop our Summer Sale here). Since the Fourth of July is a summer holiday most of us look forward to, today we’re featuring five patriotic must-have home accents to fill your home with well before America’s birthday.

Americana Garden Wreath

The half-exposed grapevine base enhances the natural look of this dried wreath, which also gives the red, white and blue colors a more earthy, rustic look. Hang up on your front door, on a wall or above the fireplace and enjoy this Sturbridge Yankee Workshop exclusive item for weeks, months and years to come.

Patriotic Angel Sculpture | Artist Jim Shore | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Patriotic Angel Sculpture

New from artist Jim Shore, this beautiful angel collectible features the stars and stripes accented by folk art symbols. The texture and primitive hues enhance the character of the angel’s face, offering a peaceful, rustic Americana look on any bookshelf or table.

Potted Geraniums Garden Flag

Artist Susan Winget designed this lovely arrangement of geraniums and patriotic jars that will brighten up any garden or yard. The fade and mildew resistant fabric protects the colors and imagery from the outdoor summer elements.

Potted Geraniums Garden Flag | Artist Susan Winget | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Long May it Wave Throw Blanket | Artist Cindy Shamp | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Long May It Wave Throw Blanket

A perfect representation of Americana style, this throw blanket was designed by artist Cindy Shamp and made in the USA. This home accent makes a perfect addition to the end of your bed or on the back of a sofa, making it easy to reach and adding decorative appeal to your home.

Made in the USA Print

For this post’s grand finale, there’s no better wall art than Tom Wood’s Made in the USA Print. Get caught up in the farmhouse imagery, Fourth of July celebrations, small-town charm and all the other details when you hang this print on your walls (the title also reflects the print’s origins).

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

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Weekly Spotlight: New Susan Winget Pillows for Summer

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Our selection of pillows (on sale now through July 12th) in our Summer 2018 catalog features animals, colors and imagery perfect for summer. Five of our newest pillows feature designs by artist Susan Winget, a favorite here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop. Browse them below, find coordinating Susan Winget decor here, and check out many more of our favorite artists by clicking here.

Mermaid and Friends Pillow | Susan Winget | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopThese four pillows are exclusive to Sturbridge Yankee Workshop. Crafted from hand hooked wool, they depict scenes fit for any home and style; Americana, coastal, farmhouse, patriotic, nautical, and rustic.

Springtime on the Farm Pillow | Susan Winget | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Mare and Foal Pillow | Susan Winget | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopFlag and Daisies Pillow | Susan Winget | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Flowers on the Farm Pillow | Susan Winget | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Our new Climaweave™ polyester pillows feature a softer feel than previous versions, which will make the comfort of your outdoor spaces even greater. You can learn more about this weather resistant material, and the Flowers on the Farm Pillow, here.

Is Susan Winget one of your favorite artists? Be sure to let us know which designs you’re loving this summer season at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, and how you’re decorating your home.

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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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