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Simple Valentine’s Day Mantel Ideas

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Do you dress your home in hearts and flowers in preparation for Valentine’s Day? Do you add a little red and pink to your current decor on February 14th, and then take it away on the 15th? Either way, these simple Valentine’s Day inspired ideas will help you add a romantic look to your fireplace mantel (bookshelf, kitchen counter) in time for the holiday.

Glass Hearts and Flowers | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Paper hearts are quick and easy to make, and whether they are unframed, framed, in multiples, or displayed as an individual, they add an appealing pop of color and a welcoming look to the room.

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Flowers and decorative vases offer fresh and often vintage charm, even when the blooms you display are not from a garden. Select pink and red varieties, and add in white or purple for extra glamour.

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Candles are perfect for setting warm, welcoming and romantic moods, and for Valentine’s Day they can make any meal or gathering more special. Experiment with different sizes, styles and numbers to achieve the best look on your mantel.

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If this was the mantel in your home, how would you decorate it? Would you try a heart-themed garland, or use antiqued candlesticks for a romantic look? Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments below!

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Get the Look: Winter Centerpiece Basics

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Here are some basic tips for creating a simple yet charming winter centerpiece or tablescape. We have included a look from the tables in our break room that perfectly exemplifies how easy it is to create a seasonal atmosphere on any table.

Santa Centerpiece at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Snowflakes - The least you can do is throw some snowy accents onto a table. These snowflakes are made of lace, but you could also get crafty and make snowflakes out of high quality or decorative paper. Use less if you’re going big, and many more if the flakes are small.

Glass jar - With a glass jar (or many) there is so much you can do. To keep it simple, we added a pine sprig to this handled glass jar – a little greenery can go a long way! If you don’t have any specialty jars or Mason jars, employ an empty vase or use a clean and de-labeled wine bottle and fill with greenery, sparkly beads or fake snow.

Collectible or Sculpture - These can be easily switched out as you celebrate specific holidays or occasions (like switching out Santa for a snowman after Christmas), and put an additional seasonal spin on the overall look. A figurine also gives you more of a chance to personalize the centerpiece, and maybe even act as a conversation starter (decorative salt and pepper shakers are great for this, too!).

Lighting – During the winter, extra lighting adds more warmth to your decor and, since the days are short, more light! We used a flameless candle in the jar for worry-free lighting. We also placed a small string of lights inside of this metal star to give the centerpiece more illumination (below you can see the star without the lights).

Check off these four centerpiece basics and celebrate winter more beautifully. Share your centerpieces with us on Facebook or Twitter, and tell us if we’ve missed any tablescape must-haves!

Snowman Centerpiece at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Weekly Spotlight: Favorite Halloween Clearance Items Under $25

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Halloween Taper Candles

With Halloween less than a week away, we’re sharing some of our Halloween clearance home accents in case your All Hallow’s Eve look needs a finishing touch. Best of all, the items below cost less than $25. For more items with discounted prices and to browse our entire Halloween clearance selection, click here.

Spooky Ghost Cat Figurine | Artist Bethany Lowe

Halloween Taper Candles – $6.99

These flameless candles are made in the USA and are fashioned to look like a jack-o-lantern and a ghost. Sold separately, these pieces enhance the spooky look of your Halloween decorations and offer subtle lighting.

Witch Is In Round Sign

Spooky Ghost Cat Figurine – $9.99

This cute black cat is dressed as a ghost for Halloween, and is ready to do some trick-or-treating. Designed by artist Bethany Lowe, this figurine makes a great addition to your seasonal collectibles.

The Witch Is In Sign – $12.99

Display this sign on a door or wall to complement other witchy decor and black cat accents. The glittery details will catch the light to sparkle and delight for Halloween.

Primitive Halloween Night Lights – $12.99

Complementary to our Halloween Taper Candles, these night lights offer similar charm and seasonal whimsy for a hallway or bedroom.

Primitive Halloween Night Lights

Halloween Shiny-Brite™ Ornaments – $14.99

Shiny-Brite™ ornaments are a timeless fixture around the holidays, and that includes All Hallow’s Eve. In orange, black and white, this set of twelve ornaments features festive imagery and will shine under spooky lights this Halloween (a wire tree or household plants are great places to hang them).

Halloween 12 Piece Ornament Set | Shiny-Brite Ornaments

Trick or Treat Serving Bowl – $14.99

This enamel serving bowl is perfect for holding popcorn as you watch a scary movie, or for holding candy to be passed out to trick-or-treaters this Halloween. Designed by artist Mary Lake Thompson, you may recognize a couple of the dogs from other home accents in our catalog.

Trick or Treat Serving Bow | Artist Mary Lake Thompson

You can still find our current Halloween home accents on our website (click here) and again, our entire clearance selection – full of markdowns and special savings – can be found here. If you would like some last-minute DIY Halloween decoration ideas, click here, and be sure to share your decorations and hauntingly festive displays with us.

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