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Thanksgiving & Harvest | Autumnal Decorating

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
Thanksgiving Day Visitor Print Historical Roots

The very first Thanksgiving, as we understand it from our American history, was in the year of 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. After a first year in the new world, the 53 surviving Pilgrims celebrated their first successful harvest; with help from the Native Americans who taught them how to both grow crops on the new land and how to properly catch fish from the Atlantic Ocean. The true national holiday of Thanksgiving, as recognized by all states, began in 1863 when President Lincoln declared this ‘day of thanks’ to be held each year in November.

Turkey Gourd Bowl Pilgrims Plenty Sculpture
While only here one day of the year, Thanksgiving decorations can be showcased throughout the entire harvest season. Pumpkins, turkeys, and fall leaves and more really speak to the season this time of year. Here we have gathered together a handful of our favorite harvest themed Sturbridge Yankee Workshop items that we know will coordinate well with areas of your country home. From the simplest of items to those that really make a statement, Thanksgiving is going to look great this year!


Seasonal Statements

Colors of fall are a ones we sure can get used to. Bold oranges, reds, golds and muted greens are arranged beautifully, as if painted across the canopy of trees. Pumpkins, gourds, sunflowers, berries, and corn fields help bring these hues to life and surround us everywhere we go in the months of October and November.

Capture the essence of autumn with thematic home accents that capture the mood and color from the world around us. Warm browns, crisp orange, red and golden yellow. Who says fall leaves should be left outside on the trees?

Autumn Harvest Pumpkin Pillow
Gobble Turkey Hooked Wool Pillow Grapevine Pumpkin Lights

Colors of Inspiration: Warm Orange

Monday, October 13th, 2014
The color orange, especially in warm, pumpkin, terracotta or squash hues, is especially welcome during autumnal months. Enhance welcoming, comforting atmosphere in every room with these seasonal colors. Click on the images below to view their product pages on our website.
Pumpkin Chair Pad Pumpkin Jute Trivet
Red Stripe Toss Pillow Live Every Moment Puzzle Piece Photo Frame
Orange Berry Wreath Pumpkin Jute Table Runner
How do you use color in your home?

Here are some interesting facts about decorating with all shades of orange:

Associated with joy and sunshine. Represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation. It is not as aggressive as red, and may offer a suitable alternative for painting the walls in your kitchen if red feels too strong.

Quince Wreath

Halloween Decorating

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
Gather around guys and ghouls, for the witching hour is nigh. We here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop cast a spell inviting you to pick your poison from own collection of to die for harvest and Halloween décor. With a wide selection of spook-tacular seasonal decorative accents available, of corpse your Halloween gathering will be the best treat this year. Let’s take a look at what we have to offer for your next ghoulish gala.
Bubble Bubble Toil and Trouble

Looking for additional ways to brew up fright in your home? There are many simple ways to make the change to Halloween throughout each room.

Witch Wreath Holder displays your favorite seasonal wreath to greet guests as they arrive as Bat Weather Vane alerts folks to the whims of the wind. Harvest Cat Framed Print offers primitive folk art appeal on any wall, and can be easily dressed up with spider webs on Halloween night.

Bat Weather Vane
Harvest Cat Framed Print Witch Wreath Holder

Lace Crow Accents Brew Up Bits of Fun in Every Room

Create a grand first impression by adding festive Halloween accents into every nook of your home.

From Lace Crow Accents to affix to your drapes, windows or any wall space to nostalgic humorous signs like All About the Shoes Sign to the little details on Witches Brew Bar Soap, your Halloween guests are sure to be pleased by the decorative accents your have placed throughout your home all in the spooky theme of All Hallows Eve.

Witches Brew Soap All about the shoes sign

Let the Light Shine in the Darkness

You can easily light the way for your petrified party goers with the warm glow of lights inside your home, on the porch or even in every window. Choose colored tealights to fit with your theme like mustard Wax Coated Tealights, offering a muted golden yellow hue for display throughout the harvest season. Even the most startled soul will find comfort in the luminosity of festive lights. Grapevine Pumpkin Lights can be used indoors or out, featuring tiny white lights inside grapevine pumpkins with wire frames to keep their shape. Long cords allow for connecting these gourds together.

Grapevine Pumpkin Lights

Pumpkin Gourd Candy Dish Terrifyingly Delicious Treats on Display

Once the witches and warlocks have all entered into the inner sanctum through the creaking doors, gather around the dining room table to taste the treats showcased in Pumpkin Gourd Candy Dish. Dare little ones to reach inside the gaping mouth to retrieve their favorite treats. The body of these candy dishes are created from USA grown, naturally dried gourds that are hand painted and carved to resemble these spook-tacular Halloween guests.


For the Smallest of Guests

The great thing about Halloween decorating is that you can make it spooky or whimsical. If you have small trick-or-treaters coming over to enjoy the festivities, decorate with little sculpture characters like Wicked Witch, the Cowardly Lion or Scarecrow. Destined to become favorite accents around your home all year. These adorable Lori Mitchell sculptures are versatile enough to use for Halloween or for giving as a gift to any fan of The Wizard of Oz.

Wicked Witch Sculpture
Cowardly Lion Collectible Scarecrow collectible