Archive for the ‘Holiday Decorating’ Category

Monday Must-Haves: Winter [Clearance] Decor

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Flocked Berry & Leaf Bunch | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopMini Bottle Brush Trees | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopWell, it’s officially the last day of winter. Tomorrow begins a new season and hopefully the spring snowstorm that’s expected later this week takes that into consideration. We’ll see.

Before focusing future blog posts on this new season, we are featuring five must-have home accents that will complement your winter decor next year. They all happen to be in our clearance section, so shop quickly to take advantage of their special pricing.

Mini Bottle Brush Trees |
Flocked Berry & Leaf Bunch

These home accents are beautiful when displayed around the holidays, but their flocked details make them perfect for decorating with all winter long. The trees are ideal in centerpieces and tabletop arrangements, offering greenery to collectibles and similarly rustic decor. The red berries offer a rich color in any flower arrangement or vase, and make any room sparkle with winter charm.

All is Calm | At Twilight |
Snowballs for Sale

All Is Calm Sign | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

All three pieces of wall art are made here in the USA, and each offer something different for your home. The first makes a perfect shelf sitter, on a mantel, table or bookcase, and like the home accents above, works well with both holiday and winter accessories.

At Twilight is done by artist Loren Blackburn, and transports you to a snowy street of day’s past, giving any room nostalgic warmth. Finally, the snowman and red bird advertising snowballs for sale creates a fun look during the winter season, and is a piece of rustic wall art that holds timeless charm.

At Twilight Print | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopSnowballs For Sale Print | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Throwback Thursday: 4 Spring DIY Decor Ideas

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Peony BouquetsWe are excited for spring to begin (02/23), so today we are featuring four of our favorite past DIY posts that all have something to do with spring. Take a look below, and tell us about the DIY projects you’ll be taking on once the snow melts and the days get longer!

DIY Flower Arrangements

No matter the occasion, spring flower arrangements are some of our favorites because here in Maine, that typically means we can create them with fresh flowers straight from our own gardens. For arrangements and bouquets that last all spring without any maintenance, however, we are big advocates for using faux florals. Last year we did a three part series on how to create decorative and expressive flower arrangements in your home using some of our containers and flower stems, which you can read by clicking here.

DIY Fairy Garden

We introduced some fairy garden characters and accessories last summer, and for inspiration we compiled a short list of fairy garden DIY projects requiring a range of materials and space. Check out that post here, and make a fairy garden part of your spring landscaping.

St. Patrick’s Day and Easter

We know you’ll be bringing out the shamrocks for March 17th and dyeing Easter eggs for April 1st (no joke), so why not complement your centerpieces, wreaths and collectibles with a shamrock banner, and go all-natural with DIY dyes?

Real Simple All Natural Easter Egg Dye

We hope you’re just as excited for spring as we are, and if you’re not, hopefully these DIY ideas spark your enthusiasm! Be sure to follow us here on the blog (and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest) for more decor ideas throughout the spring.

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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.

Photo by Becky Cunningham HomeLook for dining room design inspiration
Photo by ROOM4STYLE – Inspired InteriorsLook for living room pictures

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.

Photo by Wendi Young DesignMore patio photos

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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