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Weekly Spotlight: Spring Garden Lighting

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Solar LED LightVintage Tin Lantern Accent LightOur final Weekly Spotlight dedicated to Garden Month is all about outdoor lighting. The following five lighting options offer accent lighting at night and decorative appeal during the day in your gardens and yard, and they are all perfect for spring.

Solar LED Light

Starting small with this light fixture which can be attached to any standard Mason jar. The LED light gets its power from the sun so you can set up a rustic country look in your garden without much fuss.

Vintage Tin Lantern Accent Light

This outdoor lantern light is affixed with a flameless candle so you don’t have to worry about a burning flame in your outdoor spaces. While it will look charming in a garden, it would also give a welcoming impression on a porch or front stoop.

Bluebird Solar Wall SconceTulip Solar Light StakeBluebird Solar Wall Sconce

Another solar option, this time for the side of you house, a garage or garden shed. The hand painted glass and blue metal frame make this decorative stand out in any space.

Baldwin Outdoor Post Lantern Lamp

Tulip Solar
Light Stake

One of our newer Blossom Light Stakes, this pretty tulip is a smaller version of the others. It’s perfect for a small flower garden or for marking a walkway (or path) in your outdoor spaces.

Baldwin Outdoor Post Lantern

Offering a whimsical, Narnia-like look for a walkway or garden, this lantern offers the most light out of these five outdoor lighting options. This lamp does need to be plugged in, but it’s UL approved for exposure to moisture.

How do you use lighting to illuminate your gardens, yard and outdoor spaces? Share your thoughts and tips below, and happy gardening!

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Spring Entryway Idea Board

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Spring always gives us feelings of refreshment, and especially as residents of the northeastern United States, spring brings us out of the darkness of winter – although sometimes it still snows well into April. When thinking about what to do for this week’s Thursday’s Theme, we found inspiration in the warm temperatures and the sun doing its best to shine through the clouds. This simple, yet cheerful environment gave us the idea for this simple spring entryway idea board. We’ve compiled some simple pieces that work for every season, and then brightened them up with accents (functional and decorative) just for spring.

Spring Entryway Idea Board | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

1. Scrolled Umbrella Stand | 2. Rustic Country Collection Farmhouse Pine Bench | 3. Daisy Wreath |
4. Rubber Mat Tray | 5. Flower Pickin’ Time Doormat | 6. Bird & Leaf Swing Arm Floor Lamp

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Get The Look: A Cozy, Covered Country Porch

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

We love the look of a casual, comfortable covered porch. This one (from Houzz) effectively and functionally combines some of our favorite types of furniture to create a space that is perfect for chatting, having afternoon cocktails, or enjoying some peace and quiet. Below we show you how you can get a similar look on your covered porch by using furniture and decor from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.

Photo by J.Fisher InteriorsMore porch ideas

Cottage Rocker | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopCan you call it a country porch if there isn’t at least one rocking chair on it? We prefer at least two, and the ones on the covered porch above are just perfect. Our Cottage Rocker features a similar design and is available in seven colors (black shown to the left) so you can really personalize, coordinate, and/or contrast your porch. Although porch rockers command their space, they are also quite complementary to other porch furniture, like a couch or a bench. Wood benches are best, and you can make them more cozy by adding cushions and pillows. A Windsor Bench looks great with our Cottage Rocker, but you can also incorporate a smaller Pine Bench or other similar seating to fit your exact space.

Seeded Glass Hanging Lantern | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopTo ground the furniture pieces, and make your covered porch look more like an outdoor family room, use an outdoor rug and coffee table. Because it will be outside, make sure the rug is easy-care and durable – our Portico Cablelock Braided Rug Collection is made just for this purpose. The coffee table is a little more stylish than functional in this situation, but it still makes a great surface to set down drinks, snacks and a vase of flowers.

Finally, the perfect lighting fixture can turn any covered porch into a dreamy area as the sun sets and goes down. We love the hanging lantern in the Houzz picture, but you could also use a Seeded Glass Lantern or another light that is vintage or made to look that way.

Portico Cablelock Braided Rug | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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