Archive for the ‘Lamps and Lighting’ Category

Weekly Spotlight: Holiday Clearance (under $50)

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Christmas will be here in less than two weeks, but that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped seeking out seasonal decor inspiration! If you are also someone who adds ornaments and lighting up until the day of, we’ve got some charming suggestions from our Christmas Clearance selection. And don’t worry, if you place an order before December 20th, you’ll be able to display your new home accent(s) by Christmas.* Did we mention the following five items cost less than $50?

Silver Metal Snowflake String Lights | Season Home Accents

These string lights would add some shine to your holiday displays, mantel or
Christmas tree, but would also be perfect for leaving up all winter long.
($9.99)

Sleigh Ride Lace Placemats | Set of Two | Made in the USAGet this lace home accent as a set of two, and delight your guests and
holiday visitors with a primitive scene at dinnertime.
($12.99 for 2)

Lantern Santa With Cardinal Tree Sculpture | Decorating for Christmas

With a flocked tree in hand and dressed in his classic red suit, Santa
Claus lights the way through the night with a primitive lantern.
($24.99)

Feather Tree Jute Rug | Eco-friendly

The detail of this jute rug almost makes us want to buy a not-so-full tree
for our homes! The surrounding colorful braids enhance the festive look
of this home accent, and of the room in which you place it.
($24.99)

Rustic Merry Christmas Sign | Made in the USA

Say Merry Christmas all in lights, without using any electricity!
The vivid green of this wood sign pops on any wall, calling
attention to the spirit of the season.
($34.99)

*Contact Customer Service for more details.

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Weekly Spotlight: Shop Our Holiday Cover (4)

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

There’s still plenty of time to shop our Holiday catalog before the end of the year, and to get free shipping on select seasonal home accents. The items on our current (and last!) Holiday catalog cover ship for free, so we’re putting them in the spotlight this week.

Weekly Spotlight: Shop Our Holiday Cover (4) | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

  • If you are a collector of all things Williraye Studio™, you may recognize the sculptures on our cover. From left to right: Sleepytime Santa, Simple Joys and Night Time Friends. The latter doubles as a night light (or accent light) during the Christmas season, and all three bring seasonal whimsy to mantels, tables and displays.
  • Our Lighted Pinecone and Berry Mini Tree is unique because of the authentic pinecones used on its boughs. The size is perfect for an accent table or a bedroom, and the burlap wrapped bottom adds to its rustic appeal. Below each of these home accents is the new Buffalo Check Mini Tree Skirt, which could also double as a small table topper.

Browse all of our seasonal items here, and view the entire catalog online here (or request one to be sent by mail). Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop!

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Get the Look: A Cozy and Classic Reading Nook

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Reading nooks – big or small – offer you a space in your home where you can go to escape and relax. Whether you flip through your favorite magazine, pick up a favorite book or read the newspaper with your morning coffee, the coziness and simplicity of the space is perfect. Below is a great reading nook that features just a few pieces of furniture that create a coziness that isn’t overdone. You can get a look similar to this one with furniture and home accents from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, so keep reading for inspiration.

Photo by Crisp ArchitectsLook for hallway design inspiration

Snowflake Knit Throw

A comfy chair is the must-have item for a reading nook. We like the armchair + ottoman combination, but a recliner or rocking chair would work just as nicely if you prefer – it is your nook after all!

The pillow adds a little extra comfort and serves to break up the pattern of the chair to make the space more aesthetically appealing and welcoming. The same goes for the throw blanket, and both accents enhance the comfort of the reading nook.

(Get the look with these key furnishings from SYW: the Kingfield Chair and Ottoman, the Queen Bee Burlap Pillow and the Snowflake Knit Throw)

Kingfield Chair, Ottoman, and Queen Bee Burlap Pillow

The floor lamp is a great option here because it does not take up much space, and importantly, it doesn’t take up space on an end table that serves as your reading material’s own resting spot. Gauge how high or low you sit in the chair to find the perfect lighting option for you.

Chairside Storage Table

Add an area rug to complement the furnishings in this space, and of course, enhance that warm, comfortable look. Some extras you could include are a Round Backless Stool, which can serve as an accent table without taking up a lot of space (and it’s easily movable so you can take it to other parts of the house as needed), and plants for greenery and better air.

The chairside table shown above is the perfect size for a reading nook, and as you can see it can be used to display a plant, collectibles or your books themselves. Our Chairside Storage Table has a similar footprint and maximizes the space by providing a hidden storage compartment under the tabletop. We have serious bookshelf envy with this reading nook, but if your relaxing space is smaller, bookshelves will only clutter the space; hence our suggestion for the table and stool. But if you
do have the room, we have a variety of sizes and styles of
bookcases you can find here.

Make a reading nook your next weekend project, or add an extra stylish accent to your current space, and enjoy the serenity – no matter how long (or short!) it lasts.

Wool Persian Fern Rug

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