Archive for the ‘Outdoor’ Category

Weekly Spotlight: Fairy Garden Accessories

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Our next Garden Month topic is Fairy Gardens! These fun spaces can be quite elaborate or as simple as creating a mini trail with rocks in a flower garden and arranging some moss to look like a wreath. If you would like to add some fairies and similar accessories to a fairy garden of your own, look no further than our web exclusives. Here are five fairy-related accents you can use to create a whimsical outdoor arrangement in your garden.

Miniature Fairy Garden Bench, Chair, Trellis | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

  • The miniature Rustic Chair, Garden Trellis and Rustic Bench are all made from the same antiqued metal, which makes a warm, complementary addition to an outdoor space. If you have small plants or vines in a garden, the trellis is also functional!
  • We have a small assortment of miniature fairies, but the Best Friends and Honey Bunny fairies are two of the cutest. With small animals in their arms, these figures are true beings of nature. And if you are interested, you can find our other fairy figurines and accents here.

Best Friends Miniature Garden Fairy | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopHoney Bunny Miniature Garden Fairy | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Weekly Spotlight: Garden Stakes Under $50

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

April is Garden Month, so every Weekly Spotlight throughout the month of April will be dedicated to garden decor you can find at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop. We hope you see something (or a few things!) you like and are able to make your garden as beautiful as can be. First up: Garden stakes under $50.

46" Garden Stake | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopRusted Sun Garden Stake | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Teal Terracotta Bird Rain Gauge | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

The heavy-duty iron Garden Stake is simple yet versatile. Its curved hook is perfect for hanging plants, lanterns, wind chimes and other garden decor throughout your yard.

This Rusted Sun Garden Stake offers primitive appeal and sunny charm in your garden or in a flower bed (there are eight more complementary styles to choose from, too!).

Our Terracotta Bird Rain Gauge can be staked into the ground or in a flower pot. Besides adding sophistication to your outdoor living spaces, this outdoor home accent will tell you how much rain has fallen outside.

Iron Bird Flag Stake | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Beehive Rabbit Garden Stake | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopIron Bird Flag Stake is a customer favorite, and offers a couple different functions in addition to being a stylish accent for your yard. The extend arm can hold a decorative garden flag, the leaf next to the bird can be filled with birdseed or you can let rainwater pool inside to make a little bird bath.

New in our Spring 2018 catalog, the Beehive Rabbit Garden Stake is one of the most decorative garden stakes we offer. The metal surface is treated to withstand outdoor elements and sunshine, and offers a cheerful welcome, especially when placed next to a front door or porch.

End Note: When shopping for any garden stake that will be serving double or triple duty by holding a potted plant or bird seed (like the first Garden Stake and our Iron Bird Flag Stake), we recommend looking at those with double bottom prongs to ensure stability in the ground.

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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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