Archive for the ‘Decorating’ Category

Monday Must-Haves: Halloween Decor Under $50

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Rusted Halloween Garden Stakes | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopThese must-haves will add extra charm to your Halloween decor this year, and are budget friendly so you can save more for candy and treats. Plus, they are all in-stock so you will get them in time for All Hallow’s Eve.

Clarice with Cat Witch Sculpture | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

$19.95

Made in the USA, these garden stakes are crafted from weathered metal and will give your garden or yard a spooky look this Halloween. Sold separately, there are many other designs to choose from for decorating your outdoor spaces all year long.

Halloween Snow Globe | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

$34.95

If you missed our suggestion for using soft sculptures, view our October Quick Tip here. And then add Clarice to a mantel or bookshelf where she will charm any visitor.

$39.95

You may recognize this Spooky Snow Globe from years past, and while you will have to provide your own music, the warm lights inside the globe enhance the seasonal flair of this home accent.

Like the garden stakes above, the final two items are made in the USA. The Trick or Treat Halloween Sign is surrounded by a handcrafted wood frame, and coordinates with two other signs in our online catalog. The Happy Halloween Wood Clock is entirely handcrafted, from the pumpkins and witch to the bats standing in as numbers.

Happy Halloween Handcrafted Wood Clock | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Trick or Treat Halloween Sign | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Quick Tip: Decorating with Soft Sculptures

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Quick Tip: Seasonal Soft Sculptures

Soft sculptures can make a big seasonal statement in a small amount of space. Prop on a staircase, a rustic bench, a kitchen counter or chair for festive style that doesn’t overwhelm. Available for Halloween, harvest, Thanksgiving, Christmas and other occasions, you can decorate with these collectibles throughout the year!
Shown here: Pilgrim Soft Sculptures by artist ©Joe Spencer and our Soft Decorative Pumpkin in Rust.

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Weekly Spotlight: New Braided Jute Home Accents

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Cranberry Jute Braided Table Runner | Artist Harry SmithCranberry Jute Braided BasketWelcome to our first October Spotlight. On the agenda: braided jute! Below we are featuring our newest jute home accents that will cover your chairs, tabletops, counters, floors and other areas of your home this holiday season and throughout the year. To showcase them all, we’re breaking from our usual five format and including each new piece.

If you are already acquainted with our Cranberry Jute Collection, you’ll be delighted to know that we’ve added Baskets and a Floor Runner to the mix for even more complementary style. All of these pieces feature a design by Maine artist Harry Smith, and are perfect for holiday decorating or for incorporating a little color into your home all year long.

Autumn Jute Chair Pad | Artist Sandy Clough

To coordinate with our vibrant Autumn Jute Rug by artist Sandy Clough, we’ve introduced the Autumn Jute Chair Pad to bring a touch of fall into your dining areas as well as the other rooms of your home. A mixture of warm colors with bright green and teal make this jute accent electrify your country chairs with seasonal appeal.

Also from Sandy Clough is the Chickadee & Pine Jute Collection. In addition to the Chair Pad and Tabletop Accents, we now offer a beautiful Area Rug. This Collection is perfect for a log cabin, lodge or woodland-inspired home, and we’ll admit our partiality to it since it features the Maine state bird and part of the Maine state tree.

Chickadee & Pine Jute Rug | Artist Sandy Clough

Last but certainly not least (and also by artist Sandy Clough), is our new braided jute collection. The Holly Jute home accents feature green and burgundy braids circling a full sprig of holly leaves and berries. An Area Rug made for your floors; a Chair Pad for your dining room; and a Trivet for serving hot dishes in the kitchen or adding a holiday look to a table; all three make great statement pieces and create a cheerful atmosphere when used all together.

Holly Jute Chair Pad | Artist Sandy Clough

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