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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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Get the Look: Timeless Rustic Entryway

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Today’s inspiration comes from a beautifully rustic entryway that offers exceptional function and the down home comforts you might find at a multi-generational homestead. You can get a similar look by shopping our catalog and looking out for antique or flea market furniture that fits the style.

The William Farley House | Photo by Doug Towle | via Houzz

Photo by Doug Towle | via Houzz

The Drop Leaf Table in the room above (via Houzz) is gorgeously designed, so for a look that is both exquisite and rustic, our Harper Leaf Table fits the bill. For a larger footprint (and more tabletop functionality) our Square Drop Leaf Table offers just enough tabletop space while still fitting in a smaller room like this entryway.

Square Drop Leaf Table

Square Drop Leaf Table

Harper Leaf Table

Harper Leaf Table

While the table is the object in the center of our line of sight, the second home accent in this space that caught our eye was the Ladderback Chair.

Our Ladderbacks are handcrafted in North Carolina and we recently added an Arm Chair to the collection – just in time to create this beautiful entryway look!

Ladderback Arm Chair in Black

Ladderback Arm Chair in Black

Seeded Glass Hanging Lantern

Seeded Glass Hanging Lantern

Adorn yours with one of our 28 Braided Chair Pads (most in multiple colors and differing fiber content) to add a little more comfort to the chair and decorative appeal to the room.

Onion Lanterns are staples in historical farmhouses and rustic homes, and our Seeded Glass Hanging Lantern offers similar charm as the Lantern above.

Below the lantern is an Area Rug boasting rich colors and handwoven charm. Many of our Area Rugs have similar qualities, but perhaps best for this space is the Crimson Folk Art Family Rug. Its warmth is apparent even in a photo, and tells a tale of hard work, family values and natural beauty exemplified by rural life.

What is your favorite part of this entryway? Have you found the perfect pieces to make your home a rustic charmer? Share your inspiration and stories in a comment below, and if you’re interested in any of the Sturbridge Yankee Workshop home furnishings shown here, just click on their pictures.

Crimson Folk Art Family Rug Runner

Crimson Folk Art Family Floor Runner

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Weekly Spotlight: Indoor/Outdoor Hooked Pillows

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

This week we turn the spotlight on five web exclusive hooked pillows with stylish designs from artist Liora Manne and the added feature of being mildew and fade resistant. So go outdoors and soak up the sun on a well-decorated patio, porch or backyard, and get comfortable with these five accent pillows.

These pillows are made from a blend of 20% acrylic and 80% polyester which allows them to be mildew resistant. The fibers also feature UV stabilizers to resist fading as they sit on a porch chair or back deck.

Navy Stripe Anchor Indoor/Outdoor Pillow

Anchor this nautical look in your home with a matching rug – you can find it here.

Surfing Dog Indoor/Outdoor Pillow

We also carry coordinating rugs for our Surfing Dogs and Curious Cat pillow.
Shop Surfing Dogs here and Curious Cat here.

Curious Cat Indoor/Outdoor Pillow

It is recommended that these pillows be dusted regularly and spot cleaned as necessary. To fully clean, rinse cover with a solution of mild detergent and water. Allow to completely dry before re-use.

Wagging Tail Indoor/Outdoor PillowPuppy Love Indoor/Outdoor Pillow

For a look at our entire pillow collection, indoor and outdoor, click here.

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