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Monday Must-Haves: Cats Around the House

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Cat Day is here again, so we have five more must-have home accents featuring the friendly feline. Tell us your favorite(s) below!

Cat Paw Spatula

Flip your pancakes or just put in on display; this kitchen utensil would make a fun gift – for yourself or a friend.

Cat Paw Spatula | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Love & A Cat Wall Clock | USA | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopLove & A Cat Wall Clock

All you need is love and a cat (or two). This wood clock is made in the USA and offers both primitive charm and function.

Black & White Cat Doorstop

An Adeline Halvorson design, this doorstop sits upright on most surfaces and may even be similar to the furry family member in your home.

Black & White Cat Doorstop | Adeline Halvorson | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Musical Cat Potholder

This practical home accent features a soft color palette and a lovely quote from Nobel Prize Laureate and musician Albert Schweitzer:
“There are two means of refuge
From the miseries of life:
Music and cats.”

Musical Cat Potholder | USA Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Kitties Rug

Designed by artist Sally Stetson and crafted from machine washable fibers to add style and stand up to your vibrant life.

Kitties Rug | Sally Stetson | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Decorating With Color: Yellow

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

We’re back with another Decorating with Color blog post, and this time around we’re talking about using yellow in your home. This color is great for farmhouses, rustic cottages, country kitchens, family living spaces, and makes a great accent color. With so many hues ranging from almost-white to dark and golden, the spectrum of yellow allows for a number of decorating possibilities. Here are a few examples.

Painting doors, window frames, even staircase spindles offers a rustic pop of color
that is cohesive but not intrusive. If you like this look but don’t think it would work
for your entire house, apply it to one room, like an entryway, mudroom or shed.

Photo by DeGraw & DeHaan ArchitectsSearch entryway pictures
This living room is grand in more ways than one, but the yellow walls enhance its sunny character.
Plus, you know we couldn’t resist sharing those matching yellow check chairs and ottomans!
Photo by ML Designs, Inc.Browse living room ideas
Golden or mustard yellow is a classic color for a country kitchen, and it displays
beautifully in the one below. If you don’t want to take the committed plunge with
all yellow cabinets,  incorporate a yellow rug, table, hutch or other furnishing. With a
more rustic tone, the yellow offers a more natural and cozy look that ages beautifully.
Photo by Fein Construction LLCSearch kitchen design ideas

Jelly Cupboard & Hutch Set | Rustic Country Collection | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

We will always enjoy picking out fun and/or elegant wallpaper, especially when
suggesting you try a new color in your home. The pattern on the below wallpaper
chops up the solid yellow and tones it down, creating a less intense look that still
has plenty of charm. A small bathroom is a great place to experiment with this, because
added wall hangings like mirrors or storage solutions also help break up a bold color.
Photo by Bezooyen Contracting IncBrowse bathroom ideas
Have you used yellow in your home? your ideas or advice for incorporating this color below.

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Weekly Spotlight: Starry Americana Clearance

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Star Wall Pocket | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopHappy Fourth of July! Today on the blog we are celebrating the holiday by shining a spotlight on five Americana home accents that feature the five-pointed star (click on the titles for more information). Did we mention they are all on clearance?

Star Wall Pocket – $14.99

A matte black wall pocket can hold a variety of accessories, from small flower arrangements to unique baubles and decoratives. Use multiple in a gallery wall for an all-over Americana look.

Ebony Stars Braided Rugs | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Ebony Stars Hearth Rug and Round Rug – $19.99

These coordinating accent rugs are crafted from eco-friendly jute and will offer a classic, complementary look when placed on the floors of your country home.

Burlap Star Quilt Sham – $29.99

Available in both black and tan, this 20″ x 26″ quilt sham is made from ultra-soft cotton fabric and features eight tweed stars.

Burlap Star Quilt Sham | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Vintage Star Queen Quilt – $199.99

The boldness of this quilt complements its high quality comfort. The rich wine and red colors are perfect for a rustic room and beautifully adorn the soft cotton.

Vintage Star Queen Quilt | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Share your stylish ideas for Americana decorating below, check out our entire selection of clearance merchandise, and have a fun and safe Independence Day!

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