Archive for the ‘Seasonal Decorating’ Category

Thursday’s Theme: Fall Flower & Plant Arrangement Ideas

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Only one day stands between us and the official first day of Autumn. So today we are sharing some fall flower and plant arrangement ideas that you can DIY quickly, and in most cases, with items around and outside your home.

DIY Pumpkin Vase | A Pumpkin & A Princess

One of the best vessels for holding plants and flowers this time of year is of course, the pumpkin. For an almost-perfectly cohesive look, use craft pumpkins in place of real pumpkins. Or, carve the top of a real pumpkin and clean it out like you would if you were creating a jack-o-lantern. Place flowers and greenery inside – they will look their best if their stems are trimmed relatively short. You could also place a candle inside and surround it with a mini wreath or strand of bittersweets and leaves.

Craft Pumpkin Candle Holder | By Stephanie Lynn

Fall Mason Jar Vases | Anything & Everything: A DIY Blog

Mason jars are consistent stars of DIY projects, and especially when they are painted with autumn colors and filled with flowers, it’s easy to see why. But if you use Mason jars for canning or food storage and don’t have any to spare, painted coffee tins and similar containers offer just as much charm. Even empty wine bottles can be painted and used for single blooms along a table or mantel.

DIY Rustic Flower Vase | Ribbons & Glue

Fall and Halloween DIY Vases

Of course, what we hope you gain from this this post is how “charming” doesn’t have to mean “complicated.” And fall typically offers items right outside your door. Collect pinecones, colorful leaves, twigs and other natural elements, throw them in a glass vase and voila! Instant seasonal style. A ribbon can help spruce up the look, and potpourri will add even more freshness to your indoor living spaces.

DIY Fall Glass Vase | A Kitchen Table For Two

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Monday Must-Haves: Early Holiday 2018

Monday, September 17th, 2018

That’s right – the holiday season has arrived at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop. But we won’t bombard you with Santas and snowmen just yet; these must-haves are still all about the harvest season.

Turkey & Gourd Felt Applique Pillow | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopTurkey & Gourd Felt Applique Table Runner | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

This coordinating Pillow and Table Runner feature rustic colors and hand appliqued turkeys and gourds. Bother feature charming blanket stitches and the Runner has fun penny details on either end.

Its Good to be Home Wreath Sign | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopLeafy Shade Iron Table Lamp | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Now you don’t have decided between a welcome sign and a seasonal wreath. The preserved wreath surrounding the charming sentiment on this wall art features corn husk, yellow yarrow, safflower and chili peppers.

Turkey Gourd Tealight Holder | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Another must-have is our Leafy Shade Iron Table Lamp. This sleek, simple and complementary lighting solution is topped with a decorative shade with preserved leaves pressed onto the paper.

Last but certainly not least is the Turkey Gourd Tealight Holder. These handcrafted gourd accents are always fun for autumn and Thanksgiving decorating, since they offer a natural, seasonal and rustic look to displays and centerpieces. As always, use a flameless tealight with this turkey; he’s made of real dried gourds after all. And if you would like to get a behind-the-scenes look on the creation of these characters, click here.

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Throwback Thursday: Fall 2018 Blog Wrap-Up

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

That’s right – today is the last day for our Fall 2018 catalog. Which means Holiday arrives at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop tomorrow (9/14)! Before we get into the new decor and holiday prep, however, we’re taking a look back at ten blog posts from our Fall 2018 season. We hope you have felt inspired, cooked up something new or simply enjoyed reading our posts over the past couple of months; we look forward to bringing you fresh ideas up to the last day of the year. If you would still like to take advantage of special savings on Halloween decorations and our selection of lighting, just click here.

Oh, and make sure to sign up for our 65 Year Celebration Sweepstakes (for a chance to win a $1,000 gift certificate) if you are interested – the entry period ends at midnight tonight (9/13).

Weekly Spotlight: Decorative Lighting (Fall 2018)

Thursday’s Theme: Farmhouse Porch Lighting Four Ways

Weekly Spotlight: Practical Lighting (Fall 2018)

Monday Must-Haves: Late Summer Garden

Flowerpot Leaf Garden Trellis

Weekly Spotlight: Organized for Back to School

Family Friendly Home Office

Decorating With Color: Yellow

Photo by Fein Construction LLCMore kitchen photos

Thursday’s Theme: Pumpkins on the Porch

Weekly Spotlight: Halloween 2018

Quick Tip: Holiday Decorating in a Bedroom (Halloween)

Quick Tip: Holiday Decorating in a Bedroom (Halloween)

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