Archive for the ‘Seasonal Decorating’ Category

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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Monday Must-Haves: Winter [Clearance] Decor

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Flocked Berry & Leaf Bunch | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopMini Bottle Brush Trees | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopWell, it’s officially the last day of winter. Tomorrow begins a new season and hopefully the spring snowstorm that’s expected later this week takes that into consideration. We’ll see.

Before focusing future blog posts on this new season, we are featuring five must-have home accents that will complement your winter decor next year. They all happen to be in our clearance section, so shop quickly to take advantage of their special pricing.

Mini Bottle Brush Trees |
Flocked Berry & Leaf Bunch

These home accents are beautiful when displayed around the holidays, but their flocked details make them perfect for decorating with all winter long. The trees are ideal in centerpieces and tabletop arrangements, offering greenery to collectibles and similarly rustic decor. The red berries offer a rich color in any flower arrangement or vase, and make any room sparkle with winter charm.

All is Calm | At Twilight |
Snowballs for Sale

All Is Calm Sign | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

All three pieces of wall art are made here in the USA, and each offer something different for your home. The first makes a perfect shelf sitter, on a mantel, table or bookcase, and like the home accents above, works well with both holiday and winter accessories.

At Twilight is done by artist Loren Blackburn, and transports you to a snowy street of day’s past, giving any room nostalgic warmth. Finally, the snowman and red bird advertising snowballs for sale creates a fun look during the winter season, and is a piece of rustic wall art that holds timeless charm.

At Twilight Print | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopSnowballs For Sale Print | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Monday Must-Haves: Spring 2018 Curtains

Monday, February 26th, 2018

Spring is in the air at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, which means our entire catalog is on sale and you can get free shipping on curtains! For this week’s Must-Haves, we’re featuring our five newest curtain collections to show you how you can freshen up your window treatments this season.

Pineapple Crushed Lace Valance | Curtain Collections | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Garden Birds Lace Valance | Curtain Collections | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopLace

Our two new lace curtain collections are Pineapple Crushed Lace and Garden Birds Lace. Both are offered in two classic, neutral colors; both will bring a warm, welcoming feel to any room; and both are made in the USA.

The Pineapple Crushed Lace complements a variety of solid colored curtain panels, as well as our Gold Pineapple Curtains. You may recognize the pattern on the Garden Birds Lace Valance, as we carry a coordinating Table Runner, and also new to spring, two more tabletop accents.

Signs Of Spring Curtain Collection | Curtains | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopCotton & Polyester

Our newest cotton curtain collection is decorated with elegant jacobean in earthy, natural colors. The Coburn Curtains are made in the USA and have a luxurious weight fit for any season.

Both the Signs of Spring and Grandview Curtain Collections are crafted from easy-care polyester fabric; the former offers seasonal whimsy while the latter (available in six colors) gives any room a stately, timeless look.

All three make charming statement of their own, but can certainly be paired up with lace curtains for a deeper, layered look on any window.

In the case of the Grandview Curtains, you could also carry the same fabric throughout your home in different colors to match each room’s style while maintaining a complementary look.

[ You can find all of our curtains by clicking here, or view more of our spring 2018 picks in the catalog. ]

Coburn Curtain Collection | Curtains | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopGrandview Curtain Collection | Curtains | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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