Archive for the ‘Seasonal Decorating’ Category

Quick Tip: No-Fear Halloween Decorating

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Quick Tip: No-Fear Halloween Decorating | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

You don’t have to sacrifice sophistication and style when creating a spooky look for Halloween. Keep the color palette simple and incorporate natural elements (in this case, wood and gourds) for a complementary yet charismatic display.

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Weekly Spotlight: Witches of Halloween

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

For our first Weekly Spotlight of October, we’re featuring five leading ladies of the Halloween season. Click on each picture for all the details, and tell us your favorite(s) in a comment below.

~ * Velma the Witch * ~

A feather in her hat and large green eyes; Velma will charm from a chair or bench all October long.

Velma Witch Soft Sculpture | Joe Spencer | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

~ * Primitive Witch | Marge the Toiling Witch | Wicked Witch * ~

These three witch collectibles range in size and bring their own spooky something to your home.

Primitive Standing Witch | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopMarge the Toiling Witch Figurine | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopWicked Witch Collectible | Lori Mitchell | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

~ * Clarice the Witch * ~

A sophisticated witch joined by a pumpkin companion.

Clarice the Witch Soft Sculpture | Joe Spencer | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

~ * For more witchy decor and collectible home accents, click here. * ~

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Thursday’s Theme: Simple Fall Centerpieces

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Leaf Harvest Table Runner | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopThe Fall Centerpiece – the perfect way to mark the harvest season, add a little more warmth to your home and prepare for visiting friends and family. For some autumn inspiration, today we’re offering up some ideas to create a simple yet stunning seasonal centerpiece.

Table Linens

Placemats and Table Runners can be used all over your table, of course, but you can use a Table Runner or a Placemat as a setting for a more elaborate centerpiece. Use matching fabric or complementing colors – whatever suits your style best.

Baskets and Containers

Ideal for floral arrangements, holding pumpkins or apples, flower blossoms, candy and other seasonal goods, the centerpiece possibilities are endless with baskets and decorative containers.

Harvest Blessings Tin Tray | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Creepy Hollow Gate Accent | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Minor Details

Small details can make any centerpiece look larger than life. Get out your favorite fall collectibles, display seasonally-inspired tealight holders and/or mini wreaths, and collect some pinecones and fallen leaves to scatter around your table (or place in a basket, vase or container). These can be quickly placed and require minimal freshening up throughout the season.

Turkey Leaf Candle Holder | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopHappy Halloween Tins | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Are you taking the simple approach with your fall centerpiece? Are you incorporating any DIY elements, or letting the kids hold the reins? Share your ideas and designs with us in the comments, and have a happy harvest season.

Basket Trugs Set | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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