Archive for the ‘Seasonal Decorating’ Category

Weekly Spotlight: Summer Clearance Decor

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

It’s only fitting that our Fall/Halloween catalog launches this Friday, the 13th. That’s right, we are saying so long to Summer and hello to Autumn – as far as our catalog goes, anyway. You will still see some summer-related posts here on the blog, on Facebook and on Twitter, but it won’t be long before we’ve fully transitioned into the new season.

For these next two days, though, you can still get special savings on pillows and made in the USA home accents by visiting our website or submitting any last-minute orders over the phone. And for even more savings, browse our selection of clearance items; five of which we have featured below.

Weekly Spotlight: Summer Clearance Decor | 2018 | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

1. American Spirit Pillow: $24.99

The soft cotton American Spirit Pillow is made in the USA and features a design from artist Kate Ward Thacker.

2. Uncle Sam Gourd Candy Dish: $29.99

Also made in the USA, you can learn more about this and other gourd decor (yes, made from real handgrown and hand painted gourds!) [here].

3. Perpetual Calendar Scroll Clock: $29.99

It’s up to you whether or not you want to keep track of the time and days this summer, but this perpetual calendar can help you do both.

4. Sunny Side Magnet Board: $34.99

Pretty straightforward: a magnet board with an optimistic reminder, decorative edge and yellow flower decal.

5. Let Freedom Ring Sheep Print: $29.99

Artist Beth Albert created this made in the USA folk art print (on wood).

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Monday Must-Haves: New Summer Web Exclusives

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Solar Garden Sparkle Cones Set | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopAll five of these must-have web exclusives are new to our selection of outdoor decor, and they are perfect for summertime (find more new home accents in our catalog and on our website).


This set of solar garden lights includes six colors and crackled glass that charms and decorates throughout the day and night. Perfect for staking in your garden, around a patio or inside large planters. Since they are powered by the sun, there’s no need for running wires across your lawn or replacing batteries.

Wrought Iron Curved Tree Bench | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Sailboat Sundial Birdbath | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop


This wrought iron bench gives any outdoor space an elegant look, and you can choose between a bench with a back or one without to best fit your style.

Summer Waves Garden Trellis and Extension | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop


We have recently introduced a few sundials into our web exclusive assortment. This particular sundial offers coastal charm and doubles as a bird bath (get the pedestal).


Incorporate this garden trellis into your outdoor living spaces this summer and watch your favorite flowers or vegetables (as well as the decorative factor of your backyard) climb.

Iron Cricket Boot Jack | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Functional Novelty

While this iron beetle is quite decorative, it functions as a boot jack so you can easily remove rubber boots or your gardening shoes before stepping into the house.

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Thursday’s Theme: Summer DIY Projects from Pinterest

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Summer is officially here! We hope you’ve been enjoying June so far, and have a variety of activities lined up for your summer season – whether that be relaxing on vacation with a Sturbridge Yankee Workshop catalog, entertaining friends and family outside or simply taking a break from a day of summer gardening.

You may also be planning some DIY projects, or hoping to at least, so if this describes you, we have some good news. To pass the time this summer while enjoying nice weather and extended days, here are six DIY projects and activities we’ve rounded up from Pinterest.

Switch up your kitchen textiles and linens with fun and colorful Fruit Stamped Tea Towels. They are perfect for you kitchen at home or up to camp, and allow you to get creative while incorporating functional decor. *Making Home Base

DIY Painted Tea Towel | Making Home Base | Summer DIY

To coordinate with your DIY tea towels, or as an accent all its own, this cheerful serving tray exudes summer charm and helps you serve guests during a barbecue or summer birthday party.
*Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Watermelon Serving Tray | Oh So Beautiful Paper | Summer DIY

We love a beautiful wreath almost as much as you do. This one happens to feature a favorite, classic flower and is of course, the result of a DIY project. *Artsy Chicks Rule

DIY Hydrangea Wreath | Artsy Chicks Rule | Summer DIY

The best craft for you and your kids (or grandchildren!) to do together is one that has lasting use. Head outside to collect rocks for this Tic Tac Toe DIY and keep yourselves entertained on hot summer days. *Balancing Home

Tic Tac Toe Rocks Activity | Balancing Home | Summer DIY

Of course, we’ve all heard the notorious message from kids on summer vacation: “I’m bored!” This is of course, easily remedied by 1. Telling them how many chores they can do and/or 2. Turning to an Activity Jar and pulling out a random note or popsicle stick with an activity written on it. *The Crafting Chicks

Summer Activity Jars | The Crafting Chicks | Summer DIY

Finally, we saw so many pins for Summer Bucket Lists on our search through Pinterest. Get creative by using scrapbook paper, stickers, special pens and markers, Washi tape, etc. and write out some things you’d like to get done, people you’d like to see, and places you’d like to visit over the summer. It will be fun to check each item off the list and look back on the adventures you had. For a little inspiration, we’ve attached a Summer Bucket List printable [here] and below that you can print out and fill out!

Summer Bucket List Printable

Remember to share your DIY ideas and upcoming craft projects in the comments below, and let us know what’s on your Summer 2018 Bucket List!

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