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Throwback Thursday: 4 Spring DIY Decor Ideas

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Peony BouquetsWe are excited for spring to begin (02/23), so today we are featuring four of our favorite past DIY posts that all have something to do with spring. Take a look below, and tell us about the DIY projects you’ll be taking on once the snow melts and the days get longer!

DIY Flower Arrangements

No matter the occasion, spring flower arrangements are some of our favorites because here in Maine, that typically means we can create them with fresh flowers straight from our own gardens. For arrangements and bouquets that last all spring without any maintenance, however, we are big advocates for using faux florals. Last year we did a three part series on how to create decorative and expressive flower arrangements in your home using some of our containers and flower stems, which you can read by clicking here.

DIY Fairy Garden

We introduced some fairy garden characters and accessories last summer, and for inspiration we compiled a short list of fairy garden DIY projects requiring a range of materials and space. Check out that post here, and make a fairy garden part of your spring landscaping.

St. Patrick’s Day and Easter

We know you’ll be bringing out the shamrocks for March 17th and dyeing Easter eggs for April 1st (no joke), so why not complement your centerpieces, wreaths and collectibles with a shamrock banner, and go all-natural with DIY dyes?

Real Simple All Natural Easter Egg Dye

We hope you’re just as excited for spring as we are, and if you’re not, hopefully these DIY ideas spark your enthusiasm! Be sure to follow us here on the blog (and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest) for more decor ideas throughout the spring.

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Weekly Spotlight: Clearance [Garden] Pillows

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
Dutch Tulips Mini Pillow | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Dutch Tulips Mini Pillow - $24.99

Our Spring 2018 catalog will be on its way to you this weekend (request one here), but since today it feels like actual spring has started, we’re shining the spotlight on five clearance pillows (four pillows, one sham) inspired by or evocative of flower gardens. You can learn more about each pillow (and their clearance pricing) by clicking on the images.

Jardin Rouge Quilted Sham

Jardin Rouge Quilted Sham - $24.99

Pink Tulips Hooked Wool Pillow | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Pink Tulips Hooked Wool Pillow - $29.99

Butterfly Garden Pillow | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Butterfly Garden Pillow - $19.99

Bunny Garden Pillow | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Bunny Garden Pillow - $29.99

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Monday Must-Haves: New Web Exclusive Home Accents

Monday, February 12th, 2018

The web exclusive section of our website is a great place to browse home accents that complement those in our catalog, and the selection of these exclusive prints, furniture, accessories and other decor is updated quite often to give you perpetually fresh home furnishings each catalog season. For this week’s Must-Have list, we’re featuring five of our newest web exclusives, but be sure to check out all the rest by clicking here.

Made in the USA

This web exclusive magnet board is also the newest addition to our Rustic Country Collection. Available in all nine colors and framed with the same pine lumber of the benches, cabinets and other RCC home accents, this magnet board will help keep you organized and keep your home complementary.

Also made in the USA is the Jasmine Bar Soap featuring artwork by Stephen Huneck (this print and this print). The fragrant, soothing bar soap is handcrafted out of all natural ingredients and makes a nice gift for a hostess or friend.

Rustic Magnet Board | Made in the USA | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopJasmine Bar Soap | Made in the USA | Artist Stephen Huneck | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Inspired by Nature

One of our newest coir doormats is perfect for winter; a leafless forest provides a home for deer painted in a rusty red color to pop against the gray background, brown trees and white snowflakes. This home accent combines modern simplicity with rustic, natural inspiration and timeless function.

Our Bear Foot Rest has always been a big hit, so we’ve added a few more animal foot stools to our collection, including this charming moose. Perfect for camp, a Father’s Day gift or for complementing rustic, primitive decor, this foot rest provides both comfort and style.

Deer Grove Coir Doormat | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopMoose Footstool | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Functional Felines

We introduced a few of our whimsical cat kitchen accents in our Winter 2018 catalog (page 18), but a few went right to our website. Including our Black Cat Waiter’s Corkscrew, which is shaped like a cat for charming appeal. You’ll smile every time you open a bottle of wine with this accessory, and
not just because of the wine.

Black Cat Waiter's Corkscrew | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Have you already browsed our new web exclusives? Let us know your favorite(s) in the comments below.

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