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Weekly Spotlight: Fairy Garden Accessories

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Our next Garden Month topic is Fairy Gardens! These fun spaces can be quite elaborate or as simple as creating a mini trail with rocks in a flower garden and arranging some moss to look like a wreath. If you would like to add some fairies and similar accessories to a fairy garden of your own, look no further than our web exclusives. Here are five fairy-related accents you can use to create a whimsical outdoor arrangement in your garden.

Miniature Fairy Garden Bench, Chair, Trellis | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

  • The miniature Rustic Chair, Garden Trellis and Rustic Bench are all made from the same antiqued metal, which makes a warm, complementary addition to an outdoor space. If you have small plants or vines in a garden, the trellis is also functional!
  • We have a small assortment of miniature fairies, but the Best Friends and Honey Bunny fairies are two of the cutest. With small animals in their arms, these figures are true beings of nature. And if you are interested, you can find our other fairy figurines and accents here.

Best Friends Miniature Garden Fairy | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopHoney Bunny Miniature Garden Fairy | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Decorating with Color: Pastels

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Pastels are fun to play with in the springtime, especially since almost every color has a pastel hue. Below we’ve featured a few ways you can incorporate soft colors into your home seasonally or permanently.

In the Kitchen

We love the look of pastels in the kitchen. You can go as drastic as painting all of your cabinets in a pastel hue, or coordinating countertop appliances in a pastel color (or multiple!). If you alike open shelving, opt for some decorative pastel dishware to display during the springtime.

Photo by British Standard by Plain EnglishDiscover kitchen design ideas

Dining Room Whimsy

While we would prefer one or maybe two colors, we think these pastel dining room chairs add a fun atmosphere to the space. Even on vintage chairs, pastel yellows or blues would give any dining area a youthful cottage look.

Photo by Osez Interiors by Dominique FournierSearch dining room pictures

Different Living Room Looks

For a less permanent pastel display, switch out accent pillows, curtains, throw blankets and perhaps a rug this spring with those decorated in pastels. Or, if you’re feeling like committing fully to the soft pastel look, change your furniture and be in a cheerful, spring mood all year long.

Photo by Bee’s Knees Design, LLCBrowse living room ideas
Photo by Clarke & ClarkeLook for living room design inspiration

Bed and Bath

The bathroom is possibly the best room to decorate in pastels all year long. These tranquil hues – on the walls, in tiles and in the decor – are perfect for getting a spa-like feel every time you step inside. Soft colors are also great for a bedroom; because pastels aren’t very bright or bold, your bedroom can be the soothing space it should be.

Photo by Karen Gallagher InteriorsBrowse powder room photos
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Spring Entryway Idea Board

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Spring always gives us feelings of refreshment, and especially as residents of the northeastern United States, spring brings us out of the darkness of winter – although sometimes it still snows well into April. When thinking about what to do for this week’s Thursday’s Theme, we found inspiration in the warm temperatures and the sun doing its best to shine through the clouds. This simple, yet cheerful environment gave us the idea for this simple spring entryway idea board. We’ve compiled some simple pieces that work for every season, and then brightened them up with accents (functional and decorative) just for spring.

Spring Entryway Idea Board | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

1. Scrolled Umbrella Stand | 2. Rustic Country Collection Farmhouse Pine Bench | 3. Daisy Wreath |
4. Rubber Mat Tray | 5. Flower Pickin’ Time Doormat | 6. Bird & Leaf Swing Arm Floor Lamp

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