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Weekly Spotlight: Pi[e] Day

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Today’s date, 3.14, also happens to be the first three digits of the mathematical constant called Pi. Since we aren’t mathematicians here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, we’re celebrating this day by spotlighting five tools and home accents related to Pi[with an e]. Take a look below.

Pie Fixes Everything Sign

Huckleberry Pug & Pie PrintCeramic Measuring Spoons SetPottery Rolling Pin

Whimsical Stand Mixer Designed Aprons

We agree with artist Pat Hutter that Pie Fixes Everything, even the hunger of a little Huckleberry Pug, captured by photographer Ron Schmidt. The right seasonings and spices in any pie are most accurately added when using Measuring Spoons and tools, and if you decide to make your own crust, a Rolling Pin is a must-have. If you’re making a pie that requires mixing or ingredient combining in an electric mixer, our Stand Mixer Aprons will keep the ingredients off your clothes.

Tell us your favorite kind of pie in the comments below!

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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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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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