Archive for the ‘Entertaining Tips’ Category

Last-Minute Halloween Ideas from Pinterest

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

From mummified doors and ghoulish treats, these last-minute Halloween ideas will be fun for you (and the kids) to put up all around the house. Click to see what else we’re pinning before All Hallow’s Eve arrives!

Last-Minute Halloween Ideas from Pinterest | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Sweet Halloween Recipe Ideas

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

We’ve rounded up three tasty treats that will be delicious and decorative at your Halloween party this year. Share your spooky, cute and sweet ideas in the comments below!

Black & Orange Whoopie Pies

Bring the colors of All Hallow’s Eve to your dessert table with this recipe, or add food coloring to our whoopie pie recipe.

Marshmallow Ghost Cupcakes

These cute cupcakes are simple to make, and you can even try out our vanilla-almond buttercream frosting on the top!

Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

A twist on the classic peanut butter blossom cookies, this cookie recipe is charming and spooky.

Whoopie Pies by Flickr user JoyPeanut Butter Blossom Cookies

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Get the Look: Cozy Furnished Patio

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Fall has officially started, but there’s no need to bring all of your parties and celebrations indoors just yet. Create a warm, romantic and peaceful patio or entertaining space outdoors to soak up as much of the evening sun as possible with friends and loved ones before – dare we say it – snow arrives. Here is a little inspiration, and below, how you can get the look with home accents from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.

Photo by Susie Watson Designs - Look for deck design inspiration
Photo by Susie Watson DesignsLook for deck design inspiration | via Houzz

Wrought Iron Lattice Bench

Pumpkin Farm to Table PillowAutumn Harvest Pillow

You will of course need seating. Our Wrought Iron Lattice Bench is the best option for weatherproof, durable and timeless outdoor seating, and as you can see in the image above, comfort is added with throw blankets and pillows (Teak furniture is another great option).

You can choose to show off the buffalo check or decorative style of your bench cushion, or tuck coordinating throws around it, providing additional coziness and a way to stay warm on chillier nights.

Vintage Tin Lantern Accent LightBuffalo Check ThrowFor lighting (in addition to a warm fire), outdoor candles or lanterns will create a soft glow and add decorative appeal to the space. Our Vintage Tin Lantern Light is made specifically for the outdoors, and even has a timer so you don’t have to worry about forgetting to turn it off. You could also turn your Mason jars into accent lights with a Solar LED cover that will fit any standard opening.

So pick a seat, enjoy the comforts of these functional and decorative [outdoor] home accents, and gather together with friends and family outdoors this fall!

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