Archive for the ‘Thanksgiving’ Category

New Holiday Product at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Have you seen what is new? Here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop we are always adding new products to our selection each catalog, and throughout the year on our website. Keep up to date with the latest items stocking our shelves by visiting the New Products page on our website. Here are some recent additions we are sure you will enjoy (click on any of the images to learn more):

Holiday Pet Pillow Cat

Thanksgiving Day Visitor Print

Embroidered Ornaments Set

Puppy and Cardinal Hooked Wool Pillow

Thanksgiving & Harvest | Autumnal Decorating

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
Thanksgiving Day Visitor Print Historical Roots

The very first Thanksgiving, as we understand it from our American history, was in the year of 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. After a first year in the new world, the 53 surviving Pilgrims celebrated their first successful harvest; with help from the Native Americans who taught them how to both grow crops on the new land and how to properly catch fish from the Atlantic Ocean. The true national holiday of Thanksgiving, as recognized by all states, began in 1863 when President Lincoln declared this ‘day of thanks’ to be held each year in November.

Turkey Gourd Bowl Pilgrims Plenty Sculpture
While only here one day of the year, Thanksgiving decorations can be showcased throughout the entire harvest season. Pumpkins, turkeys, and fall leaves and more really speak to the season this time of year. Here we have gathered together a handful of our favorite harvest themed Sturbridge Yankee Workshop items that we know will coordinate well with areas of your country home. From the simplest of items to those that really make a statement, Thanksgiving is going to look great this year!

Seasonal Statements

Colors of fall are a ones we sure can get used to. Bold oranges, reds, golds and muted greens are arranged beautifully, as if painted across the canopy of trees. Pumpkins, gourds, sunflowers, berries, and corn fields help bring these hues to life and surround us everywhere we go in the months of October and November.

Capture the essence of autumn with thematic home accents that capture the mood and color from the world around us. Warm browns, crisp orange, red and golden yellow. Who says fall leaves should be left outside on the trees?

Autumn Harvest Pumpkin Pillow
Gobble Turkey Hooked Wool Pillow Grapevine Pumpkin Lights

Colors of Inspiration: Warm Orange

Monday, October 13th, 2014
The color orange, especially in warm, pumpkin, terracotta or squash hues, is especially welcome during autumnal months. Enhance welcoming, comforting atmosphere in every room with these seasonal colors. Click on the images below to view their product pages on our website.
Pumpkin Chair Pad Pumpkin Jute Trivet
Red Stripe Toss Pillow Live Every Moment Puzzle Piece Photo Frame
Orange Berry Wreath Pumpkin Jute Table Runner
How do you use color in your home?

Here are some interesting facts about decorating with all shades of orange:

Associated with joy and sunshine. Represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation. It is not as aggressive as red, and may offer a suitable alternative for painting the walls in your kitchen if red feels too strong.

Quince Wreath