Archive for the ‘Gardening’ Category

Weekly Spotlight: Web Exclusive Decor Under $50

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Wall Mount Metal BracketWe are always adding to our selection of web exclusive home accents, and this summer is no exception. Here are five new additions that come in under $50; you can find more on our website.

Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses Sign

$19.95

This Wall Mount Metal Bracket may not seem too exciting, but when installed on an exterior or interior wall, it can provide a place to hang plants, a lantern, a wind chime and much more (see it holding up our Hanging Solar Blossom Lantern here). Its crafted out of steel here in Maine, and the textured finish has a weatherized protective coating that will last through all four seasons.

The Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses Sign comes from artist Pat Hutter and is perfect for summertime. Hand stenciled and hand painted, this home accent is a great shelf sitter but can also be hung up on a wall.

Terracotta Bird Rain GaugeWelcome Daisy Summer Sign$24.95

Measure the rainfall in your backyard and add a decorative accent to the space with our Terracotta Bird Rain Gauge (available in two colors).

$29.95

Welcome your guests this summer with a refreshing cocktail, an air conditioned sitting room and a decorative wood sign. The Welcome Daisy Summer Sign is charming for any time of the year, and like the Sign above, is designed by artist Pat Hutter.

Sea Turtle Accent Rug

$39.95

Artist Liora Manne creates such wonderful imagery in the best colors, which you can see on the Sea Turtle Accent Rug. The poly-acrylic blend makes this rug ideal for outdoor spaces as well as indoor rooms, and the fibers are resistant to fading so you can enjoy the bright details year after year.

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Weekly Spotlight: Shop Our Summer Cover (2)

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

We can’t believe it, but we are already halfway through summer here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, although there are plenty of warm, sunny days ahead of us. Today we are spotlighting five home accents on our current front cover, all of which you can get for less than $60.

Sturbridge Yankee Workshop Summer 2017 CatalogDotted Sheer Curtains

This curtain collection has a timeless charm that you can see in almost every one of our catalogs. Its simple sheer design complements any room, while the Swiss pin-dot pattern creates an air of unique elegance. Available in Tiers, Panels and a Valance.

Potted Geraniums Pillow

An Americana design by artist Susan Winget decorates this accent pillow, great for the gardener or for decorating in patriotic style. Soft polyester fabric allows for easy-care and comfort on a chair, sofa, bed or bench.

Iron Birdbath

Welcome birds to your garden or a large potted plant in the yard with this beautiful bird bath. Crafted from cast iron, this outdoor home accent will withstand the elements and add a decorative touch to your exterior spaces.

Welcome to the Porch Doormat
& Rubber Mat Tray

These last two home furnishings are ideal for the porch or a covered deck. Our Welcome to the Porch Doormat adds depth and rich color to your front stoop, as well as farmhouse style and function.

The Rubber Mat Tray underneath preserves the doormat’s shape and prolongs its life, and features a scrolled border to enhance the decorative appeal of whatever doormat you choose to display. Did we mention that both this Doormat and the Tray are made in the USA?

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Dream Garden Must-Haves

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Since April showers bring May flowers, we are prepared for our gardens to burst forth with life in the next few weeks, and to celebrate that, here are some of our dream garden must-haves that go beyond flowers and vegetables.

A Multi-Pergola Walkway

The illusion that this garden goes on forever is one we can subscribe to.

Photo by Bevan AssociatesBrowse farmhouse landscape ideas

A Water Feature (preferably a pond, ideally with a waterfall)

Being from Maine, we love the sound of ocean waves crashing on the shore and the
babbling of woodland brooks, so a water feature with a waterfall would be most appropriate.
Not to mention it would offer additional gardening potential for water-loving plants and flowers.

Photo by Wasson NurserySearch farmhouse landscape pictures

A Shed for Storage

Because gardening supplies deserve their own space, especially in a dream garden.
And, a cozy storage shed gives any garden a timeless storybook feel.

Photo by Look for farmhouse shed pictures

A Dining Space

For tea parties, morning coffee and afternoon garden soirees,
we would use teak furniture to create our garden dining room.

Photo by Colin Cadle PhotographySearch farmhouse patio pictures

A Place to Sit and Rest

This lavender bench has so much character, and gives a pop of color
to a space with lots of greenery. But we also like the soft look of the
arch arbor-bench combo, which flawlessly blends in with surrounding
plant life (add an outdoor accent pillow for more comfort)!

Photo by Brittany (aka Pretty Handy Girl)More eclectic landscape ideas
Photo by Bertrand Landscape DesignBrowse shabby-chic style landscape photos

Raised Beds (DIY beds are the best, but this stone one is exceptional)

Raised beds offer more opportunity for walkways and paths,
and provide beautiful architectural value in addition to functionality.

Photo by Bevan AssociatesDiscover farmhouse landscape design ideas

What is in your dream garden?
Share your must-haves in a comment below or on Facebook. Happy gardening!

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