Archive for the ‘Gardening’ Category

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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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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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


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).


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


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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