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Weekly Spotlight: Shop Our Holiday Cover (4)

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

There’s still plenty of time to shop our Holiday catalog before the end of the year, and to get free shipping on select seasonal home accents. The items on our current (and last!) Holiday catalog cover ship for free, so we’re putting them in the spotlight this week.

Weekly Spotlight: Shop Our Holiday Cover (4) | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

  • If you are a collector of all things Williraye Studio™, you may recognize the sculptures on our cover. From left to right: Sleepytime Santa, Simple Joys and Night Time Friends. The latter doubles as a night light (or accent light) during the Christmas season, and all three bring seasonal whimsy to mantels, tables and displays.
  • Our Lighted Pinecone and Berry Mini Tree is unique because of the authentic pinecones used on its boughs. The size is perfect for an accent table or a bedroom, and the burlap wrapped bottom adds to its rustic appeal. Below each of these home accents is the new Buffalo Check Mini Tree Skirt, which could also double as a small table topper.

Browse all of our seasonal items here, and view the entire catalog online here (or request one to be sent by mail). Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop!

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Peach Jam Recipe

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Peaches

This recipe takes those peaches you’ve been growing (or if you’re here in Maine where peaches have a hard time growing, the ones that are at the grocery store) and turns them into jam. Serve during breakfast, give as a gift or keep stored for the winter.

What you’ll need:

  • 6 pounds peaches
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3½ cups granulated sugar

Directions:

  1. Peel, pit and chop peaches and place in a large saucepan or pot; add lemon juice. Place a metal spoon in the refrigerator to chill (for testing the readiness of the jam later).
  2. Mash peaches and lemon juice using a large spoon or potato masher. Stir in sugar and bring to a boil.
  3. While boiling, continuously stir mixture until the jam thickens and reaches 210-220°F; about 25-30 minutes.
  4. To test for set point, remove saucepan from heat. Dip chilled spoon into jam, and allow jam to run off spoon; jam should slowly fall off spoon in one thickened clump. If it is runny, return jam to medium heat and simmer 2-4 minutes before re-testing. Using large spoon, skim foam from top of jam.
  5. Transfer jam to canning jars and cap with lids. Let cool to room temperature, store (can be refrigerated for up to 3 weeks after opening).

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Weekly Spotlight: Home Decor for your Valentine

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Stained Glass HeartLove One Another Plaque

February 14th is drawing near

and if you’re looking for a romantic gift,

♥ there’s no need to have fear. ♥

Here are five home accents to give you some ideas,

but be sure not to dally; Valentine’s Day soon will be here!

The Offering PrintFolk Art Queen of Hearts Hooked Wool PillowHow Sweet It Is Wood Sign

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