Archive for the ‘Kitchen’ Category

Monday Must-Haves: Cats Around the House

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Cat Day is here again, so we have five more must-have home accents featuring the friendly feline. Tell us your favorite(s) below!

Cat Paw Spatula

Flip your pancakes or just put in on display; this kitchen utensil would make a fun gift – for yourself or a friend.

Cat Paw Spatula | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Love & A Cat Wall Clock | USA | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopLove & A Cat Wall Clock

All you need is love and a cat (or two). This wood clock is made in the USA and offers both primitive charm and function.

Black & White Cat Doorstop

An Adeline Halvorson design, this doorstop sits upright on most surfaces and may even be similar to the furry family member in your home.

Black & White Cat Doorstop | Adeline Halvorson | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Musical Cat Potholder

This practical home accent features a soft color palette and a lovely quote from Nobel Prize Laureate and musician Albert Schweitzer:
“There are two means of refuge
From the miseries of life:
Music and cats.”

Musical Cat Potholder | USA Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Kitties Rug

Designed by artist Sally Stetson and crafted from machine washable fibers to add style and stand up to your vibrant life.

Kitties Rug | Sally Stetson | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Decorating With Color: Pink

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

For this Decorating With Color post, we were inspired by October’s two birthstones: Opal and Tourmaline. Both stones are found in a variety of color combinations, but we’re focusing on the beautiful pink shades of each for the sake of this post.

Pink in home decor – especially in farmhouse or rustic home decor – can be a little daunting, especially if that color conjures up images of magenta and hot pink shades. Pink may not be a color we commonly associate with primitive style and hues, but below we’re featuring a few rooms that show how it can work.

All Around

Blush pink has certainly been having its moment. In the bedroom below, the blush pink is a few shades above white, so even though every wall is covered, it doesn’t feel overwhelming. Instead, it gives the room a soft, romantic look. The vertical shiplap combined with the cabinets offers aesthetically pleasing texture, which also gives the room more depth and interest than if the walls were completely flat (keep this in mind if you want to experiment with other colors, too).

Photo by The Wee House CompanyLook for bedroom pictures

Here and There…

In a room with one or two neutral colors, a pink accent here and there can have big stylistic impact. The ombre valance below, for example, really pops on the window of this mudroom/entry, giving this high-traffic area a touch of whimsy and complementary excitement.

Photo by Woodstock FurnitureLook for entryway design inspiration

…and Everywere

Like with any color, accents of the similar hue scattered around a room will create a cohesive look. The decorative plates, furniture, curtains and pillows below all feature a smattering of pink, which makes formal more fun.

Photo by Todd Remington ArchitectBrowse living room ideas

Have you used pink decor, furniture or other accents in your home? Tell us how you’ve incorporate this color in the comments below.

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Throwback Thursday: Fall 2018 Blog Wrap-Up

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

That’s right – today is the last day for our Fall 2018 catalog. Which means Holiday arrives at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop tomorrow (9/14)! Before we get into the new decor and holiday prep, however, we’re taking a look back at ten blog posts from our Fall 2018 season. We hope you have felt inspired, cooked up something new or simply enjoyed reading our posts over the past couple of months; we look forward to bringing you fresh ideas up to the last day of the year. If you would still like to take advantage of special savings on Halloween decorations and our selection of lighting, just click here.

Oh, and make sure to sign up for our 65 Year Celebration Sweepstakes (for a chance to win a $1,000 gift certificate) if you are interested – the entry period ends at midnight tonight (9/13).

Weekly Spotlight: Decorative Lighting (Fall 2018)

Thursday’s Theme: Farmhouse Porch Lighting Four Ways

Weekly Spotlight: Practical Lighting (Fall 2018)

Monday Must-Haves: Late Summer Garden

Flowerpot Leaf Garden Trellis

Weekly Spotlight: Organized for Back to School

Family Friendly Home Office

Decorating With Color: Yellow

Photo by Fein Construction LLCMore kitchen photos

Thursday’s Theme: Pumpkins on the Porch

Weekly Spotlight: Halloween 2018

Quick Tip: Holiday Decorating in a Bedroom (Halloween)

Quick Tip: Holiday Decorating in a Bedroom (Halloween)

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