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Monday Must-Haves: Spring Cleaning Solutions

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Dusting/Cleaning E-Cloth® Glove | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopRange/Stovetop E-Cloth® | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopWith spring comes the infamous Spring Cleaning ritual. With winter receding and the freshness of spring upon us, this is a great time of year to refresh and rejuvenate our homes. To help you get started on your spring cleaning, or finish it up, today we’re featuring five must-have spring cleaning solutions and home fresheners that you can find at sturbridgeyankee.com.

Microwave Splatter Guard | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

E-Cloths® have become popular for their eco-friendliness and effectiveness. We offer two types of E-Cloths® here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop. The first is one designed specifically for range/stovetop cleaning. Using just water and either the scrubbing side or finishing side, your stove will sparkle. The second is actually a glove made for dusting. The non-scratch material allows almost any surface in your home to be dusted quickly, effectively and without damage (unavailable as of May 2018).

Filthy Mutt Dog Soap | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Often our microwave gets left behind in everyday or weekly cleaning, so here is your reminder to give your microwave a good scrub this spring (you could use the E-Cloth® above!).

After you’re finished, use a Microwave Splatter Guard on your food dishes to prevent splatter and spills from sticking to the inside of your microwave. These guards are dishwasher safe, so you will end up not having to clean anything by hand.

White Floral Shrub Linen Mist | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Something else on your list of spring cleaning to-dos is likely to get your four-legged family member clean. The Filthy Mutt Dog Soap is made right here in Maine out of natural ingredients and will get your pup clean without the use of harsh chemicals. Since it’s biodegradable, you can even wash your dog outside with this soap (although here in New England we would wait until the spontaneous snow storm and mud seasons are over).

Finish off your spring cleaning with a soothing floral scent spritzed around your home. This linen mist is made in the USA and features imagery by artist Mary Lake Thompson. It can be sprayed on linens, upholstery, pillows and other home accents to create an appealing springtime freshness – especially when your windows are open and the scent can mix with a cool, refreshing spring breeze.

Do you have any spring cleaning tips or tricks that work year after year? Share them in the comments, and happy spring cleaning!

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Weekly Spotlight: Shop Our Fall Cover (1)

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

We are officially in the second week of our Fall catalog, and if you haven’t already received a catalog in the mail, click here to request one or view the catalog online. Take a look below at five items gracing the cover and visit our website for information on our Annual Lighting Sale, going on now.

Stafford Chair & Ottoman

Sturbridge Yankee Workshop Fall 2017 Catalog I

A Made in the USA customer favorite, our Stafford Chair (& Ottoman) is featured in pine green upholstery, which complements a variety of colors, styles and home accents. Not to mention it’s one of the most comfortable seating options in our collection.

Dachshund Autumn
Hooked Wool Pillow

One of our newest, and most adorable, hooked wool pillows is perfect for fall and was designed by Artist Dianna Swartz.*

Fall Leaves Pillar Candles

Beautifully crafted, our Fall Leaves Pillar Candles (available in two sizes) bring warmth and decoration to your home this fall. Fabric leaves are preserved in the waxy exterior giving these candles a handcrafted, authentic look.

Autumn Leaves
Glass Accent Lamp

Back for another year, this charming glass accent lamp features decoupage leaves on golden crackled glass for a true fall masterpiece.

Lancaster Side Table

This black Lancaster Side Table features curved legs and an extra shelf for storing belongings next to a chair, sofa or bed. Made in the USA, this accent table is also available in a red painted finish.

*On pg. 54 we regretfully attribute this pillow to artist Mary Lake Thompson, who designed the Black Lab Autumn Hooked Wool Pillow. Our deepest apologies to Dianna Swartz and our customers.

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Weekly Spotlight: What We’re Thankful For

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Family & Friends

Gathering with friends and family is not just something we are thankful for during the holidays, but are thankful for every opportunity to show those close to us how important they are.

Friends Gather Here Sign

Pets (who are really part of the family)

We are definitely thankful for our pets – from horses to cats and dogs to the smallest goldfish.

Home-Cooked Meals

There’s nothing like a home-cooked meal to fill our homes with warm aromas and feelings of love that go into  the most thoughtful breakfasts, heartiest dinners and sweetest desserts (especially around the holidays when we can share with friends and family).

This Is My Happy Place Pillow

The Simple Things

These include laughter, politeness, conversation and all other of life’s simple things. They bring us down to earth and give us a little relief when other things are a little chaotic.

You!

And of course, we are thankful for all of you who welcome us into your homes and are gracious with words of endearment as well as suggestions on how we can serve you better. Thank you!

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What are five things you are most thankful for? Express them here or around the dinner
table this Thursday in front of those you love most. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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