Archive for the ‘Weekly Spotlight’ Category

Weekly Spotlight: Bees at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

What’s your favorite thing about the summertime? Is it the sunshine? A warm beach? Sitting outside with a good book? How about the pollinators in your yard? Okay, this last one may not be at the top of your list, but we’re focusing this Weekly Spotlight blog post on one pollinator that is vital to the health of our plants and our planet: the bee.

We’ve introduced many new bee-themed home accents to our catalog this summer, and we hope you love them as much as we do (scroll to the bottom for an item that actually caters to the bees themselves).

Bee Skep Print | Tim Campbell | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopMetal Bees Pitcher | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Artist Tim Campbell created the Bee Skep Print to the left, which features one of the first man-made beehives used to collect honey. In true Tim Campbell folk art style, this elongated wall art is perfect for a country home. Also with plenty of charm is our returning Bees Please Pitcher, which is ideal for flower arrangements and storing miscellaneous items, like utensils in the kitchen.

Next up is another rendition of a bee skep, this time on a hooked wool pillow. Artist Dianna Swartz created this design, which coordinates with our Beehive Doormat.

Bee Magnets Set | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopBeehive Hooked Wool Pillow | Dianna Swartz | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

This set of Bee Magnets is both functional and decorative, and will keep reminders attached to any metal or magnetic surface.

Cedar Bee House | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Finally, our Cedar Bee House. This unique outdoor home accent is specifically designed to attract bees to your flowering garden and yard. It’s constructed from rot-resistant cedar, and can be situated on a stump or hung up on a post. You can get all the information about how to display it here.

Interested in more bee decor or information on why we should be creating a welcoming space for bees? Find it all on our website by clicking here.

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Weekly Spotlight: Home Accents to Take You From Season to Season

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Four Hook Mug Rack | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopThe following five home accents are a few of our favorites, and as bestsellers, we know they are also favorites of yours. We hope you’ll see or consider something here you haven’t before, or that you share a photo of how you decorate with our decor on Facebook or Twitter.

So without further ado…

Four Hook Mug Rack

Preserve some cupboard space with this mug rack. It’s great for displaying both seasonal mugs and those for every day.

Solid Country Chair Pad | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Iron BirdbathSolid Country Chair Pad

Some of our most versatile chair pads, these are great for formal dining rooms, casual seating areas, porch rockers and so much more. Click on the image to see all the available colors.

Eight Hearts Medallion | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Iron Birdbath

Here in Maine the weather has finally warmed up and flowers are blooming – so it’s definitely time to cater to our backyard birds. This accent can be staked into a large flower pot or into the ground, and will hold water or bird seed.

Eight Hearts Medallion

This metal wall art is exclusive to our catalog, and is perfect for putting the finishing touches on a room, as its timeless design works with many styles.

Season Prints | Artist Dianna Swartz | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopSeason Prints

If any items can carry your home from season to season, these prints from artist Dianna Swartz are the ones to do it. Hang up one at a time or showcase all of the folk art imagery at once.

Browse all of our bestselling home decor HERE, and don’t forget to share with us how you’re decorating with Sturbridge Yankee Workshop this season.

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Weekly Spotlight: Spring Garden Lighting

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Solar LED LightVintage Tin Lantern Accent LightOur final Weekly Spotlight dedicated to Garden Month is all about outdoor lighting. The following five lighting options offer accent lighting at night and decorative appeal during the day in your gardens and yard, and they are all perfect for spring.

Solar LED Light

Starting small with this light fixture which can be attached to any standard Mason jar. The LED light gets its power from the sun so you can set up a rustic country look in your garden without much fuss.

Vintage Tin Lantern Accent Light

This outdoor lantern light is affixed with a flameless candle so you don’t have to worry about a burning flame in your outdoor spaces. While it will look charming in a garden, it would also give a welcoming impression on a porch or front stoop.

Bluebird Solar Wall SconceTulip Solar Light StakeBluebird Solar Wall Sconce

Another solar option, this time for the side of you house, a garage or garden shed. The hand painted glass and blue metal frame make this decorative stand out in any space.

Baldwin Outdoor Post Lantern Lamp

Tulip Solar
Light Stake

One of our newer Blossom Light Stakes, this pretty tulip is a smaller version of the others. It’s perfect for a small flower garden or for marking a walkway (or path) in your outdoor spaces.

Baldwin Outdoor Post Lantern

Offering a whimsical, Narnia-like look for a walkway or garden, this lantern offers the most light out of these five outdoor lighting options. This lamp does need to be plugged in, but it’s UL approved for exposure to moisture.

How do you use lighting to illuminate your gardens, yard and outdoor spaces? Share your thoughts and tips below, and happy gardening!

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