Quick Tip: Mirrors and Natural Lighting

April 11th, 2019

Quick Tip: Mirrors and Natural Lighting | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Especially in the winter months, but in the springtime too, you can add more natural light to a room by using mirrors. Whatever the size, a mirror will reflect the light coming in through windows, making a space feel more open and airy.

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Tasteful Tuesday: Cream Cheese Frosting

April 9th, 2019

Ceramic Measuring Spoons SetCream Cheese Frosting is a must-have on carrot cake, indulgent when paired with red velvet cake and irresistible on Italian cream cake. Take a look at the recipe below (enough for a 9-inch two-layered cake), and tell us how you plan on using this frosting in your baking this year.

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 10 ounces cream cheese
  • 7 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Place butter and cream cheese in a large bowl and beat with a mixer on high speed until smooth.
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until fully incorporated (do not overbeat). Add vanilla extract and beat well.
  3. Place 1 cake layer on a plate; spread with one-third of frosting. Top with other cake layer. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake. Enjoy!

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Monday Must-Haves: The Great [Spring] Outdoors

April 8th, 2019

These five must-haves take your outdoor living spaces from post-winter drab to cheerful spring freshness. Click on each image to learn more, and share your personal must-haves for elevating the charm of your backyard and/or garden in the spring.

Flower Basket Bunny Doormat | Dianna Swartz | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Iris Solar Light Stake | Blue and Purple | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopFlower Basket Bunny Doormat | $34.95

We always say that a decorative doormat can transform a porch, front stoop or entryway in an instant. This USA made doormat features a design by artist Dianna Swartz, and emanates both spring sweetness and country charm.

Flower Pickin' Garden Stake & Sign | Susan Winget | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Iris Solar Light Stake | $59.95

The newest of our flower light stakes, this lighted garden stake celebrates the beloved spring Iris with seasonal color and a stylish shape.

Flower Pickin’ Garden Sign and Magnetic Garden Stake | $74.95

This spring sign and garden stake combo is a welcoming sight in any outdoor living space, and with new signs coming in summer, this must-have will also be a perfect fit for seasons following spring (sign featuring artwork by Susan Winget).

Eucalyptus Serving Cart With Tray | Garden Decor | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Multi Color Petal Spinner Garden Stake | Garden Decor | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Eucalyptus Serving Cart | $179.95

This multi use cart can function as a place to hold plants and flowers waiting to be planted, or as a serving cart during an outdoor party. The removable top tray can be relocated to a bench or table, and the eco-friendly eucalyptus wood is perfect for the outdoors.

Multi Color Pedal Spinner Garden Stake | $199.95

This garden stake makes even windy spring days fun and cheerful. The wind-activated spinner features the colors of the rainbow, and three of the fans hold small lights for an illuminating effect.

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