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Made in the USA: Winter Wall Art

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, we are always expanding our assortment of beautiful framed prints for you to add to your home decor. We have wall art for all seasons, making it easier to decorate all year long. Here we have gathered a few of our favorite winter themed prints, all made right here in the USA! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the peaceful scenes that a winter theme has to offer.

Artist Dianna Swartz

Holiday Art Shelf Rack, and White Christmas, feature simple style and primitive charm, offering hopes for a white Christmas this year, and a peaceful holiday season. Artist Dianna Swartz is a renowned, self-taught artist, currently living in Ohio. She is admired for her simple approach to depicting scenes from everyday life, in classic folk art style.

Holiday Art Shelf Rack White Christmas Print

Artist Charles Wysocki

Ready or not, Twas the Night Before Christmas, and Cape Cod Prints will put you in the holiday spirit with their unmistakable folk art charm. The late artist Charles Wysocki became famous for his detailed pieces of American folk art, notable farm scenes, and a unique primitive style that was all his own. Appearing in galleries throughout the country, Charles even published two books sharing his work.

Cape Cod Christmas Print Twas the Twilight Before Christmas Print

Artist Fred Swan

Although the brisk weather taps on your cheeks and nose, the warmth provided by the sights in An Evening Ride makes it easier to spend another peaceful moment outside. Vermont artist Fred Swan masters the art of creating comforting, warm winter scenes.

Hang this print all year long for dramatic effect in any room. Giclee print is double matted, under glass, with a black frame.

An Evening Ride Print

Artist Charlotte Sternberg

The overall winter scene depicted in Over the River is quite quaint, and quickly transports you back in time. Marlborough Tavern features realistic, exquisite details that create a holiday scene that reminds us of the simpler times in life. Talented artist Charlotte Joan Sternberg is well known for her charming New England holiday scenes that are often seen on greeting cards. Our giclee print, originally painted in egg tempera, is double matted and under glass, with a rustic wood-like frame.

Over the River Print Marlborough Tavern Print

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Celebrate Limerick Day

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Hokey Pokey SignYou all know about those 5-line rhyming poems, but do you know where they came from? Edward Lear, the twentieth child born to his parents, was born in Highgate, England May 12, 1812. An epileptic and bipolar, he had to start earning a living as an artist at age 14. By age 18 he had already established himself as a skilled ornithological draughtsman and was nominated as an Associate of the Linnean Society.

With deteriorating health, the first edition of A Book of Nonscence (written under the pseudonym Derry Down Derry) was published in 1846 and contained 72 limericks. The third edition, published in 1861, contained 112.

In addition to his art, he also published numerous other books including his 1865 collection of “Nonsense” stories, The History of the Seven Families of the Lake Pipple-Popple, and “Nonsense” songs like The Owl and the Pussycat (1867), Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany and Alphabets (1870), and More Nonsense (1871). His final Nonsense book, Laughable Lyrics, was released in 1876.

With his death in 1888, Lear left behind a rich legacy of art and humor.

You can read more about Edward Lear here.

What are some of your favorite Limericks?

Keepsake TableSewing Machine Lamp

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