Posts Tagged ‘cabin decor’

Throwback Thursday: Bear Necessities – Holiday 1998

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Today we’re throwing back to Holiday 1998, and to a bear-y charming spread that emits warmth and whimsy.

Throwback Thursday: Bear Necessities - Holiday 1998 | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop Blog

As you can see, these bear home accents are quite fit for country homes, especially those with a log cabin look or rustic lodge style. What made the Mission Shelves and Boat Shelves (handcrafted in Maine) necessities is the fact that no matter what the inside of your home looks like, you don’t have to sacrifice style for storage and organization.

Throwback Thursday: Bear Necessities - Holiday 1998 | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop Blog

Head over to our Facebook page to weigh in on your favorite item from this spread, and if you have any vintage Sturbridge Yankee Workshop catalogs, tell us about them in the comments or send us a picture via Facebook.

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Wednesday Spotlight: Bear Decor

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Bear Foot RestThe official start to fall is exactly two weeks away, and already we’ve started hunkering down for colder days. We love the look of a rustic cabin, especially in the autumn and winter seasons, because the cozy décor emulates warmth and welcome throughout your home. Bear décor is very complementary to this type of style, and we are happy to Spotlight five of our favorite bear-themed accents to create a comfortable woodsy atmosphere in your home. Whether you reside in a true wilderness cabin or are looking to amp up the cozy feel of your home this season, Sturbridge Yankee Workshop has you covered with these charming bear decoratives.

Pinecone Bear Rug in Red

This little bear is a customer favorite – providing a soft place to rest your feet and adding inviting character into any room. Available as a brown bear, black bear and polar bear, you can decide how this foot rest will best complement your décor and add rustic appeal to your home during the colder months and throughout the year.

Also soft and warm underfoot is our Pinecone Bear Rug.

Black Bear Pillow

Featuring two bears standing next to pine trees, surrounded by leaves, acorns and pinecones, this rug is ideal for a cabin in the woods or a country-styled room in your home. It provides protection to your floors and gives your feet something plush to walk on. Available in many sizes and two color designs, this rug will fit your personal style needs.

Bear Lamp FinialSimilar to our Pinecone Bear Rug is a hand hooked wool pillow by artist Lisa Hilliker. The rustic, nature-inspired colors create an eye-catching effect in contrast to the black bear; this pillow will make a bold and welcoming statement in any room. You can display it in your country entry solely as a decorative accent, or place it in your cozy family room for comfortable appeal.

Sometimes subtlety makes just as charming of a statement, so for a bear-y subtle look, we recommend our Bear Lamp Finial. Crafted from antiqued brass, this little guy will add an eye-catching look to any table or floor lamp while holding the lampshade in place. Coordinate with rustic décor or place multiple in any room for a complementary look.Welcome Bear Wall Sign

Tie all of your bear décor together in your home with the Welcome Bear Wall Sign. The holly and berries complement holiday décor, but also provide a nature-inspired look throughout the year in an entryway or family room. Constructed from distressed wood panels, this rustic accent will add a hint of the country to your home and create that cabin escape you’ve dreamed about.

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Decorating with a Rustic Cabin Feel

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Whether you’re looking to decorate your summer camp, family cabin or just want to evoke a lakeside feel in your home for the coming months, this summer you’ve come to the right place. At Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, we offer many ways to achieve this decorating theme. Let’s take a look below.


Cabin decor features dark colors, as usually accomplished by stained wood paneling, high wooden ceiling beams and a combination of hardwood flooring and braided area rugs. Natural elements such as birch bark accents, pinewood cabinets and stone fireplaces go a long way too. The more distressed, worn or handmade items appear within the camp inspired home, will only add to a feeling of true natural beauty. Bringing a sense of the outdoors, into the indoor environment, should be the goal; alongside an overall level of “cozy comfort” throughout the entire living space. Pictured here to the left are our Classic Country Chair Pads, which present a nice country accent in a log home setting. Coordinating Classic Country Check Curtains work well in a rustic kitchen or dining area; available in Barn Red, Mustard or Black.

Setting the tone for your Cabin Decorating theme, is easy when focused in the entryway. Our Oar Hook Rack, seen here to the right is a clever way to hang your jackets, hats and the dog leash. The handcrafted, large wooden oar features exposed wood grain and natural distressing. The top of the oar presents a rustic red paint application with three black iron hooks. Or if you prefer, place above a fireplace mantle for a decorative touch.

Remember relaxed, comfy living is key within this decor theme and that means putting your feet up. Like on our Bear Foot Rest, shown here to the left. Spoil tired, aching feet with a place to “hibernate” after a long day of work, fishing or hiking. Handcrafted of plush 100% polyester “fur,” this bear is part of our made in the USA sale, now only $189.95.

Another option at SYW for decor with functional comfort, is our new Lake House Pillow. This 100% hooked wool pillow is designed by Suzanne Nicoll and offers firm lumbar, back support on a bed or a couch. The design details a lakeside scene complete with Adirondack chairs, canoe and paddles on a deep green base.

And to round out the assortment, try highlighting blank wall space with any of our new Camping Signs. Proudly made in the USA, they are on sale now from $14.95 – $24.95, this summer at Sturbridge. Handcrafted with either a distressed green or cream painted  pinewood base with rubbed edges, these signs capture nostalgia just right. Display all together and recall camping trips with the family at the lake, summer camp as a kid, or even a great time in your backyard toasting marshmallows over a fire. Choose from Gone Fishing, Go Jump in the Lake or Sunsets & S’mores, pictured below.


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