Posts Tagged ‘christmas decorating’

Weekly Spotlight: Shop Our Holiday Cover (4)

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

There’s still plenty of time to shop our Holiday catalog before the end of the year, and to get free shipping on select seasonal home accents. The items on our current (and last!) Holiday catalog cover ship for free, so we’re putting them in the spotlight this week.

Weekly Spotlight: Shop Our Holiday Cover (4) | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

  • If you are a collector of all things Williraye Studio™, you may recognize the sculptures on our cover. From left to right: Sleepytime Santa, Simple Joys and Night Time Friends. The latter doubles as a night light (or accent light) during the Christmas season, and all three bring seasonal whimsy to mantels, tables and displays.
  • Our Lighted Pinecone and Berry Mini Tree is unique because of the authentic pinecones used on its boughs. The size is perfect for an accent table or a bedroom, and the burlap wrapped bottom adds to its rustic appeal. Below each of these home accents is the new Buffalo Check Mini Tree Skirt, which could also double as a small table topper.

Browse all of our seasonal items here, and view the entire catalog online here (or request one to be sent by mail). Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop!

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Welcoming Home Accents for Your Mantel

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

A fireplace mantel should always be decorated with welcoming home accents, especially for the holidays, as friends and loved ones gather around the fireplace to share stories of Christmases past, hot cocoa and cookies, and what great things to expect for the new year. Here are some decor tips for making a mantel as warm as the fire underneath it.

Velvet Poinsettia Garland

Taper Holder Wall SconceGarland

The most simple decoration to lay across the mantel is garland. Whether it sits flat or drapes over the surface, is narrow or lush with greenery and ornaments, garland can make the space look full and festive. With a coordinating wreath nearby, the look is even more complementary.


If garland is the most simple decoration, candles come in a close second. Place varying heights  on either end of a mantel, tealights along the edge,  or find a decorative piece that holds seasonal tapers that add mood lighting to a family room or dining room. Flameless candles will keep the holidays worry-free and long-lasting.

Silent Night Mantle Scarf

Mantle Scarf

Mantle scarves drape elegantly over a mantel and catches the eye of every guest, drawing them into your most comfortable room in the house. Solid colors, opaque lace and those with seasonal designs all create an inviting look (and look great when complemented by garland and candles).

Seasonal Print

If you have the means to hang wall art above a mantel, it will bring a whole room together for the holidays. A framed print gives a finished look and could be used as a conversation starter at a holiday party.

Seasonal PrintCarolers In Sleigh Display

Sculptures and Lighting

String lights, like candles, add a twinkling, festive mood to a room – whether it’s filled with loved ones or just yourself sipping cocoa and reading a cozy book. Sculptures, figurines and holiday collectibles add a personal touch to the mantle, adding depth and character to other home accents and seasonal decor.

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Weekly Spotlight: Free Shipping on Spectacular Santas

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Deck the halls with holly, lights and Santas! The five home accents featured below all bring Kris Kringle into your home, with the added bonus of free shipping. You can find more Santa home accents and more holiday decor that ships for free on our website and in our catalog. Happy holidays!

Sugared Santa Sculpture Set

This Santa trio adds sparkle to any holiday display; large specks of glitter cover each Santa from head to toe, accentuating the cheerful red of their coats and the bright white of their beards. Each holds a special something that will catch your eye among festive home accents, garland and gifts.

Santa & Reindeer Snow GlobeSanta Sleigh Hooked Wool PillowSnow globes are traditional holiday favorites, bringing the magic of the season alive with a gentle shake, classic imagery and a familiar Christmas tune.

Hum or sing along to “Here Comes Santa Claus” while flecks of snow fall around this Santa and one of his many reindeer inside the snow globe. Holly leaves are painted on the outside of the glass for enhanced decorative appeal, and a red ribbon with bells completes the holiday look among other home accents.

Santa With Evergreen SculptureA new addition to our wide selection of hooked wool pillows features Santa riding along on an old-fashioned sled as big snowflakes fall all around. The light green background complements and highlights the quaint design by artist Becca Barton, surely to bring a smile to any holiday visitor’s face.

You may recognize the style of the next Santa Sculpture from folk artist Jim Shore. Traditional red and green are accented by blush pink details; whimsical additions to this cheerful Santa’s wardrobe. The Evergreen topiary with a cluster of berries complements your own holiday greenery, and completes the festive look of this figurine.

Add more cheer during the holidays with Santa as he sits in the Polar Pacific Musical Train, accompanied by a nutcracker and a decorated Christmas tree. The exceptional details encourage the nostalgic feelings of the season, as do the ten favorite holiday songs played by the train. This home accent also has an adaptor for plugging in your own music to play during dinner or a party.

Polar Pacific Musical Train

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