Posts Tagged ‘decorating for the holidays’

Quick Tip: Festive Holiday Ribbon

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Quick Tip: Festive Holiday Ribbon | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

When in doubt, get the ribbon out! Whether your holiday wreath needs a little something extra, you can’t find the topper for your tree, you want to make the gifts a little more festive, or you’re setting the table for a holiday party, decorative ribbon can add a finished look to any seasonal display.

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Weekly Spotlight: Trimming the Tree with New Holiday Ornaments

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Handcarved Santa Wood OrnamentGlittered Santa Ornament SetDo you put your Christmas tree up immediately after Halloween, or wait until the turkey is carved and leftovers are stored away? No matter the timing, trimming the tree is always exciting, especially when you add new holiday ornaments.

Here are five of our favorite new ornaments – both from the pages of our catalog and exclusively on our website. Happy holidays!

Primitive Felt Stocking Ornaments

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Santa ornaments combine festivity with the comforting nostalgia of the season – especially when they are embellished with glitter and arrive as a set. These glittered Santas add a cohesive look to your Christmas tree, and twinkle among string lights and other holiday home accents. This wooden Santa is hand carved – no two are alike – by artist Les Smith, and adds a rustic, log cabin feel to your ornaments and decorations. It also makes a unique gift to bring to a holiday party.

Stockings Hung by the Chimney with Care

A primitive take on Christmas stockings, these felt ornaments feature a slender design and antiqued jingle bells. Made right here in Maine, you can place a piece of the Pine Tree State on your Christmas tree this year, give one of these ornaments as a gift to a party hostess, or even use to embellish a Christmas gift.

Folk Art Festive Moose OrnamentNathan Reindeer Costume OrnamentNot a Creature was Stirring

You may recall the George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other Bert Anderson folk art ornaments. This year, we are introducing his new folk art moose, featuring the whimsical twine arms and legs and a blue Christmas gift wrapped beautifully. This ornament makes a charming complement to your country home accents and rustic decor.

Also from a customer favorite artist, Nathan the Reindeer is a glittery holiday spectacle that adds childhood whimsy to your tree or festive holiday displays. The large candy cane adds a pop of color, as do the striking blue eyes of this character designed by artist Bethany Lowe (find more of her ornaments here).

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Thursday’s Theme: Table Decor for Your Thanksgiving Table

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Leaf Harvest Table RunnerThere are countless ways to style your table for Thanksgiving dinner – besides with what you’re cooking for food. Here we feature some of our standard recommendations for creating a beautifully decorated table that still has room for all of your delicious side and main dishes, no matter the size or space of the tabletop.

Lighting

Tealights and votive candles are the perfect accents for creating a little mood lighting and adding a touch of elegance to any table. Scatter a few across the table just as they are, use fall-colored candles to add a warm look and/or incorporate them into other décor and centerpieces. Use your favorite scented candles for an inviting atmosphere or opt for flameless varieties so you can leave them lit without worry.

Garland and Wreaths

Long, lush festive garland looks beautiful when draped along a rectangular dining room table – especially when you add pumpkins, turkey figurines and other accents to it. However, if you have a smaller or round table, a small wreath or candle ring can step up the style while still leaving you plenty of room for food and guests.

Place Settings

We love the look of coordinating runners and placemats; they really bring the table together in warm, autumn style, and for family meals, when they are machine washable we love them even more! Whether you use a matching set or not, don’t underestimate the power of decorative (and usable!) plates and glassware. Choose a color scheme like warm reds, yellows and oranges; or use one color like silver, black or brown to make your centerpiece(s) really stand out, while still maintaining coordinating and decorative place settings. This includes festive linens too – for laying beautiful silverware on top of and catching crumbs during the meal.

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