Posts Tagged ‘decorative lighting’

Throwback Thursday: Fall 2018 Blog Wrap-Up

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

That’s right – today is the last day for our Fall 2018 catalog. Which means Holiday arrives at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop tomorrow (9/14)! Before we get into the new decor and holiday prep, however, we’re taking a look back at ten blog posts from our Fall 2018 season. We hope you have felt inspired, cooked up something new or simply enjoyed reading our posts over the past couple of months; we look forward to bringing you fresh ideas up to the last day of the year. If you would still like to take advantage of special savings on Halloween decorations and our selection of lighting, just click here.

Oh, and make sure to sign up for our 65 Year Celebration Sweepstakes (for a chance to win a $1,000 gift certificate) if you are interested – the entry period ends at midnight tonight (9/13).

Weekly Spotlight: Decorative Lighting (Fall 2018)

Thursday’s Theme: Farmhouse Porch Lighting Four Ways

Weekly Spotlight: Practical Lighting (Fall 2018)

Monday Must-Haves: Late Summer Garden

Flowerpot Leaf Garden Trellis

Weekly Spotlight: Organized for Back to School

Family Friendly Home Office

Decorating With Color: Yellow

Photo by Fein Construction LLCMore kitchen photos

Thursday’s Theme: Pumpkins on the Porch

Weekly Spotlight: Halloween 2018

Quick Tip: Holiday Decorating in a Bedroom (Halloween)

Quick Tip: Holiday Decorating in a Bedroom (Halloween)

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Weekly Spotlight: Decorative Lighting (Fall 2018)

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Porcelain Fern Night LightToday we’re turning the spotlight on five decorative lamps from our Fall 2018 catalog. These lighting options not only enhance the style of your rooms, they are also all part of our Lighting Sale (details here).

Porcelain Fern Night Light

This beautiful night light is made from black porcelain cast on white porcelain. The black layer is then etched to create the lovely fern design. It’s truly a statement-making home accent during both the nighttime and daytime hours.

Vintage Sunflower Accent Lamp

Vintage Sunflower Accent Lamp

This sunny lamp has a classic black base and is topped with a fun sunflower and scrolled text shade. A piece of fabric circles both the bottom and top of the cardboard shade, which frames the timeless vintage imagery and adds textural charm.

Sunflower Gourd Accent LampSunflower Gourd Accent Lamp

We were quite excited to add this lamp to our Fall catalog, and we hope you love it as much as we do. This home accent is handcrafted out of a hand-grown gourd, which you can learn more about by clicking here, and is perfect for adding a little bit of light to any room.

Embroidered Squirrel Accent LampSquirrel Accent Lamp

In addition to the cute squirrel base, this nature-inspired accent lamp is topped with a linen shade that boasts delicate embroidery in warm colors. It’s perfect for fall decorating as well as creating a
rustic, lodge look in your home all year.Royal Stained Glass Leaf Lamp

Royal Stained Glass Leaf Lamp

This lamp speaks for itself, but we’ll offer up some details. The brown stem supports two bulbs so you can control the amount of light in a room. But of course, the stained glass is the real showstopper, so be sure to get a closer look here.

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Get the Look: Winter Centerpiece Basics

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Here are some basic tips for creating a simple yet charming winter centerpiece or tablescape. We have included a look from the tables in our break room that perfectly exemplifies how easy it is to create a seasonal atmosphere on any table.

Santa Centerpiece at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Snowflakes - The least you can do is throw some snowy accents onto a table. These snowflakes are made of lace, but you could also get crafty and make snowflakes out of high quality or decorative paper. Use less if you’re going big, and many more if the flakes are small.

Glass jar - With a glass jar (or many) there is so much you can do. To keep it simple, we added a pine sprig to this handled glass jar – a little greenery can go a long way! If you don’t have any specialty jars or Mason jars, employ an empty vase or use a clean and de-labeled wine bottle and fill with greenery, sparkly beads or fake snow.

Collectible or Sculpture - These can be easily switched out as you celebrate specific holidays or occasions (like switching out Santa for a snowman after Christmas), and put an additional seasonal spin on the overall look. A figurine also gives you more of a chance to personalize the centerpiece, and maybe even act as a conversation starter (decorative salt and pepper shakers are great for this, too!).

Lighting – During the winter, extra lighting adds more warmth to your decor and, since the days are short, more light! We used a flameless candle in the jar for worry-free lighting. We also placed a small string of lights inside of this metal star to give the centerpiece more illumination (below you can see the star without the lights).

Check off these four centerpiece basics and celebrate winter more beautifully. Share your centerpieces with us on Facebook or Twitter, and tell us if we’ve missed any tablescape must-haves!

Snowman Centerpiece at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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