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Throwback Thursday: Spring 2019 Blog Wrap-Up

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

We have reached the last day of our Spring 2019 catalog and annual sale. It’s a little hard to believe we are almost halfway through the year, but we’re very much looking forward to the summer season. Our Summer 2019 catalog will be making its way to you this weekend and next week (request one here), but before we totally say goodbye to spring here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, take a look back with us at ten of our favorite blog posts of the season.

Weekly Spotlight: Spring Fever

Tasteful Tuesday: Coconut-Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thursday’s Theme: Spring Crafts for You and the Kids

DIY Hanging Rain Gutter Planters | Make It & Love It | Spring Crafts

Thursday’s Theme: The Garden Shed of Our Dreams (a wishlist)

Weekly Spotlight: Spring 2019 Wall Art

Tasteful Tuesday: Tangy Deviled Eggs

Thursday’s Theme: Cubby Storage Benches

Knotty Pine 3-Cubby Storage Bench | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Thursday’s Theme: Sink Skirt Inspiration (and tutorials)

Tasteful Tuesday: Strawberry Bread

Quick Tip: Sachets in Storage

Moth Repellent Scented Sachets | Quick Tip | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Throwback Thursday: Winter 2019 Blog Wrap-Up

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Even though the snow hasn’t let up outside, the Winter season at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop is coming to a close. We are excited to bring you new Spring looks and decor – both in the new catalog and here on the blog – in the coming weeks, but first, we’re taking a look back at ten of our Winter 2019 blog posts. If there was a blog post – recipe, Quick Tip, DIY project, etc. – that made an impression on you, let us know in a comment below.

Monday Must-Haves: Storage and Organization (Winter 2019)

Thursday’s Theme: Inspiring Entryways for 2019

Photo by Crisp ArchitectsBrowse entryway photos

Decorating with Color: Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year

Tasteful Tuesday: Flaky Pie Crust

Thursday’s Theme: Winter Crafts For You and the Kids

Popsicle Stick Hot Chocolate Mug | Glued To My Crafts Blog

Weekly Spotlight: Web Exclusive Novelties

Tasteful Tuesday: Ginger-Molasses Bars

Weekly Spotlight: Winter 2019 Rugs

Quick Tip: Think Spring in February

Monday Must-Haves: Snowy Winter Clearance

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Thursday’s Theme: Valentine’s Day Mantels with Banners

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

These five mantels are beautifully decorated in a variety of ways for Valentine’s Day – although they all feature banners that could be made at home.

Symmetry

This symmetry of this mantel is quite appealing, from the plates above the mirror to the way the banner is hung. Additionally, this mantel looks like it is perfectly set up to be decorated for any season or holiday: The stand holding the LOVE sign could just as easily hold a sign for summer or Christmas, the tulips could be swapped out for evergreen branches or sunflowers, and the heart wreath – well, you get it. The red and pink colors could be overbearing if your style is less bold, but with the incorporation of white and silver, this mantel has a softer romantic look.

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Monotone

Sticking to one shade of red decor will fully flesh out the richness of the color, although be sure to incorporate a couple of neutral items (like candlesticks or a sculpture) so that each candle, heart wreath, banner and candle can catch the eye.

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Subtle Balance

The way the soft colors of the hearts are framed – by a bold red – makes them really stand out and command attention. The way they are arranged – as banners – makes them charming complements to the main banner stretched across the mantel.

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Quick and Simple

If you want less fuss, a banner like the one below will make a big enough statement to charm you for Valentine’s Day. Adding a vase of flowers or a similarly colored print to the mantel adds more cohesiveness to the space, even if they aren’t Valentine themed.

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Go All Out

And of course, Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday to really dress up your mantel for. Add wreaths and flowers among keepsakes and frames – and don’t forget the DIY wreath and banner!

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