Posts Tagged ‘fireplace’

Thursday’s Theme: Outdoor Decor

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

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Spring has unofficially transitioned into summer and with the first week of June only a few days away, we are excited to be adding, or continuing to add, décor to our outdoor spaces. We really like outdoor décor that is practical and functional, and will work in almost any environment, so here are some of our ideas on spicing up your gardens, backyards, porches, and patios this summer (and for summers to come!).

Going to the Birds

Bird watching can be done in almost any location, but outside your door is one of the best places not only in the summertime, but all year long. Welcome your avian companions with a full birdfeeder and bird bath, or a cheerful birdhouse in your gardens or near the edge of a forest. You can certainly purchase these accents, but making them can be just as fun too. Either way, your backyard will be adequately equipped to attract birds throughout the year, and it will be decorated with varying materials and colors.

Rambling Renovators - "All Decked Out" Storage Bench

Brighten Your Yard

Lighting is a crucial accent for any yard, large or small. Instead of vying for plain designs and shapes, look for outdoor lighting options that complement your home’s style, or any other outdoor décor. Lanterns, flameless pillar candles, or even tiki torches can set a country, casual, romantic, or festive mood for any backyard. A fire pit or outdoor fireplace is sometimes the best investment, as it provides warmth and lighting for you and your guests.

Seating for Everyone

Whether it’s a large patio or a small front porch, seating is a must-have. For less standard seating options, search for chairs, benches, and outdoor ottomans in stripes and prints that complement each other in color schemes, or mix and match wood chairs with a stone table. When it comes down to it, just be creative. Purchase standard chairs and then craft your own seat cushions, or start from scratch and construct your own seating to best match your home or outdoor vision and style.

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Cozy Up by the Fire with New Hearth Items at SYW

Monday, February 13th, 2012

At Sturbridge Yankee Workshop we are proud to announce that we are now carrying a quality selection of Hearth Storage Products, exclusively on our website. For many of us in the North East, it has been a cold winter as usual and that means more time spent by the fire. Though even if you live where it never snows, the fireplace may still be one of your favorite spaces because it represents a central area of the home; what some call the “heart” of the home. Fireplaces are typically seen in large central rooms or living rooms as they always have been since the very first, early American homes. The hearth or the wood stove was used as the main heating source of a home, as well as many times the main cooking sourcel. This integral part of the home, became the life blood of both survival and family togetherness; as the majority of time was spent here. Celebrate home, family, and start enjoying more time around the fire with Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.

When it comes to hearth organization, it’s important that the hearth remain inviting and not cluttered. Pictured above is our traditional Hearth Rack, which is the perfect size to keep firewood in one confined space. Simple in style, though displaying beautiful, hand forged ends. This rack will fit nicely right on your hearth space to eliminate any additional mess.  It could make the ideal housewarming or wedding gift too. Another style to choose from amongst our assortment of Hearth Racks is our Vertical Arch Rack. A unique bent steel design creates the distinctive side arches that take up only a compact square foot of hearth space and holds 2.5 cubic feet of firewood. The arches also act as handles to easily lift your rack for cleaning or rearranging. And if you’re really looking for a hearth upgrade, customers should consider our unique Sling Rack with Bar & 3 Piece Tool Set. The perfect all in one set for your fireplace needs, our Sling Rack Bar will tidy up the hearth space wherever that is in your home. A 3 Piece Tool Set includes a shovel, poker and an exclusive sorghum broom that are all easily stored on the rack. Sorghum is a grain that originated in Northern Africa. It is composed of long and stiff fibers that are also biodegradable; making this an eco-friendly choice.

All of our new, website exclusive hearth racks are crafted of the highest quality, hot rolled steel and complete with a uniform satin finish that gives a lustrous shine. Fine attention to detail and superior craftsmanship that is proudly achieved in the USA. For a convenient way to transport logs from either one area to another or while camping, try our Braided Log Carrier made from 100% eco-friendly jute fiber that will withstand the longest of winters.

~Browse all our Hearth Storage Racks at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop today!

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