Posts Tagged ‘Fourth of July’

Monday Must-Haves: Summer 2018 Patriotic Decor

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Americana Garden Wreath | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopSummer may not have officially started, but we’ve been fully immersed in the sunny season for a couple of weeks now (shop our Summer Sale here). Since the Fourth of July is a summer holiday most of us look forward to, today we’re featuring five patriotic must-have home accents to fill your home with well before America’s birthday.

Americana Garden Wreath

The half-exposed grapevine base enhances the natural look of this dried wreath, which also gives the red, white and blue colors a more earthy, rustic look. Hang up on your front door, on a wall or above the fireplace and enjoy this Sturbridge Yankee Workshop exclusive item for weeks, months and years to come.

Patriotic Angel Sculpture | Artist Jim Shore | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Patriotic Angel Sculpture

New from artist Jim Shore, this beautiful angel collectible features the stars and stripes accented by folk art symbols. The texture and primitive hues enhance the character of the angel’s face, offering a peaceful, rustic Americana look on any bookshelf or table.

Potted Geraniums Garden Flag

Artist Susan Winget designed this lovely arrangement of geraniums and patriotic jars that will brighten up any garden or yard. The fade and mildew resistant fabric protects the colors and imagery from the outdoor summer elements.

Potted Geraniums Garden Flag | Artist Susan Winget | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Long May it Wave Throw Blanket | Artist Cindy Shamp | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Long May It Wave Throw Blanket

A perfect representation of Americana style, this throw blanket was designed by artist Cindy Shamp and made in the USA. This home accent makes a perfect addition to the end of your bed or on the back of a sofa, making it easy to reach and adding decorative appeal to your home.

Made in the USA Print

For this post’s grand finale, there’s no better wall art than Tom Wood’s Made in the USA Print. Get caught up in the farmhouse imagery, Fourth of July celebrations, small-town charm and all the other details when you hang this print on your walls (the title also reflects the print’s origins).

Made in the USA Print | Artist Tom Wood | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Fun Fourth of July Decor

Friday, June 30th, 2017

The first July weekend is upon us, and while Independence Day isn’t until Tuesday, we know you’ve been decorating patriotically all summer long (or all year long). Here are five fun Fourth of July decorating ideas you can accomplish this weekend, or do for fun on the Fourth with friends and family.

Gather on the porch and hang up a banner or two, decorate your planters with mini American flags and hang up your large version on a flagpole or next to the front door.
Go the extra mile with red, white and blue chairs for sitting on and enjoying the day.

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Have fun with glassware and place settings on your picnic table by color coordinating them with the colors of Old Glory, and perhaps your red, white and blue dishes and desserts!

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Head inside and hang a DIY banner over or on your dining table.
A bold runner can reinforce a a simple yet elegant Americana look.

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Dig out that mini Christmas tree or get a white mini tree and decorate with red, white and blue
ornaments, ribbon, stars and other Independence Day decoratives.

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And would it be a true country celebration without a few Mason jars?
Okay, yes, but adding them definitely won’t hurt, either! This fun DIY transforms plain Mason jars into patriotic lanterns for your patio, porch or indoor party.

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Red, White and Blue All Year Long

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Independence Day is almost here, and while your seasonal decorations uplift the Americana charm of your home, you may be considering keeping this style throughout the year. Here are a variety of designs for keeping the red, white and blue fresh and updated all year long. And if you proudly utilize any of these techniques, share them with us below, on Twitter or on our Facebook page!

Neutral Base, Bold Accents

Perhaps the most basic technique in room design. Paint in neutral tones, incorporate neutral materials and stick with white, gray or natural toned furniture and then add red, white and blue accents for color and Americana style. Maybe you’ll switch up a plain cushion for a patterned one, or add USA inspired pillows to the sofa, a patriotic print above the mantel, or even fresh flowers to a Made in the USA red, white and blue vase. The possibilities are nearly endless, and you can easily switch out pillows, throws and other home accents throughout the year to keep the look fresh.

Family Room
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Nautical Style

A timeless look, nautical style is a classic way to incorporate red, white and blue into the rooms of your home all year long. Think nautical stripes with differing thickness, rustic wood tables to complement solid blue or white chairs and sofas, and primitive flags, prints and vintage inspired lamps to maintain the traditional look past the fourth of July. And who doesn’t like to be reminded of the ocean when relaxing at home?

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Tone It Down

The previous two techniques call for bold accents, but lighter hues and minimal accents can still offer statement-making patriotic style. The sunroom below uses sky blue sheer curtains that match the wicker furniture, striped ottoman and throw pillows, while a few rich red accents are balanced by softer reds and white. The soft look adds a tranquil feel to the room while offering plenty of Americana appeal.

red white and blue sunroom
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Patterns, Patterns and More Patterns

A pattern overload is not as overwhelming (to look at or style) in a small space like a den, reading area or breakfast nook, especially one with a lot of natural light. This red, white and blue room does not use the hues that you may be used to, but the tan walls, couch and antiqued furniture keep the room grounded while spirited curtains and pillows hold the eye’s attention. The coral pillow can be replaced with one bearing the American flag during the Fourth of July, and then switched back; just remember to think a little more outside of the box for a unique Americana look.

Bella View
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Go For a Look You Love

Try out different combinations of red, white and blues – not just with patterns but with different shades and materials. Keep that bunny with an American flag pillow out all year long, and switch out a solid red pillow for an American flag version during the summer holiday. Don’t be afraid to factor painting into the equation, or create a less drastic and time-consuming space by decorating a neutral chair in a red throw and blue hooked wool pillow, placing a white rug on the floor beneath it. We hope you have a lovely Fourth of July, and happy decorating in the red, white and blue!

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