Posts Tagged ‘garden decor’

DIY Summer Fairy Garden

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Fairy gardens are cropping up all over the place, and with our addition of some new web exclusives, you can easily create a fairy garden in your own planter box or backyard. Today we are also laying out some basic materials you’ll need to DIY a fairy garden, followed by some inspiration to help get you started.

  • The space or a container. Prop little fairies and their houses at the base of a tree trunk or in your already-established garden for a little more whimsy this summer. Or, choose a container to create one from scratch. You could use a terracotta planter, a bucket, a wash tub, a wagon and even an outdoor table (see below). Elevate the fairy garden for enhanced visual appeal.
  • Potting soil and plants. You can choose any plants and flowers that you adore, but in addition, we recommend incorporating moss and green leafed plants. You could even use low-maintenance succulents!
  • Wood and rocks. If you’re simply adding a few fairy friends to a garden, consider crafting a makeshift bench or a small rock pathway for added charm. If you’re going all out with a DIY fairy garden, you could construct a mini pergola out of twigs, a small fence out of painted popsicle sticks, and a little patio for the fairies. Adding a small birdbath would also be lovely, and it would provide a nice resting spot for your backyard birds.

A simple fairy garden that emphasizes flowers and plants,
but still exudes joyful storybook charm.


Photo by Alison HodgsonMore home design photos

A little more involved, we love that this fairy garden was made in a vintage red wagon (which means you can move it anywhere on a whim!).


Photo by Cozy Little HouseSearch patio pictures

This adoring fairy garden was (ingeniously) constructed in a table.
It’s even more perfect because of the drop leaves – with this DIY, you can
be charmed by the fairies and still use the table for serving tea to friends.


Photo by Nelson Design Associates, inc.Browse landscape ideas

Our Puppy Love Miniature Garden Fairy and Miniature Garden Wishing Well
are just two of our fairy garden pieces. See the rest here, and send us
pictures of your own DIY fairy gardens this summer!


Puppy Love Miniature Garden Fairy | DIY Fairy GardenMiniature Garden Wishing Well | DIY Fairy Garden

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Weekly Spotlight: Shop Our Summer Cover (2)

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

We can’t believe it, but we are already halfway through summer here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, although there are plenty of warm, sunny days ahead of us. Today we are spotlighting five home accents on our current front cover, all of which you can get for less than $60.

Sturbridge Yankee Workshop Summer 2017 CatalogDotted Sheer Curtains

This curtain collection has a timeless charm that you can see in almost every one of our catalogs. Its simple sheer design complements any room, while the Swiss pin-dot pattern creates an air of unique elegance. Available in Tiers, Panels and a Valance.

Potted Geraniums Pillow

An Americana design by artist Susan Winget decorates this accent pillow, great for the gardener or for decorating in patriotic style. Soft polyester fabric allows for easy-care and comfort on a chair, sofa, bed or bench.

Iron Birdbath

Welcome birds to your garden or a large potted plant in the yard with this beautiful bird bath. Crafted from cast iron, this outdoor home accent will withstand the elements and add a decorative touch to your exterior spaces.

Welcome to the Porch Doormat
& Rubber Mat Tray

These last two home furnishings are ideal for the porch or a covered deck. Our Welcome to the Porch Doormat adds depth and rich color to your front stoop, as well as farmhouse style and function.

The Rubber Mat Tray underneath preserves the doormat’s shape and prolongs its life, and features a scrolled border to enhance the decorative appeal of whatever doormat you choose to display. Did we mention that both this Doormat and the Tray are made in the USA?

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Dream Garden Must-Haves

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Since April showers bring May flowers, we are prepared for our gardens to burst forth with life in the next few weeks, and to celebrate that, here are some of our dream garden must-haves that go beyond flowers and vegetables.

A Multi-Pergola Walkway

The illusion that this garden goes on forever is one we can subscribe to.

Photo by Bevan AssociatesBrowse farmhouse landscape ideas

A Water Feature (preferably a pond, ideally with a waterfall)

Being from Maine, we love the sound of ocean waves crashing on the shore and the
babbling of woodland brooks, so a water feature with a waterfall would be most appropriate.
Not to mention it would offer additional gardening potential for water-loving plants and flowers.

Photo by Wasson NurserySearch farmhouse landscape pictures

A Shed for Storage

Because gardening supplies deserve their own space, especially in a dream garden.
And, a cozy storage shed gives any garden a timeless storybook feel.

Photo by Look for farmhouse shed pictures

A Dining Space

For tea parties, morning coffee and afternoon garden soirees,
we would use teak furniture to create our garden dining room.

Photo by Colin Cadle PhotographySearch farmhouse patio pictures

A Place to Sit and Rest

This lavender bench has so much character, and gives a pop of color
to a space with lots of greenery. But we also like the soft look of the
arch arbor-bench combo, which flawlessly blends in with surrounding
plant life (add an outdoor accent pillow for more comfort)!

Photo by Brittany (aka Pretty Handy Girl)More eclectic landscape ideas
Photo by Bertrand Landscape DesignBrowse shabby-chic style landscape photos

Raised Beds (DIY beds are the best, but this stone one is exceptional)

Raised beds offer more opportunity for walkways and paths,
and provide beautiful architectural value in addition to functionality.

Photo by Bevan AssociatesDiscover farmhouse landscape design ideas

What is in your dream garden?
Share your must-haves in a comment below or on Facebook. Happy gardening!

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