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Monday Must-Haves: Subtle Fall Accents

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Sunflowers & Leaves WreathThe holidays are officially here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, and this week’s must-have items all look great during the fall season. While our last Must-Have post featured charming Halloween décor, this batch of necessities are a little more subtle, albeit they will add beautiful harvest flair to your home and favorite décor.

Autumn Round Jute Rug

Fall wreaths may just be the prettiest wreaths of the entire year. The warm colors and foliage create the most inviting look on your front porch or above a mantel. The Sunflowers & Leaves Wreath includes a hint of blossoming summertime with the flowery accents, while incorporating just-turning leaves in rustic colors. Its size and fullness make it the perfect home accent; one that you can leave displayed as long as you would like.

Pumpkins & Vines Chair Pad

Speaking of fall wreaths, our Autumn Round Jute Rug features an inner ring of leaves, pinecones, fruit and other accents in rich colors of red, brown, golden yellow and orange. These are complemented by the beautiful, durable outer braids which warmly complete the rug. Perfect for an entryway, this is one of the most complementary harvest season rugs, and it can even be reversed in order to incorporate the colors into your home all year long.

Autumn Berry Candle Rings

One of the best parts of the holiday season for us is spending more time with family around the dinner table, whether it is Thanksgiving, football Sunday or a traditional dinner during the week. Our Pumpkins & Vines Chair Pad will enhance the spirit of the season in any dining room, whether there are people in there or not, and will add additional comfort to any seating arrangement. The classic hand hooked wool is a timeless favorite, and with complementary décor available this is the perfect piece to add to your home.

Copper Wire LED LightsWe also love having candles around the house, and with our Autumn Berry Candle Ring any pillar candle can go from plain to sophisticated. Available in two sizes, these orange accents complement Halloween and harvest décor, and add a warm look to year round décor throughout your home. They make excellent additions to centerpieces, mantels and bookshelf displays, and won’t take up a lot of room if you don’t have very much to spare.

Although simple string lights look beautiful throughout the year, our Copper Wire LED Lights feature an autumn-like touch with the wire’s color. These battery operated lights fit in various sized jars for an illuminating look, and can be incorporated into a fall wreath or mantel display to enhance an inviting appearance. The length is just perfect for your satisfaction, and the bendable wire adds to easy shaping for almost any harvest display.

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Top 5 Monday Must-Haves: The Great Outdoors

Monday, June 8th, 2015

June is a great time to get outside and enjoy natural sights, favorite parks, and beautiful flowers along with the great weather associated with summer. In fact, June has been designated as National Outdoors Month, and is supplemented by various events throughout the month to inspire people to get outside and explore. For this week’s Must-Haves, we are bringing you some outdoors-y inspiration for your home décor, so you can enjoy the great outdoors inside your home as well as outside.

Canoe Dog Pillow

On the Water

For many people, getting outdoors has a lot to do with retreating to an aquatic location, whether that is a backyard swimming pool, a river, a lake, or the ocean. Our Canoe Dog Pillow incorporates the water activities of canoeing and fishing with a canine companion – a member of the family for some of us. The hand hooked wool provides soft comfort while the colors add some life to any furniture and room.Coastal Serenity Print

For a more realistic image, our Coastal Serenity Print gives us a beautiful, sloping view of the ocean, lined with traditional homes and calming greenery. Incorporate into your nautical or nature-inspired décor during the summertime, or display all year round as a reminder of the great outdoors during the summer months.

For a lakeside home or retreat, our Go Jump in the Lake Sign is a fun piece of wall décor that will motivate you to go outside and enjoy the cool water, whether you actually jump in or just enjoy the view from the shoreline.Go Jump in the Lake Sign

Back on Land

Even on those not-so-sunny days you want to be reminded of the joys of the outdoors. The above items will do this, as will our Beige Garden Delight Pillow. With flower and bird imagery, you won’t just love admiring this pillow; you’ll love the comfort it provides you with as you read a book or take an afternoon nap.

Finally, you’ll need something that helps to keep your home clean from sand, dirt, and mud that can be tracked through. Our Wipe Your Paws Rug features cute imagery of a dog running through flowers, and an attention-grabbing green color that will keep its vibrancy year after year. Use it inside an entryway or outside on a covered porch to keep your home clean and decorated this summer.Beige Garden Delight PillowWipe Your Paws Rug

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Top 5 Monday Must-Haves: Beautiful Blooms

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Only 4 more days until spring officially begins! We’re ready for warmer weather, more sunshine, and of course, blooming flowers, lush gardens, and fresh decor! While you wait for your blooms to spring out of the ground or out of a flower pot, check out these 5 new flower-themed items we offer, and get inspired by these Monday Must-Haves.


Tulip Checker Pillow

Tulips are a spring staple, which makes this Tulip Checker Pillow a perfect addition to any cozy living space. The hand hooked wool and cotton velvet back is a comfortable combination, and the vibrant color of the tulip is uniquely contrasted with the black and white check; Stephanie Stouffer knows how to create an eye-catching design. This pillow will coordinate with other check or floral decor, but will definitely hold its own as a lone statement piece.


Jacobean Flowers & Stripe Quilt CollectionWhile you embark on your spring cleaning, you may decide to freshen up that guest bedroom, or finally redecorate your master bedroom. Our new Jacobean Flowers & Stripe Quilt Collection is just what you need. The vibrant, classic colors are combined with vermicelli embroidery and delicate flowers, which transform into stripes when reversed.

Fern Flower Wreath


For a vibrant floral arrangement that lasts all year, our new faux Fern Flower Wreath is a beautiful choice. These colors exude a springtime attitude, and the flowers will improve your mood whenever you look at them. You can use it alone on a door or wall, or choose to coordinate it with the Fern Flower Garland. Either way, you’ll have a floral display that will be the envy of your guests.


Calla Lily Stems (in purple)

Cherry Blossom Wall Plaque

Or, if you’re looking to decorate a table or other surface, our Calla Lily Stems are beautiful options. The flexible stems give you a chance to arrange them in your style, and place them in any kind of vase or flower display. Your guests will love them during Easter Sunday brunch, or as a table setting throughout the year.


Finally, if your walls need some springtime updating, our Cherry Blossom Wall Plaque is a cheery way to do just that. The beautiful cherry tree is in bloom on the lush green lawn, and will have you enjoying spring all year long. The size of this wall decorative is perfect for smaller rooms or walls, so incorporate it into your nature-inspired room or display as a statement piece this spring.

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