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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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New From Artist Jim Shore, Save with Free Shipping

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Pictured here to the left is our new for Holiday, Home To Roost Santa Sculpture. Available for $69.95, this item will ship FREE to customers. This Santa decorative makes a great gift for the Santa collector or fan of artist Jim Shore. Inspired by Nordic prints and old world quilting patterns, Santa appears cheerful to provide a home for friendly birds of all variety, as beautiful birdhouses decorate the bottom of his red coat. This is a whimsical sculpture paying tribute to bird lovers, and therefore makes an ideal gift idea this holiday season for the avian enthusiast as well. Crafted of polyresin with 40% stone power to increase its durability, you can easily display this Christmas decorative on a mantle or side table of your home.

About the Artist Jim Shore

Known world wide for his folk art collectibles seen in numerous retail locations, his number one status as an artist brand on the QVC shopping network, and his work with Disney (Disney Traditions by Jim Shore). Growing up in rural South Carolina, Jim having artistic parents, was introduced to a love for all things Americana and family tradition. His grandmother was actually a master quilter and from these inspiring family members, grew an understanding for patience when creating his works of art. Though despite this artistic passion, Jim actually went on to study engineering and earned a degree in business in order to make a living. In his spare time however, Mr. Shore practiced his sculpting and painting skills, dreaming of the day when the artist inside him could prevail.

“Art is something I’ve done all my life. It’s what I’ve always loved and the only thing I ever wanted to do. But making a living as an artist isn’t easy. There are thousands of very talented people out there that never got the chance to show what they can do. I’ve been lucky. Not only do I get to do what I love, I get to share it with people around the world. I’ve been given a tremendous gift and I thank God for it every day,” says Jim. After a rocky start in the art and licensing world, he eventually began his own business: Designs Americana. From there his art was out in the marketplace, waiting for the right people to notice…and they did. Partnering with Enesco, (a leader in marketing gifts, decorative accessories and collectibles), Jim was able to have the support he needed to share his talent with the world.

You may be familiar with Heartwood Creek by Jim Shore, one of his more recent lines that features the notable angel and Santa collectibles. Drawing inspiration from his roots, old world decorative techniques, American folk art and unique patch-work quilt patterns from all cultures, his handcrafted style has become most recognizable. In addition to sculpting and painting, he has also perfected the trades of gold-smithing, wood carving, staining glass, and stone sculpting. Today, this self-taught artist looks forward to creating new formats that complement his existing brand and seeking exciting opportunities that meet his high quality of standards in art creation.


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~*Stars & Stripes Forever with Artist Jim Shore*~

Friday, June 8th, 2012

As we anticipate the festivity of the summer months, we gear up for family gatherings, backyard parties and celebrating with friends. At Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, we’re happy to help get your home ready to celebrate too. With all of the Americana and patriotic themed home decor items we have, today we feature a collectible sculpture that will set the tone for an inviting mantle or table display. Pictured here to the left is our new, Yankee Doodle Kitty Sculpture.

The classic patriotic character of Yankee Doodle is personified in the version of a quirky cat. Dressed of course in red, white and blue, with stars on his vest and stripes on his balloon style pants. This kitty boasts “stars and stripes forever” as he waves a flag and gives an official salute, on top of a blue stage. His curled tail is wrapped behind him, to add just the right amount of whimsy that we’ve all come to love. The artist of our Yankee Doodle Kitty is none other than the award winning artist, Jim Shore.

About the Artist: Jim Shore

Known world wide for his folk art collectibles seen in numerous retail locations, his number one status as an artist brand on the QVC shopping network, and his work with Disney (Disney Traditions by Jim Shore). Growing up in rural South Carolina, Jim having artistic parents, was introduced to a love for all things Americana and family tradition. His grandmother was actually a master quilter and from these inspiring family members, grew an understanding for patience when creating his works of art. Though despite this artistic passion, Jim actually went on to study engineering and earned a degree in business in order to make a living. In his spare time however, Mr. Shore practiced his sculpting and painting skills, dreaming of the day when the artist inside him could prevail.

“Art is something I’ve done all my life. It’s what I’ve always loved and the only thing I ever wanted to do. But making a living as an artist isn’t easy. There are thousands of very talented people out there that never got the chance to show what they can do. I’ve been lucky. Not only do I get to do what I love, I get to share it with people around the world. I’ve been given a tremendous gift and I thank God for it every day,” says Jim. After a rocky start in the art and licensing world, he eventually began his own business: Designs Americana. From there his art was out in the marketplace, waiting for the right people to notice…and they did. Partnering with Enesco, (a leader in marketing gifts, decorative accessories and collectibles), Jim was able to have the support he needed to share his talent with the world.

You may be familiar with Heartwood Creek by Jim Shore, one of his more recent lines that features the notable angle and Santa collectibles. Drawing inspiration from his roots, old world decorative techniques, American folk art and unique patch-work quilt patterns from all cultures, his handcrafted style has become most recognizable. In addition to sculpting and painting, he has also perfected the trades of gold-smithing, wood carving, staining glass, and stone sculpting. Today, this self-taught artist looks forward to creating new formats that compliment his existing brand and seeking exciting opportunities that meet his high quality of standards in art creation.


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