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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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Decorating With: Cute Country Cows

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
Cow, bovine, bessie, heifer. No matter what you call them, cow motifs create instant country charm in a kitchen, dining room, bathroom or bedroom.
Wholesome Farm Sign
Country Cow

Imagine your country kitchen  transformed into a fun environment where cow themed accents come to play. Red, white, and black colors ring out in Country Cow Large Serving Bowl, perfect for accenting your current style or for adding that completing piece to bring a look together. Whether you use this stoneware bowl everyday or simply keep it on display to enhance country cow decorating, its deep sides and hand painted features are sure to please. Wholesome Farm Sign continues with the cow theme while offering a muted, rustic farmhouse approach. Use this sign above a doorway or even on a wall in a dining room.

Country Cow Large Serving Bowl Front View

Fresh Milk Print Wonderful Wall Art

In Fresh Milk Print, artist Bonnie White shows us what life on the farm is like. Grain silos are full to the top no doubt and cows are ready to be milked as townsfolk gather around for the fresh treat. Rustic homesteads in rich colors create rural charm. Continuing in a pastoral trend, Good Pastures Wall Border can be used in any home currently decorated in lighter pastel colors or with a focus on rural landscape imagery. Rolling hills and soft sky colors complete this simple picture. Use the large spool to create instant borders in your kitchen or dining room, easy to apply and use.

Good Pastures Wall Border

Cows and Barnyard Buds

Cows, sheep, roosters and pigs. What more could a country home ask for? When searching for other accents to go along with your rustic cow style, reach towards other animal prints like the ones shown here on Burlap Barnyard Pillow and Valance. Burlap fabric accented by distressed printed imagery and barn red stripes creates just the right look for a dining room or living room. These friendly farm animals join in on the fun to create a cohesive ranch home look. Also available in a table runner, this collection will make your room feel quite country indeed.

Burlap Barnyard Pillow
Burlap Barnyard Valance

Example of Rustic Farmhouse Animal Themed Decorating What Works With Cow Print?

As shown above, cow themed home accents can range from stark contrast with black and white prints to rustic charm or pastoral beauty. Coordinate your cow themed kitchen or dining room with other themes easily incorporated to make the whole room shine.

Black, White and Red All Over: Red is a wonderful accent to black and white. Offering stark contrast and modern appeal, red can take the form of apples, cherries, or bright red roosters. For more rustic farmhouse animal themes, try deep barn red instead, as shown in the environment to the left.

Green as the Grass: Green is another great option for decorating with a black and white cow print scheme, offering a playful atmosphere full of life. To tone things down a bit, go for muted dark green colors.

Pastel is Pastoral: Continue adding additional soft colors into your home when decorating with peaceful options such as Good Pastures Wall Border shown above. Lighter colors will keep things feeling fresh and new.

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Meet Maine Artist: Nancy Michalak

Friday, September 14th, 2012

At Sturbridge Yankee Workshop we are very excited to present the most recent additions to our framed art assortment, just in time for the Halloween season. Pictured here to the left is our new, website exclusive Pumpkin Surprise Papercut Art Framed Print. Before we go into detail about this beautiful image, let’s learn a little bit about the artist. Meet Nancy Michalak, a Maine artist currently residing in Cumberland. Nancy now teaches art in Gray-New Gloucester, and it was actually her 6th grade students that prompted her interest in papercutting during a lesson in symmetry. Attending the University of New Hampshire, this talented artist has had her work featured on the cover of Instructor Magazine. She also has participated in numerous shows across the United States, and her work is on display at a variety of prestigious galleries; including the Everson Gallery in Syracuse, New York and the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston. Nancy’s Shady Run Studios, with the addition of her silhouette art, has proven very successful. We are pleased to share her talent with our customers here at SYW.

Nancy has experimented with many art mediums throughout her artistic career, but her latest venture of papercutting has given her the recognition she deserves. Using black silhouette paper and intricate scissor work, this art form is modeled after Scherenschnitte, a German paper cutting technique.

“My designs require careful planning of lines, shapes, overall balance of the piece, plus positive and negative space that will be critical to the images success. Most of my pieces are cut continuously from one piece of paper, meaning that no part of the piece is added later, except for color embellishments,” says Nancy.

In Pumpkin Surprise, we find little witches gathering in the cemetery overgrown with pumpkins, as the sun sets in the distance and a fellow witch pops out in surprise. Continuing with the Halloween theme, our Gothic Mansion Papercut Art Framed Print shown above, depicts a spooky night at the gate of an old mansion and cute trick-or-treaters considering their curiosity. Both of these framed prints are matted and framed under glass; please note these are print reproductions of Nancy’s original work. Her style is a little bit folk art, though overall is a striking modern piece of mixed media wall art that will have you admiring for hours. Nancy has three children, Geoffrey, Clarissa and Vanessa; Vanessa actually has become quite the artist as well with her work in pastel portraits, cityscapes and more.

~If you’re searching for the perfect piece of wall art for your Halloween decor, then consider the charming beauty of our new Papercut Framed Prints by Nancy Michalak. Be sure to click on the actual product pages to get a close-up look at all the amazing detail.


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