Posts Tagged ‘pottery for the kitchen’

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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Tuesday Recipe: National Chocolate Caramel Day

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
March 19, 2014 is National Chocolate Caramel Day. What does that mean exactly? Well, in short, it means we can share this delightful treat with you. It involves three very special parts combined into one delicious, too good to be true treat: Chocolate Caramel Shortbread.
Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Ingredients:

For the shortbread:

For the caramel:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

For the chocolate topping:

  • 1 1/4 cups milk chocolate chips

To make the shortbread:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Beat together the butter, sugar and flour until crumbly. Press into a 9×9 baking dish and bake for 20 minutes.

To make the caramel:
Add the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and condensed milk to a medium sauce pan set over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring often, and continue boiling for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir vigorously for 3 minutes. Pour caramel over the (warm or cool) shortbread.

For the topping:
Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top and return to the oven for 1 minute. Spread the chocolate chips with an offset spatula or swirl with a knife for a marble effect. Cool completely and cut into small squares.

Hershey's Baking Chocolate Candle
Meadow Flowers Shortbread Pan Kitchen Helper Guide

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Made in the USA Holiday Gifts

Monday, December 16th, 2013
Shop local this holiday season, with products made right here in the USA. Here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop we are proud to offer a wide range of quality products made in America. We support many small businesses and local artists who spend time and attention crafting their unique wares. When you purchase an item that is domestically made, rest assured that a craftsman put love and care into the product. From tiny trinkets to ornaments and more, we have it all for everyone on your list.

Wrought Iron In Every Room

Create Colonial country inspired decor in any room with mix and match wrought iron accents that will serve dual purposes: functionality and decoration. With many designs to choose from, it is easy to start a themed collection of napkin holders, bookends, and wall hooks. Keep country furnishings organized and add a touch of whimsy with these unique pieces, made right here in the USA. Perfect for a friend with a farmhouse or animal themed kitchen, or for use each year with the Christmas dinner table setting pieces!

Snowflake Wrought Iron Napkin Ring
Small Wrought Iron Hook Pig Moose Wrought Iron Bookends

Calico Cat Doorstop Kitties That Lend A Helping Paw

Keep a door propped open or closed with a helpful kitty designed by artist Adeline Halvorson, and made in New York State. Picture purr-fect with amazing detail and realistic features screen printed onto cotton fabric. Weighted bottom keeps the doorstop in place. Gather your friend’s favorite breeds together for a heartwarming and thoughtful gift. Shown here: Calico, Long Haired Tabby, Gray and White. Group a few together in any room as a cute accent!

Gray and White Cat Doorstop Long Haired Tabby Cat Doorstop

Pottery Heirloom Kitchen Accents

Not much says heirloom quality quite like pottery. With cherished items such as a Honey Pot, Garlic Keeper and a Personalized Wine Chiller, you can give an old world feeling gift to anyone on your list. Keep your honey tucked away, just like everyone’s favorite children’s story bear, for use when you need it for recipes or tea. Garlic keeps better in the garlic storage canister, with ventilation holes so that your garlic will keep longer. Make a great gift for new homeowners or an anniversary with a personalized wine chiller, available in many styles.

Honey Pot
Garlic Keeper Personalized Wine Chiller

Full Moon Maple Leaf Ornament Ornaments For Year Round Display

Give a gift that keeps on giving, like an ornament with year round appeal. After the holidays, you can easily use these ornaments on walls or hanging in windows. Here to the left, a real maple leaf has been dipped into gold for a magical effect. Hearts are great for year round display, especially when they are as cute as the Mini Stained Glass Heart. Sea Angels, crafted from natural shells from the beach, are perfect for beach decor, or for decorating a gift package this Christmas for a whimsical effect.

Mini Stained Glass Heart Sea Angel Ornament

Shine Snowman Print Let Your Holiday Spirit Show

Give a thoughtful gift to a friend with wall art that will lift their spirit and offer cheerful, whimsical display in any room all season long. Inspirational message is even suitable for year round display. Artist Margie McGinnis urges all of us to always shine in this comforting print.

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