Posts Tagged ‘pumpkin decorating’

Monday Must-Haves: Halloween Decor Under $50

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Rusted Halloween Garden Stakes | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopThese must-haves will add extra charm to your Halloween decor this year, and are budget friendly so you can save more for candy and treats. Plus, they are all in-stock so you will get them in time for All Hallow’s Eve.

Clarice with Cat Witch Sculpture | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

$19.95

Made in the USA, these garden stakes are crafted from weathered metal and will give your garden or yard a spooky look this Halloween. Sold separately, there are many other designs to choose from for decorating your outdoor spaces all year long.

Halloween Snow Globe | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

$34.95

If you missed our suggestion for using soft sculptures, view our October Quick Tip here. And then add Clarice to a mantel or bookshelf where she will charm any visitor.

$39.95

You may recognize this Spooky Snow Globe from years past, and while you will have to provide your own music, the warm lights inside the globe enhance the seasonal flair of this home accent.

Like the garden stakes above, the final two items are made in the USA. The Trick or Treat Halloween Sign is surrounded by a handcrafted wood frame, and coordinates with two other signs in our online catalog. The Happy Halloween Wood Clock is entirely handcrafted, from the pumpkins and witch to the bats standing in as numbers.

Happy Halloween Handcrafted Wood Clock | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Trick or Treat Halloween Sign | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Home Decorating with Autumn Leaves

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Here in New England, the wait for leaves to turn into their warm, bursting fall colors is full of anticipation and excitement (albeit a little dread for what comes after). As much as we love the leaves outside our homes, we love using leaves inside as home accents. Here are some crafty and creative ways to bring these objects indoors.

Leaf ornaments are perfect for hanging in a window, from a wall hook or for adorning a seasonal wreath. These stained glass leaves are handcrafted, and reflect warm light as the sun shines outside.

Stained Glass Hanging Leaves

You could also frame pictures or images of leaves and create a fresh, nature-inspired gallery wall
in a bedroom, hallway or family room. Go green, or choose earthy colors for a harvest look.

Photo by Virtual Studio InnovationsMore bedroom ideas
Photo by More hallway photos

If you’re already thinking about an autumn centerpiece, use a table runner as a starting point.
Opt for one designed with leafy shapes, or make your own with leaf printed fabric.

Leaf Harvest Table Runner

Incorporate fall’s other favorite symbol, the pumpkin, with the following craft from Good Housekeeping. Stick with classic red, yellow and orange colors, or style with a room’s color scheme in mind.

Cut & Paste Leaves on Pumpkin | Good Housekeeping

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Thanksgiving & Harvest | Autumnal Decorating

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
Thanksgiving Day Visitor Print Historical Roots

The very first Thanksgiving, as we understand it from our American history, was in the year of 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. After a first year in the new world, the 53 surviving Pilgrims celebrated their first successful harvest; with help from the Native Americans who taught them how to both grow crops on the new land and how to properly catch fish from the Atlantic Ocean. The true national holiday of Thanksgiving, as recognized by all states, began in 1863 when President Lincoln declared this ‘day of thanks’ to be held each year in November.

Turkey Gourd Bowl Pilgrims Plenty Sculpture
While only here one day of the year, Thanksgiving decorations can be showcased throughout the entire harvest season. Pumpkins, turkeys, and fall leaves and more really speak to the season this time of year. Here we have gathered together a handful of our favorite harvest themed Sturbridge Yankee Workshop items that we know will coordinate well with areas of your country home. From the simplest of items to those that really make a statement, Thanksgiving is going to look great this year!


Seasonal Statements

Colors of fall are a ones we sure can get used to. Bold oranges, reds, golds and muted greens are arranged beautifully, as if painted across the canopy of trees. Pumpkins, gourds, sunflowers, berries, and corn fields help bring these hues to life and surround us everywhere we go in the months of October and November.

Capture the essence of autumn with thematic home accents that capture the mood and color from the world around us. Warm browns, crisp orange, red and golden yellow. Who says fall leaves should be left outside on the trees?

Autumn Harvest Pumpkin Pillow
Gobble Turkey Hooked Wool Pillow Grapevine Pumpkin Lights

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