Posts Tagged ‘USA’

Wednesday Spotlight: Liberty and the USA

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Liberty SignAre you tired of Halloween yet? We hope not, but as we have featured many of our charming spooky décor here on the blog and on our website, today we’re taking time to Spotlight five items related to Lady Liberty; her statue was dedicated today in 1886 by President Grover Cleveland.

Lady Liberty CollectibleLiberty Sign

Made in the USA and featuring key elements of our nation’s flag, this rustic wood sign offers distressed charm and patriotic spirit that you can be proud to display in any room, all year long.

Nautical Stripe Quilt Set

Lady Liberty Collectible

A Lori Mitchell favorite, this Lady Liberty features a little more color and glitz than our taller Lady Liberty statue; perfect for styling a 4th of July centerpiece or adding patriotic spirit to your treasured collectible displays.

Nautical Stripe Quilt

For a master bedroom or guest bedroom, this nautical inspired quilt also complements patriotic décor and country style, with an attractive pairing of solid stripes and plaid. Not to mention, the cotton pieces are machine washable and peacefully soft.

Star & Stripes Lamp

Star & Stripes
Table Lamp

Standing tall and proud on any end table, this made in the USA lamp will emit such elegance and patriotic charm, you’ll want it in your home all year long. Featuring our nation’s colors and a bold white star, this pottery lamp is completed by the drum shade and polished rustic appearance.

2016 Primitive Past Calendar2016 Primitive Past Calendar

Add a refreshing look to any wall each month with a 2016 calendar featuring images from a simpler, primitive time. Charming country furniture and décor can be seen with each flip, creating a finished look with your own primitive home treasures.

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Thursday’s Theme: Memorial Day

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

CC Image courtesy of Flickr user Jim BrickettMemorial Day decor is all about – you guessed it – Americana themes. As you acknowledge the sacrifices made by generations of Veterans during celebrations with your family and friends, surround yourself with all things red, white, and blue. Combine homemade decorations with statement decor for a full, spirited look around your home, and don’t be afraid to keep the more “permanent decor” in your house all year long; chances are those Americana-themed items will complement any room.

Here are a couple of simple ways to decorate for Memorial Day, and some ideas on how to incorporate the pride of the USA into your home all year long.

Whether they are in the garden or inside your home, flowers offer versatile and simple options for decorating (no matter the occasion). For Memorial Day, choose flowers in the red, white, and blue color schemes for bright, patriotic spirit. Flowers like daisies, roses, and morning glories are great options, and check with a florist for others to create the optimal bouquet or arrangement. For more permanent decor, opt for faux arrangements in a wreath or garland – these require the lowest maintenance and you can put them on display whenever you are feeling floral, no matter the time of year.

Americana Pillows

A staple in any home, a comfortable and decorative pillow can set or complement the mood of any room. Patriotic colors and symbols offer great Memorial Day style, as well as year-round style for any home. Mix and match with your personal favorites, or switch them out throughout the year for more seasonally-directed designs. 

Banners and PrintablesUSA Banner
Finally, it can be fun to create your own decoratives, and any handmade banners or decor can be used many times, or just once to give your yearly decorating some variety. You can make a USA banner or red, white, and blue emblem with simple craft supplies; use ribbon, paper, and a little sparkle to dress up any outdoor or indoor celebratory space. There are also a variety of printable decorations and imagery on blogs and in magazines that can be hung up or placed in picture frames to create a holistic patriotic theme throughout your home. If you would rather go the craft-store route and purchase already-made banners and posters, add a personal touch to it, like a sprinkle of glitter or star scrapbook stickers for ultimate style.

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Top 5 Monday Must-Haves: New Classics

Monday, May 18th, 2015

We cannot believe that June is so close; it seems like we have just transitioned into May, and it has gone by in a flash. Although we wish time would slow down just a little bit, we are excited for you to receive our summer catalog and to peruse all of our new and USA sale items. To get you started, we’ve chosen five new items for this week’s Monday Must-Haves, which we know you’ll love for their timeless, classic charm and decorative appeal. Happy shopping!

Tin Whale KeepsakeTin Whale Keepsake
We are loving the whale decor this summer, and this Tin Whale Keepsake is no exception. Its distressed surface adds the look of barnacles to the blue and gray colors, creating a realistic display complete with a friendly smile and eye details. This whale will fit right in with either your airy nautical decor, or will make a welcoming addition to your rustic or primitively styled furniture and decor.

Vintage Medallion RugVintage Medallion Rug
We are excited to introduce this new Vintage Medallion Rug, especially to those who have fallen in love with our Shaker Collection pieces. The soft blue, green, rust, and beige colors are perfect accents on any floor, and look beautiful under our simple Shaker tables in any room. Additionally, these rugs are proudly made in the USA for ultimate comfort, quality, and for the summer, ultimate savings.

Country Shaker Chairside TableCountry Shaker Chairside Table
Speaking of our Shaker Collection, we are excited to be offering two new Shaker pieces this summer: a TV Stand and this Chairside Table. A versatile piece, this table can be used in a living room, reading nook, or in a hallway on which your holiday and seasonal displays can be placed, and for storing your possessions in the drawer. It coordinates with other classic Shaker pieces for ultimate style anywhere in your home, and is, of course, made in the USA.

Purple Heather Faux Floral BunchPurple Heather Faux Floral Bunch
You don’t need nice weather, or a green thumb, to create a floral display in your home. As one of four of our new floral bunches, the Purple Heather features two tones of lavender bunches and a full arrangement of greenery, giving you the perfect faux bouquet to use individually or with other blooms all year long.

Sunflower Check PillowSunflower Check Pillow
Finally, our last Must-Have is one of our new pillows, designed by Dianna Swartz and featuring true country and natural style. The welcoming, customer-favorite hand hooked wool provides texture and comfort no matter where you place the pillow, and the bright sunflower is surrounded by a bold French blue check border, which gives this summery pillow a traditional touch for displaying all year long. Use in a room with other flower decor or as an accent piece you will enjoy for years to come.

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