Posts Tagged ‘winter decorating’

Weekly Spotlight: New Holiday Web Exclusive Wall Art

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Have you taken a look at our Web Exclusives lately? If not, here’s a look at five of our newest pieces of wall art (made in the USA) – and they all happen to be quite holiday and seasonally inspired.

Silent Night Print

Artist Bonnie Fisher

Joyful Santa | Classic Nativity

Nutcracker Guard

Web Exclusive Holiday Wall Planks | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Away in a Manger Wall Plank

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Get the Look: Winter Centerpiece Basics

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Here are some basic tips for creating a simple yet charming winter centerpiece or tablescape. We have included a look from the tables in our break room that perfectly exemplifies how easy it is to create a seasonal atmosphere on any table.

Santa Centerpiece at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Snowflakes - The least you can do is throw some snowy accents onto a table. These snowflakes are made of lace, but you could also get crafty and make snowflakes out of high quality or decorative paper. Use less if you’re going big, and many more if the flakes are small.

Glass jar - With a glass jar (or many) there is so much you can do. To keep it simple, we added a pine sprig to this handled glass jar – a little greenery can go a long way! If you don’t have any specialty jars or Mason jars, employ an empty vase or use a clean and de-labeled wine bottle and fill with greenery, sparkly beads or fake snow.

Collectible or Sculpture - These can be easily switched out as you celebrate specific holidays or occasions (like switching out Santa for a snowman after Christmas), and put an additional seasonal spin on the overall look. A figurine also gives you more of a chance to personalize the centerpiece, and maybe even act as a conversation starter (decorative salt and pepper shakers are great for this, too!).

Lighting – During the winter, extra lighting adds more warmth to your decor and, since the days are short, more light! We used a flameless candle in the jar for worry-free lighting. We also placed a small string of lights inside of this metal star to give the centerpiece more illumination (below you can see the star without the lights).

Check off these four centerpiece basics and celebrate winter more beautifully. Share your centerpieces with us on Facebook or Twitter, and tell us if we’ve missed any tablescape must-haves!

Snowman Centerpiece at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Weekly Spotlight: Winter Fun

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

This time of year always calls up nostalgia and childhood excitement in all of us, so to commemorate those warm feelings, this week we are putting the spotlight on some fun winter time activities.

Mitten Memories Print | Jill Ankrom Wrought Iron Mitten & Boot Dryer Stand

Mitten Memories

Bundling up to go play outside is almost as enticing as taking off snowy boots, mittens and hats after an afternoon and warming up with hot chocolate under a blanket. This Wrought Iron Mitten and Boot Dryer Stand is a must-have winter accessory for those activity filled afternoons and their aftermath. Place boots or mittens and hats on each tier to dry until you need them again. These may be cold days, but the memories being made are warm.

Sleigh Checkers Game Board

Skating Snow GirlSkates and Sleds

Backyard ponds, community rinks or even a town lake offer the best places to do some ice skating by yourself or with friends. Skating Snow Girl celebrates the fun of ice skating, and also reminds us to build a snowman or two this winter! Building snowmen and snowwomen may not be on the townspeople’s minds in Sharon Ascherl’s new print, but sledding sure is! On days when it’s too cold or snow cover has dwindled, use this whimsical Sleigh Checkers Game Board and have a family game night instead.

What are your favorite snow day or winter activities? Have you continued any seasonal traditions with your kids, like family game night, snow fort building or others?

Share your fun with us and have a safe and happy winter season!

Late Afternoon Sledding Framed Print | Artist Sharon Ascherl

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