Posts Tagged ‘winter’

Monday Must-Haves: Prepared for Winter

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Snowy Barn DoormatWe hope you’re enjoying our winter catalog, even if you are not enjoying winter, and are finding just what you need to add more beauty to your home. This week, our five must-haves are items you may not know you need until you need them; we’re here to help you prepare!

Our Snowy Barn Doormat is designed by Billy Jacobs, in the style of his New Fallen Snow image. Depending on the wear of your current doormat, or your need for one at the backdoor or maybe even in the garage, this will make a beautiful statement as a replacement or as an addition to your outdoor winter decor. Of course, it will also keep mud, rain and snow from being tracked throughout your home, while keeping a front porch or back patio seasonally decorated.

Eating Like A Pig SculptureWe know collectible-enthusiasts are always looking for ways to add to collections and perhaps use a new item as inspiration to reorganize treasured sculptures. Our new Eating Like a Pig Sculpture is a charming addition to a bookshelf, end table or mantel that boasts cheerful colors and sunny characters crafted by the Williraye Studio™. Display it as a reminder of gardening and greenery throughout the winter, or save as a gift for a loved one on a special occasion.

Blacksmith Candle Snuffer

We are lovers of flameless candles, but we also know that sometimes nothing beats a warm, flickering scented candle on a cozy winter’s night or during a quiet, snowy morning. When you are ready to put it out, however, do it in a way that will preserve the wick of the candle, and therefore the life of the candle. Our hand-forged iron Blacksmith Candle Snuffer will safely extinguish any candle and present itself decoratively as your candle burns. The turned stem is long enough to keep your hand safe, and its textured exterior gives off an antiqued look for added charm on a mantel in a family room or shelf in your kitchen.

Lavender Hand BalmAnother item great to keep on hand in the kitchen, a bathroom or on your bedside table is made for your hands: all-natural Lavender Hand Balm. It’s not a secret that during winter our skin can get dry and need extra moisturizing power, and this hand balm is exactly what you need. Allow the hand mixed lavender and soothing essential oils to be absorbed by your skin, and enjoy the soft scent and smoothness that is brought to your hands. Keep it all to yourself or give as a gift to a friend or loved one this winter or throughout the year.

Cheshire Braided Rugs

Our final must-have for winter is our Cheshire Braided Rug Collection. We love this collection for winter because of its softness, which is unlike any other non-wool braided rug. In addition to how these rugs feel under your feet, the rich colors provide a neutral and traditional look for any room, and the durable fibers can be kept indoors or moved to an outdoor space. Add a little extra warmth to your favorite living rooms inside your home, or create a cozy feeling in an enclosed porch to admire the wintry world outside.

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Made in the USA: Winter Wall Art

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, we are always expanding our assortment of beautiful framed prints for you to add to your home decor. We have wall art for all seasons, making it easier to decorate all year long. Here we have gathered a few of our favorite winter themed prints, all made right here in the USA! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the peaceful scenes that a winter theme has to offer.


Artist Dianna Swartz

Holiday Art Shelf Rack, and White Christmas, feature simple style and primitive charm, offering hopes for a white Christmas this year, and a peaceful holiday season. Artist Dianna Swartz is a renowned, self-taught artist, currently living in Ohio. She is admired for her simple approach to depicting scenes from everyday life, in classic folk art style.

Holiday Art Shelf Rack White Christmas Print

Artist Charles Wysocki

Ready or not, Twas the Night Before Christmas, and Cape Cod Prints will put you in the holiday spirit with their unmistakable folk art charm. The late artist Charles Wysocki became famous for his detailed pieces of American folk art, notable farm scenes, and a unique primitive style that was all his own. Appearing in galleries throughout the country, Charles even published two books sharing his work.

Cape Cod Christmas Print Twas the Twilight Before Christmas Print

Artist Fred Swan

Although the brisk weather taps on your cheeks and nose, the warmth provided by the sights in An Evening Ride makes it easier to spend another peaceful moment outside. Vermont artist Fred Swan masters the art of creating comforting, warm winter scenes.

Hang this print all year long for dramatic effect in any room. Giclee print is double matted, under glass, with a black frame.

An Evening Ride Print

Artist Charlotte Sternberg

The overall winter scene depicted in Over the River is quite quaint, and quickly transports you back in time. Marlborough Tavern features realistic, exquisite details that create a holiday scene that reminds us of the simpler times in life. Talented artist Charlotte Joan Sternberg is well known for her charming New England holiday scenes that are often seen on greeting cards. Our giclee print, originally painted in egg tempera, is double matted and under glass, with a rustic wood-like frame.

Over the River Print Marlborough Tavern Print

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