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Quick Tip: Put a Wreath on it!

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Mini wreaths on candles, curtains, chairs, bed frames…When a room or piece of furniture is in need of a little extra holiday cheer, put a wreath on it!

Quick Tip: Put a Wreath on it! | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Thursday’s Theme: Holiday Greenery

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Lighted Feather GarlandGarland, wreaths, floral bouquets, oh my! Decorating with lush greenery and flowering arrangements is the most simple, and one of the most beautiful ways to show seasonal spirit for Christmas and other holidays throughout the year. Here is some inspiration for creating a cheerful wonderland with these beautiful accents.

The Basics

Our favorite décor always has a touch of personal taste, and this is especially wonderful to do for the holidays. Start with a simple, bare garland – a lighted one adds a little more appeal – and proceed to decorate it with ribbon, bells and other ornamental pieces to create a piece that is truly your own. With different styles you have the option of making a full, bold statement or a more reserved yet charming look.


It’s easy to get carried away with Christmas décor – we just like so much! However, if you stick with complementing greenery, alternative accents and baubles will look more accompanying than if they are by themselves. You can see here that the garland and branches on the mantel and chest are similar, creating a cohesive look between the glass and bronze candle jars and the white vase, as well as the wicker baskets and starfish.

Throw it Together
Sometimes beautiful centerpieces and unique table toppers can just be a combination of two items that are just thrown together. Take greenery like a candle wreath and place a decorative pillar candle inside, or place extra ornaments in a large dish with branches or holiday flowers for instant style in a foyer, dining room or other living space within your home.

Don’t Forget About the Outdoors!

Whether your preference is a simple wreath on the front door or a lavish display of statues, garlands and lights, the outdoors should not be neglected when it comes to decorating for the holidays. Use cheerful colors, DIY projects and lawn ornaments to create a warm welcome for guests before they even step inside.

Tell us how you’re decorating with greenery this year, and let us know where you found inspiration to create beautiful arrangements. Did you see something you liked in our catalog? On Pinterest? Share your holiday decorating triumphs!

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Thursday’s Theme: Table Decor for Your Thanksgiving Table

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Leaf Harvest Table RunnerThere are countless ways to style your table for Thanksgiving dinner – besides with what you’re cooking for food. Here we feature some of our standard recommendations for creating a beautifully decorated table that still has room for all of your delicious side and main dishes, no matter the size or space of the tabletop.


Tealights and votive candles are the perfect accents for creating a little mood lighting and adding a touch of elegance to any table. Scatter a few across the table just as they are, use fall-colored candles to add a warm look and/or incorporate them into other décor and centerpieces. Use your favorite scented candles for an inviting atmosphere or opt for flameless varieties so you can leave them lit without worry.

Garland and Wreaths

Long, lush festive garland looks beautiful when draped along a rectangular dining room table – especially when you add pumpkins, turkey figurines and other accents to it. However, if you have a smaller or round table, a small wreath or candle ring can step up the style while still leaving you plenty of room for food and guests.

Place Settings

We love the look of coordinating runners and placemats; they really bring the table together in warm, autumn style, and for family meals, when they are machine washable we love them even more! Whether you use a matching set or not, don’t underestimate the power of decorative (and usable!) plates and glassware. Choose a color scheme like warm reds, yellows and oranges; or use one color like silver, black or brown to make your centerpiece(s) really stand out, while still maintaining coordinating and decorative place settings. This includes festive linens too – for laying beautiful silverware on top of and catching crumbs during the meal.

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