A Homespun Christmas – Holiday Decorating Ideas

At Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, we would like to share with you a collection of holiday items that when combined, offer a heartwarming theme of a Homespun Christmas. Decorating your home with a homespun feel evokes memories of Christmas as a child and reminds us of a simpler time. It is the material used that helps create the handcrafted or handmade look. Consider any of the Sturbridge products featured here to present your home this Christmas with country charm and character.

All Hearts Come Home for Christmas

Our Hearts Come Home Pillow pictured here to the left, is a good place to start your Homespun decorating theme. The tea stained, muslin base appears weathered and presents a combination of embroidery and wool felt applique. The embroidered message “All Hearts Come Home for Christmas,” is a nice sentiment this time of year. Surrounded by a vine of berries and hearts, the wreath is achieved through various stitching techniques. The blending of different materials and construction adds to the homemade feel of the accent pillow. This pillow is available now for just $29.95 with FREE SHIPPING.

Hooked Wool Accents

At SYW, we have a lot to choose from when it comes to hooked wool. Hooked wool pillows, chair pads and wall hangings, just to name a few. There are indeed a handful of items however, that stand out for the holiday season. Shown here to the left is our Snowy Tree Chair Pad. Full of Christmas spirit, this hooked wool chair pad adds festivity to your seating. Coordinate with our Bells & Tree Pillow for a cohesive look in any casual dining or living area of your home. Hooking fabric, particularly for rugs, dates back to the early 19th century. These SYW exclusive designs will SHIP FREE and are available for $24.95 (chair pad) and $59.95 (pillow).

Interested in ‘do-it-yourself’ and traditional, homespun ideas you can do right now at home? Consider the following activities with your friends and family:

1. Design handmade greeting cards with extra wrapping paper scraps, felt, and buttons.

2. Replace store-bought stockings with your personal long stockings or long socks for a vintage touch.

3. Fill a mason jar with the dry ingredients to your favorite cookies or sweet treat. Write out the recipe and attach to jar with ribbon for a great hostess gift.

4. Have an evening filled with cookie making and singing Christmas carols :)

~ For more Homespun Decorating ideas, including beautiful coordinating tabletop textiles for entertaining this season, click here: A Homespun Christmas

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