Made in the USA Furnishings With A Vintage Vibe

Nostalgia, a sentimental longing for the past, was once described as a medical condition during the Romantic period in history. Now, the word is used to describe that aching, yearning feeling one gets when reminiscing about fond events or life experiences. Look through this group of Sturbridge Yankee Workshop favorite American-made products, and enjoy the vintage appeal offered by each.  Who knows, you may even find yourself recognizing the design or style of an item that you or your parent’s had in the past. Enjoy!

Just for Fun

Remember those days when the family would gather around the dining room table and play a board game together? Reignite that same feeling today with a vintage inspired board game set, like this Wahoo Game, pictured here. Never heard of the Wahoo game before? That’s okay, we feature the easy to follow rules, along with a video, on our website, here.

In fact, you do not even need to play this rustic game, as it is able to hang on display in your den or living room. Enhance the nostalgic appeal for everyone who enters your home, and encourage them to spend some quality time playing a game! For another appealing option, our Game Top Table features a check grid right on the top of the table, no need to find a separate playing space! Very similar in color scheme to the Wahoo game, our Chinese Checkers Game is a classic option.

Wahoo Board Game
Chinese Checkers Game Game Top End Table

Wall Art With Handmade Appeal

Muted colors, crackled finish, wooden frame. These are all things we look for when we are browsing the local antique store for vintage wall art and hangings to accent our homes. Have you seen our canvas prints featuring sunflowers, poppies, or lavender? We sure do love these, especially because they are made right here in Maine! Do you have a sitting room with plenty of light and views to your garden? These prints would be perfect there! Kitchen walls are also an ideal choice for floral display.

Sunflower Canvas PrintPoppy Canvas PrintLavender Canvas Print

Evoking Traditions From Times Gone By

You know how your mother, or grandmother, never forgot special occasions? Birthdays, anniversaries, significant events. There was always a card, small gift, handwritten letter, or a call on the phone. Nowadays, with the quick pace of life, and the advent of the Internet driven society of emails and social media, taking time to send some love to someone on their special day can be easily missed.

Bring back that feeling of care and attention by hanging this Birthday Board in your home. Never forget an occasion again, and enjoy the antique feel of this piece on display. Includes three permanent pens for recording your notes about each event, including birthstones!

Birthday Board

Pottery Rolling Pin Holidays of Yesteryear

Gathering around the kitchen to make holiday cookies, sharing gifts on Christmas Eve, spending time celebrating your own cultural practices. Whatever you celebrate each year, there must be something about it that makes you want to repeat traditions, year after year. Those little things that are special to your family or group of friends that enhance the celebrations. Did your mother or grandmother have a special rolling pin that she would bring out just for the holiday cookie making? Perhaps your parents used special stocking hooks.

Whatever your memories are, cherish them and spread the joy to those you love this year.

Wooden Stocking Hooks

Furniture With Heirloom Qualities

Passing furniture down from generation to generation is something that has lost a bit of traction these days. As folks move into more efficient, even short term, living situations, the desire for sturdy, often heavy, furniture is no longer there. It is possible, however, to pick a few items that will stand the test of time, and will not be a break of your bank account. Take a look at the Harmony Storage Bench here. Think of storing memory books, photo albums, or even just quilts and blankets. Just think of how appreciative you or your children will be when this piece is able to pass down to the next generation, complete with memories and treasures from the ones before.

Pine Harmony Storage Bench

We sure do hope that you enjoyed this trip down memory lane, and were able to find some inspiration from what we have offered here. For more made in the USA items, be sure to take a look at our website; always there when you are ready to browse to your heart’s delight.

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2 Responses to “Made in the USA Furnishings With A Vintage Vibe”

  1. Julie Rogers says:

    I would love to locate these games mentioned, wahoo and chinese checkers. Do you still sell them or know where I can find them?
    Thank so much! Julie

  2. sturbridge says:

    Hi Julie,
    Unfortunately these are no longer available in our catalog or on our website (here is what we currently offer). You could try vintage shops or another country home retailer.
    Good luck!

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