Decorating With Hearts at SYW

In honor of love, Sturbridge Yankee Workshop has a wonderful array of hearts for your year round home decor. Decorating with hearts is a perfect way to transition out of your holiday decor into decor that works for everyday. Then before you know it, you’ll be ready in time for the Valentine’s Day holiday.  You can also keep your heart themed decor up all year long to share the love for all to see.
Holly Garden Quilt Collection
Heart History

Heart motifs are popular for year round decorating in many country homes as they symbolize love, emotion and affection. The origin of the heart shape as used in symbolic form that we would recognize today dates back to the 13th or 14th century. At this point the classic heart symbol, scalloped top coming to a point at the bottom, was used to directly reflect the correlation to ‘love’. It has only been in recent years, dating back to the start of the 19th century, that the heart symbol began to be more widely used in relation to love and Valentine’s Day.

Key to My Heart Valentine's Sculpture
Canine Cupid Display Heart Bud Vase

Heart Wreath Heart to Heart

In modern times, the visual of a heart motif can encourage all sorts of emotions. You may look at a heart on display in any room and say, “I love this place.” You may also look at a heart and feel a sense of welcoming, a reminder that love abounds in the home. Share these same feelings with guests who enter your home with a cherished piece that will look wonderful on display all year long. Wall art options such as Heart Wreath or Eight Hearts Medallion will fill up blank space on any wall while Lace Heart Pillow adds a sweet touch to a sitting area.

Lace Heart Pillow Eight Hearts Medallion

No Heart is Apart

Heart Button Hanger; which comes as a set of two hanging hearts, is a whimsical array of patchwork prints in varying shades of red, pink, and cream. Adds country charm to a door or cupboard knob. Accented with buttons that look like they came straight from grandma’s sewing drawer. Designed by Sonja Sandell.

Heart Button Hanger Small Heart Button Hanger

Let Love Shine

Stained Glass Heart creates instant charm in any window or open space. Stained Glass Double Heart presents two hearts intertwined together. Handmade in New England, these sun catchers makes a sweet gifts for a loved one, or to hang singly or with many other sizes of hearts, in a window. Cupid Valentine’s Sculpture is ready to win you and your sweetheart over with his sunny disposition and heart-shaped arrows ready to hit your heart with a dose of love.

Stained Glass Double Heart
Stained Glass Heart Cupid Valentine's Sculpture

Braided Heart Trivets Hearts Abound

If you’re looking for an easy way to decorate with hearts in a cohesive manner, you will like the Braided Heart Collection. Braided Heart Trivets, Braided Heart Rug, and Braided Heart Placemats will add the perfect amount of heart themed decor to your kitchen or dining room. What better way to ensure your home exudes the country charm that hearts can bring? Trivets and placemats are made of a durable cotton blend, while the rug is constructed from eco-friendly, 100% jute fiber material that is long lasting and stands up to use.

Heart Rug Braided Heart Placemats

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