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Wednesday Spotlight: Things That Sparkle

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Enchanted Woods Lighted CanvasToday we’re taking a walk to the sparkly side with a few of our favorite glittery and shiny items. These Spotlighted pieces cater to your imagination, while adding function and decoration to your home all year long. If you love a little shine, these are perfect for you, and if you typically stray away from glitzy décor, here’s your chance to try it out and see how well a little flash can complement your favorite table, furniture, and other home furnishings.

Glinda the Witch CollectibleGlinda & Friends

Although she looks a little surprised to have made our list this week, Lori Mitchell’s Glinda the Witch Collectible has just the right amount of gold sparkle to add to your collectible display or favorite bookshelf. She complements the imagination and wonderment you’ll find in Robert Hughes’ Enchanted Woods Lighted Canvas, which features the sparkling colors of fairy lights and a curious girl on a walk in the enchanted woods. Whether you place it on the wall of a child’s bedroom or in a country living room, the lighted imagery will continue to amaze for days and years to come.

Fairy Moon LightOur last bright friend appears in the Fairy Moon Light designed by artist David Delamare, and is accompanied by a slivered moon and surrounded by an antique brass frame with elegant detailing. The porcelain image brings out warm color, making this a great piece to display front and center in an entryway or cozy reading nook.

Twinkle Star FrameTwinkling Accents

This framed piece doesn’t physically sparkle, rather it features the well-known lullaby “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” and of course, one of your favorite photos. Hang in a bedroom and look at the picture before you fall asleep, or show your guests a treasured memory by displaying it on an entryway table.

Finally, these Mercury Glass Tealight Holder will add shine and color to almost any surface and area of your home. The subtle light of a candle inside will make the holder catch your eye, and add a little sparkly to your day. Mix and match the colors for some variety, or stick with one color for some unity.

Mercury Glass Tealight Holders

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Made in the USA: Katherine Washburn Ceramics

Monday, March 31st, 2014
Creating truly unique hand painted and hand fired ceramic creations, artist Katherine Washburn is a featured artist at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.
Golden Retriever Oval Platter
Katherine Washburn has been firing ceramics since her first, albeit unrecognizable, imaginatively hued project at the age of three. Her fascination with pottery was then nurtured and trained for years as she devoted 22 years of her adult life to teaching Special Education in public school systems around the nation. In the year 2000, Kathy returned to her art full time, with her throwing wheel, artist brushes and paints, while never far away, becoming closer as she devoted her time to them. While focusing on cats and dogs, Kathy also creates custom creatures to reach her customer’s desires.
Golden Retriever Coffee Mug Smiles From a Goldie

Sip morning coffee with your favorite furry friend smiling at you from the side of this charming bright red mug. Showcased with a lovable face and a red bandanna around its neck, this cuddly pup is ready to make you smile every time you see it. Truly unique design by Vermont artist Katherine Washburn.

Ceramic mug is perfect for your morning coffee, with your warm and fuzzy pet by your side. Even better, this ceramic mug is 100% microwave and dishwasher safe. Hand painted and fired with a food safe glaze for long lasting durability and quality not found anywhere else.

Country Cow Bowl

This bright bovine is ready to serve, your supper that is! Handcrafted by Vermont folk artist Katherine Washburn to showcase this farm animal with big eyes and a puff of black furry hair on its head. A red kerchief makes this cow look festive enough for even the most formal of place settings. Folk art imagery with tiny dots and wheat ears decorate three-fourths of the edge, as the hand painted image of the cow fills the rest of the bowls interior. Flare edge makes lifting this bowl a breeze, and the large size accommodates many dishes. Even better, this ceramic dish is 100% microwave and dishwasher safe.

Country Cow Large Serving Bowl Front View

Golden Retriver Cookie Jar Lid Off Canine or Human Treats

Store pet favorite cookies, or your own favorite batch recipe in this cookie jar featuring a playful pup with his cherished tennis ball ready for fetch. Ceramic cookie jar is hand painted and designed by artist Katherine Washburn. Perfect for pet treats, or your own treats, and a great way to celebrate the furry friend in your life. Display on your kitchen counter, and when required, you can wash this piece in the dishwasher. Microwave safe, too. Hand painted and fired with a food safe glaze.

Golden Retriver Cookie Jar Lid Detail Golden Retriever Cookie Jar

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New Dog Artwork by Artist Linda Daniels

Monday, May 6th, 2013

National Pet Week

May 5th through the 11th celebrates National Pet Week in the US. Aimed at promoting the positive relationship between humans and animals, advocating for responsible pet ownership and bringing awareness to the field of veterinary medicine. Here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, we recognize the bond you have with your cats, dogs and other animals, and are proud to offer a variety of home decor that helps you express your love for them in your home.

Relaxing in Dad’s Chair

In particular, the wall art at Sturbridge presents a nice opportunity to showcase your favorite pet for all to see, in any room of the home. A new example is our SYW Website Exclusive framed print, titled Dad’s Chair. Pictured here to the left is a laminate finished print by artist Linda Daniels; more on this artist below. A golden retriever relaxes in what is designated as “dad’s chair,” after a long day outside. Dad is out of the house now, but this loyal companion waits in his favorite spot for his return. The realism of the subject matter, is something all dog owners can relate to. Rich color is given to the fluffy pet, and crisp clean lines are achieved on the plaid fleece blanket and rusty red boots shown in the image. Set in a distressed, light walnut frame, the piece is made in the USA. This beautiful framed print would make an ideal gift for any dog loving home.

About the Artist: Linda Daniels

Linda Daniels is one of many self taught artists these days, who has been inspired by art from an early age. After leaving a career in advertising over 20 years ago, she began on a new adventure in northeastern Oklahoma that would change her life forever. Living with her husband, three dogs and two cats in a small rustic cabin, her appreciation for the natural world grew. Linda had long been intrigued by the lives and personalities of animals, and being exposed to nature and the outdoors furthered her understandings of wildlife.

Experimenting with a variety of art mediums over the years, including pastels and watercolors, Linda eventually found her comfort with oils. She has gained international acceptance for her work, been invited to numerous wildlife shows, and has even painted for the National Humane Society’s annual Christmas card the last two years.

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