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Receive FREE SHIPPING on USA Made, Holiday Decor

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

This holiday season at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, there are lots of ways to save. One way is with our current Harvest Sale, with special pricing on harvest themed decor; hurry as many items have limited quantities available. Sturbridge is also offering FREE SHIPPING on all of our holiday items within the Holiday 2012 catalog. Now that’s impressive, but what’s really extraordinary is that many of those items are proudly made here in the USA. Like our handcrafted Fall Love it All Sign, seen here to the left.

Words that remind us of all things autumn are printed on white pine wood. A pleasing graphic featuring a variety of black fonts in different sizes on a distressed mustard base, presents words such as: “Autumn moon, Indian corn, and bountiful blessings.” Ending with the statement: “I love it all,” it’s a festive sign accented by two black crows with stars. On sale for $29.95 this season and ships for free to our customers. If you like this harvest sign you might also be interested in our Happy Thanksgiving Sign for the upcoming holiday at just $34.95. Both of these signs are handmade in Wisconsin.

Another great American made product available with free shipping this season is our Warm Wishes Pillow, pictured here to the left. Part of our Country Farm Pillows Collection, this handcrafted pillow is a SYW exclusive design. Sweet reminders of Christmas on the farm, beige and navy, striped fabric mittens are accented by appliqued felt and attached by real twine. This charming pillow is great displayed with the complementing, Christmas Pig and Christmas Sheep pillows on an entryway bench or chair. Adding a touch of holiday spirit wherever you need it, these made in the USA accent pillows are available for $49.95 with free shipping.

To showcase the variety of American made holiday items at Sturbridge, we would like to share just one more with you today. Our Leather & Brass Bells shown below, have a dual function within the home. Six solid brass bells are attached to a black leather strap with door handle ring. The sound when the door opens and closes is that of sleigh bells, and will provide a bit of magic during the holiday season. Throughout the rest of the year, you can train your dog to let you know when he/she needs to go outside by following a few simple steps provided in the instructions. Handcrafted in New England, these bells will make everyone’s life easier at the low price of $69.95.

Remember, all of the items featured here are American made, quality products that will SHIP FREE to our customers this holiday season. You might also consider any one of these as a great gift idea as well. To see more items that ship for free, click HERE.

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Decorative Pet Pillows & Artist Robert McClintock

Monday, March 12th, 2012

At Sturbridge Yankee Workshop we have a new selection of made in the USA decorative pillows that pet lovers everywhere will surely adore. Seen here to the left is our Jack Russell Puppy Pillow; which beautifully captures this Jack Russell Terrier pup’s true character. The canvas art transfer showcases amazing details in color and shading achieved from the textured brush strokes in the original work by artist and photographer Robert McClintock.

The dog’s short haired body, one floppy brown ear and bold brown eyes make him appear extremely life like. A deep golden yellow and barn red background design contrasts nicely with his crisp white coat. If the Jack Russell isn’t your preferred breed, consider our Black Lab Pillow, displaying a Black Lab who presents himself in a bright blue as interpreted by the artist. Both pillows are crafted of a poly-cotton blend (creating a canvas-like feel) and again are proudly made right here in the USA. In addition, each pillow features Robert McClintock’s signature from the original print in the bottom corner; adding to its artistic appeal.

Pictured here to the left is another Robert McClintock original design. Our Yellow Kitty Pillow features a sleepy kitty lounging in a study with a bookcase filled with many books behind her. The bright orange offers a nice contrast with the darker shaded sections of her body. Her attention grabbing eyes are presented in an exquisite display of one green and one yellow. How are these distinctively realistic pillows created? Photographer and artist Robert McClintock produces his images through a process called Photo Digital Illustration. He paints and adds color directly to his photographs and forms the final product through a computer program; though the images are not computer generated in any way.

Robert originally began using digital photos with the emergence of the digital camera around 1996. He always had an interest in photography and the arts; while growing up in Vermont, he was inspired by his talented and creative parents and often traveled to New York City to expand upon his curiosities. After living and working in different areas of the country and exploring different forums in which to express his unique style of photography (such as Polaroid Art and commercial advertising), Robert eventually settled in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2002 the opening of a small studio and gallery felt like home for the artist. This is where his well known cat and dog images first made their appearance. The attention to detail he is able to achieve is clearly attributed to his natural passion for animals.  In regards to his love for dogs, “they have one mission in life which is to make humans smile, ” he says.

Robert’s work is currently on display at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and Boston’s Photographic Resource Center (PRC) in the American Perspectives Exhibit. Today he continues to reside in the Baltimore area with his wife Sue and their four cats.

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