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Decorating Americana All Year Long

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
The joyful spirit of American pride is always celebrated here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop. Americana themed decorating can be bold in style or expressed through subtle patriotic undertones. It can be shown through obvious use of red, white, and blue or it may simply highlight the idea or message of pride, honor, and patriotism. Americana could be your new decorating style of choice and at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, we make it easy to do.
Patriotic Pillows Americana Wreath
Liberty Coasters Americana on Parade

Showcase your patriotism in every room, all year long if you wish, with simple home accents like Americana themed candles, coasters and more, it is easy to spread your style across the house. Americana Coaster Set features artwork by Patrick De Santis on four stoneware coasters in their own storage container. Americana Candle Jar features sweet smells of your favorite desserts: Baked Apple Pie, Vanilla Crème Brulee and Blueberry Muffin. Patriotic Flowers Potholder is perfect for that special addition to your kitchen, or for giving as a gift.

Americana Candle Jar Patriotic Flowers Potholder

Patriotic Wall Art

At Sturbridge Yankee Workshop we have a wide variety of patriotic themed prints and signs for your wall as well. Historic faces, events, and vintage inspired signs will be just the addition you need for your Americana decorated home. Start simple with an American face we all recognize, that of Abraham Lincoln, shown here on Gettysburg Address Print by folk artist Tim Campbell. Rustic Metal Stars offer country charm in addition to patriotic symbolism inside or outside your home. It is easy to see why Chuck Pinson’s American Roots Print would be a welcome addition to any Americana themed home.

Gettysburg Address Print
American Roots Print Rustic Metal Stars

Star Hooked Wool Pillow Red, White & Blue for Pillows, Too

Accent every seat in your home with patriotic pillows that offer style and comfort, all at the same time. Star Hooked Wool Pillow is a sweet touch anytime of year, matching with other star shapes in any room. Liberty Stripe Toss Pillow can be used either inside on a couch or settee or outside on a porch or deck chair where it can be enjoyed by all during warm weather events. George Washington Pillow features a delightful folk art inspired image by artist Tonya Crawford in hand hooked wool.

Liberty Stripe Toss Pillow George Washington Pillow

Wave Your Flag with Pride

We see a lot of symbolism created through the use of an American flag and we have a variety of flags to choose from. Use a flag outside the front or back door to set the tone for your patriotic theme, and then carry that theme into your home by adding just the right accents to showcase your style in every room. 50 Star Flag, is crafted from quality antiqued cotton for a truly vintage look. Mini Fan Flag offers a festive option, and Patriotic Clock will look great all year long in a kitchen or even a home office.

50 Star Flag
Patriotic Wall Clock Mini Fan Flag

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Arist Barbara Jeffords & New Rural Landscape Prints

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Recently added at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, is a new assortment of framed prints by artist Barbara Jeffords. All of the new artwork has a rural landscape theme, one that lends well to farmhouse, country or colonial folk art decor. Let’s take a look below.

A National Historic Landmark

Pictured here to the left is our Mount Vernon Framed Print. While many paintings of this estate showcase a view facing the front of the house, our Mount Vernon Print sharers an interesting side profile of our first President’s home. The white mansion with red roof, stands atop a grassy hillside and is surrounded by tall, lush trees. What was once George Washington’s thriving plantation, is now open for visits by the public today. Located alongside the Potomac River in Virginia, it was constructed in stages from the years 1757 – 1778.

American History for Your Walls

This beautiful piece of artwork allows you to share a piece of American history on your walls. Also evoking a nod to late 18th century America, is another new framed print entitled Tally Ho. The Tally Ho Framed Print shown below on the left, depicts a scene of men preparing for a fox hunt. The gentlemen on horseback gather in front of the stone homestead to discuss their day exploring the countryside.

A popular British phrase, “Tally Ho,” is a term used while foxhunting. The hunter would shout “tally ho” to the group, once a fox was spotted. As painted, foxhounds are largely relied on for their keen sense of smell and tracking abilities. Fox hunting has origins in both Europe and America around the 17th and 18th centuries. The details in shading and shadows among the tree line are extremely realistic in this print. Both of these new pieces of wall art are set in a distressed black frame and feature a laminate finish; furthermore they are made here in the USA.

About the Artist: Barbara Jeffords

The artist Barbara Jeffords is a self-taught artist with a majority of her work reflecting American life from the 18th to early 19th centuries. Art historians point to the fact that many American homesteads, or small rural farms during this time, might have commissioned an artist to paint a mural or portrait of their family and home; as a way of decorating their walls. Barbara grew up with an appreciation of drawing and painting after watching her father. While not beginning her career until 1992 however, her success was proven after selling her first painting in that very same year.  Barbara Jefford’s work is now available in reproduction prints, such as the ones available at Sturbridge, and you may even spot her designs on such licensed products as wallpaper and coasters.

~Browse more framed prints by artist Barbara Jeffords at SYW today.

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