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Minimal Coffee Table Styling

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Lavishly decorated coffee tables are beautiful for holidays and special occasions, or in a room you don’t use that often. But for the everyday, minimal-fuss decor on your coffee table can offer plenty of style with the practicality you need. Here are the basic ways to style your coffee table – and remember, less decor is more!

Shutter Cocktail TableWeston Floating Cocktail Table

Glass jars and bowls are decorative in almost any arrangement, and you can add personal flair by filling them with ornaments, lights, potpourri and many other items. The single apothecary jar shown above can be placed next to magazines and books for decorative appeal, without getting in the way of your daily activities.

Trays and trugs are also versatile when it comes to decorating your coffee table, as they are available in a wide variety of sizes and can hold seasonal decoratives, fruit or electronics. If you’re in an apartment or have little counter and table space, a trug or ceramic dish on a coffee table can also serve as a place to keep your keys, money and other miscellaneous items.

Brooks Cocktail TableAged Metal & Wood Cocktail Table

Candles always look great on a coffee table, and you can employ pillar candles, tapers with decorative taper holders or tealights to create a romantic or rustic look that is not too over the top. A symmetrical look always works, or you can embellish the space around the candle with a wreath, family photos, collectibles and other small home accents. Flameless candles are ideal for a busy household or if you want a worry-free option, whereas burning candles have the aromatic element for extra appeal.

Shutter Storage Cocktail Table

You can find these coffee tables on our website as well as home accents for more styling inspiration this season and throughout the year.

Share your looks with us in the comments, on Twitter or on our Facebook page, and browse our blog for autumn decor and fall recipes to enjoy all season long.

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Mainely Wreaths 2013

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

One way to easily transition into the holiday spirit is with a fresh Maine wreath. At Sturbridge, we are proud to carry real balsam greenery from our friends at Mainely Wreaths in downeast Maine. For the upcoming holiday season we have a selection of freshly picked balsam branches that are formed to create the most beautiful wreaths and centerpieces.

Local Crafters for Better Results

Mainely Wreaths is a local company out of Waldoboro, Maine, which is about an hour and a half away from Portland. They pride themselves on their ability to ensure the up most freshness in their products due to their efficient delivery schedule.

While gathering boughs, or tree branches, each day as the orders come in, they promise a 100% satisfaction guarantee for their customers. The same goes if you are a Sturbridge Yankee Workshop customer. Adding a festive flare to each and every handcrafted piece, are beautiful decorative accents such as: red holly berries, pinecones or a bright red bow for the final touch. Their bows are always built to withstand outdoor elements due to their quality and water proof capability; so no worries if there is snow or sunshine outside your door.

Traditional Balsam Fir Wreath with Red Bow

Acadia National Park, Maine

Downeast Maine

The downeast region of Maine refers to our eastern most coast. This includes places you might be familiar with, like Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Downeast Maine is also home to beautiful wildlife and vast regions of none other than the Maine Balsam Fir, which is a variety of our state tree, the Eastern White Pine. This fir tree is the only fir tree of its kind that is truly native to Maine woods. They can grow to 60 or 70 feet tall and their trunks usually measure 12-20 inches in diameter. As they are one of the most abundant trees in Maine, the damp forest and well drained hillsides in this area, allow the tree to thrive.

Balsam Fir trees are distinguished from Spruce trees by their flat needles and upright cones; making them ideal for use in wreath making. You will find that our wreaths made from Mainely Wreaths, will bring the true spirit of holidays in Maine to life in your home. Their attention to detail and experienced craftsmanship are above the rest.

Pinecones a Plenty

Our Pinecone & Millet Wreath, seen here to the right, will complement holiday scenes from the front door to the back yard. Whether your taste is traditional or contemporary, this exclusive wreath features pinecones and millet sprigs. Millet is typically referred to as a group of small species of grains, that appears to look like wheat grass you might see in a field. Our Pinecone & Millet Wreath is great because it offers an alternative to traditional style wreaths, like our Traditional Wreath with Red Bow, pictured above. Including mini red berries and mini pinecones, this wreath option creates a warm welcome for all your guests this season.

Pinecone and Millet Wreath

Maine Candle Centerpiece Other Options for Display

We also carry one of Mainely Wreath’s centerpieces, our Balsam Centerpiece. Real Maine grown greens and a pillar candle make this centerpiece one you’re sure to love. Bring the fragrance of real balsam and the enjoyment of candlelight to your table this year; decorated with a bright red bow and pinecones.

Our fresh wreaths measure about 24″ in diameter and the centerpiece measures about 14″ in diameter, which should fit most doors and tablescapes just fine. Capture the essence of the deep Maine woods with beautiful handcrafted, balsam decor and you’ll be glad you did.

Delivery Guide:

Week 1: 11/25/13 – 11/29/13
Week 2: 12/02/13 – 12/06/13
Week 3: 12/09/13 – 12/13/13
Week 4: 12/16/13 – 12/20/13

Thank you Mainely Wreaths for sharing your talent and expert wreath making skills with your customers over the years and all of us at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.

Order your wreath today by clicking on any of the links above!

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