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Home Accents to Prepare for Summer

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Shake out stored away linens, wash your curtains and dust the surfaces of your home; summer is coming! We are a day away from summer here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, and as we transition into this new season we have some tips for keeping your decor fresh before completely launching into primarily patriotic decorating (if you don’t already fill your house with Americana home accents).

Plants Throughout the Home

Everlasting Drip Pillar Candles

Rearrange Plants and Flowers

Simply moving around your potted plants and fresh or faux flower arrangements can breathe new life into a room. Throughout your home, display plants at different heights and positions (on the floor, just off the floor, in the center of a table, behind and on top of furniture) to add depth and eye-catching detail to furniture and the rest of your home accents. You don’t have to make any new purchases or make any choices between which decor to keep; the ideal redecorating situation!


Start looking for new or favorite summer scents, and start switching out the burning candles in your home. Colorful waxes, varying sizes and decorative accessories make for a lovely presentation in any room, and are subtle enough for the in-between seasons. Of course, if you opt for flameless candles, these can be rearranged along with your plants, and adorned in string lights, decorative garlands and mini wreaths, and other small home accents.

Photo collage

Katie Rosenfeld Interiors

Change up the Walls

Gallery walls are perfect for adding style to a blank wall or hallway, and if you don’t already have one, try it out! If you are a gallery wall connoisseur, switch out the image inside the frames for a seasonal update or a new look. This will do wonders for the design of any room and your home before and throughout the summer.

Try Something New

In between seasons, especially spring and summer, is a great time for trying out that eccentric lamp you’ve been eyeing or diving in and displaying an out-of-your-comfort-zone printed pillow on the sofa. Mix up colors, textures and patterns for a couple of weeks and you’ll either A. realize you’ve been needing it your whole life! or B. discover that you really don’t like polka dots (and these “don’t like” decor pieces can be given to a friend who does admire them or donated).

What do you do to freshen up your decor and home before breaking out specific seasonal items? Share your tips in the comments below and look for information on our 2016 Summer catalog this weekend!

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Wednesday Spotlight: Winter Clearance

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Tin Snowflake Tealight HolderWe are in the last week of our winter catalog – that’s right, spring is right around the corner here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop! While you take advantage of the final days of our seating and quilt sale, and while you prepare for our annual spring sale, we are featuring five clearance home accents that will give you additional home decor options at prices you can’t beat. But hurry, quantities in clearance are limited and not guaranteed to last. Happy shopping!
Winter Garden Table Runner

  • Hydrangea Grommet Curtain PanelFinish out the winter season with a snowflake tealight holder as part of a dining room table centerpiece or as a charming decorative on a hallway table. Its tin outline gives it a country look and enhances your tealights in any space.
  • Speaking of tables, this winter-inspired garden table runner features beautiful red cardinals that will look stunning on any flat surface in your home. The neutral linen-like fabric enhances the rustic qualities of this country home accent and makes for a charming winter or year round decorative.
  • Moving into the master bedroom or guest bedroom, our Burlap Star Quilt Collection features a muted design on luxuriously soft cotton that was made for having a good night’s sleep. Offered in two color options, piece availability varies while style remains consistent.
  • The week or weeks before spring is the perfect time to start thinking about how to freshen up your curtains and window dressings from the drab days of winter. The Hydrangea Grommet Curtain Panel features a soft hydrangea pattern on beautiful fabric for adding elegance to your country home decor in any room.Burlap Star Quilt CollectionMaid Mouse Soft Collectible
  • Our last clearance spotlight item is a creation from artist Joyce Napotnik. Handcrafted Maid Mouse brings both whimsy and handmade appeal to any sculpture collection or small space in your home, and also makes a cute gift for a friend or loved one.

These are some of our favorite clearance items, but there is much more to see in clearance – check it out here. As always, thank you for shopping with us!

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Monday Must-Haves: Christmas and Winter Decorating

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Holiday Snowman Perpetual CalendarFlameless Holiday Wax Tapers With HoldersNow that turkey day is behind us and fall is drawing to a close, we can fully immerse ourselves into winter and Christmas decorating! This week’s Must Have items are basic accents and décor that will give your home a little extra sparkle for the rest of the holiday season. Happy decorating!


A perpetual calendar or countdown calendar is a fun way to add a little décor to a smaller space, and will brighten up anyone’s day with a reminder as to how close Christmas and other holidays are. Charming designs make keeping track of the days all the more exciting.

Mercury Globes String Lights

Festive Tapers

To bring elegance and cheerful holiday style to any centerpiece, mantel or other display in your home, red and green tapers are just the accents you need. Flameless varieties add a glowing warmth to your home that avoids the worry of burning candles, and real waxy exteriors give them an authentic, inviting look no matter where they are placed. The included custom holders provide a rustic look, and give the tapers a sturdy base in any window or tabletop surface.

Village & Feather Tree Jute Table RunnerWhite String Lights

Transform your home into a winter wonderland with warm, glowing string lights. These large glass bulbs feature a crackling aesthetic that spreads the shimmering light throughout a room during the winter months, for Christmas and even throughout the year.

Scarlet RibbonVillage Charm

Featuring a festive town scene and beautifully braided jute fibers, this Table Runner is complementary to your charming country home during the winter and holiday season. Bring your loved ones around a table decorated with green pine trees and snowy village structures that will inspire warm conversation and holiday cheer.

For Gifts and Décor

Red ribbon is a must have for winter and holiday decorating because of its versatility with wrapping gifts and adorning your home in seasonal spirit. Tie a bow on a wreath, door handle, gift box or finish trimming the tree with vibrant red ribbon and create admirable displays to be admired all season long.

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