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Made in the USA Holiday Gifts

Monday, December 16th, 2013
Shop local this holiday season, with products made right here in the USA. Here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop we are proud to offer a wide range of quality products made in America. We support many small businesses and local artists who spend time and attention crafting their unique wares. When you purchase an item that is domestically made, rest assured that a craftsman put love and care into the product. From tiny trinkets to ornaments and more, we have it all for everyone on your list.

Wrought Iron In Every Room

Create Colonial country inspired decor in any room with mix and match wrought iron accents that will serve dual purposes: functionality and decoration. With many designs to choose from, it is easy to start a themed collection of napkin holders, bookends, and wall hooks. Keep country furnishings organized and add a touch of whimsy with these unique pieces, made right here in the USA. Perfect for a friend with a farmhouse or animal themed kitchen, or for use each year with the Christmas dinner table setting pieces!

Snowflake Wrought Iron Napkin Ring
Small Wrought Iron Hook Pig Moose Wrought Iron Bookends

Calico Cat Doorstop Kitties That Lend A Helping Paw

Keep a door propped open or closed with a helpful kitty designed by artist Adeline Halvorson, and made in New York State. Picture purr-fect with amazing detail and realistic features screen printed onto cotton fabric. Weighted bottom keeps the doorstop in place. Gather your friend’s favorite breeds together for a heartwarming and thoughtful gift. Shown here: Calico, Long Haired Tabby, Gray and White. Group a few together in any room as a cute accent!

Gray and White Cat Doorstop Long Haired Tabby Cat Doorstop

Pottery Heirloom Kitchen Accents

Not much says heirloom quality quite like pottery. With cherished items such as a Honey Pot, Garlic Keeper and a Personalized Wine Chiller, you can give an old world feeling gift to anyone on your list. Keep your honey tucked away, just like everyone’s favorite children’s story bear, for use when you need it for recipes or tea. Garlic keeps better in the garlic storage canister, with ventilation holes so that your garlic will keep longer. Make a great gift for new homeowners or an anniversary with a personalized wine chiller, available in many styles.

Honey Pot
Garlic Keeper Personalized Wine Chiller

Full Moon Maple Leaf Ornament Ornaments For Year Round Display

Give a gift that keeps on giving, like an ornament with year round appeal. After the holidays, you can easily use these ornaments on walls or hanging in windows. Here to the left, a real maple leaf has been dipped into gold for a magical effect. Hearts are great for year round display, especially when they are as cute as the Mini Stained Glass Heart. Sea Angels, crafted from natural shells from the beach, are perfect for beach decor, or for decorating a gift package this Christmas for a whimsical effect.

Mini Stained Glass Heart Sea Angel Ornament

Shine Snowman Print Let Your Holiday Spirit Show

Give a thoughtful gift to a friend with wall art that will lift their spirit and offer cheerful, whimsical display in any room all season long. Inspirational message is even suitable for year round display. Artist Margie McGinnis urges all of us to always shine in this comforting print.

Click this link to browse through more wall decor made here in America.

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Trim Your Holiday Tree With Sturbridge Yankee

Monday, November 11th, 2013
Take a look at the Christmas ornament collection you have in storage. Is there a color that is more predominant? How about a theme? Perhaps you have more animal themed ornaments than you do others. By taking a moment to reevaluate what ornaments you already have at home, it is easier to add new ornaments to the mix each year. Here are some of our favorite ornament combinations for a Christmas tree that will feel new each time you decorate. No need to stress, for here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, we have everything you need to decorate and trim your holiday tree so that it looks its best year after year.

Choose a Color Theme

Many of us have oodles of Christmas ornaments in storage around the house, and some of us even display multiple Christmas trees just to use up the stockpile of available decorations. This year, focus your assortment by selecting a color scheme that can carry throughout the house.

Crochet and Burgundy Glass Ornament Set Clean and Bright Red and White

Red and white are opposite colors in a very obvious fashion. Red is bright, cheerful, and full of emotion. The color of poinsettias, holly berries, and Santa’s suit. White is clean, crisp, and innocent. The color of snow, ice, and angel wings. Here we have a set of two Crochet and Burgundy Glass Ornaments, Felt Pinecone Snowman, and set of 12 Chenille Candy Canes. Red and white are found quite easily on many holiday decorations, and this scheme can also be combined with green, gold, or silver to vary the overall look from year to year.

Felt Snowman With Pinecone Mini Chenille Candy Canes

Whimsical Blue and White

We all know how magical ice looks as it forms on a window pane, or as soft white snowflakes gently fall from the ice blue sky. Recreate this same feel on your holiday tree this year with blue and white ornaments and decorations. Here the set of two Victorian Glass Ornaments offers vintage charm and exquisite beauty for Christmas display. Pair these ornaments with deep blue glass balls, or along with other white accents for a Christmas tree that will look as though it has been gently kissed by winter frost. Click here to take a look at a video featuring our range of glass ornaments up close!

Blue and White Victorian Glass Ornament Set

Beaded Glass Ornament Set Classic Red, Green, and White

Nothing says Christmas more than red, green, and white. Santa standing by a green Christmas tree, and holly berries and leaves covered in snow. Spruce up your Christmas tree this year by using ornaments true to this color scheme. Small hints of gold will offer a more magical, sophisticated effect. Start with Beaded Victorian Glass Ornaments, add in a Felt Snowman with a Tree, and finish off the whole display by tucking an embroidered Balsam Fir Ornament shaped like a tree.

Felt Snowman With Tree Balsam Fir Tree Ornament

A Homespun Holiday Feel

Nothing beats homemade holidays charm, but when you are not able to make your own decorations, we have some viable options that will offer the same handmade appeal. Country Hearts will offer a simple, charming look, and can be shared with friends or used all at once on the tree. Felt Star Ornament features wooden beads and a velveteen bow.

Felt Star Ornament
Country Hearts Ornament Set

Golden Glass Star Set Glittering Gold and Silver

Metallic accents on your holiday tree will add a magical touch with a classic feel. Golden Glass Stars can be strung with string and an ornament hook for display on sturdy branches, complimented by Sitting Bunny, and the Heavenly Angel perched on a golden moon.

Sitting Bunny Ornament Heavenly Angel Ornament

What is your favorite decorating scheme for your Christmas tree? Let us know in the comments below!

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~* American Made Gift Ideas *~

Friday, December 9th, 2011

At Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, we know our customers value quality, American made products. Below we have gathered some of our favorite made in the USA products that might be just the gift this holiday season that you’ve been searching for. Supporting artisans and manufacturers that handcraft or produce items here in the states will make you feel good, especially this time of year. To browse all of our Made in the USA products click here: here.

Each year and sometimes each season we add more Woolys┬« to our collection and perhaps it gives you the opportunity to do so as well. But these adorable little, 100% wool snowmen also make the perfect gift this holiday season. Perhaps for that someone who is difficult to buy for, a small gift to swap at your friend’s or work party or what will be the most talked about teacher gift. Seen here to the left we have our All Tangled Up Wooly┬«, new for the Holiday 2011 catalog. This poor little Wooly, has gotten himself all tangled up, while hanging bulbs on the Christmas Tree. Wrapped in a variety of multi-colored bulbs, he has also managed to grab a tree branch and tuck it under his arm. With matching hat and scarf this friendly Wooly needs your help! Click here to meet all of our collectible snowman friends.

At Sturbridge we have a nice selection of American made games and even one that features our great nation, as seen here to the right in the America-opoly Game. Offering a spin-off of the classic game, here you can buy properties such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Route 66, the Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon or Niagara Falls. Collect Homes and trade them in for Estates. Land on the Fourth of July and scoop up the cash from the center of the board. Or you might consider something smaller like our Football Vintage Tin, which offers a portable game board. Players roll dice and use the enclosed chart to determine plays, including touchdowns, gains, sacks, incompletes, interceptions, fumbles and penalties. This attractive collector’s box makes a great stocking stuffer! Click here to see all of American made games.

Candles are nice any time of year but having candles like these around, will truly make your home feel warm and cozy; and make it smell scrumptious too. New for this season, is our Candle Baker, seen here to the left. A unique gift idea for anyone on your list, our Candle Bakers offer an impressive 130 hours of average burn time. Made with real soy and infused with pure beeswax, candles like this one boast clean burning and healthy living. The stoneware crock with engraved solid wood lid that the candle sits in, doubles as a 32ounce baking dish after use. It is entirely oven, microwave and dishwasher safe! In your choice of an array of delicious smelling scent options, we know you’ll find one you love. Other soy based candles you might be interested in are our Farmhouse Jar Candle or for a bit of nostalgia, our Milk Bottle Jar Candle.

Amazingly tasty, all of our gourmet treats are proudly made here in the USA. Our Maple Basil Roasted Almonds will be a real delight for whoever receives them in their stocking or as a small gift. Presented in a compact, green package, these nuts contain all natural ingredients with no added preservatives. Other gourmet goodies include different flavored nuts like the ones mentioned above, baking mixes for desserts and breads, like our Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Mix and our new line of sauces, salsas, dip oils, and drizzles, such as our Sun Dried Tomato & Roasted Garlic Dip Oil and certainly not least, our jelly and jams, like the yummy Strawberry Rhubarb Jam. Consider combining your favorites together in a gift basket for the perfect foodie gift.

We hope this mini gift guide of American made products will help you in your holiday shopping and inspire you to share the idea of supporting nationally crafted items with your friends and family this year.

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