Posts Tagged ‘coffee mug’

Tuesday Recipe: How to Make (The Best) Breakfast in Bed

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
Breakfast in bed is much more than just the food you serve. Whether you are a veteran to all things culinary or need a hand when it comes to deciding what to make for that special someone, how to serve it, and how to make it extra meaningful, we are here to help. Let’s start with the basics.
Country Star Quilted Collection
Serving Tray

Something sturdy to serve the meal on that can also hold a special note, beverage, silverware and any other accents to make your guest of breakfast in bed honor feel extra special. Hint: fresh flowers in a sweet vase always make us smile! Better yet, each of these options can also double as a gift. Our favorite options to serve delicious breakfast in style:

Utility Board Cream
Scalloped Tier Tray
  • Rustic and oversized: who says that home accents should only fulfill one purpose? Use Utility Board with convenient handles to cart the morning’s goodies to and from the bedroom. Rubbed edges and defined woodgrain suits rustic country style.
  • Charming and oh so sweet: Instead of setting a tray of food and drink on the bed, or your guests lap,  why not layer the treats on each level of Scalloped Tier Tray near the bed.
  • Shaker style: for classy folk who enjoy the fine craftsmanship that Shaker woodworkers achieve, then Cherry Shaker Tote is the one to use. Exuding the simplicity in design that we all love in Shaker items, this tote doubles as storage for decorative accents.

Sipping Favorite Beverages

Doubling as gifts for your special breakfast in bed guest, these options serve favorite beverages for sipping while reading the morning paper or reading their favorite book in peace. Our favorite ideas for serving beverages in bed:

  • Roosters on parade: Colorful artwork on Rooster Mug is sure to make your guest ready to start their day in style.
  • Coffee on demand: Classic Coffee Grinder will grind those beans to the perfect consistency just right for your guest’s coffee preference.
  • Simple country charm: Enamelware Percolator will serve coffee for your guest, and allow them to pour it themselves so that you do not have to make frequent trips with hot coffee in hand.
Rooster Mug
Enamelware Percolator Classic Hand-Churn Coffee Grinder

Heart Bud Vase Fresh Flowers Are KeyEveryone loves fresh flowers. If freshly blooming flowers are available in your yard, those would be our first preference for display. Otherwise, make a special trip to the local florist to pick up some favorite flowers for your guest to enjoy. Display them in a sweet vase that can be reused year after year.

  • Wire Scroll Vase: multipurpose in design, to be used for fresh flowers, decorative accents or even candles.
  • Heart Bud Vase: share some love with this heart shaped delight sure to melt your guests heart.
  • Jeweled Hanging Heart Basket: just the right size for a single bud or a few sprigs of wildflowers from your yard.
Jeweled Hanging Heart Basket Wire Scroll Vase

Extra Special Additions

You know your special guest better than anyone. What do they love most? Handwritten notes? Pictures? Poetry? Here are some ideas for making this breakfast in bed extra special:

  • Mod Podge is your friend: take your serving tray of choice, along with favorite photos, and affix the photos to your tray.
  • Flex your artist muscles: mothers especially adore notes or hand drawn pictures. Create a special mug, screenprinted napkins, or frame kid’s artwork.
  • Balloons add fun: Sneak into the bedroom before your guest wakes up and give them a real surprise by tying balloons in their favorite colors to the bed or on a table.
Live Every Moment Puzzle Piece Frame

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Decorating with Roosters

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
Cocka-doodle-doo! We all know the familiar sound that a rooster makes, especially at the most inconvenient times in the morning. Here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop we adore farmhouse friends, especially the rooster, an enjoy the country feel that rooster themed decor can bring into a home. Whether you live in a rustic, primitive farmhouse or enjoy the high ceilings and tall windows of a big city flat, roosters are a versatile style that will work well with any decor.
Farmhouse Storage Tins
Rooster Hooked Chair Pad Coordinating Pairs

Instantly increase the country decor theme in any room with a coordinating set of chair pads and a matching rug. Use these pieces in your dining room or kitchen for an instant enhancement!

Artist Carol Endres created this imagery featuring a crowing rooster standing proud amongst tall sunflowers in the yard. Muted tones of sage and brick red make these pieces feel quite country indeed.

Rooster Hooked Rug

Retro Rooster

For an unexpected curtain and chair pad collection, consider website exclusive Retro Rooster Curtains. We just love this collection for its ability to compliment country farm decor, as well as those wishing to create a retro ‘1950’s’ feel. Repeated pattern of roosters in red, black and white is displayed on durable, khaki colored 100% cotton fabric. Collection features tiers, valance and Retro Rooster Chair Pad. Chair pads are tufted for a very comfy seat and include strong chair ties to secure cushion in place.

Retro Rooster Tiers
Retro Rooster Chair Pad Retro Rooster Curtains Detail

Rooster Mug Colorful Roosters

Roosters are known for their bright plumage, especially when they are strutting their stuff around the farm yard. On Rooster Mug, a vividly colored rooster decorates the side of a rather large 14 ounce mug just right for sipping your favorite beverage in the morning, or for warming up with a spot of tea in the afternoon.

Paired with a French country inspired rug like Scalloped Rooster Hooked Rug, or the vintage appeal of Farmhouse Storage Tins, your home will be full of rooster fun in no time!

Farmhouse Storage Tins Set Scalloped Rooster Hooked Rug

Functional Roosters

Farmers Market Clock adds instant access and a reminder of the time in your kitchen or dining room. Made right here in the USA for additional country home charm, this clock features felt tipped pegs to keep it hanging flush, and colorful artwork with a textured finish that will protect it from damage. With Rooster Chalkboard hanging in your kitchen, you will always remember to buy the eggs. Rooster Vane Lamp lights the way and offers a whimsical accent to your reading nook.

Farmers Market Clock
Rooster Chalkboard Rooster Vane Lamp

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