Posts Tagged ‘decorating with pineapples’

Weekly Spotlight: New Lighting for a New Year

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Barberry Desk Lamp | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopNot only are the following lighting solutions new to our selection of lamps, but they are also web exclusives, so you won’t find them in the pages of our catalog. Take a look below to see the varying shapes, materials and styles of five of these new lamps, and browse the rest here.

Gold Pineapple Table Lamp | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Barberry Desk Lamp >

The matte black finish and gold accents create a regal look in any home office or den.

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The pineapple is a staple in many country homes, although this one will bring flair to any room, no matter the style.

Higgins Cage Accent Lamp >

Paying homage to the nautical lifestyle, this lamp is perfect for your cottage by the sea, or for creating that dreamy look in your country home.

Wesley Table Lamp | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopHiggins Cage Accent Lamp | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop< Wesley Table Lamp

An architectural statement with warm tones in the base and shade; make a grand yet complementary statement with this lamp.

Gold Conway Industrial Style Desk Lamp | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Conway Industrial Style Accent Lamp ^

This lamp is available in two colorways, and includes a vintage-inspired Edison bulb for a completely charming look.

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Thursday’s Theme: Pretty Pineapples

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Pineapple Teapot

Pineapples have been a symbol of hospitality, as well as a coveted commodity, throughout history. In colonial times, growing and harvesting pineapples was extremely difficult. Because of this, pineapples would be displayed as a welcoming symbol when sailors brought the fruit home. Nowadays, pineapples carry this same reputation, although perhaps not as distinctly. Whether you like to just eat pineapples; decorate with the fruit; or adorn your home in pineapple accents; this fruit can be incorporated into your home’s decor throughout the year. Here are some ways in which you can decorate with pineapples.

Pineapple Printout

Pineapple Printouts

The simplest way to decorate with pineapples – and really with any image or theme – is a printout. Whether you use a program like Photoshop or choose to browse Pinterest for printouts, you have almost absolute freedom when it comes to choosing color and size for your pineapple accents. The printout on the left is from the blog live laugh rowe, which blends vibrant and soft colors to create an image pleasing to many tastes.

And remember: using different images with a similar color scheme, or the same image with differing color schemes can create a charming mural-like display on your wall with picture frames. Search for unique frames, and watch a piece of paper with an image on it transform into an art piece you will be proud to display in your home.

Pineapples in Every Room

Pineapple Vine Runner

If you aren’t looking to create a pineapple-themed room, it is best to scatter pineapple accents throughout your home. The best way to do this is with décor like pillows, rugs, light fixtures, and even kitchen accents like teapots and salt & pepper shakers!

A yellow pineapple coordinates with many rustic, as well as more modern colors, allowing it to complement your style and home décor no matter what your design preferences are. Although sprinkling small accents, like our Pineapple Centerpiece Lamp Finial, throughout rooms in your home may not seem to draw a “wow” factor, guests will notice the attention to detail you’re paying with this hospitable fruit symbol.

DIY Pineapple Vase

Pineapple Centerpiece

Unique Uses

Of course, you can always use real pineapples to decorate. Especially for a tropical-themed party or a summertime barbecue, a hollowed out pineapple with a lighted tealight inside makes a perfect centerpiece and lighting accent. Then, you can serve the removed fruit to your guests!

If you’re looking to spruce up an indoor or outdoor space with an unconventional flower arrangement, you can even turn a pineapple into a makeshift vase by carving out only some of the fruit and placing a votive holder or small jar inside to hold the flowers. Use brightly
colored blooms to make the whole piece stand out.

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Made in the USA: Alice Backman Potholders, Hot Pads and Sachets

Monday, March 17th, 2014
Coordinate your country kitchen with matching kitchen textile collections. Unique designs by Alice Backman add charm and functionality to your kitchen or dining room. Hot pads and pot holders protect your counters and your hands. Sachets filled with various natural scents and spices produce a lovely aroma in a kitchen pantry or cupboard.
Patriotic Flowers Potholder My Dog Potholder
Kitty in the Garden

This svelte black feline peers amongst hollyhocks and sunflowers on a bright spring day. Happy to be amongst the flowers enjoying the sights, smells and sounds of the garden. Pair  Kitty Garden Hot Pad and Kitty Garden Sachet for a purr-fect addition to your kitchen. Kitty Garden Potholder pulls the entire look together for a coordinated look offering a decorator’s touch. For added charm, each of these darling kitchen accents are made right here in the USA. Imagine the possibilities for decorating and the gift giving opportunities each piece offers.

Kitty Garden Sachet
Kitty Garden Hot Pad Kitty Garden Potholder

Sunflower & Blue Jay Potholder Bright and Cheerful

Make your kitchen or dining room the brightest, warmest room in any house. Create an inviting space worth spending time in with family and friends. Bring more color into every meal with these whimsical potholders. Sunflower & Blue Jay Potholder is as bright as can be, showcasing vibrant imagery on a white background. It sure would bee cute to give this next potholder, Teapot With Bee, to a tea loving friend. Cat on Bench features a sweet kitting dreaming amongst the garden blooms.

Teapot With Bee Potholder Cat on Bench Potholder

Pineapple

Traditional colonial symbols for hospitality, pineapples will make your family and friends feel welcome. Pineapples are not just for eating – display them throughout your home to encourage a comfortable, welcoming vibe. To start, pair Pineapple Potholder and Pineapple Sachet for a thoughtful and traditional addition to your kitchen.

Pineapple Potholder Pineapple Sachet

Hints of Red

Many homes feature kitchens showcasing red accents. We make it easy to update your decor with this powerful and popular color. Gingerly perched on a branch, this cardinal makes it through winter dreaming of the warmer weather of next year on Winter Cardinal Hot Pad. Add in the red berries on Spice Sachet and you are well on your way to coordinating your red themed country kitchen.

Cardinal Hot Pad Spice Sachet

Winter Kitty

Holly berries surround the black border framing the central feature of Winter Kitty Hot Pad and Potholder. For year round use, adding a special touch during the holiday season and well into winter.

Winter Kitty Potholder Winter Kitty Hot Pad

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