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Spooky and Stylish Halloween Mantel Decorating

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Today is Black Cat Appreciation Day, which gives us the perfect excuse to continue talking about Halloween. A decorated mantel looks charming throughout the year, but here is some spooky inspiration for creating a stylish mantel for All Hallow’s Eve. And if you don’t have a mantel, no worries! Decorate a bookcase, console table or windowsill using similar techniques seen below.

Black and White Wonders

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[Simple and] Easy Does It

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Which look is your favorite? Share your ideas in the comments,
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Thursday’s Theme: End of Fall Decorating

Thursday, November 12th, 2015
We are a little less than halfway through November – truly the last month of the year for fall decorating. Soon (or perhaps you have already) leafy, vibrant orange, yellow and golden brown wreaths, statues and centerpieces will be changed out for sparkling silver, gold, red and green accents.
Before we delve into Thanksgiving decor in the next couple of weeks, we are featuring some do’s and don’ts of end-of-fall decorating, both to keep you in fall spirits and to prepare for turkey-day festivities. Share with us how you’re decorating, and let us know if you’ve already started decorating for December holidays!

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Create a bold entryway, especially if you host a lot of guests. This is the first space in your home they will see, and it should be welcoming with crisp, warm autumn colors and statement making accents.

Season your wall art. Hang fall-themed portraits, prints and signs that are autumn-themed. You can also hang pictures of family and friends that were recently taken this fall to create a more personal, seasonal wall display.

Freshen up your centerpieces. Those pumpkins you’ve had as part of your dining room centerpiece since before Halloween need to go, if they haven’t already. Throw them on your garden or lawn as compost, and either purchase new ones or use faux vegetables that will last season after season. Fluff up ribbon, replace potpourri and dust figurines to keep them looking like new.

Use your lighting. This is a less obvious way to decorate, but your lighting can be a great canvas on which to adorn garland and glittering accents. Drape wide ribbon on a chandelier in the dining room and place candles or accent lamps among garland and fall ornaments to achieve a display that is both beautiful and illuminated.


Go for minimal. A pumpkin placed here or there inside your home may look more like a scattered pumpkin patch than put-together festive accents. Place them all together on a table, bookshelf or even your stairs; add some ribbon, glitter or just leave them how they are. It will look more appealing than randomly placed (out of place) decor. You don’t have to go all out, but it should look cohesive.

Doubt the DIY. A simple banner of drawn and cut out leaves strung on a shelf or painting a pumpkin on a wood panel are equally charming as purchased decorations. DIY can often be done with other people, so get the family and even friends involved with decorating too.

Forget your space needs. A lush, spell binding centerpiece on a dining room table is always impressive, but will you have to clear most of it away when guests arrive? That cornucopia filled with vegetables and decoratives looks nice in the kitchen, but do you need that counter space for prepping meals? Sort out what space you need and what you need it for before you decorate, so you don’t end up spending time on something that isn’t practical for your needs.

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Add a Touch of Elegance with our Capiz Display Pumpkins

Monday, October 15th, 2012

There’s still time to save during the Sturbridge Yankee Workshop Harvest Sale. All harvest themed items have received special pricing for the celebration of the fall season. Pictured here to the left is an assortment of our new, Capiz Display Pumpkins. Available in three sizes (small, medium, or large), these pumpkins offer creativity within your home decor. Customers can choose from either orange or white on the most petite of pumpkins, while the medium is produced in a white only, and the large in the festive orange color respectively. Adorned with metal stems, leaves, and swirling stem accents, these display pumpkins have true pizazz.

On sale now from $9.95 (small) to just $24.95 (large), any Capiz Pumpkin purchases will receive FREE SHIPPING on the order. Consider arranging one or multiple pumpkins amongst your table centerpiece; try with our exclusive Harvest Table Runner, as shown in the image. Decorate mantle space, side tables, or fill a glass jar — wherever you decide is best, our Capiz Display Pumpkins are sure to be a hit this harvest season.

A close-up view of the Large Orange Display Pumpkin is pictured here to the left. Its shiny, pearlescent-like coating is what makes these pumpkin decoratives really special. What is Capiz you ask?

Capiz is the name for a semi-transparent shell of a mollusc, (an invertebrate marine animal) typically found in the Philippines. It is a material commonly used in the making of jewelry, lampshades, ornaments, or other home furnishings. The appearance achieved by using this delicate matter is one that is both elegant and modern, perfect for updating harvest decor anywhere in your home. Our pumpkins are painted a striking orange or white with bronze undertones to really highlight the shell’s inner beauty, when it catches the light just right.

To clean your display pumpkins from SYW, simply wipe with a damp cloth; do not use any harsh abrasives or cleaning solutions. You might also find that one or two of our Capiz Pumpkins would make the ideal solution to a teacher or hostess gift this season.

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