Posts Tagged ‘fall decorating ideas’

Festive Place Settings for the Harvest Season

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

If you’re like many of us here in Maine, you might be wishing the summer wouldn’t end. The bright, warm sunshine and beautiful flowers are fading away, and the leaves have begun to turn. But this season also means more time spent indoors preparing meals for our family and friends; as the holiday entertaining will soon begin. Here we feature a few of our ideas for dressing up your kitchen and dining environments. From placemats to centerpieces, at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop there is plenty to choose from when it comes to setting your table right this fall.


A Leafy Place Setting

Leaves are available in all shapes and sizes at SYW. With quilted and lace designs, there is sure to be a placemat for your home that works well with both casual or formal decor. To the left we feature our colorful set of 4, Quilted Leaf Placemats. Made of 100% machine washable cotton with a padded fill to protect your tabletop. These placemats are on sale now during our Harvest Sale for $44.95. Another placemat option at Sturbridge, is our made in the USA Maple Leaf Placemat. This leaf shaped placemat in contrast, is crafted of an easy-care polyester with the look of heavier cotton. Featuring detailed edges and available in three color choices: Earth, Goldenrod, or Paprika. Either option would be suitable for your dining table or breakfast bar this fall.

Harvest Table Center

The table center offers an opportunity for a lot of creativity this season. Make the center of any table the focal point of your meal time gatherings and holiday get togethers.¬†For a tabletop display that’s perfect through the Thanksgiving season, try our new Harvest Table Runner shown below.

This black wool runner with scattered wool felt leaves, provides a blank canvas to decorate as you wish. The 36″L Table Runner is on sale now for $49.95 and is a Sturbridge Yankee Workshop exclusive item. Next up is our, Autumn Leaves Table Runner. Made of 100% natural braided jute, this reversible table runner is an Eco-friendly option at just $34.95, 39.95 this fall; (36″L or 48″L). Place candles or other centerpiece decor in the center of your table runner to make the scene warm and inviting. You might consider using either of these table runners to decorate your mantle space as well.

It’s in the Details
When decorating your dining spaces, don’t forget about the small accents here and there to really make your place settings reach their full potential. Our new Leaf Napkin Rings are a good place to start. A set of 4 metal leaves are painted in orange, red, mustard and brown; allowing for each guest to have their own design. Crackling is applied to the tops of the leaves to represent the leaf veins and appear more realistic. In terms of candlelight, our Wheat Candle Holders come in two sizes and boast a tall bundle of wheat, tied in a bow. Complete with an antique bronze finish, both the 12″H and 14″H can hold a three inch pillar, and are on sale for $29.95, 34.95. As the star of many family dinners and other events soon to come, don’t forget your tables when decorating this season.

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Colorful Leaf Accents for Your Home this Fall

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Decorating with leaves might be the obvious choice when it comes to decorating for fall, but with our selection of leaf themed products, you’ll wish you could display them year round. And you can, leaf decor lends well to a nature inspired environment and offers the essence of being outdoors, throughout all seasons. At Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, we have an assortment of different types of leaves too; including Aspen, Maple, Oak and more. Before we see how you can decorate with them, let’s take a look at some leaf facts.


1. A leaf is an above-ground plant organ specialized for the use of photosynthesis.

2. They are rich in protein, sugar and minerals, making them great food for animals and humans (i.e. leafy vegetables).

3. Deciduous trees and plants are the ones that lose their leaves during fall.

4. Chlorophyll is the green pigment, that when lost due to less sunlight, is what allows the leaves to turn their pretty reds, oranges and yellows.

5. Fall foliage tourists, called “Leaf Peepers,” find that early to mid-October is the peak for best leaf colors in Northern New England.

Pictured above, is our made in the USA, Leaf Harvest Table Runner. With a solid center and exposed vein detailing on the leaves, this lace table runner will surely be the star of your harvest dining table this season.

Rounding out our leaf tabletop assortment, we have a fabulous selection of leaf placemats. The Quilted Leaf Placemats are machine washable and come as a set of four in bright colors of green, gold, orange, and burgundy. With its handcrafted padding to help you protect your tabletop, these placemats will be your go-to table accent of the season. A more delicate look is found in our Aspen Leaf and Maple Leaf placemats; both with an intricate lace design. Complete your harvest feast with our new Leaf Napkin Rings, and you’ll have the best looking table around. Shown here to the left, the metal leaves are painted in orange, red, mustard and brown; offering an individually unique leaf for each guest.

For an alternative to the typical leaf, we hope you’ll see the beauty in our Sugar Maple Iridescent Ornament. A copper Iridescent dipped, real Sugar Maple leaf is attached to a green organza ribbon. This autumn ornament is ready to hang in window or adorn a wrapped gift. Proudly handcrafted in the USA of natural materials, we have other real leaf ornaments available.

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