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Receive FREE SHIPPING on USA Made, Holiday Decor

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

This holiday season at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, there are lots of ways to save. One way is with our current Harvest Sale, with special pricing on harvest themed decor; hurry as many items have limited quantities available. Sturbridge is also offering FREE SHIPPING on all of our holiday items within the Holiday 2012 catalog. Now that’s impressive, but what’s really extraordinary is that many of those items are proudly made here in the USA. Like our handcrafted Fall Love it All Sign, seen here to the left.

Words that remind us of all things autumn are printed on white pine wood. A pleasing graphic featuring a variety of black fonts in different sizes on a distressed mustard base, presents words such as: “Autumn moon, Indian corn, and bountiful blessings.” Ending with the statement: “I love it all,” it’s a festive sign accented by two black crows with stars. On sale for $29.95 this season and ships for free to our customers. If you like this harvest sign you might also be interested in our Happy Thanksgiving Sign for the upcoming holiday at just $34.95. Both of these signs are handmade in Wisconsin.

Another great American made product available with free shipping this season is our Warm Wishes Pillow, pictured here to the left. Part of our Country Farm Pillows Collection, this handcrafted pillow is a SYW exclusive design. Sweet reminders of Christmas on the farm, beige and navy, striped fabric mittens are accented by appliqued felt and attached by real twine. This charming pillow is great displayed with the complementing, Christmas Pig and Christmas Sheep pillows on an entryway bench or chair. Adding a touch of holiday spirit wherever you need it, these made in the USA accent pillows are available for $49.95 with free shipping.

To showcase the variety of American made holiday items at Sturbridge, we would like to share just one more with you today. Our Leather & Brass Bells shown below, have a dual function within the home. Six solid brass bells are attached to a black leather strap with door handle ring. The sound when the door opens and closes is that of sleigh bells, and will provide a bit of magic during the holiday season. Throughout the rest of the year, you can train your dog to let you know when he/she needs to go outside by following a few simple steps provided in the instructions. Handcrafted in New England, these bells will make everyone’s life easier at the low price of $69.95.

Remember, all of the items featured here are American made, quality products that will SHIP FREE to our customers this holiday season. You might also consider any one of these as a great gift idea as well. To see more items that ship for free, click HERE.

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Welcome October with Vermont Artist Fred Swan

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Well it’s October, and it sure looks like it here in Maine. The fall foliage is nearing its peak, with rich vibrant colors spreading across the trees. The nights have turned much cooler, only to return to a warm sunny day. Early morning and evening skies serve as beautiful backdrops to the change in seasons; there really is no better place to be in autumn, than in New England.

Artist Fred Swan captures all the essence of the harvest season as described above, with fine attention to detail in our October Light Framed Print. Pictured here to the left, October Light shares a still moment on a farmstead just before dusk. Hues of pink and purple contrast with the orange and red leaves, and freshly mowed green grass. A large tree casts a shadow in the foreground, framing the image. Fred Swan’s ability to create paintings with both accurate color and the realism of a photograph, are talents we have come to appreciate from the Vermont artist. This framed print is double matted in a brown, wood-look frame, and is set under glass. Proudly made here in the USA, October Light is on sale now for $20 off during our Harvest Sale going on now.

Customers will love how a piece of wall art like this can become the focal point of any wall, in any room of the home. Perfect to display throughout the entire season, we suggest this print for a gift idea as well. Perhaps you know a Fred Swan collector? Or maybe your friend or family member has an interest in American made artwork? The gift of a Fred Swan print from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop is one to be treasured for years to come.

~Browse more prints from this artist HERE.

About the Artist

Working exclusively in acrylic paints, Fred Swan’s meticulous attention to detail is supported by a very patient hand. Some of his original paintings can take an average of 500 hours to produce. The length of time to create these works of art forces him to consistently limit the number made of each publication; this is to ensure he has time to work on new paintings. Mr. Swan exposes rural country life so well because he truly has a passion for it.

The Vermont artist has been featured in a variety of publications, such as Yankee Magazine and Vermont Life Magazine. Fred Swan has become known as an accomplished landscape artist and an artist who has as many say, an “immediately recognizable style.” He draws inspiration from the rustic beauty that surrounds him on a daily basis. Currently, his work is displayed in numerous private and corporate collections, like Johnson and Johnson, the estate of Malcolm Forbes and the Vermont Council of the Arts. Many of his paintings have also been adapted for calendars and jig-saw puzzles.

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