Posts Tagged ‘halloween centerpiece’

Quick Tip: No-Fear Halloween Decorating

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Quick Tip: No-Fear Halloween Decorating | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

You don’t have to sacrifice sophistication and style when creating a spooky look for Halloween. Keep the color palette simple and incorporate natural elements (in this case, wood and gourds) for a complementary yet charismatic display.

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Thursday’s Theme: Simple Fall Centerpieces

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Leaf Harvest Table Runner | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopThe Fall Centerpiece – the perfect way to mark the harvest season, add a little more warmth to your home and prepare for visiting friends and family. For some autumn inspiration, today we’re offering up some ideas to create a simple yet stunning seasonal centerpiece.

Table Linens

Placemats and Table Runners can be used all over your table, of course, but you can use a Table Runner or a Placemat as a setting for a more elaborate centerpiece. Use matching fabric or complementing colors – whatever suits your style best.

Baskets and Containers

Ideal for floral arrangements, holding pumpkins or apples, flower blossoms, candy and other seasonal goods, the centerpiece possibilities are endless with baskets and decorative containers.

Harvest Blessings Tin Tray | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Creepy Hollow Gate Accent | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Minor Details

Small details can make any centerpiece look larger than life. Get out your favorite fall collectibles, display seasonally-inspired tealight holders and/or mini wreaths, and collect some pinecones and fallen leaves to scatter around your table (or place in a basket, vase or container). These can be quickly placed and require minimal freshening up throughout the season.

Turkey Leaf Candle Holder | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopHappy Halloween Tins | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Are you taking the simple approach with your fall centerpiece? Are you incorporating any DIY elements, or letting the kids hold the reins? Share your ideas and designs with us in the comments, and have a happy harvest season.

Basket Trugs Set | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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* Whimsical Tin Sculptures for Your Halloween Decor *

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Over the past week we have introduced to you a variety of our new Halloween decor. With all the collectible characters, hooked wool pillows and spooky accents, there is so much to choose from amongst the assortment at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop. Of particular note this season, are two festive additions that will have your friends asking you where you ever found such a unique piece of sculptural art.

Pictured here to the left is our Cat Witch Riding Broom. A fun tin sculpture delights us with a cat woman’s fashionable approach to broomstick riding. Her black dress is accented by a printed, vintage black and white design. We also note a curly orange shirt collar that frames her cute cat face with whiskers. The cat witch’s white knee-high boots and whimsically tall wire hat with orange star and white feather, complete her festive look. No detail has gone unnoticed and she’s even sprinkled with some glitter, for a bit of extra flare. The tin ring supports the weight of this sculpture and is suitable for a side table, mantle space or with other decoratives in the center of a table.

On a similar idea though perhaps a bit more unexpected, is our Pumpkin Witch Riding Crow, shown here to the right. Here we find a stylish pumpkin woman who this time, is catching a ride on a friendly crow. The large black crow is made of a “puffed-out” metal to produce a three dimensional appearance, and the pumpkin witch is mounted on top. Her white dress is also accented by a printed black and white vintage design, and she polishes the trendy outfit with a tall striped hat and large bow necktie.

As with our Cat Witch Riding Broom, this sculpture features touches of glitter. A bat wire wand and her silver knee-high boots inspire a possible Halloween costume this season. An additional benefit of our Pumpkin Witch Riding Crow, is that the base of the sculpture is actually a jack-o-lantern tealight holder. Place a tealight or small votive in the designated space on the sturdy tin block, and you’re in for a real treat when decorating this Halloween. Pictured below is a close-up look of the sculpture’s base. Both of these tin sculptures highlighted here today, offer a twist on the standard Halloween decor and will be favored decorations for years to come.

~ Browse more Halloween Decor at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop. Happy decorating!

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