Posts Tagged ‘halloween lighting’

Weekly Spotlight: Fall 2019 Lighting Under $100

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Our Fall 2019 Lighting Sale is underway, so for this edition of Weekly Spotlight we’re featuring five new illuminating accents from our catalog. Since we are in our Fall season, we’ve selected two pieces of lighting that are specifically for harvest (and Halloween) decorating, but hey, if you want to decorate with them all year long – do your thing! Did we also mention that everything featured here is under $100?

Everyday

Sunflower Pillar Candle | $12.95 – 16.95

Available in three sizes, this USA-made miniature pillar candle is beautifully decorated with country sunflowers.

Sunflower Pillar Candle | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Highland Lantern | $29.95

Lantern lighting is a beautiful way to add a primitive touch to any room. Plus, this lantern runs on batteries so you can place it nearly anywhere – no outlet required.

Highland Lantern | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Orange Squash Flower Accent Lamp | $59.95

This home accent is half lamp half sculpture; beautiful from the top of the glass to the metal leaf base.

Orange Squash Flower Accent Lamp | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Fall Days

Himalayan Salt Pumpkin Accent Light | $39.95

Natural Himalayan rock salt fill this metal pumpkin, which comes fitted with a light bulb controlled by a dimmer switch for the most charming seasonal ambiance.

Himalayan Salt Pumpkin Accent Light | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Haunted House Glitter Globe Lantern | $69.95

Glitter makes the light inside this lantern shine even brighter, while the interior Halloween scene creates a spooky look in your home.

Haunted House Glitter Globe Lantern | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Weekly Spotlight: Halloween 2018

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

If you have shopped our catalog or website you know we have Halloween fever – and although our Fall/Halloween catalog isn’t here for long, it is full of charm and style. Today we are spotlighting Halloween items that will make this October 31st the most decorative one yet. And since we couldn’t quite narrow our selection down to five, we’ve included a bonus sixth item to Spotlight. Let’s get into it.

Dog & Cat Trick or Treaters Pillow | Mary Lake Thompson | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopThese two pillows each bring something different to your festive home. Artist Mary Lake Thompson designed the one on the left, which features a dog and a cat all dressed up for trick-or-treating. This pillow is soft enough for your indoor furniture and fade resistant in outdoor spaces. The hooked wool pillow below should only be placed indoors, but its simple design allows the seasonal message and imagery to shine.

The Witch Is In Hooked Wool Pillow | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Lighting that sets a spooky mood is always a great addition to Halloween displays, and since we are in the midst of our Lighting Sale, now is a great time to browse our Halloween lighting. For example, our Halloween Tin Luminaries, Witch & Cauldron Lantern Light, Haunted House Accent Light and Fiona Witch Gourd Tealight Holder all offer different ways to illuminate your [haunted] house. Whether you prefer a light that plugs in, runs on batteries or is lit up with a candle, you’ll find the perfect spooky lighting solution in our catalog.

Halloween Lighting | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Pumpkins, witches, black cats, all of the above – what are your favorite Halloween themes and symbols that you just have to incorporate into your All Hallow’s Eve decorating? Share in a comment below and make sure to catch the savings in our Fall catalog before they are gone (ends September 13th).

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Vendor Spotlight: Meadowbrooke Gourds – Black Cat Lanterns

Monday, August 13th, 2012

During the Annual Fall Lighting Sale going on now at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, there are lots of ways to save on great lighting. For the upcoming Halloween season, consider an alternative accent light. With the help of Meadowbrooke Gourds, you can add festive lighting to your home decor. Let’s take a look below.


Located on a farm at the base of Blue Mountain in Pennsylvania is a small company called Meadowbrooke Gourds. Inspired after a trip to the New England Farm Markets, Benjamin Bear, now owner, began his journey after taking the time to shell out a random gourd one day. Upon removing the seeds and witnessing the potential of a crop that didn’t rot out like the majority of other crops on the farm, one that actually only gained a harder shell, Ben knew he had discovered something special. In 1994, Meadowbrooke Gourds was born and the rest as they say, is history.

Much of what this fun-loving and hard working company of about 20 or so employees does, is developed through personal inspiration and a friendly work environment.  A perfect example of what can be done with the various shapes of the gourds,  is shown here to the left in our Black Cat Head Gourd Lantern. While only having his head, this black cat has a lot to offer your home this Halloween season. Decorate a covered porch or your windowsill to welcome trick-or-treaters. The cat head is accented by an orange ribbon around his neck, representing his collar, and also features a stick tail on the back. This light is on sale now for only $29.95.

Amazingly these hard-shell gourds can be hollowed out and made into a unique lighting source. A simple candelabra bulb (included) is tucked right inside the gourd and provides a soft glow. Gourds can only be grown when and where there is no threat of frost, and in Pennsylvania that typically runs late spring through early fall. The gourds should develop a nice hard shell before the onset of colder weather, before the gourd plant dies; this is when the drying out process begins. As you might assume, smaller gourds dry out faster than larger ones, significantly losing their overall weight. Next, the staff at Meadowbrooke Gourds cleans out the insides of the gourds, so the real excitement of crafting and design can begin. The gourds are smoothed and shaped into the desired form. Artisans then further hand carve and hand paint the necessary details in order to achieve the finished product.

Another Halloween light at SYW is none other than the Black Cat Head’s taller self, our Black Cat Gourd Lantern. Pictured here to the left, this option is now available at only $59.95 during the Fall Lighting Sale. We are proud to support this made in the USA company and share their talent with you this season.


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