Posts Tagged ‘halloween witch’

Weekly Spotlight: Witches of Halloween

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

For our first Weekly Spotlight of October, we’re featuring five leading ladies of the Halloween season. Click on each picture for all the details, and tell us your favorite(s) in a comment below.

~ * Velma the Witch * ~

A feather in her hat and large green eyes; Velma will charm from a chair or bench all October long.

Velma Witch Soft Sculpture | Joe Spencer | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

~ * Primitive Witch | Marge the Toiling Witch | Wicked Witch * ~

These three witch collectibles range in size and bring their own spooky something to your home.

Primitive Standing Witch | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopMarge the Toiling Witch Figurine | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopWicked Witch Collectible | Lori Mitchell | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

~ * Clarice the Witch * ~

A sophisticated witch joined by a pumpkin companion.

Clarice the Witch Soft Sculpture | Joe Spencer | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

~ * For more witchy decor and collectible home accents, click here. * ~

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Weekly Spotlight: New Halloween & Lighting Web Exclusives

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Six Lily Mercury Glass Table LampThe holiday season here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop begins at the end of next week, but no worries, we still have a charming selection of fall and Halloween home accents to get you through September and October. Plus, these items, as well as our lighting, are on sale for the remainder of Fall 2016, so below we have turned the spotlight on five web exclusive Halloween decor and lighting solutions not found in our print catalog.

Peridot Stained Glass Sidearm Floor LampLighting Solutions

Both of these lamps will bring an ornate touch to a traditional room, or enhance the elegance of a favorite space in your home. The first is another addition to our selection of Lily Lamps. This table lamp features six scalloped lilies crafted out of golden yellow and green mercury glass, adding plenty of light and style to a family room, hallway or bedroom.

Our complementary and statement making Stained Glass Sidearm Floor Lamp is beautifully constructed from stained glass in shades of peridot, blue and purple. The detailed shade and opulent stem imitate those of a Tiffany lamp. Both bring delicate design into your home and add lighting just where you need it.

Halloween Decor

Happy Halloween Polka Dot Print

For spooky occasions, your home will look top notch with folk art inspired, handcrafted and lace Halloween home accents. Greet visitors and trick-or-treaters with a Happy Halloween Polka Dot Print featuring three jack-o-lanterns, a charismatic black cat and whimsical polka dots bordering the scene. Made in the USA, this wall art also features a rich patina that only becomes more attractive year after year.

If you’re looking for one more sculpture to complete your Halloween display or centerpiece, our Primitive Standing Witch makes a charming addition with her cotton fabric, rich color and black crow companion. In addition to being a handcrafted web exclusive home accent, this decorative witch is also a Made in the USA Sturbridge
Yankee Workshop exclusive item.

Primitive Standing WitchHalloween Lace Table Topper

The fifth web exclusive is a table topper made to bring festive appeal to a food and drink table during a Halloween party, or to serve as a backdrop for seasonal candles and candy on a entryway table.

Decorated with pumpkins, black cats, gravestones, bats and spiders, the fine gauge lace creates the appearance of a spider web among other Halloween home accents. The orange fabric underneath brings a pop of color to the table and makes the imagery stand out in full spooky spirit.

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Decorating with Witches

Monday, September 26th, 2011


Have you been bewitched by witches? Here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, we certainly have! Our hilarious hags will be more than happy to cackle in your Halloween home. From fun folk art collectibles to quality witch themed table decor, these spooky ladies will be some of the favored decorations this year. For the outdoors, consider our Witch Weathervane to let you know witch way the wind is blowing. Join in the fun and let our witches cast a spell on you!

All Hallows Eve

The name Halloween has a few said origins. But the most common understanding is that it derived from a Gaelic harvest festival, called Samhain. The Samhain festival, also known as the “Celtic New Year,” marked the end of harvest, “the light half” of the year and the beginning of the “dark half” of the year. The October 31st to November 1st timeline, corresponded with the Catholic All Saints Day (Nov. 1st), later referred to as ”All Souls Day’ or “All Hallows Day.”

The two events were then associated with one another and thus the night before, was called “All Hallows Eve,” signifying the night before All Hallows Day. A night where after sundown, the veil between the living and spirit world is said to be lifted; allowing for more “spooky” events to occur. This is why over the years, witches and Halloween have become synonymous. An enchanting witch flying across a full harvest moon, is seen here, in our Witch Moon Halloween Wall Hanging.

Witchy Tables

At Sturbridge Yankee Workshop we’re proud to have such a fine selection of witch themed items for your Halloween decorating needs. Not to miss accenting your tables this year, we offer to you our Witch Placemat and matching Witch Table Runner. A frightening silhouette of a witch riding her broomstick is printed on a damask fabric with orange swirls and smiling pumpkins.

A Practitioner of Witchcraft

The practice of witchcraft is the alleged use of supernatural or magical powers. In early modern Europe, the source of this power was thought to be from the Devil. Throughout history though, the believers in witches and witchcraft, did so as a way to explain various human misfortunes and place blame on something (supernatural or spiritual forces) other than themselves, the community or the monarchy. The most popularized example of the hatred towards witches is seen in our own history, during the colonization of America. In 1645, the first accusations on individuals for use of witchcraft were made. Over the next 50 years, the infamous Salem Witch Trials ensued. The punishments ranged from jail sentences to public hangings. Eventually at the start of the 18th century, the “witch hunts” seemed to end.

Not all witches are thought to be bad however. In more recent history, it is said that witches can use their “magic” or “power” for good; often times in life or death situations, providing a healing source. Not to worry, because at Sturbridge we have many good witches to help decorate your home,  like Janice the Witch. She has a bit of a scowl on her face, but her charming costume with orange and black, striped socks makes her irresistible!

Happy Haunting

The bewitching hour has begun! Our Happy Haunting Wall Hanging is the perfect decor piece to ease you into the harvest and Halloween season, without being too bold. An ecru colored polyester, intricate background of a large tree and festive pumpkin designs, appears as though a delicate lace. A graphic art transfer of four very happy witches and two scary pumpkins are dancing around in celebration of All Hallow’s Eve. Wire and  wood hanger included. BOO!




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