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Lace & Sheer Curtains

Friday, March 14th, 2014
Lightweight curtains, most often used during warmer spring and summer months, can bring brightness to any window in your home. Versatile lace and sheer options can also be combined with opaque drapes for year round layering that will easily transition between seasons.
Ruffled Lace Valance
Fern Grommet Panel White Spotlight on Sheer

Sheer curtains gently filter light from outside while remaining slightly opaque. Shown here in detail, Fern Grommet Window Panel in white features delicate embroidery stitches that offer a sheen. Just the right amount of light from outside filters through while the woven texture of the panel allows the fabric some opacity. Dotted Rooster Lace Curtains offer similar qualities, with added benefit of tiny lace roosters strutting across the sheer background of this versatile collection. Another embroidered option, Embroidered Sheer Curtains, shows scrolling ivy decorating lightweight polyester.

Dotted Rooster Lace Curtains Embroidered Sheer Curtains

Lovely Lace

Highly sought after by home decorators, lace curtains offer old world appeal, feminine romance and delicate decoration on any window. Versatile lace curtains are especially appealing because they can so easily be combined with colorful drapes to easily enhance the style of any room. Offering a thematic appeal as well, lace curtains are available in a wide range of designs on our website. Choose from a variety of options such as Dogwood Lace, Folk Lace or ever-popular Blossom Lace. Pick your favorite lace design and coordinate an entire room’s theme with complementing accents.

Dogwood Lace
Folk Lace Swag Blossom Lace Curtains

Honeycomb Shade Transitional & Timeless

Insulated curtain options, such as Insulated Sheer Curtains and Insulated Voile Grommet Sheers shown below, truly offer your windows the best of both worlds. Fully lined, they offer privacy and temperature control, no matter the season. Just as we mentioned above with the lace curtain options, these hard working insulated panels look great when paired with solid options for extra protection from cold or light, or when used alone to let the sunshine in. Honeycomb Shade brings classic style and is conveniently easy to adjust with the added benefit of pulling up or down as needed.

Insulated Sheers Insulated Voile Grommet Sheers

Loving Layers

We make it easy to love the look of layered curtains on your home windows with accessories like Paramount Steel Add-a-Rod, used in conjunction with Paramount Steel Rod (below), allowing you to easily make a single curtain rod double before your eyes. Use a sheer panel on the back rod and add an opaque or colorful panel or swag to the front rod for that decorator’s touch you have been looking for. Pressure Rods are another quick and easy fix for adding tiers to a window without the need for drilling holes or for bringing window treatments into any room without having to remove curtains from the rod.

Paramount Steel Add-a-Rod
Paramount Steel Rods Pressure Rod

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Free Shipping on ALL Curtains during SYW Spring Sale

Monday, February 25th, 2013

As part of our Annual Spring Sale, we are offering Free Shipping on ALL Curtains. Curtains are an easy way to make a room feel light and airy, perfect for the coming months. From sheers and lace to coordinating floral collections, Sturbridge Yankee Workshop makes it easy to update any window treatment. Here we feature just some of the new curtain options, new for the spring season. Receive special savings as well, as part of our Spring Sale pricing; everything in our catalog is on sale.


Decorative Macramé

Pictured here to the left are our new Organdy Macramé Curtains. Crisp sheer organdy and detailed macramé lace combine to form pretty sheers that are perfect for spring time decorating. This distinguishing design pattern comes in your choice of cream or white. Its lace has a heavier, cotton-like feel, which adds to the weight of the curtains. Macramé details the edges of the valance, tiers, and panels within the collection. Made of 100% polyester, and all conveniently machine washable.

On a similar theme of lace, customers seeking new kitchen or bathroom curtains will enjoy our new, made in the USA Chebeague Lace Curtain Collection. Knit fabric with the look of pinstripes dresses up your windows in no time. The new Chebeague Lace Curtains are ideal for these rooms because they allow natural sunlight to flow through beautifully.


A Checked Approach

Checked fabrics can offer a classic country feel to any room of the home. During the spring and summer months, consider replacing darker checks with softer, lighter combinations; such as the ones found on our Windowpane Check Swag, shown here to the left. Also new for spring 2013, the Windowpane Check Curtains are made of 100% machine washable, woven cotton. Beige curtains are highlighted by burgundy and light olive green checks, that are neutral enough to still coordinate with most home decor. A ruffle adorns the top of the tiers, swag, and valance of this collection.

If your style is more suited for a touch of Americana, the new Plaid Star Applique Curtains are another smart choice in checks.


Save on any of these new window dressings for your home this spring, and don’t forget there is FREE SHIPPING on all of our curtain collections.

–> New floral and check combinations too with matching chair pads available. Fayette Jacobean Valance; now save $10.


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Tips to Keep Warm This Winter

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Solid Insulated CurtainsTurn down. Seal off. Save up. With a little planning and a little knowledge, you’ll be protected from the cold and save money this winter.

Here you’ll find strategies to help you save energy during the cold winter months. Some of the tips below are free and can be used on a daily basis to increase your savings; others are simple and inexpensive actions you can take to ensure maximum savings.

Turn down –
Setting your thermostat at 65 degrees during the day and lowering it to 60 degrees when you’re not at home or asleep can save you hundreds of dollars a year. If you install a programmable thermostat, it’ll take care of that for you. You probably won’t notice the difference if you lower your thermostat by a few degrees but you will notice the difference in your heating bill.

Seal off -
Rebecca QuiltKeep your heat where it’s needed by closing heating vents in unused rooms. If some rooms of your house do not have doors you can hang a quilted blanket or comforter across the doorway to keep the cold inside that room from escaping into the rooms you are heating. Make sure any open vents are clean and that furniture isn’t blocking them. Cover drafty windows by using a heavy-duty, clear plastic sheet on a frame or tape clear plastic film to the inside of your window frames during winter. Make sure the plastic is sealed tightly to the frame to help reduce infiltration. Install tight fitting, insulating drapes or shades on windows that still feel drafty after weatherizing. Seal the air leaks around utility cut-throughs for pipes (“plumbing penetrations”), gaps around chimneys and recessed lights in insulated ceilings, and unfinished spaces behind cupboards and closets. If you never use your fireplace, plug and seal the chimney flue.

Take Advantage of Heat from the Sun
Open curtains on your south-facing windows during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home, and close them at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.

Maintain Your Heating Systems
Schedule service for your heating system. Find out what maintenance is required to keep your heating system operating efficiently. Replace your furnace filter once a month or as needed. For wood and pellet-burning heaters: clean the flue vent regularly and clean the inside of the appliance periodically with a wire brush. Keep your fireplace damper closed unless a fire is going. When you use the fireplace, reduce heat loss by opening dampers in the bottom of the firebox (if provided) or open the nearest window slightly—approximately 1 inch—and close doors leading into the room. Lower the thermostat setting to between 50° and 55°F.

Braided Log CarrierUse Your Fireplace
Burning wood for heat is an easy way to lower your heating bill and it is also a quick way to heat up a room. If you spend most of your time at home in a certain room, make that room the one with the fireplace in it. Install tempered glass doors and a heat-air exchange system that blows warmed air back into the room. Purchase grates made of C-shaped metal tubes to draw cool room air into the fireplace and circulate warm air back into the room. Add caulking around the fireplace hearth for extra insulation.

Wear Layered Clothing
The best way to stay warm in the winter is to dress warmly. You may feel silly wearing a hat around the house but studies show that if your head is warm the rest of you will feel warmer too. Wear wool socks to keep your feet warm and layer long sleeves and sweaters – add layers when you are cold and remove them if you get too warm.

Utilize Heat That’s There Anyway
When you take a shower with hot water, keep the bathroom door open so the heated steam can penetrate the cold in other rooms. Don’t turn on the ventilation fan or it will quickly suck away the heat. Cooking on the stove or with the oven can also generate heat to help you stay warm.

Orange Tabby Door StopStriped Insulated Curtains

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