Posts Tagged ‘lisa hilliker’

Weekly Spotlight: Black Cat Appreciation

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Ghost Riders Halloween SculptureBlack Cat Kisses SculptureAugust 17th holds the title of Black Cat Appreciation Day, a day to recognize the not-so-spooky side of these lovable felines. This week we are Spotlighting five new home accents from our fall catalog that feature black cats, so you can show your appreciation for them throughout the season or all year long.

These black cat sculptures from Williraye Studio™ and Bethany Lowe are complementary while bringing their own kind of style. Ghost Riders features two ghosts atop a cheerful black cat, offering folk art charm and
handcrafted appeal.

Juggling Black Cat Hooked Wool Pillow

Black Cat Kisses adds a little shine to your collectible display, and offers pops of color that will stand out among your harvest decor. Both make whimsical gifts for a friend and add seasonal allure to your own collections.

Black Cat & Sunflower Hooked Wool Pillow

Two hooked wool pillows make our Spotlight list this week, and the first features bright colors surrounding a comical black cat practicing his juggling act. This pillow is a whimsical addition to any room, complementing seasonal as well as year round home accents. Let this character be a star among your collectibles by placing on a sofa, accent chair or even a shelf.

Bittersweet Black Cat Rug

Also complementary of your staple decor, artist Lisa Hilliker’s Black Cat & Sunflower Pillow features a deep red background from which a black cat and golden sunflower pop, making it the perfect accent for a country chair or rustic bench.

Our fifth home accent for the week is a beautiful jute rug by artist Susan Burd. Rich autumn colors enhance the details of the black cat resting on a pumpkin in the center, while the stars and bittersweets offer a relaxed look in any room. This accent rug is sure to steal the show on your floors, but is perfectly complementary to your seasonal collectibles and decorations.

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Wednesday Spotlight: Bear Decor

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Bear Foot RestThe official start to fall is exactly two weeks away, and already we’ve started hunkering down for colder days. We love the look of a rustic cabin, especially in the autumn and winter seasons, because the cozy décor emulates warmth and welcome throughout your home. Bear décor is very complementary to this type of style, and we are happy to Spotlight five of our favorite bear-themed accents to create a comfortable woodsy atmosphere in your home. Whether you reside in a true wilderness cabin or are looking to amp up the cozy feel of your home this season, Sturbridge Yankee Workshop has you covered with these charming bear decoratives.

Pinecone Bear Rug in Red

This little bear is a customer favorite – providing a soft place to rest your feet and adding inviting character into any room. Available as a brown bear, black bear and polar bear, you can decide how this foot rest will best complement your décor and add rustic appeal to your home during the colder months and throughout the year.

Also soft and warm underfoot is our Pinecone Bear Rug.

Black Bear Pillow

Featuring two bears standing next to pine trees, surrounded by leaves, acorns and pinecones, this rug is ideal for a cabin in the woods or a country-styled room in your home. It provides protection to your floors and gives your feet something plush to walk on. Available in many sizes and two color designs, this rug will fit your personal style needs.

Bear Lamp FinialSimilar to our Pinecone Bear Rug is a hand hooked wool pillow by artist Lisa Hilliker. The rustic, nature-inspired colors create an eye-catching effect in contrast to the black bear; this pillow will make a bold and welcoming statement in any room. You can display it in your country entry solely as a decorative accent, or place it in your cozy family room for comfortable appeal.

Sometimes subtlety makes just as charming of a statement, so for a bear-y subtle look, we recommend our Bear Lamp Finial. Crafted from antiqued brass, this little guy will add an eye-catching look to any table or floor lamp while holding the lampshade in place. Coordinate with rustic décor or place multiple in any room for a complementary look.Welcome Bear Wall Sign

Tie all of your bear décor together in your home with the Welcome Bear Wall Sign. The holly and berries complement holiday décor, but also provide a nature-inspired look throughout the year in an entryway or family room. Constructed from distressed wood panels, this rustic accent will add a hint of the country to your home and create that cabin escape you’ve dreamed about.

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Decorating with Green for Renewal

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
Folk Art Dog and Cat Pillows Why We Love Green

Green is a very popular color for decorating. Whether it is a painted green room or with green accents throughout your entire home, green is an extremely versatile color. Green symbolizes growth and rebirth within nature, particularly highlighted during the spring season.

This refreshing feeling can be carried over to the decor in your home with the use of green. Whether you go for bright greens, bold greens, or muted tones as shown in the sage hues in the image to the left, green can be used in any room in many ways. Add green to your curtains for a calming window treatment or in your bedroom for a nature inspired look. Let us take a moment to explore how Sturbridge Yankee showcases the color green.

Glider Rocker Set
Symbolic of Nature

As implied above, green represents the health and beauty of our earth, and thus all nature itself. Highlight the splendor of all things green with Apothecary Quilt Collection, seen here to the right. Light enough for summer or as an extra layer for chilly nights, the intricate design is inspired by vintage tin ceilings. Grazing Sheep Print showcases early spring blooming all around us, with sheep grazing peacefully amongst the forsythia flowers. Apple Centerpiece is naturally dried for extra appeal.

Apothecary Quilt Collection
Grazing Sheep Print Apple Centerpiece

Green Puzzle Piece Wall Frame Easy on the Eyes

Green is said to be one of the easiest colors on the eyes. It’s unique to any other color because our eyes actually use green to recognize and actually interpret the other colors in the spectrum. We know that green is calming and this is why each performance hall and theater has a “green room” to relax and calm performer’s nerves. Green Puzzle Piece Wall Frame interlocks with other puzzle piece frames for versatility. Orleans Curtain Fan Insert in sage is a wonderful option for a calming window treatment. Folk Art Dog Pillow features a richer sage hue for rustic appeal.

Folk Art Dog Pillow Orleans Curtains Fan Insert Sage

Many Shades of Green

Lighter greens are correlated with nature while the darker and deeper greens offer symbolism of wealth. Indoor/outdoor capable Green Floral Toss Pillow is made in the USA with a cheerful green color palette and fun floral print. Fern Garden Quilt Collection features soft, calming shades of sage and fern. Green Bunny Pillow offers comfort and charm, by artist Lisa Hilliker.

Green Bunny Pillow
Green Floral Toss Pillow Fern Garden Quilt Collection

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