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What to Give Any Mom on Mother’s Day

Monday, May 5th, 2014
Mother’s Day 2014 is less than a week away, falling on Sunday, May 11 this year. Any mom in your life deserves the very best, more than once a year. Show a certain mom your appreciation for all that they do with a special gift chosen just for them from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, organized here by common categories for your convenience.
Bees Nested Measuring Cups The Baking Mom

Do you know a mother who loves to spend time in the kitchen whipping up new creations to share with friends and family? Make her life easier with handy kitchen tools, a new pot organizer for a busy kitchen or delicious gourmet goodies made with love, all found in Sturbridge Yankee Workshop’s Country Kitchen category.

Red Pinwheel Pillow The Outdoors Mom

Warm sunshine does wonders for the soul. Give a special gift for an outdoors mom in your life from the Outdoor Decor category at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop. Everything from appealing door mats for wiping muddy feet after a long day spent in the garden to weathervanes and thermometers for true enjoyment of each moment outside on a porch or deck.

Higgeldy Piggeldy Gardening Sculpture The Gardening Mom

Gardening mothers know exactly what it takes to  make their gardens grow beautiful as can be. Planters, herb markers, garden stakes and more can all be found in Sturbridge Yankee Workshop’s category dedicated to Garden Accents.

Floating Saint Bernards Print The Artwork Loving Mom

Surprise any mom with new artwork from her favorite artist to decorate any blank space. Prints from cherished artists such as Tim Campbell, Billy Jacobs and Bonnie Mohr can all be found in the Sturbridge Yankee Workshop Prints & Wall Art category.

Wrental Birdhouse

The Birdwatching Mom

Sturbridge Yankee Workshop’s For the Birds category showcases just a few of the items that make birdwatching more enjoyable for fans of feathered folk. From birdhouses to hanging birdseed holders and displays, you are sure to find something just right for mom.

Wicked Witch Sculpture The Collectibles Mom

Know of a mom who loves to collect figures and sculptures from her favorite American artists? Find the latest pieces from Lori Mitchell, Williraye Studios™, Bethany Lowe and more inside the Collectibles category at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.

Wag Walk Leash Holder The Pet Loving Mom

Does your mom love dogs? Cats? Rabbits or gerbils? In the For Your Pet category at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, you can browse through dog pets, organic catnip for kitties young and old or feeding area mats to create a unique space for mom’s favorite furry friends.

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Saint Patrick & Shamrocks, A Brief History

Friday, March 7th, 2014
It has long been understood that shamrocks go hand in hand with Irish heritage. The custom of wearing a shamrock when celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day is commonly seen around the world to this day. Spread some Irish luck throughout your home and speak to Irish heritage with these themed items just right for year round display or special occasions like Saint Patrick’s Day.
Irish Blessing Sign

Looking at History

Shamrocks have been used as the symbol of Ireland since the 18th century. Into the 19th century, the shamrock began to appear alongside the rose, thistle and leek, the symbols for England, Scotland and Wales respectively. Shamrock symbolism continued to strengthen, appearing in ballads and popular songs of the time. Association between Saint Patrick and shamrocks stems from the 5th century where imagery of Saint Patrick depicts him preaching to crowds while holding a shamrock in his hand. The first official mention of the connection does not come until 1681 when Englishman Thomas Dinley accounted his travels to Ireland with mention of the shamrock tied to Saint Patrick’s Day.

Kiss Me Sign
Irish Lace Shortbread Pan Irish Blessing Soup Bowl

Shay O' Shaughnessy Sculpture Fun Facts about Shamrocks

  • The shamrock is actually a registered trademark of the Government of Ireland.
  • “Shamrock” is derived from Irish seamróg, the diminutive version of the Irish word for clover (seamair) meaning simply “little clover” or “young clover”.
  • Shamrocks traditionally have three leaves. Those with four are considered rare and therefore lucky.
  • Speaking of lucky, experts claim that there are 10,000 3-leaf clovers for every 4-leaf clover. Lucky find, indeed.
  • There is no “shamrock plant” so to speak, but there are thousands of varieties of clovers.
Ode to the Shamrock

“Oh The Shamrock – Through Erin’s Isle, To sport awhile, As Love and Valor wander’d With Wit, the sprite, Whose quiver bright A thousand arrows squander’d. Where’er they pass, A triple grass Shoots up, with dew-drops streaming, As softly green As emeralds seen Through purest crystal gleaming. Oh the Shamrock, the green immortal Shamrock! Chosen leaf Of Bard and Chief, Old Erin’s native Shamrock!”

From Oh the Shamrock by Thomas Moore.

Sweet Kelly Green Sculpture

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