Posts Tagged ‘patio decor’

New Website Exclusive – Outdoor Garden Accents

Friday, February 15th, 2013

It’s never too soon to start thinking ahead towards the warmer weather. Did you know it’s actually only about a month away until the official start of spring? Start planning your gardens and other outdoor spaces now, to better be able to enjoy them for more months out of the year. Today, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you that there’s always more on the Sturbridge Yankee Workshop website; including hundreds more site exclusive items that will help you furnish and decorate your home for all seasons.

Rusted Steel Garden Decor

Recently added to the SYW website exclusive Outdoor Decor category, are some new ways to add style and personality to your patio, walkway or other outdoor garden space. Pictured here to the left is our new Welcome Garden Stake. Our Welcome Garden Stake offers a hospitable welcome to your home. “Welcome” is largely stated in rounded font, and is accented with leaves and a bushel of grapes below. The metal appears textured with both natural steel and rusted steel elements.

Another similarly constructed item recently added to the SYW website, is our Dove of Peace Sign, shown below. Holding the traditional olive branch, the dove silhouette connects into the word “Peace.” The dove has long been a symbol of peace and while the message and notable image is highlighted during the holiday season, this sign promotes prosperity throughout the entire year.

Handcrafted in the USA

First cut from 12 gauge or stronger steel, the sculptures are then sent to a greenhouse to begin a rusting process. After developing a rusted patina, and achieving the desired look, they are ready for home gardens and lawns everywhere. The metal will continue to naturally weather outdoors over time; further adding to its antique appeal. The artist feels the natural rust is the perfect way to bring design into the garden. Each of these new garden accents are proudly handcrafted in the USA.

About the Artist

The original designs were created by artist Susan Regert, of Z Garden Party. Susan grew up on a small farm in northern California, and was involved in raising Suffolk sheep, followed by later managing the family cattle business. Her understanding for animals and exposure to the beautiful open landscape of farm life, has inspired her throughout her artistic career. She has produced many pieces of art over the last 30 years, ranging from watercolors to lawn art, and her most recent, metal garden sculptures. Her work has been shown on the covers of 2 U.S. magazines, and her garden art has gained national recognition and appreciation as well. Susan enjoys designing outdoor decor for both the serious and whimsical collector.

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~Web Exclusive Garden Decor at SYW

Friday, March 9th, 2012

With the much anticipated spring season only about a week away, it’s time to start thinking about our outdoor living spaces again. No matter what the space is, being outside in your backyard on a patio, deck or in your garden, at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop we know it’s important to call that space your own. Carry themes of your indoor design style to the outdoors and see just  how much more time you’ll start spending out there.

Beautifully pictured here to the left is our new web exclusive, Tulip Plant Stand. A traditional style plant stand presents itself in an elegant tulip shape. Crafted of powder-coated roman bronze to add durability and longevity. Its sturdy 4 leg base supports the frame, leading up to a handy, removable top insert. Mirroring the round plant tray above, is a petite round space for yet another plant if you wish. Therefore our Tulip Plant Stand offers a two-in-one spot to decoratively display your hard work out in the garden. Customers may also enjoy our new Virginia Plant Stand, which offers an exquisite pedestal style base and scalloped, removable plant tray. For more outdoor decorating ideas click Here.

Once you have created your ideal outdoor living space, there are many benefits you should know about enjoying time in the fresh air:

  • Vitamin D provided  from the sunlight improves your immune system and bone health.
  • Being with nature relaxes you and reduces stress levels.
  • Improves your vision, as eyes are relaxed and not strained by tedious indoor activities.
  • Working outdoors improves overall creativity and interest in new hobbies.
  • According to the  Environmental Protection Agency, “air inside our houses and offices is two to five times more polluted than outdoor air.”

So get outside and start decorating with Sturbridge Yankee Workshop!

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