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Perfectly Plush Pet Pillows

Monday, November 11th, 2013
Using holiday pillows in your decorating has many benefits. From the comfortable cushion to the vibrant array of color variations pillows offer support and interesting accent to a home all year long. In our catalog and on our website, we feature hooked wool pillows, embroidered pillows, felt pillows, and many more – some of which our exclusive items, so be sure to browse through what is available!
Assortment of Holiday Pillows

Precious Pups

Dogs and cats all have a place in our lives as pets and companions. Showcase your love for a special pet with a hooked wool pillow showing imagery akin to the likeness of your personal furry friend. On the Scottie Dog Hooked Wool Pillow, designed by Stephanie Marrot, a friendly black Scottie dog prowls through the snow, looking for his friends no doubt. A festive bow with holly leaf and berry accents decorates his collar. Makes a fitting gift for a friend with Scottish Terriers at home!

Scottie Dog Pillow
Dog in Snow Pillow All Dogs Deserve a Pillow

For Labrador fans out there, look at Dog in Snow, featuring a black Labrador holding a bit of greenery in his mouth, ready to play outside. Along the same lines, the playful pup looks as happy as a clam in the middle of the winter snow storm on the Snowy Dog Hooked Wool Pillow, with coordinating rug, designed by Mary Lake Thompson.


Versatile Pillows

Pillows are for more than just sleeping, and we encourage home decorators to use cushions all over the house from entryway benches and guest room chairs, with seating areas in the living room or family room. Delight guests with the vibrant imagery on these pillows, in addition to their comfortable support. Prop several pillows in your staging around the Christmas tree, or use them as part of the scenery for your holiday family photos. It will be fun each year to bring out the Christmas themed decorations and enjoy seeing your old pillow pals again.

Snowy Dog Pillow
Skiing Dog Pillow Jack Russel Pillow

Cat in Hat Pillow Festive Felines

Who doesn’t love a cuddly cat? These funny felines are featured on a vast number of pillows here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, perfect gifts for cat fanatics this holiday season. With a cat in a hat, and dressed to impress, the Cat in Hat Pillow features a cuddly kitty looking quite warm with a purple hat and gray coat. His avian friends have gathered around to see what treats the cat is offering on this cold winter day.

Oh how enticing the holiday ornament is to this next Christmas cat, on the Cat With Ornament Pillow. Raising a paw to touch the precious prize, this cat seems to think he will be getting away with the sneaky act, but this images catches him before any damage was done. Kitty in Gift Box is simply too cute to pass up.

Cat With Ornament Pillow Kitty in Gift Box Pillow

Well-Known Artists

Kitty in Window shows us how cute a cat can be, taking a peek at his cardinal friend as the snow gently falls. The only question is which animal is inside the warm house and which animal is outside in the elements? Artist Karen Cruden designed this pillow exclusively for Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, so it cannot be found anywhere else on the market. Sturbridge supports many artists, and has a wide range of information on their website for each of the designers who create the imagery and design for their products.

Kitty in Window Pillow

Puppy in Boot Pillow Picture Perfect

Why not give a pillow featuring a pet that looks just like the one a friend or family member may have at home? Imagine the excitement on Christmas morning when the gift is opened to reveal a picture perfect representation of their sweet pet.

Although everyone would love to receive a real puppy for Christmas, an alternative is Puppy in Boot Pillow, featuring a darling pup propped in a large Santa boot, ready to charm his new home with wet nose kisses and furry cuddles. Designed by artist Donna Rice to exude charm and holiday cheer.

Holiday Pillows on a Bed

Do you have pillows at home with pictures of your favorite animals? Share in the comments below!

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Show Off Your Pet Appreciation with Artist John Golden

Monday, March 19th, 2012

With this coming Friday marking National Puppy Day, we thought it might be fun to feature a line of our dog prints which will surely show off your dog’s true colors. These vibrant, abstract-like paintings by artist John Golden offer portraits of individual dogs, representing their specific dog breed very well. If you or someone you know recently brought a dog home, any of our prints pictured below would make a great gift. Or, perhaps you already have a loving family dog, in which case show your pet how much you appreciate him or her by displaying one of our Eco-friendly dog prints on a wall at your home.


Pictured here to the left is our Boxer Print. Displaying a very distinguished animal showing off his radiant colors and distinctive jaw bone. Boxers are known for their faithfulness and obedience towards their owners, yet are also extremely playful with trusted companions. The boxer’s coat contrast nicely with the bright blue background. As with all of John Golden’s prints at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, the name of the particular dog breed is written abstractly above the dog’s head.

At an early age, the artist John Golden began to express himself through art and was destined for a life full of artistic ventures that would cover a variety of mediums. At age 11 he amazingly produced work in linoleum block prints; which is a print making technique using a “carved” sheet of linoleum and then pressed on paper to create a mirror image of the cut out design. At age 14 he produced a series of ink and pen renderings of North Carolina lighthouses. Growing up in North Carolina, he was surrounded by beautiful landscapes, churches and other buildings that inspired him. Throughout high school he continued to develop his own artistic taste and talent.

John attended Appalachian State University and earned a degree in digital art; he did however take many courses in photography and gained an appreciation and passion for that as well. The years after college were filled with an experimentation of painting and illustration; working day and night at various design jobs. Later, his work came to encompass projects for the Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and the Animal Planet, just to name a few. During this time, along with other past experiences, he gained a skill set that included animation and motion design.

Seen here to the left is another fabulous dog print by the artist, our Dalmatian Print. Featuring a happy spotted puppy who also contrasts nicely with his bright red background. The print delightfully depicts this wonderful breed known as much by their elegance, as well as their endurance. All of John Golden’s dog prints at Sturbridge have an almost abstract appearance and display floating dog bones within the background. All are also exquisitely laminated and framed in a beautiful espresso box frame, made of 98% recycled materials in Vermont; making these framed prints an Eco-friendly choice. We are proud that these prints are produced by artisans, right here in the USA.

In 1999 John formed John W. Golden Desin, a multi-media design company with a concentration on design work and illustration for print, broadcast and web fields. In 2007 though, he began to focus solely on creating and selling his original art. Today his work covers a variety of themes, with a large portion of that work showcasing his breathtaking photography skills. Genres include: historic, rivers & coasts, nature, still life, urban and many more. His digital art includes unique themes such as: robots, rockets & space and gorgeous landscapes. To see more by this artist, browse our entire Framed Pet Prints category today.

~Thanks John Golden, all of us at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop wish you the best in your future artistic endeavors.


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