Posts Tagged ‘pet themed decor’

Made in the USA: Katherine Washburn Ceramics

Monday, March 31st, 2014
Creating truly unique hand painted and hand fired ceramic creations, artist Katherine Washburn is a featured artist at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.
Golden Retriever Oval Platter
Katherine Washburn has been firing ceramics since her first, albeit unrecognizable, imaginatively hued project at the age of three. Her fascination with pottery was then nurtured and trained for years as she devoted 22 years of her adult life to teaching Special Education in public school systems around the nation. In the year 2000, Kathy returned to her art full time, with her throwing wheel, artist brushes and paints, while never far away, becoming closer as she devoted her time to them. While focusing on cats and dogs, Kathy also creates custom creatures to reach her customer’s desires.
Golden Retriever Coffee Mug Smiles From a Goldie

Sip morning coffee with your favorite furry friend smiling at you from the side of this charming bright red mug. Showcased with a lovable face and a red bandanna around its neck, this cuddly pup is ready to make you smile every time you see it. Truly unique design by Vermont artist Katherine Washburn.

Ceramic mug is perfect for your morning coffee, with your warm and fuzzy pet by your side. Even better, this ceramic mug is 100% microwave and dishwasher safe. Hand painted and fired with a food safe glaze for long lasting durability and quality not found anywhere else.

Country Cow Bowl

This bright bovine is ready to serve, your supper that is! Handcrafted by Vermont folk artist Katherine Washburn to showcase this farm animal with big eyes and a puff of black furry hair on its head. A red kerchief makes this cow look festive enough for even the most formal of place settings. Folk art imagery with tiny dots and wheat ears decorate three-fourths of the edge, as the hand painted image of the cow fills the rest of the bowls interior. Flare edge makes lifting this bowl a breeze, and the large size accommodates many dishes. Even better, this ceramic dish is 100% microwave and dishwasher safe.

Country Cow Large Serving Bowl Front View

Golden Retriver Cookie Jar Lid Off Canine or Human Treats

Store pet favorite cookies, or your own favorite batch recipe in this cookie jar featuring a playful pup with his cherished tennis ball ready for fetch. Ceramic cookie jar is hand painted and designed by artist Katherine Washburn. Perfect for pet treats, or your own treats, and a great way to celebrate the furry friend in your life. Display on your kitchen counter, and when required, you can wash this piece in the dishwasher. Microwave safe, too. Hand painted and fired with a food safe glaze.

Golden Retriver Cookie Jar Lid Detail Golden Retriever Cookie Jar

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Made in the USA: Alice Backman Potholders, Hot Pads and Sachets

Monday, March 17th, 2014
Coordinate your country kitchen with matching kitchen textile collections. Unique designs by Alice Backman add charm and functionality to your kitchen or dining room. Hot pads and pot holders protect your counters and your hands. Sachets filled with various natural scents and spices produce a lovely aroma in a kitchen pantry or cupboard.
Patriotic Flowers Potholder My Dog Potholder
Kitty in the Garden

This svelte black feline peers amongst hollyhocks and sunflowers on a bright spring day. Happy to be amongst the flowers enjoying the sights, smells and sounds of the garden. Pair  Kitty Garden Hot Pad and Kitty Garden Sachet for a purr-fect addition to your kitchen. Kitty Garden Potholder pulls the entire look together for a coordinated look offering a decorator’s touch. For added charm, each of these darling kitchen accents are made right here in the USA. Imagine the possibilities for decorating and the gift giving opportunities each piece offers.

Kitty Garden Sachet
Kitty Garden Hot Pad Kitty Garden Potholder

Sunflower & Blue Jay Potholder Bright and Cheerful

Make your kitchen or dining room the brightest, warmest room in any house. Create an inviting space worth spending time in with family and friends. Bring more color into every meal with these whimsical potholders. Sunflower & Blue Jay Potholder is as bright as can be, showcasing vibrant imagery on a white background. It sure would bee cute to give this next potholder, Teapot With Bee, to a tea loving friend. Cat on Bench features a sweet kitting dreaming amongst the garden blooms.

Teapot With Bee Potholder Cat on Bench Potholder


Traditional colonial symbols for hospitality, pineapples will make your family and friends feel welcome. Pineapples are not just for eating – display them throughout your home to encourage a comfortable, welcoming vibe. To start, pair Pineapple Potholder and Pineapple Sachet for a thoughtful and traditional addition to your kitchen.

Pineapple Potholder Pineapple Sachet

Hints of Red

Many homes feature kitchens showcasing red accents. We make it easy to update your decor with this powerful and popular color. Gingerly perched on a branch, this cardinal makes it through winter dreaming of the warmer weather of next year on Winter Cardinal Hot Pad. Add in the red berries on Spice Sachet and you are well on your way to coordinating your red themed country kitchen.

Cardinal Hot Pad Spice Sachet

Winter Kitty

Holly berries surround the black border framing the central feature of Winter Kitty Hot Pad and Potholder. For year round use, adding a special touch during the holiday season and well into winter.

Winter Kitty Potholder Winter Kitty Hot Pad

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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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