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Monday Must Haves: Summer 2019 Jute

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Our Summer 2019 catalog features many fun pillows, furniture made in the USA, and home accents for every room. Today we’re highlighting five home accents that fit in the latter category, plus, these must-haves are versatile, decorative and crafted out of eco-friendly jute fibers.

Blue Hydrangea Jute Trivet | Phyllis Stevens | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopPaw Prints Jute Trivet | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop


It’s always a good idea to have a few trivets in the kitchen, but they are also handy throughout your home on end tables or a coffee table. Use them to protect surfaces from hot dishes and pans, whether you’re serving dinner for family or entertaining friends with a hot dip or appetizer.

The Blue Hydrangea Jute Trivet is an addition to the Blue Hydrangea Collection. Designed by artist Phyllis Stevens, this trivet brings the charm of a beautiful hydrangea blossom all year long.

A heart is formed on the Paw Prints Jute Trivet, both as a sweet image and expression of love for your family pets.

Blue Hydrangea Jute Accent Rug | Phyllis Stevens | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Table Runner

Made to accent a counter top or table, the Blue Hydrangea Jute Table Runner adds a pop of color and an everlasting flower arrangement (also an addition to the Blue Hydrangea Collection by Phyllis Stevens).

Paw Prints Jute Basket | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop


Coordinating with the Paw Prints Jute Trivet, the Paw Prints Jute Basket offers a stylish storage solution for your home. Two sizes are available to fit your space and organization needs.

Cat & Grasshopper Accent Rug | Karl Johnson | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Accent Rug

The Cat & Grasshopper Accent Rug has been a favorite web exclusive for some time, but it has made its catalog debut in our Summer 2019 edition. The artwork is from artist Karl Johnson, and features fluttering butterflies, a black cat and a sweet little grasshopper.

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New Decor Must Haves

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Stafford Glider & OttomanLet's Be Awesome Coffee Pod HolderOur 2016 Summer catalog is on its way to you, and inside you will find a variety of made in the USA home accents (all on sale), outdoor decor and special savings on all pillows. The following are five must haves for summer and all year long, and if you can’t wait for the print catalog to arrive in the mail, you can always browse the online catalog here. Happy shopping, and happy summer!

American Flag Indoor/Outdoor Pillow

Grab a book off of your summer reading list and get comfortable in our new Stafford Glider & Ottoman. Available in our customer favorite Stafford floral prints, this Glider and Ottoman are made in the USA and offer timeless style in any room. Rock back and kick your feet up all summer long!

Portland Head Light Hooked Wool Pillow

Also made in the USA is one of our many new indoor/outdoor pillows. The American Flag Pillow was designed in the shape of the United States flag, and its vibrant colors make a patriotic statement on any patio furniture as well as a country chair inside your home.

Another new pillow we are excited to be offering this summer is our Portland Head Light Hooked Wool Pillow. With the country charm and comfort of hooked wool and a beautiful reminder of one of our favorite places in Maine, this is a must-have pillow this season. Artist Carolyn Bucha did an exceptional job with the details and colors, portraying an honest look of Portland Head Light.

Mermaid Round Jute Braided Rug

Nearly as exciting is the new Coffee Pod Holder, touting a positive message of “Let’s be awesome today!” while you brew your single serve coffee. This holder will store twelve pods at once so you can keep your coffee near the coffeemaker for convenience every morning.

Lastly, this week’s must-haves conclude with one of our new mermaid home accents. This beautiful round jute rug by artist Phyllis Stevens adds style and protection to your floors, and the beautiful blues surrounding a mermaid and her starfish add coastal appeal all summer and throughout the year.

Decorate your home with all of these home accents the above must-haves for a charming summer inside your home and out!

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Meet: East Coast Artists Harry Smith & Phyllis Stevens

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Two more great artists with work featured here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop are east coast based artists: Harry Smith and Phyllis Stevens. Both use their beautiful outdoor surroundings to inspire them in their work. Let’s take a look.

Harry Smith

Maine artist Harry Smith is a man of many talents. Currently Harry is living and working in an old sea captain’s home of the 1860’s, on Mt. Battie along side the coast of Camden Hills with his wife Marsha. The home provides inspiration to all aspects of his work, due to the rich nature that surrounds him. Harry studied art at the Chicago Academy of Fine Art and Washington University. On a daily basis you might find Harry sketching various Maine objects, of wildlife or food, while also creating original designs in his studio. He is not just a painter though, as we know him at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop. Harry is also an accomplished author, illustrator, sculptor, graphic designer and miniaturist. His books include such titles as, ABC’s of Maine and Windjammers of the Maine Coast. He is featured in “Who’s Who in American Art,” as well as on Early American Life’s list of “America’s Top 200 Traditional Craftsman.” Through his work, whether that be a painted image as seen on our rugs below, or a handcrafted miniature piece of furniture, you will notice his attention to detail.

Having a respect and appreciation for nature, the beauty of Maine and all it has to offer, is something that Harry Smith knows hows to capture in his work. Maine’s infamous red lobsters are featured  above in our Lobster Rug. It could be the perfect summer accent rug or doormat for your beach cottage. Two lobsters holding onto a gold rope by their big claws, atop a soft cream background, are ready for dinner! A beautiful red, white and blue braided border is the Americana décor you love.

Phyllis Stevens

Another well known, east coast artist is none other than Phyllis Stevens. A little farther south than Harry, Phyllis resides in rural Pennsylvania. Phyllis is an accomplished folk artist who loves the challenge of translating what she sees in real life, to a design on paper. She is inspired daily by taking nature walks surrounding her home, her friends and family; treasuring the time spent especially with her grandchildren while sharing meals around the dinner table. Phyllis loves warming the homes of others with the art she creates and hopes to continue to do so for many years to come.

Phyllis particularly loves the warm colors that Autumn brings each year and living on the east coast, she has live inspiration to draw from, for such designs as the one seen to the left. In our Autumn Leaves Rug, we see a swirl of pretty fall leaves decorating this lovely oval, 100% jute accent rug. Maple and oak leaves are featured in earthy shades of crimson, gold and brown and then scattered amongst acorns and bordered in a braided trim of red, orange and green yarns. To match consider our Autumn Leaves Placemat.

~Thank you Harry & Phyllis for sharing your talent with Sturbridge Yankee Workshop over the years.

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