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Decorating Americana All Year Long

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
The joyful spirit of American pride is always celebrated here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop. Americana themed decorating can be bold in style or expressed through subtle patriotic undertones. It can be shown through obvious use of red, white, and blue or it may simply highlight the idea or message of pride, honor, and patriotism. Americana could be your new decorating style of choice and at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, we make it easy to do.
Patriotic Pillows Americana Wreath
Liberty Coasters Americana on Parade

Showcase your patriotism in every room, all year long if you wish, with simple home accents like Americana themed candles, coasters and more, it is easy to spread your style across the house. Americana Coaster Set features artwork by Patrick De Santis on four stoneware coasters in their own storage container. Americana Candle Jar features sweet smells of your favorite desserts: Baked Apple Pie, Vanilla Crème Brulee and Blueberry Muffin. Patriotic Flowers Potholder is perfect for that special addition to your kitchen, or for giving as a gift.

Americana Candle Jar Patriotic Flowers Potholder

Patriotic Wall Art

At Sturbridge Yankee Workshop we have a wide variety of patriotic themed prints and signs for your wall as well. Historic faces, events, and vintage inspired signs will be just the addition you need for your Americana decorated home. Start simple with an American face we all recognize, that of Abraham Lincoln, shown here on Gettysburg Address Print by folk artist Tim Campbell. Rustic Metal Stars offer country charm in addition to patriotic symbolism inside or outside your home. It is easy to see why Chuck Pinson’s American Roots Print would be a welcome addition to any Americana themed home.

Gettysburg Address Print
American Roots Print Rustic Metal Stars

Star Hooked Wool Pillow Red, White & Blue for Pillows, Too

Accent every seat in your home with patriotic pillows that offer style and comfort, all at the same time. Star Hooked Wool Pillow is a sweet touch anytime of year, matching with other star shapes in any room. Liberty Stripe Toss Pillow can be used either inside on a couch or settee or outside on a porch or deck chair where it can be enjoyed by all during warm weather events. George Washington Pillow features a delightful folk art inspired image by artist Tonya Crawford in hand hooked wool.

Liberty Stripe Toss Pillow George Washington Pillow

Wave Your Flag with Pride

We see a lot of symbolism created through the use of an American flag and we have a variety of flags to choose from. Use a flag outside the front or back door to set the tone for your patriotic theme, and then carry that theme into your home by adding just the right accents to showcase your style in every room. 50 Star Flag, is crafted from quality antiqued cotton for a truly vintage look. Mini Fan Flag offers a festive option, and Patriotic Clock will look great all year long in a kitchen or even a home office.

50 Star Flag
Patriotic Wall Clock Mini Fan Flag

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Made in the USA: Hostess Gift Ideas

Monday, April 21st, 2014
Attending a bridal shower, birthday party or family gathering soon and looking for a simple and charming gift to bring for the hostess or guest of honor? Take a look at this range of made in America around the house items available now on Sturbridge Yankee Workshop’s website.
Simple and Sweet, Smelling That Is

Drawer sachets never go out of style. Give a gift that keeps on giving with charming sachets filled with the calming scent of real lavender flowers. Friends who travel frequently can even tuck one into their suitcase for a real treat when they are on the road. Charming imagery on Hope Pink Ribbon Sachet or Heart Flowers Sachet is sure to make anyone smile. Wonderful aromas are also achieved with jar candles in fragrances such as watermelon or strawberry, just right for the busy hostess who wants to keep room’s smelling fresh.

Hope Pink Ribbon Sachet
Heart Flowers Sachet Watermelon Jar Candle

Life is Good Beach Clock Beach Time

Whether you have a friend who decorates their bathroom in a seaside beach theme or you have a friend who does the same in their dining room, these charming accents feel fresh from the sea to enhance relaxation and laid back atmosphere in every room. Life is Good Beach Clock will remind you of the time while keeping your mind on all things beach related, whether for an in-town home or ocean front cottage. Beach Time Placemat or Coaster Set make a wonderful duo for giving to a friend who hosts summer gatherings in their yard or coastal home.

Beach Time Placemat

Beach Time Coaster Set


Patriotic Charm

Many folks decorate with Americana theme all year round. Enhance the collection of a close friend with charming gift ideas just right for Fourth of July parties or for display throughout the year. Americana Candle Jar is available in two sizes and features rustic imagery on pasted labels and inviting scents of favorite American desserts in wax colors of red, white and blue. Americana Coaster Set and America & Flag Sign Blocks offer primitive imagery for display on patriotic occasions or all year long.

Americana Candle Jar
America & Flag Sign Blocks Americana Coaster Set

Non-slip Pastry Mat Handy Kitchen Helpers

Hostess gifts are often overlooked when attention should be paid to the guy or gal who opened their home for a special event or gathering of friends and family. Show your appreciation for their hard work, especially if they prepared the food, by giving the gift of a reliable cooking tool that they can use in the kitchen. Non-slip Pastry Mat is simply essential for any host who makes pies, cookies or other delectable desserts. Kitchen Helper Guide is always welcome in any kitchen, by new or seasoned cooks alike. Garlic Keeper offers an easy way to keep garlic fresh for friends who adore Italian cooking.

Kitchen Helper Guide Garlic Keeper

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New Made in the USA: Americana Candles

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Americana decorating is not just for the summer months.  When done well, Americana decor can exude a country, colonial, and simple feel throughout the home.  With the Sturbridge Yankee Workshop selection of Americana candles, made right here in the USA with real clean burning paraffin wax, you just landed one step closer to completing your Americana decor.


Celebrate Americana in Every Room

When looking to create a warm, inviting look and feel at your next gathering, our Americana Candle Jar is sure to do the trick.  Not only does the triple layer of red, white and blue present a festive look, the scents themselves are inspired by classic American desserts; Baked Apple Pie, Vanilla Crème Brulee and Blueberry Muffin.

The khaki colored, paper label boasts the candle’s information in old-fashioned penmanship.


Americana Style With Colonial Charm

To add colonial charm to any room, use our Americana Candle Nightlight to bring that old world feel to your modern decor.

No need to worry about fire with this candle shaped nightlight though, the flame is crafted from silicone, and the warm glow is created by a flickering LED.


Decorative Display or Year Round Use

Traditionally, when joined tapers and votive candles are made, they are hung by the wick to allow the wax to dry.  These clean burning paraffin wax taper candles are no exception.

Crafted with the same technique, these Americana Joined Tapers and Americana Votive Candle String can be displayed over a door handle, on the backs of your chairs, or on a hook in any room of the house.


Finely Crafted From Start To Finish

These Americana Candles, including our Americana LED Flickering Tapers, are handcrafted to resemble real candles with dipped parrafin wax exteriors and exuding wonderful scents that will fill your whole home with the smells of classic American desserts all year long.

Interested in more Americana decor? Take a look at what we have to offer for gift ideas, right here on our site.


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