Posts Tagged ‘sheep decor’

Monday Must-Haves: New Sheep Home Accents

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Let Freedom Ring Sheep Doormat | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopWe’re all about decorating with sheep this winter, which means we’ll also be ahead of our spring decor game in a couple of months. Take a look below at five of the newest must-have sheep home accents from our catalog.

Let Freedom Ring Sheep Print | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Freedom Sheep by artist ©Beth Albert

The coordinating Let Freedom Ring Sheep Doormat and Print add folk art charm to your front porch, hallway or entry – whether you’re redecorating your farmhouse or celebrating the Fourth of July. Did we mention they are both made in the USA?

Smiling Sheep Canvas Print | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopSmiling Sheep

Also made in the USA is the Smiling Sheep Canvas Print – one of our more whimsical pieces of wall art that is sure to bring a smile to your own face.

Pure Wool

This wood sign would be perfect for a laundry room or bathroom; its versatility allows for hanging on a wall or displaying on a tabletop.

Pure Wool Sheep Sign | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Sheepish Paper Towel Holder

Our newest novelty paper towel holder features great detail and enough space for one roll of paper towels in the kitchen.

Sheep Paper Towel Holder | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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New Framed Folk Art for Spring Decorating

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

As part of the Annual Spring Sale at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, customers can save on all items in the spring 2013 catalog, including our new spring decor. Among the new items this season, are two framed prints which both feature one of spring’s most notable animals.

Counting Sheep

Pictured here to the left is our Counting Sheep Print. The most recent addition to our wall art assortment, from folk artist Bonnie White. The colorful hillside village welcomes springtime with an abundance of newborn lambs. A horse drawn wagon stops in the dirt covered road, to let all the children take a look too. All the townspeople are excited about the seasonal activities taking place down on the farm. Set in a black frame with brown trim detail, this print is now on sale for just $89.95.

Bonnie White

This new piece of framed artwork has all the amazing attention to detail we have come to expect from artist Bonnie White. Bonnie painted as a child, however it wasn’t until after her youngest son entered kindergarten that she picked up a paint brush again. She began to explore craft shows and folk art galleries, realizing she very much enjoyed the style. Inspired by her childhood upbringing on her family’s horse farm in Canaan, NY and continued interest in historic homes, the ideas of what to paint were endless. Bonnie has also been recognized several times in Early American Life’s Directory of ‘traditional crafts for the holidays,’ being featured as a traditional artisan in America.

Symmetric Countryside

Shown here to the left is another new framed print for the spring season, our White House Print, by artist Diane Ulmer Pedersen. Not The White House of course, but a little white farm house set in a lush countryside. Simple and symmetric in its composition, our White House Print has a heartwarming appeal. Three sheep capture your attention as they leap across the foreground. The color palette consists mostly of red, white, blue and green; so as not to be difficult to blend with your other home decor. A textured finish with crackling in the background is achieved through a series of glazes that are applied over the original acrylic art. Customers can save $10 on this reproduction print at the low price of $69.95, now during our Annual Spring Sale.

Diane Ulmer Pedersen

Diane has actually been painting in her notable folk art style for over half her life. She received a B.F.A from Denison University, and today resides in Massachusetts. Her current inspiration stems from an interest in cultural and artistic history, American traditions, and her faith. Through exploration of the folk art style, Diane discovered her passion for still lifes, landscapes, needlework and more, from the 18th to 19th century time period in America. This talented artist has participated in various art shows and festivals around the Northeast, and like Bonnie White, her paintings are often showcased in the Early American Life Directory of Traditional American Crafts.

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~Charming Country Sheep at SYW

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

At Sturbridge Yankee Workshop we offer a range of home decor items that are produced of different textiles and provide options within different styles of craftsmanship and artistry. One material that is featured on many of our pillows in particular, is felt or wool felt. Let’s take a brief look at the history of this this man made material.

Felt was actually one of the first textile materials to be worked with centuries ago, beginning in Central Asia. The native Turkman nomads in this region would use felt to form their clothes, tents and floor coverings. Archaeologists have also found felt origins as far back as 7th to 2nd century BC in Siberia. To create felt they would simply gather various animal wool and fibers, then densely mat them together. When it rained it only helped the felt, as the wetness would strengthen the fibers. (Wet-felting is still something you can do today) It is said that the men would use their felt material in their shoes to create cushion as they hunted. Perhaps this is the first sign of socks? Felting predates any other sewing art form, including spinning, weaving and knitting. Feel good about wool felt and the history it will bring to your home.

Pictured above is our Felt Sheep Pillow, new for the spring season. Our Felt Sheep Pillow could be your new favorite accent pillow for anywhere in your home. Presenting a primitive country inspired feel, perfect for a couch, chair or entryway bench. Though not limited, this decorative pillow is ideal for anyone with a passion for the country farm. Here, the felting technique is achieved with use of a textured fleece to create the “wooly” sheep’s body. The raised felt is then set on a wool base and features appliqued felt, red berries and green leaves in each corner for an additional folk art touch. Save $10 on our Felt Sheep Pillow, now during our Annual Spring Sale.

If you’re liking the friendly white sheep pictured above, seen here to the left is a delightful grouping of grazing country sheep. Our appropriately named, Bo Peep’s Sheep set is the perfect way to accent your home for spring. Including three sheep: one white standing sheep, one white grazing sheep and one larger black sheep. These sheep are textured, painted and then glazed for a realistic and finished look. While we feature the set, customers can purchase each sheep individually as well. Display all together on a mantle or side table for an inviting springtime farm scene. Get creative and form a unique  table centerpiece by placing sheep on faux moss or greenery, as we have shown in the image. Save $30 on our Bo Peep’s Sheep Set during our Annual Spring Sale.

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