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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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Free Shipping on ALL Curtains during SYW Spring Sale

Monday, February 25th, 2013

As part of our Annual Spring Sale, we are offering Free Shipping on ALL Curtains. Curtains are an easy way to make a room feel light and airy, perfect for the coming months. From sheers and lace to coordinating floral collections, Sturbridge Yankee Workshop makes it easy to update any window treatment. Here we feature just some of the new curtain options, new for the spring season. Receive special savings as well, as part of our Spring Sale pricing; everything in our catalog is on sale.

Decorative Macramé

Pictured here to the left are our new Organdy Macramé Curtains. Crisp sheer organdy and detailed macramé lace combine to form pretty sheers that are perfect for spring time decorating. This distinguishing design pattern comes in your choice of cream or white. Its lace has a heavier, cotton-like feel, which adds to the weight of the curtains. Macramé details the edges of the valance, tiers, and panels within the collection. Made of 100% polyester, and all conveniently machine washable.

On a similar theme of lace, customers seeking new kitchen or bathroom curtains will enjoy our new, made in the USA Chebeague Lace Curtain Collection. Knit fabric with the look of pinstripes dresses up your windows in no time. The new Chebeague Lace Curtains are ideal for these rooms because they allow natural sunlight to flow through beautifully.

A Checked Approach

Checked fabrics can offer a classic country feel to any room of the home. During the spring and summer months, consider replacing darker checks with softer, lighter combinations; such as the ones found on our Windowpane Check Swag, shown here to the left. Also new for spring 2013, the Windowpane Check Curtains are made of 100% machine washable, woven cotton. Beige curtains are highlighted by burgundy and light olive green checks, that are neutral enough to still coordinate with most home decor. A ruffle adorns the top of the tiers, swag, and valance of this collection.

If your style is more suited for a touch of Americana, the new Plaid Star Applique Curtains are another smart choice in checks.

Save on any of these new window dressings for your home this spring, and don’t forget there is FREE SHIPPING on all of our curtain collections.

–> New floral and check combinations too with matching chair pads available. Fayette Jacobean Valance; now save $10.

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