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Styling Easter Flowers

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Do you have family coming over for Easter, or are you planning on eating out with a few close friends? Whatever you choose to do, create a colorful, seasonal look with flowers inside your home to welcome your guests or as you come home and relax. These ideas for styling flowers don’t have to expire after Sunday; keep them in mind throughout the spring for a fresh and blooming country home all season long.

  • Keep real or faux flowers in antiqued tin buckets, Mason jars or vintage tins. You’ll be changing the clutter of stored-away containers into the beauty that is a floral arrangement on a table, mantel or large windowsill.


  • Complement colorful decor with colorful blooms. Our Sturbridge Lantern Lamp in Brass adds to the warmth of not only the lighting but to the rosy pink flowers, and enhances the natural look of the green leaves of the plant, as well as the green details in these Vintage Bird Prints.


  • Emphasize pinks and yellows of Easter with black and white accents (a classic home decor trend). Think hens, chickens, rabbits and bunnies; if you choose not to decorate with those animals after Sunday, you’ll still have colorful, beautiful blooms to add charm in your home.



  • Embrace floral decor. Accent lighting in the shape of a blooming flower; pillows adorned in cheerful country petals; these will bring an added elegant and unique touch to your Easter and spring decor, especially when you incorporate different textures and materials like hooked wool and mercury glass.


  • Creatively add to party favors, serving trays and place settings. One big bloom, a few sprigs of decorative grass and twigs or a combination of both can add natural appeal to the minor details of your Easter inspired country home decor. You can also choose to decorate only these areas for a minimal yet cheerful look this Easter and all spring long.


  • Don’t underestimate a wreath. You may always hang one on your front door, but adding a wreath and even coordinating garland above a mantel, the kitchen sink or on a wall in the dining room will tie all of your Easter decor together, finishing the true look and feel of the holiday throughout your home.

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You can shop most of these looks in our Spring 2016 Catalog, in print and online.

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Sturbridge Lantern Lamp

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Lanterns have been around for almost as long as there has been fire. Lamps of all size, shape, color and form create the vast landscape that we can see at night. Drawing light from kerosene, whale blubber and a variety of oils and fats; nearly everything we as humans could set fire to, we attempted to generate light  from it. Our lighting sources evolved and lamps for indoor use were produced. The first renditions may not have amounted to anything we would consider bright, but a progression of better lighting was soon to come. Thankfully between  1878-1879, Thomas Edison created the long lasting filament bulb that we can recognize in our homes today.

In a lamp that Sturbridge has carried for quite some time, we’ve created the best of both worlds. A lower section lantern design for a colonial inspired feel. An electric candle stick light that glows though the seeded glass panes; we thought it best to keep a safe bulb below, instead of the fire hazard a standard candle may carry. Above is a traditional lampshade, covering an additional bulb that provides a second source of light while reading. The two together instill  a wonderful feeling of being by the seashore or perhaps memories as a child. It is a lamp that creates it’s own space. Coordinate our Lantern Lamp with nautical themed decor, place in your study or  let it stand tall on it’s own, on a hall side table – any way you choose, this lamp won’t leave you in the dark.

The Sturbridge Lantern Lamp also has a dial that allows you to control the top or the bottom portion, providing a partial or full lightscape. It will draw you in with warm light from the candle below and makes a great utility lamp with it’s room filling light above. With your choice of a brass, bronze, red or verdigris colored lamp base and three sizes to fit your table lighting needs, you really should consider where your Lantern Lamp will go. Get one for yourself or as a great gift, while on sale for a limited time during our Annual Lighting Sale going on  right now.

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