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Weekly Spotlight: Practical Lighting (Fall 2018)

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Last week we featured five of our newest, most decorative lighting solutions, so this week we’re turning to the practical side and showing you five new lamps that really work for your home.

Primitive Wax Forever Tealight Set

Primitive Wax Forever Tealight Set

Tealights are great to keep on hand for entertaining, putting the finishing touches on a seasonal display, and can even be handy in emergencies. Our newest tealights come in a set of four and feature waxy exteriors for an authentic look.

Bradley Adjustable Floor LampBradley Adjustable Floor Lamp

An adjustable floor lamp is a must-have, and not only does this one adjust up and down, but the shade can be adjusted to direct light where you need it.

Faye End Table Floor Lamp

Faye End Table Floor Lamp

This floor lamp is the newest addition to our web exclusive Faye Lamp collection. Not only does it offer a living space plenty of light, the glass table on the stem gives you a tabletop surface in tight spaces.

Glass Tea Jar PendantGlass Tea Jar Pendant

The vintage style of this pendant isn’t the only spectacular thing about it; you will be impressed by the amount of light it gives off – especially when used in multiplies over a counter or in a hallway.

Woodford Floor Lamp


Woodford Floor Lamp

Finally, this storybook-like floor lamp, which features caged shades that let light spread across any room of your home. Just like with the Bradley Lamp above, these shades can be adjusted to suit your needs.

Browse more practical lighting – for an office, bedroom and other living spaces – by clicking here. And don’t forget to shop our Annual Fall Lighting Sale, going on now through September 13th.

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Weekly Spotlight: New Web Exclusive Lighting

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

LED Steeple LanternOur entire lighting collection is on sale until September, but there’s more to see outside the pages of our catalog. Web exclusive lighting is also on sale, and to give you a look into what we offer on our website, we are spotlighting five new lamps that will look perfect inside of your home.

Rustic Swing Arm Table Lamp

Old world charm and decorative appeal are exemplified beautifully in the LED Steeple Lantern, a metal accent lamp with a rustic design and twinkling LED lights inside a glass chimney. This lantern makes a beautiful addition to your farmhouse kitchen or an accent table in the entryway.

For practicality, our Rustic Swing Arm Table Lamp is the perfect size and offers just the right amount of lighting for reading on the sofa or while you work at your desk. Its distressed finish
offers primitive appeal and gives any
space a lived-in look.

Mission Chairside Lamp End TableAlso a practical option and one that saves space is the Mission Chairside Lamp End Table. With an end table and lamp in one, you have the lighting you need next to your furniture and a stylish Mission designed end table on which to place books, electronics and collectibles.

Faye Table LampElda Oval Table Lamp

The final two web exclusive lamps for this spotlight are truly works of art. The first, a romantic design completed with a silken champagne-colored drum shade for a timeless yet stylish look in any room. Designed by Carolyn Kinder, our Faye Table Lamp is a classic decorative and functional home accent. The second is lighting like you have never seen it before; the Elda Oval Table Lamp’s mottled glass shade suspends in the air, supported by a rubbed oval frame. A stunning statement piece designed by Matthew Williams, this decorative accent lamp is not one you or any guests will forget.

Find more web exclusive lighting and our extensive lighting collection at as well as in our catalog; see what’s new in lighting and illuminate your home all year long.

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Decorating with the Beauty of Burlap

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
Burlap fabric, crafted from jute fibers, has been used for centuries in countries such as India for small purposes such as rope making and paper creation. It was not until the late 1700’s that burlap fabric and jute fibers became a worldwide export with the help of the East India Company. Nowadays burlap fabric is a very popular decorating fabric for use on wall art, curtains and home accents. We here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop enjoy the look of burlap, and its softer lookalike options, and have gathered a few of our favorite burlap items here together for you to enjoy.
Burlap Filters Light and Air

Burlap is a great option for curtains and other window treatments as it is breathable, letting air and light circulate throughout a room. Hanging burlap curtains in your home will keep a room feeling full of country charm while offering a modern accent and updated look to any window. Burlap Barnyard Collection features a classic folk art image of stacked animals printed on burlap with a crackled appearance and a barn red accent stripe. Matching pillow, valance and table runner create a cohesive look in any room.

Burlap Barnyard Pillow
Burlap Barnyard Valance Burlap Barnyard Table Runner

A New Way With Burlap

Burlap fabric has become increasingly popular in home decorating and we here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop have joined in on the trend. Here you can see two options for using burlap, as showcased on these jute wrapped prints. Burlap offers a country feel with the ability to be dressed up, or down, as desired. Both of these prints would look equally welcome in a rustic farmhouse or a modern loft in the city. Vintage inspired imagery adds to the overall natural handmade feel that burlap fabric offers.

Time Jute Wrapped Wall Art Bicycle Jute Wrapped Wall Art

Southern Star Tiers Burlap Lookalikes

100% cotton, made to look like woven burlap fabric, offers a softer alternative to 100% jute. Here on the Southern Star Curtain Collection, soft cotton fabric is accented by black stars appearing in screenprinted black ink. The combination of black and neutral tan colored cotton burlap lookalike fabric will work well with your current styles as the colors are very neutral.

Southern Star Prairie Swag Southern Star Panels

A Fabric For Many Uses

So far we have shown burlap on curtain rods, printed wall hangings, and now we are featuring burlap accenting a lamp shade. As we mentioned above, burlap is breathable, making it just right for a lampshade as it will filter the light while offering a warm glow when the lamp is lit.

Clock Lamp features a mini clock inset in the column of the lamp, just right for task lighting in any room. Keep yourself on task in your home office or simply note the passing of time.

Clock Lamp

Burlap Flag Pillow Offering a Vintage Vibe

Burlap fabric can feel very rustic when it is displayed around the home. It can also feel quite modern next to metal and glass accents. Burlap Flag Pillow offers rustic Americana charm with a distressed printed image of the American flag on the burlap pillow case. Prop this beauty in your entryway all year long to showcase your patriotic pride to all who visit. Accent any wreath or package with Burlap Ribbon, and keep the Queen Bee Pillow in charge of any room.

Burlap Ribbon Queen Bee Pillow

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