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Decorating with: Blooms in Every Room

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Decorate every corner of your home with vibrant flowers that will stay in bloom all year long. Permanent forever flower arrangements and displays are a wonderful option for adding natural beauty to spaces without the need for watering. We have gathered a favorite florals available now at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.
Lavender Garland
Powerful Purple

Purple, lavender, lilac and violet. Purple is a wonderful color option for girl’s bedrooms, living rooms or bathrooms. It combines the stability of blue with the energy of red for a wise, dignified room. Purple is also commonly used to signify ambition and creativity, offering a magical look to a child’s bedroom. When combined with soft shades, purple can be soothing while offering a serious atmosphere when used with dark tones. Clean and fresh, purple flowers bring all of these sensations into your house. Lavender Wreath and Lavender Garland each feature a wide range of appealing purple hues ready for display, offering stunning visuals in any season.

Lavender Wreath

White Hydrangea Wreath Sweet Pink

Pink is a softer, lighter color option when looking for a feminine touch in a bedroom or family room. Full of versatile possibilities depending on which hue you choose, pink can vary from soft rose to rich salmon and bright magenta. Those seeking romantic atmosphere should stick with softer tones while anyone looking for a splash of fun in their room can reach towards brighter pinks to enhance the playful mood. White Hydrangea, Petunia Hydrangea and Pink Hydrangea Wreaths all offer varying shades of pink hues to suit your taste.

Petunia Hydrangea Wreath Pink Hydrangea Wreath

Bold & Bright Red

It is well-known that the color red is as powerful as they come. Offering romance, warmth and rich tones for decorating country homes, this color is one that is versatile in the world of flower displays and wreaths. Choose burgundy and rust reds for rich tonal quality, and brighter colors from red berries or apples for a splash of vibrancy. Red and green are complementary colors and truly shine together on Berry Hydrangea Wreath and Pine & Berries Mini Wreath. Merlot Willow Wreath shows sophistication on a wall. If red seems too rich for your tastes, try using softer variations toned down with cream and off-white furnishings.

Berry Hydrangea Wreath
Pine & Berries Mini Wreath Merlot Willow Wreath

Potted Cherry Blossom Display Clean & Crisp White

Cleanse a room’s palette with refreshing white flowers, perfect for adding to any decorating style. Pair with softer shades for a calming retreat in your bedroom or bathroom. Offer stark contrast when using white flowers in a powerfully colored room, such as a den with rich, dark drapes or wood paneling. White flowers can also signify the first buds of spring – making these displays versatile enough for year round use or for saving for special seasons. Cherry Blossom Potted Display sits pretty on a shelf or table, while White Floral Dogwood Bunch or Baby’s Breath Floral Bunch will accent any vase or urn.

White Dogwood Floral Bunch Baby's Breath Floral Bunch

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Mainely Wreaths

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Happy Halloween from all of us at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop! Today most likely will be filled with festive fun, costumes, candy and more. Tomorrow however, will be time to start thinking about the holidays that are right around the corner. One way to transition into the holiday spirit is with a fresh Maine wreath. At Sturbridge, we are proud to carry real balsam greenery from our friends at Mainely Wreaths in downeast Maine. For the upcoming holiday season we have a selection of freshly picked balsam branches that are formed to create the most beautiful wreaths and centerpieces. Mainely Wreaths is a local company out of Waldoboro, Maine, which is about an hour and a half away from Portland. They pride themselves on their ability to ensure the up most freshness in their products due to their efficient delivery schedule.

While gathering boughs, or tree branches each day as the orders come in, they promise a 100% satisfaction guarantee for their customers. The same goes if you are a Sturbridge Yankee Workshop customer. Adding a festive flare to each and every handcrafted piece, are the beautiful decorative accents. Such as: red holly berries, pinecones and sometimes a bright red bow for the final touch. Their bows are always built to withstand outdoor elements due to their quality and water proof capability; so no worries if there is snow outside your door, as there already is here in Maine!

The downeast region of Maine refers to the rocky coastline on our eastern most coast. This includes places you might be familiar with, like Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Downeast Maine is also home to beautiful wildlife and vast regions of none other than the Maine Balsam Fir, which is a variety of our state tree, the Eastern White Pine. This fir tree is the only fir tree of its kind that is truly native to Maine woods. They can grow to 60 or 70 feet tall and their trunks usually measure 12-20 inches in diameter. As they are one of the most abundant trees in Maine, the damp forest and well drained hillsides in this area, allow the tree to thrive. Balsam Fir trees are distinguished from Spruce trees by their flat needles and upright cones; making them ideal for use in wreath making. You will find that our wreaths made from Mainely Wreaths, will bring the true spirit of holidays in Maine to life in your home. Their attention to detail and experienced craftsmanship are above the rest.

Our Pinecone & Millet Wreath, seen here to the right, will complement holiday scenes from the front door to the back yard. Whether your taste is traditional or contemporary, this exclusive wreath features pinecones and millet sprigs. Millet is typically referred to as a group of small species of grains, that appears to look like wheat grass you might see in a field. Our Pinecone & Millet Wreath is great because it offers an alternative to traditional style wreaths, like our Traditional Wreath with Red Bow, pictured above. Including mini red berries and mini pinecones, this wreath option creates a warm welcome for all your guests this season.

We also carry one of Mainely Wreath’s centerpieces, our Balsam Centerpiece. Real Maine grown greens and a pillar candle make this centerpiece one you’re sure to love. Bring the fragrance of real balsam and the enjoyment of candlelight to your table this year; decorated with a bright red bow and pinecones. Our fresh wreaths measure about 24″ in diameter and the centerpiece measures about 14″ in diameter, which should fit most doors and tablescapes just fine. Capture the essence of the deep Maine woods with beautiful handcrafted, balsam decor and you’ll be glad you did.

Delivery Schedule: Order yours today!

Week 1: 11/21/11 – 11/26/11
Week 2: 11/28/11 – 12/03/11
Week 3: 12/05/11 – 12/10/11
Week 4: 12/12/11 – 12/17/11

Thank you Mainely Wreaths for sharing your talent and expert wreath making skills with your customers over the years and all of us at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.


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