Portland, ME, October 13, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Some collectibles are versatile enough to be used on display all year long, whereas others are special items to be placed on display but once a year. This includes the range of harvest themed figurines available at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop. From witches to turkeys, Sturbridge has a sculpture for everyone. Take a look what artist Lori Mitchell has to offer in Batty Betty and Wicked Willow this year. These petite figures, with whimsical details and plenty of Halloween charm, are designed to bring out the holiday loving child in everyone. Just in time for Halloween decorating, and crafted from resin with handpainted details that preserve the artists original handiwork.
Well-versed collectors will recognize these next two items, as they are from the distinctive and well-known collaboration of Bobbe Punzel-Schuknecht and her husband Jeff Schuknecht, who make up Williraye Studio™. Cold cast in resin to preserve the unique richness of the artists’ carved wood sculptures, Witchy Wonderland and Turkey Time are welcome guests to a collection. Use Turkey Time as part of the Thanksgiving dinner centerpiece, as the folk art appeal is enhanced by the snow globe encasing a plump turkey dressed as a pilgrim.
Sturbridge Yankee Workshop recommends that collectors maintain the value of their items by keeping them well dusted when on display. When packing the figures away at the end of the season, tuck some tissue or newspaper in with the display piece to ensure that it does not suffer damage when waiting to be released next year. Resin sculptures are quite hardy, and will last for years if well taken care of. Not to mention the fact that they make fantastic gifts for friends and family.
Another easy to recognize collector’s item are the fuzzy Wooly® characters identified by their puffy wool bodies and fleece hats, often depicted completing tasks such as preparing for the winter season by chopping wood, as seen in the Splitting Wood Wooly®, or celebrating important events, such as the Sturbridge Yankee Workshop 60th Anniversary, as seen in the SYW Anniversary Wooly®. Use these adorable additions all year long, or bring them out to enhance a mantel space during the appropriate seasons, as many options are available.
To enhance any collection, be sure to gather many figures from various artists. Although the overall style of handicraft may vary from artist to artist, they each have their own special qualities that make them unique and well-worth their display space. Right now at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, collectible sculptures and figurines are available to suit every collector’s wish list needs.