Holiday Entertaining Essentials with Free Shipping at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

The time of year for gathering around the dinner table with friends and family is nearly here. Stock up on new table linens and hostess items, and take advantage of free shipping on holiday items, now at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.

Portland, ME, October 27, 2013 --( Set the scene for harvest meals with a collection of table linens that are sure to please guests year after year. When planning for dinner parties this year, an easy way to transform a static dining room setting is to occasionally interchange table linens for double the wear and more versatility. A vast array of placemats, tablecloths, and table runners are available now at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop; enough to ensure that the same linens will not need to be used twice this season.

Start with rich colors directly inspired by the harvest season in Sturbridge’s Danforth Collection ( Reversible 100% cotton placemats and runner make for colorful dining with winding ferns and flowers in muted colors. Highlights of raspberry red and pumpkin orange complement the cream colored background, reversing to a coordinating stripe pattern with the same range of colors as the front.

For Thanksgiving, Sturbridge recommends using their Turkey Time Linens (, made here in the USA. 100% polyester fabric, with the look of burlap and the feel of cotton, combines with a printed, rustic image of a vintage turkey trotting along upon a bit of greenery. These pieces, available in a table runner, pillow, and placemat, offer old-world appeal and a charming setting for a Thanksgiving supper place settings. Try combining these linens with pinecones and leaves gathered from outside to create an all-natural centerpiece full of handmade charm. No Thanksgiving table is complete without matching decorative serving ware, such as the Turkey or Pumpkin salt and pepper shakers. Glazed ceramic is exquisitely painted; use the turkeys, with their accompanying ceramic fall leaf, to dress up the table display.

Enchant guests with simple decorations that look like something straight out of a magazine. Use mini wreaths, such as the Mini Berry Nest Wreath, either all matching or various wreaths with complementary color schemes, and gather lengths of ribbon from a craft stash in the house. Sturbridge recommends using one yard of ribbon per wreath to create a lush bow that can be used to tie the wreaths to the back of dining room chairs. Sturbridge’s Burlap Ribbon ( arrives in a four yard roll for easy decorating. These mini wreaths can also be used as tabletop centerpieces along with the Red LED Flameless Candles available at Sturbridge.

When transitioning into the later part of the season, especially for dinner parties into December, Sturbridge recommends their Quilted Chickadee Collection. Soft 100% cotton features white pine sprigs and black-capped chickadees along with bright highlights of winter berries atop an off-white background. Just like many of Sturbridge’s tabletop collections, these quilted options are reversible for double the wear and increased versatility. Mix things up by using half of the placemats showcasing the chickadee front, and the other half reversed to the red and green calico stripe. Guests will think that the table has been arranged by a professional decorator.

Small accents such as glass lights can add interest and mood lighting to a dining space or appetizer area. Take a look at the set of two small glass lights offered at Sturbridge; sparkling glass reflects the warm glow from holiday lights inside of these petite containers with painted images of sleepy winter towns. Use these lights in the center of a mini wreath for a whimsical display and mood lighting all in one.

Free shipping on all holiday items, now at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, through December 26, 2013.
Sturbridge Yankee Workshop
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90 Blueberry Road, Portland, ME 04102