Celebrate Hearts

In honor of love, Sturbridge Yankee Workshop has a wonderful array of hearts for your year round home decor. Decorating with hearts is a perfect way to transition out of your holiday decor into decor that works for everyday. Then before you know it, you'll be ready in time for the Valentine's Day holiday.  You can also keep your heart themed decor up all year long to share the love for all to see.

Heart History

Heart motifs are popular for year round decorating in many country homes as they symbolize love, emotion and affection. The origin of the heart shape, as used in symbolic form that we would recognize today, dates back to the 13th or 14th centuries. Prior to this point the classic heart shape, showcased in Lori Mitchell’s Old Fashioned Love Sculpture , was used as a symbol of foliage. It has only been in recent years, dating back to the start of the 19th century, that the heart symbol began to be more widely used in relation to romantic love and Valentine's Day.

Queen of Hearts Hooked Wool Pillow
 Old Fashioned Love SculptureWinged Heart - Always in our Hearts Memorial Stone

Heart to Heart

In modern times, the visual of a heart motif can encourage all sorts of emotions. You may look at a heart and feel a sense of welcoming, a reminder that love abounds in the home. Share these same feelings with guests who enter your home with a cherished piece that will look wonderful on display all year long. Wall art like our Eight Hearts Medallion will fill up blank space in any room while Ceramic Heart Night Light adds a sweet touch to a bedroom or hallway.


Ceramic Heart Night LightEight Hearts Medallion

Let the Love Shine Through

The Edwardian Hearts Stained Glass Window Panel may not feature the traditional red heart color, but it has plenty of warmth and charm to go around. The romantic look and ripple glass create an eye-catching statement piece in any room.

While perfect for Valentine’s Day decorating and gift ideas, this and other heart décor can be used as permanent, primitive, and cozy fixtures in your home.

Edwardian Hearts Stained Glass Window Panel

Braided Heart Trivets

Hearts Abound

If you're looking for an easy way to decorate with hearts in a cohesive manner, you will like the Braided Heart Collection. Braided Heart Trivets, Braided Heart Rug and Braided Heart Placemats will add the perfect amount of heart themed decor to your kitchen or dining room. What better way to ensure your home exudes the country charm that hearts can bring? Trivets and placemats are made of a durable cotton blend, while the rug is constructed from eco-friendly, 100% jute fiber material that is long lasting and stands up to use.

Heart Rug Braided Heart Placemats