Archive for the ‘Outdoor’ Category

Styling a Patriotic Front Porch

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Make a patriotic statement on your front porch or stoop and celebrate Memorial Day, Independence Day or the US of A all year long using just a few simple home accents. Take a look below.

Patriotic Front Step

  • Depending on how much work you feel like putting into the patriotic look, you could paint your front door red for a pop of color perfect for Americana celebrations. However, you can still achieve a charming red, white and blue scheme without such a drastic step.
  • Geraniums make perfect flowers for a front step. Their lush blooms and leaves fill out the space, and their beautiful red color is just perfect. Put them in terracotta pots, ceramic planters or an American flag styled planter for more detail.
  • The doormat is a functional decorative; keeping dirt and mud outdoors while adding beauty to your porch. This one welcomes guests and ties in the USA theme with American flags and geraniums.
  • For the door and to make your front stoop really pop, place a floral wreath that complements the patriotic look while providing a natural home accent to the outside of your home.
  • To complete the stylish patriotic look, add a flag either to the side of your home or with a flagpole in the ground. Read up on proper flag etiquette, and let it fly all summer long!

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Weekly Spotlight: Getting a Jump on Summer with Clearance Items

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

We are in the final days of our Annual Spring Sale, but you can get a jump start on summer decorating with these five clearance items before our summer catalog goes out this weekend.

American Flag String Lights

  • Floral Cart Hooked Wool PillowCorn Cob Salt & Pepper Shakers: For barbecues, a Fourth of July Party or for keeping in the kitchen all year long as a reminder of sweet summertime.
  • American Flag String Lights: Show your American pride and include a little lighting in your summertime celebrations.
  • Moose Birch Thermometer: Be prepared for any type of summer weather with this handcrafted thermometer, a must-have for Mainers and a great gift for your tourist friends and family.
  • Floral Cart Hooked Wool Pillow: Hooked wool pillows are always in style, and this one easily takes us from spring to summer with pink blooms and a nod towards outdoor gardening.
  • Tulip Garden Print: A thriving garden to rival yours, or as a testament to the sights, sounds and even smells of summertime.

Moose Birch ThermometerCorn Cob Salt & Pepper ShakersTulip Garden Print

These home accents aren’t guaranteed to be around for long, so shop them and our entire Clearance selection here. And don’t forget, you can get free shipping on curtains during our Spring Sale through May 11th.

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Weekly Spotlight: BBQ Month

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

48" Teak Dining TableBlue Ruffle Melamine Dinner Plate SetWelcome to May! This month offers so much as a transition from spring to summer here in Maine: warm weather, the occasional rain shower, trees and flowers beginning to bloom, and National Barbecue Month – a delicious thing to celebrate. Here are five essentials that will keep your barbecues well stocked, organized and enjoyable for you and your guests.

Wrought Iron Paper Towel Holders

An outdoor dining table is a great place to gather around and enjoy food cooked on the grill. Our Teak Dining Table is perfect for withstanding seasonal weather and is made to fit a table umbrella for adding shade on the sunnier days.

When it’s time to eat, forego the paper plates and opt for these Melamine Dinner Plates instead. Their durability and style are unmatched, giving you dinnerware that can be brought outdoors and a stylish accent for your outdoor barbecue.

Round Enamel Tub

Keep paper towels near by for clean up without worrying about a strong gust of wind carrying them away with a Wrought Iron Paper Towel Holder. The variety of designs fit your party theme or style preferences.

Beverage Dispenser with Chalkboard Label & StandYou’ve got the food prep down packed, leaving plenty of opportunity to get all your beverage choices up to snuff.

A Round Enamel Tub offers your guests convenience when filled with ice and drinks, and a Beverage Dispenser with a stand and chalkboard enhances the personal charm of your spread.

With these elements in place, other additions like decorations and furnishings can be instituted to create the best space for your barbecues in May and the duration of summer.

Check out our food ideas for barbecues throughout the blog, like the BBQ Chicken Crescent Ring, and share your favorite barbecue dishes and decor in the comments below. Happy National Barbecue Month!

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