Posts Tagged ‘outdoor entertaining’

Get the Look: Cozy Furnished Patio

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Fall has officially started, but there’s no need to bring all of your parties and celebrations indoors just yet. Create a warm, romantic and peaceful patio or entertaining space outdoors to soak up as much of the evening sun as possible with friends and loved ones before – dare we say it – snow arrives. Here is a little inspiration, and below, how you can get the look with home accents from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.

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Wrought Iron Lattice Bench

Pumpkin Farm to Table PillowAutumn Harvest Pillow

You will of course need seating. Our Wrought Iron Lattice Bench is the best option for weatherproof, durable and timeless outdoor seating, and as you can see in the image above, comfort is added with throw blankets and pillows (Teak furniture is another great option).

You can choose to show off the buffalo check or decorative style of your bench cushion, or tuck coordinating throws around it, providing additional coziness and a way to stay warm on chillier nights.

Vintage Tin Lantern Accent LightBuffalo Check ThrowFor lighting (in addition to a warm fire), outdoor candles or lanterns will create a soft glow and add decorative appeal to the space. Our Vintage Tin Lantern Light is made specifically for the outdoors, and even has a timer so you don’t have to worry about forgetting to turn it off. You could also turn your Mason jars into accent lights with a Solar LED cover that will fit any standard opening.

So pick a seat, enjoy the comforts of these functional and decorative [outdoor] home accents, and gather together with friends and family outdoors this fall!

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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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