Posts Tagged ‘picnic’

From Picnics to Picnic Tables: Outdoor Summer Dining

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Clinton & Associates | Landscape Architects in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virg

We are ready for breakfasts outside, sunny day luncheons and backyard barbecues, how about you? Turn up the charm of your outdoor soirees this summer with some decor tips for creating a stylish and functional environment, whether you’re at a picnic table or at the park on a picnic blanket.

Go Wild

Pick fresh flowers from your flower garden or gather wildflowers to put in a vase and use as a centerpiece on your picnic table or outdoor dining table. The more eclectic and unique the vase or planter the better, as it will complement the wildness of the natural flowers and plants inside, and add instant style to your space. Offer them as party favors or gifts for your guests to go home with at the end of the event.

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Think Pink…and Purple, Green, Yellow, Blue and Orange

Basically what we’re trying to say is go big with color! Use bright and bold outdoor flatware, cups or glasses and plates to amp up the fun of your outdoor summer event. You are going to need items to eat and drink with anyway, so they might as well work for you in terms of decorating. You can go a more traditional route with using different hues of the same color, displaying a few statement pieces or mixing and matching colors and patterns.

Outdoor Living

Look to the Trees

For accent lighting or an added touch, hang paper lanterns or tealight holders from the trees above, or string outdoor lights within your garden for a twinkling touch and added charm. This is also a great way to mark the dining area, so your family and guests will know right where to go for your infamous potato salad and divine grilled chicken.

Lovely Linens

As a tablecloth, runner and even down to your placemats, decorative linens will complete your charming outdoor look. Especially if you’re headed to the park with a picnic basket for the afternoon, an easy-care soft blanket or throw can make the experience all the more sunny. Try layering a runner and tablecloth for shabby chic style you can’t help but admire, and allow the pieces to drape over the sides of a table for a casually comfortable look.

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Wednesday Spotlight: Camping

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

We love spending time outdoors here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, especially in the spring and summer when there are leaves on the trees and there are flowers in bloom. We love offering outdoor and pet décor alongside our indoor furniture and decoratives, so you can enjoy the outdoors just as much as we do. A favorite summer pastime for families is camping – and this week’s Spotlight is all about some of our favorite camping accessories. Whether you retreat to a lake house for the weekend or prefer to spend time in the woods in a tent, these items will work for you.

Teak Folding Chair

Teak Reclining Chair


Picnic Table SetSit Back and Relax

While you’re roasting marshmallows around the campsite fire or enjoying dinner hot off the grill, make the experience more enjoyable with comfortable and practical seating. Our Teak Folding Chair is an excellent option, and is even available as a Reclining Chair for maximum comfort on your camping trip. Both can be easily folded for packing up the car and for storing after a trip, cutting down the hassle of bringing furniture along to your campsite.

Practical Dining

If you prefer eating around or near a table while camping, we have the perfect companion to your personal chairs or our Teak Chairs. The 36″ Square Teak Table is just the right size for bringing along to any campsite and its umbrella hole offers you the option of being shaded for the duration of your vacation. For a more complete dining set, we recommend our Picnic Table Set, complete with an umbrella. Don’t have a lot of packing room? No problem – this table conveniently folds down to a manageable size so you don’t have to worry about bringing it along and leaving other things behind when you set off on a long camping trip.

Solar LED LightCamp Accessories

One of the advantages of camp accessories is that you can almost always justify needing them. For example, our Solar LED Light will add a nice glow to your campsite or any cabin’s porch without the use of propane or an open flame. Our Brown Braided Log Carrier will assist in moving those logs from a wood pile to a campfire or woodstove, sparing you from splinters and time spent away from the fire. Finally, our indoor/outdoor rugs are customer favorites, and we particularly like the Adirondack Lakeside Indoor/Outdoor Rug. The peaceful image showcases some of our favorite outdoor characteristics and activities, and looks great on a camp doorstep or outside a tent or camper.

Brown Braided Log CarrierAdirondack Lakeside Indoor/Outdoor Rug

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