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Pillow Talk

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It’s finally spring and the temperature is gradually warming with the promise of summer just ahead. It’s time to get your outdoor living areas spruced up and looking their best for all of the gatherings that the summer season holds.   Just like decorating indoors, the quickest way to add sparkle, a particular mood, or […]

Chinese Chippendale Style – Inspirations for Home & Landscape

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If you love traditional style, you will no doubt be delightfully intrigued by the intricate fretwork designs, and the elegance, of the classic Chinese Chippendale design style. The style encompasses some of the most beautiful designs. The latticework pattern is just one of the fretwork patterns of this style, and I’m guessing it is probably […]

Discovering Vintage Outdoor Decor

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The many decor styles that we all use for decorating our outdoor spaces are no different than those that are used for decorating the inside of your home. Take the vintage style. Now, I never really thought ‘vintage’ was my style for decorating, at least not my over all style. When I started thinking about […]

The Folding Picnic Table – Table For 4, Please!

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Way back when we were kids, an aunt and uncle of ours had this really cool folding picnic table that they would bring to family picnics. I never forgot it because it was such a unique table. It had seats (4) and table all in one, and it all folded up nicely to become its […]

Finding Your Patio Inspiration

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Before we all know it the warm weather will be upon us. We are counting the days! The up side of it still being a while before the temps warm up is that if you’re building a patio this year, there is still plenty of time to find a design and style that you love. […]

Patio Umbrellas – Styles, Trends, & Decor Options

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The patio umbrella has come a long way from the time when we were growing up, many decades ago. At that time, many families began buying outdoor dining sets for their patios that included a table umbrella. This umbrella style was called the garden umbrella. It had a crank that operated its opening and closing […]

Outdoor Bench

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When you add a timeless classic to your yard, you create a high degree of visual interest and enjoyment. And this leads to an outdoor space that can earn the title of ‘favorite’. We are delighted to bring you this outdoor bench plan that will surely be a beautiful accent in your yard, not to […]

The Adirondack Chair

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What a unique shape for a chair, and so very relaxing. It is at home on a porch, patio, and even in the lawn. It seems that one of our country’s favorite outdoor chairs is the Adirondack chair. It is an American summer and fall icon that signals a relaxing ‘landing place’. The original, known […]

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