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Redefining Home

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As we become increasingly aware of our planet’s fragile condition, it’s heartening to read about the increasing number of sites devoted to reusing, reclaiming and recycling. Today’s find is Redefine Home, which has a cool section devoted to found objects. Each of these one-of-a-kind items has a story, and obviously if you like it, you [...] [Read More]

Restoration Hardware Sale

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Restoration Hardware is having a Stars and Stripes sale until July 6, where you can save an additional 10 percent on all things outdoor, some of which are already on sale! Here are just a few of the goodies where you can get additional saving, everything from garden furniture to lights, planters and other accessories. [Read More]

Top Three Thursdays

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Look it’s art for your wall! It’s clever storage space for your home! It’s just brilliant, I think, these maze boxes from Kevin Irivin’s Etsy shop. Made from blond maple, these grooved storage are a wonderful combination of art and function. Love that. They have keyhole slots on the back for easy installation and can [...] [Read More]

Candles in the Wind

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Candlelight is always the way to go, unless, of course, you’re trying to read or write something. With summer, though, it’s hard to work the candles in the wind bit. Here’s a nice solution from Outer Banks Trading Company. This copy of a West Indies lantern can be placed on the table or hung as [...] [Read More]

Anthropologie Goes Strange

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Generally I am a fan of Anthropologie and lust after much of their home goods — I am past their demographic for clothes, but if I were younger, I’d be up for those too — but this chair just seems strange to me. I was looking at their outdoor furniture section when I happened upon [...] [Read More]

Life’s a Beach

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If you’re into coastal chic or wanting to be reminded of a favorite spot by the ocean in your land-locked home, you might find the Cottage Coastal Store worth a click. Dedicated to all things coastal, the online store offers a plethora of beachy decor. Here’s a sampling to give you a feel for the [...] [Read More]

Thoroughly Modern Sofa

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Looking for something a little more contemporary for your patio or outdoor room? This sofa from Exclusively Home caught my eye. Talk about making a statement! This Anjuna Bed, as it’s called, has clean lines and colors and yet is so bold at the same time. Price is $2,298 with free shipping.

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Categories: furniture, outdoors, seasonal

Outdoor Lighting

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When our daughter got married in our backyard last summer, I realized a number of things I wanted to repeat even without a big celebration. Top was lighting in and around the yard because it just looks cool and brings the outdoors alive in a wonderful way. So I’m always on the lookout for ways [...] [Read More]

Swing Away

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There is nothing that invites being slothful more than a hammock. People who own hammocks take naps. They read novels and whatever else they’re interested in IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY! They do not worry about whether or not it’s too early in the day to have a nice cold (alcoholic) drink. I want [...] [Read More]

Top Three Thursdays

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Up first on Top Three Thursdays on Etsy is a pillow that I immediately coveted from Swoon Studio’s shop. Love love love the green color and complementary designs. I just think it would be perfect on a porch or to freshen up your family or living room with a lighter summertime look. The two 18- [...] [Read More]