Category: Accessories

Summer Decorating with Rope

Summer decorating style is often associated with waterside retreats: the lake, the river, or the beach. And one thing that seems to be found in each of those places is rope. Rope from which to hang a swing or hammock; rope by which to pull a boat; rope in which to catch a fish. Rope [Continue Reading]

The arrival of spring (this Sunday in the northern hemisphere) means sprucing up your outdoor living room.  Cleaning is certainly on the to-do list (no fun) but adding something new to the mix (fun) should also be on that list. Throw pillows are one of the easiest and most cost effective accessories that can be [Continue Reading]

Throw One On

When it comes to making products for the outdoor room which are able to withstand the weather, the sky is the limit. Furniture, lamps, rugs, art work, accessories, candles, and, now, throws have found a niche in the outdoor market. Textillery Weavers, long a producer of fine quality hand-woven throws used inside the home, has [Continue Reading]

The Girl’s Guide to BTU’s

  What’s the big deal with a BTU?  What is it about these three little letters that get your guy excited and on a mission to find the biggest BTU’s so that he can out BTU his friends? Heck, what is a BTU? BTU stands for British thermal unit and measures the amount of work [Continue Reading]

The Serving Cart

Hosting an event at your home in the fall means that you will be entertaining outside. With beautiful weather, everyone is eager to spend as much time outside before the cold arrives. And then, there’s college football. Televisions included in outdoor rooms and fans eager to watch every minute of their team’s season, means at-home [Continue Reading]

Re-Purposing for Outdoor Living

I’ve been cleaning out closets, the basement, and my shed over the past few months. Things which haven’t been used in more years than I can remember, are leaving this home and going to find a new one with someone else. Or, are they? Every time I think I have made the decision to toss [Continue Reading]

Exotic Outdoor Style

Designing the perfect outdoor room is a decorating job that most people look at as a fun endeavor. Equating outdoor with leisure, most of us consider our outdoor living area to be vacation land in our own back yard– our own private retreat where we can relax and have fun whenever we want. And, while [Continue Reading]

Garden Stools

  Used for centuries in China, the garden stool design began as a small outdoor seat used in courtyard gardens which were a central part of Chinese homes. The design may possibly date back to the Buddhist tradition of using a tree stump as seating in the garden. Another possibility is that the garden stool [Continue Reading]

Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall…

Mirror, mirror, on the wall…Once upon a time, mirrors were expensive and hard to come by. Many homes had no mirrors and people didn’t think about checking themselves out in the “looking glass”. They were hard-working people with a what-you-see-is-what-you-get attitude and owning a mirror seemed frivolous and unnecessary. Today, mirrors are found in nearly [Continue Reading]

Atlanta Market

I just returned from a week spent shopping the Atlanta market for holiday and everyday spring merchandise for the upcoming 2015 seasons. Always a fun trip for me, I have the opportunity to visit friends, catch up with vendors that I see only a few times each year, shop this over-the-top market which features every [Continue Reading]