Jul 7, 2011

Favorites for Summer

The warmth of summer brings the need for cooling and comfort in furnishings and accessories.  Here are some products I love for entertaining and enjoying - often year-round..

1) Beverage dispenser.  It's such a treat to have a cool drink throughout the day. Guests love having instant access. You can even make sun tea and add ice when finished.  These glass dispensers are classic, timeless and you will enjoy it's function for many years.

2) Fountain.  The trickle of water is pleasing whether you're sitting on your city balcony or a country-side patio. Small, lightweight and attractive for almost any style decor, this outdoor fountain from Ballard is lightweight and affordable. 

3) Outdoor Lighting.  As sunlight fades, add to the ambiance of your outdoor spaces with these lanterns.  With a mirrored back they reflect the candlelight for a warm, bright feel.

4) Lightweight blanket.  Enjoy the softness of these blankets and throws from Cuddledown. Lighter than fleece and just right for cool summer evenings, you can have one for each bed and a throw for the patio.  Choose white for a crisp look or match the color to your room.

5) Teak furniture.  The warmth and durability of teak furniture is unsurpassed.  Even if you don't maintain the golden color, a weathered gray teak chair is a timeless classic. Made from harvested, renewable material, your teak will be enduring and gorgeous for years.