Outdoor Trends Made Easy

Looking to spruce up your outside space? It’s a great time to do it! With the warm weather, we’re sure you’re spending  a lot of time outdoors, whether it’s watching the kids splash in the pool (or shoot each other with water guns) or seeing what blooming in your garden. Maybe you’re just spending the summer nights on the porch, enjoying the nice warm breeze. No matter what is drawing you outdoors, make sure the space you find yourself in is inviting. It’s easier than you think, and we’re here to help.

The front porch has taken over this year as the space people are spending more of their time. It’s becoming more of a social center, as people in the neighborhoods can frequently be found lounging with a glass of iced tea, maybe a good book, or the company of a neighbor. Rocking chairs are a staple, and what better than a vintage rocker? Sit down for a spell in a chair with charm and just enjoy the peace and the slower pace.


Gallery walls are also popular for outdoor decor, so you can take your favorite decorating trends and carry the theme from inside out. Is farmhouse your thing? Or are you feeling the nautical vibe? Whatever your preference, decorate the outdoor walls to help bring cohesion and a bit of fun.

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If you’re going to be spending so much time outside, then it’s natural you’ll want to sit and enjoy a meal. More and more people are bringing much of their daily life outside on nice days, including mealtime. What better than to sit outside in the sunshine, catch up on your day, and enjoy a burger off the grill, or even just relax and have a cup of tea?

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Metal continues to be a hot trend in outdoor decor. It’s a great way to combine the natural with the industrial, or to add touches of whimsy to your garden. From elegant baskets to adorable birds, metal elements can help you add that missing touch.

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No matter how you plan on sprucing up your outdoor space, we’re here to help. We’re open five days a week (closed Tuesday – Wednesday) and we’d love to help you make your ideas a reality. Come see us soon at the manor house!


Fresh off the truck…

Could the weather this week have been any more perfect?  It is impossible to be anything but happy when the sun is shining on your face and the temperature is short sleeve worthy.  I am sure that I am not the only one who took the opportunity to throw open the windows and let the fresh air in.

It seems our customers have been enjoying the gorgeous days, too, as the door is constantly opening to let in faces that we haven’t seen in a while, and new visitors who are taking day trips to get out and explore.  Luckily for them, the shopping begins before they even walk through the door.  The front porch currently can’t contain all the treasures and has spilled into the yard with chippy metal fun, fresh off a picking trip all up and down the east coast and even a little to the west.  One thing we can guarantee is these pieces won’t stay long. Curious?

Well, the front porch is always full of fun things, and a great place to find both garden treasures and pieces that lean a little more to the rustic side.  Here’s a little glimpse of what is currently there…although there is no telling how long it will be there.

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But that’s only the porch….that doesn’t include all the amazing new arrivals.  Benches?  Check.  We even have new rain gauges!  And they’re beyond cute.  Looking for a shabby chic plant stand?  Two levels or three?  Because we have those, too.  Need an armillary?  Because we have them.  Tables for your patio.  Got that, too.  But they are already leaving, and quickly.  So if you are looking to enjoy this beautiful weather with some new additions to your outdoor living space, you probably want to get here quickly.

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We’re here seven days a week, and ready to help you find your next “wow” piece.  Come see why customers have been loading up their cars all days long and leaving with smiles on their faces.  See you soon at the manor house!