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Fall Nights on the Patio

5 Nov

Fall has finally arrived here in the Northeast and it is beautiful. The chilly nights and the colorful leaves always make me happy. And just because there’s a chill in the air doesn’t mean you can’t use your patio.

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Having our friends and family over for dinner and then going out to the patio to a nice warm fire to roast marshmallows or have an after dinner cocktail is absolutely the best. And there is no better fire kettle than the ones from our friends at Sea Island Forge.

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Sea Island Forge is a collection of handcrafted entertaining and cooking tools which celebrate the laid-back lifestyle enjoyed by generations along the Georgia coastline and now everyone, everywhere can enjoy that same lifestyle. They have an array of handcrafted kettles and all the essential tools to go with them.

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Grab some blankets, invite your friends and enjoy a beautiful night on your patio by the fire creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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Pinspiration, Inspiration!

7 May

Inspiration can come from anywhere, anything or anyone. I’m am constantly inspired but I must admit that Pinterest can provide lots of inspiration for all kinds of things. I use Pinterest to find recipes, ideas for parties, clothing and so on and on….and now you can even buy that dress you found and have to have! It helps me to see where I need to be with my business, what people like; trends. I love that you can arrange things, add boards and I can add the items I sell from the website. Pinterest is a fabulous business tool. (No, I am not in cahoots with them, this is all me.)

Here are some simple but effective ideas to make your patio gatherings really great that I found on Pinterest.

1. Lighting: those pretty little white lights that everyone loves. String them around your patio or even the patio umbrella for that soft, pretty lighting that feels like you’re in Paris! *The Window Shop

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2. Place settings: Adding a touch of nature to your table setting, like this radish, so sweet and unexpected! *Better Homes and Gardens

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3. Unusual ice bucket: Use a wheel barrow, a wagon, a large tin tub for a bit of whimsy and fun. It does the job and looks really cool! * Style Me Pretty

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4. Fruity/Floral Ice Cubes: So easy and so pretty! What an impact something so small can make. Add fruit, herbs or even edible flower petals to ice cubes. They look so pretty in a glass of sangria or seltzer! *Kidsdigne

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5. Chambray: A chambray tablecloth or runner with chambray napkins. who doesn’t love chambray? I know I do, so I decided to use chambray this season. Coming soon to you, by me and Patio Fashions…stay tuned!

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*Chambray Photo thisisnotsonew

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