Porch Living

Two’s Company Bamboo Touch Melamine Dinnerware from the Chinoiserie Chic Collection
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Two’s Company Bamboo Touch Melamine Dinnerware from the Chinoiserie Chic Collection

The Bamboo Touch Melamine Dinnerware from Two’s Company has faux bamboo in natural colors or cobalt blue. It is part of their Chinoiserie Chic Collection and coordinates with Blue Willow Two’s Company Bamboo Touch Melamine Dinnerware A sculptural bamboo blue rim lends an elevated look to Bamboo Touch Melamine Dinnerware from Two’s Company Chinoiserie Chic…

Blue and White Paper Plates, Cups and Napkins
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Blue and White Paper Plates, Cups and Napkins

I just love this set of disposable dishes! They come in two sizes and have matching napkins and paper cups. The description says they are blue and white, although many of the photos look more off-white. I love them either way. The larger plate is a full 9 1/4” wide. The napkin and the larger…

Octopus Furniture Trends
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Octopus Furniture Trends

A few years ago octopus images started showing up at the furniture markets. Both Las Vegas and High Point, N.C. had octopi on fabric, furniture, tableware and pillows. This trend shows no sign of going away. Here are some ways to add this look to your home. Octopus Furniture Octopus Furniture is available at all…

Summer on the Porch with Marye-Kelley Blue Willow
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Summer on the Porch with Marye-Kelley Blue Willow

I came on Marye-Kelley Blue Willow while I was looking for something else and put it in my shopping cart to think about later. Now that it is summer, even though we aren’t entertaining, we are living more on the porch. Blue Willow Ice Bucket The Blue Willow Ice Bucket is beginning to look like…

Allen + Roth Valdosta Portable Outdoor Wet Location Ceiling Fan
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Allen + Roth Valdosta Portable Outdoor Wet Location Ceiling Fan

Allen + Roth makes a ceiling fan that can be hung from a hook anywhere. It is rated for wet location, so you don’t have to have it in a covered area. This fan can be suspended from a secure hook from any structure that can safely support 65 pounds. (The fan does not weigh…

Liora Manne’s Ginger Jars Blue Rugs and Pillow
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Liora Manne’s Ginger Jars Blue Rugs and Pillow

Liora Manne’s Ginger Jars Blue Rugs and Pillow are made for outside, so they would stand up well inside. They have SmartSilver technology built right into the fibers to inhibit microbes, bacteria, mold, and fungi. It is stable, so it doesn’t degrade with heat or sun. They can be washed, use detergent and the hose…

Kitschy Tropical Splendor – 1950s Flamingos
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Kitschy Tropical Splendor – 1950s Flamingos

I have a cousin who collects kitschy Florida souvenirs. The tropical 1950s looking stuff with palm trees and pink flamingos. The whole house is Mid-Century Modern, but with a fun tropical twist. I found some great rugs in a Blue Willow pattern made by Dream Decor Rugs of Miami. They make the same rugs in…

Indoor/Outdoor Blue Willow Pagoda Rugs from Dream Decor
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Indoor/Outdoor Blue Willow Pagoda Rugs from Dream Decor

I found these area rugs with a modified Blue Willow pattern. The Asian motif is hand-hooked in two shades of blue with off white. They are made of Courtron Polypropylene, for use on a covered porch, so they will stand up in the house really well. The rugs are hand-hooked in two shades of blue…

Inexpensive, Easy-to-Install Awnings
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Inexpensive, Easy-to-Install Awnings

LAGarden Patio Awnings are an inexpensive way to protect your entry,  doorway or windows. They are designed to offer good weather resistance wherever they are used. The awnings are inexpensive and install quickly and easily. LAGarden Patio Awnings are made of clear hollow polycarbonate sheets in clear or brown.  Both are treated to provide UV…

Relaxing Porch Swings That Fits Your Budget and Style
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Relaxing Porch Swings That Fits Your Budget and Style

How to choose a relaxing Porch Swings that fits your budget and personalize it to reflect your style Nothing says Summer in the South like a glass of lemonade on a porch swing. No matter where you live, a porch swing creates a stress-free zone where you can take a little “me time.” Porch Swing…