Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Bringing the Outdoors In

Now that summer is almost over and the nights are getting cool, I'm thinking about bringing in some of the outdoor plants. This year I'll replant them. I particularly like these beautiful pots.

The Modern Square and Lattice planters (pictured below) were made with Lahar (volcanic ash) from Mount Pinatubo located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. After 460 years of inactivity Mount Pinatubo erupted in June 1991, and for months after continued to cast out lots of Lahar into the air. Despite the tradgedy the native people were able to use the Lahar as an innovative medium that is strong, lightweight and extremely durable.

Modern Square
30" x 13" x 24"

Available in the following sizes:
20" x 20" x 14.5" $257.00
24" x 24" x 17" $352.00
28" x 28" x 21" $589.50
I love oystershells and birds. This beautiful birdbath is on my short list for Christmas.
Oyster Shell Birdbath
32 W x 38 H
This classic style urn is so beautiful with towering branches. Grey Finished Terracotta Urn
Large 15.8" H x 11.8" D
15.4 lbs
Small 10.3" H x 7.8" D
4.4 lbs
This urn will looks great filled with grass and forced bulbs for the holidays.Terracotta French Urn
Large 8.5" H x 12" D
9.6 lbs
Small 6.3" H x 8.3" D
4.2 lbs

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Best Outdoor Lighting

Although the summer is almost over, I thought that I would cover some of the best outdoor lights, which includes hanging lanterns, table lamps, floor lamps, and of course candlelight.
Outdoor Lanterns

This lantern has a fine bronze finish and features
a clear hand-blown glass with antiqued candles.
26"H x 12"W - Chain/Rod Length 6 ft.

Medium six-lantern of solid brass in 19th century

gunmetal finish with hand-blown striated glass panels.

28"H x 14"W x 14"D - Chain/Rod Length 6ft.


Mansard Lantern in grey finish
12.25"L x 12.25" W x 24" H
Was $158.00 Now $79.00

Harbor Side Floor Lamp
Height 62"

Harbor Side Table Lamp
Height 31"

Mini Mambajamba
Height 14"

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Best Outdoor Furniture

It's not too late to think about adding some unique pieces to your outdoor spaces. Particularly if those pieces are timeless and classic. Among my favorites are faux bois pieces, constructed of rebar and concrete, to look like real wood.
The following pieces look great outdoors or indoors.

Redgrove Table
18"D x 22"H

Cement cast faux bois chair - 29.5"W x 25"D x 33"H
Finish: cement grey

Arbor Chair
28"W x 31"D x 39"H, seat height 19"
Cast Resin Table - 15.75" diameter by 22.25"H
Available in cement grey, frost white or frost black
Shown in: cement grey

Pierced white resin side table - 18" diameter x 20"H
Finishes: black/white
Shown in: white

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Best of Things for the Home

This will start a series of blogs about my favorite items for the home. I hope you'll find them informative. Please don't hesitate to contact us at with any questions or comments you might have. All items are available from Home & Garden Co. at 234 Traders Cove, Port Jefferson, NY, 631-928-7913. Since we still have a lot of outdoor time left this year, I'm starting with outdoor carpets.

The best outdoor carpets are:
  • Easy to wash
  • Dry quickly
  • Won't mildew
  • Comfortable to walk on
  • Resist fading
  • Can be used indoors as well as outdoors

    Woven Vinyl Flooring -
I use this a lot for mothers with young children because it's easy to clean and looks like sisal.

  • Area rugs available in most custom sizes
  • With UV Binding
  • Available in other colors and styles
  • $63.90 sq. yd.



These inexpensive polypropylene rugs are a wonderful touch, they look like sisal but they have a soft feel.
  • Available only in the colors shown here
  • 2' x 3' Rug $45.00
  • 2' x'6' Runner $90.00
  • 5' x 8' Rug $250.00


These plush polypropylene rugs are easily washed and dryed. Great for a more luxurious look.

  • Available in many more colors and styles
  • 5' x 8' $397.50
  • 8' x 10' $747.50
  • Custom sizes $25.00 sq. ft.

Veranda Collection - Zebra

Veranda Collection - Shire

Walt Disney Collection - Filigree

Another great inexpensive option - these rugs are made from recycled soda bottles and packing materials. These outdoor rugs are great for porches, decks, etc. They don't absorb stains, can be easily cleaned with a garden hose or sponge and they don't retain water.
  • 30" x 8' Runner $45.00
  • 3' x 5' Rug $35.00
  • 4' x 6' Rug $48.00
  • 5' x 8' Rug $75.00

Pistachio 4' x 6'

Uberturk - Dark Fog 4' x 6'

Mixed Earth Tones - 3' x 5'

Pastel - 30" x 8' Runner

Uberturk - Dark Fog 4' x 6'