IN­SPIRED + TIME­LESS

De­light in the out­doors with th­ese fur­nish­ings for your leisure space.

Old House Journal - - Contents - By Mary Ellen Pol­son

Won­der­ful finds for porch, pa­tio, and gar­den.

1. SLEEK, NOT TEAK

With front legs that re­sem­ble turned teak wood, the Java bench is ac­tu­ally made of weather-durable con­crete on a wrought-iron frame. It mea­sures 54" wide x 38" high x 26" deep. The bench weighs a hefty 325 pounds; $1,992 and up. Cur­rey and Com­pany, (877) 768-6428, cur­reyand­com­pany.com

2. WA­TER BIRDS

Grace­ful and pe­tite, the pair of small cranes is made of solid brass with the Verdi fin­ish. Use them as part of a wa­ter fea­ture, in the gar­den, or even in­doors. The tallest mea­sures 16" high x 7" wide x 4" deep. Set, $245. Charleston Gar­dens, (800) 469-0118, charleston­gar­dens.com

3. WRIGHT BASIN

The Dana vase is a cast-stone re­pro­duc­tion of a planter from the Frank Lloyd Wright-de­signed Dana– Thomas house. Shown in lime­stone but avail­able in other col­ors, it comes in 22", 33", and 50" widths, for $431 to $1,728. Gar­den Ar­ti­sans, (410) 672-0082, gar­denar­ti­sans.com

4. THE SWING OF IT

Con­structed with mor­tise-and-tenon join­ery, the eco-friendly Du­ra­wood porch swing won’t ab­sorb wa­ter and will not fade, rot, splin­ter, or crack. The swing is fas­tened with marine­grade stain­less-steel hard­ware and comes in 11 col­ors; $699. Paw­leys Is­land Ham­mocks, (877) 401-9017, paw­le­y­sis­land­ham­mocks.com

5. AL­FRESCO DIN­ING

With flared legs, the Jar­rett Bay table is con­structed of 1"-thick, pres­sure­treated solid pine. Or­der in Nat­u­ral or painted in a choice of dozens of cus­tom col­ors plus washed and dis­tressed fin­ishes. The table mea­sures

69" long x 40" wide; $743 and up. Uwhar­rie Chair, (800) 934-9663, uwhar­riechair.com

6. WICKER ON THE SIDE

Built on a rat­tan frame and hand­wo­ven, the Sa­van­nah wicker mag­a­zine table is for a cov­ered porch. It’s 24" high x 17" wide x 20" deep. In Eg­gshell, $380. Cot­tage Home Fur­ni­ture, (866) 223-2757, cot­tage­home­fur­ni­ture.com

7. QUATREFOIL FLOUR­ISHES

The look is clas­sic rat­tan, but the Mimi chaise longue by Celerie Kim­ble is weather-re­sis­tant ex­truded alu­minum. Drain­able all-weather cush­ions come in many col­ors and pat­terns; $2,467.50 and up. Lane Ven­ture,

(888) 790-4025, lan­even­ture.com

8. BIRDS OF LOVE

For a cov­ered porch, the Passe­ria Tree pil­low fea­tures a sten­ciled tree and hand-em­broi­dered birds in shades of teal. The 20" square comes in nat­u­ral Crafts­man linen and three other col­ors. Fin­ished pil­low, $310; kit, $65. Arts & Crafts Pe­riod Tex­tiles, (510) 654-1645, tex­tilestu­dio.com

9. SO­CIAL GATH­ER­ING

At­tract hum­ming­birds to your porch or pa­tio with the Happy Eight feeder. The bright-red color, eight feed­ing ports, and cir­cu­lar perch ring make for happy hum­mers. The leak-proof feeder holds a quart of nec­tar; $41.49. Droll Yan­kees, (800) 352-9164, drollyan­kees.com

10. STONE PAGODAS

Yukimi lanterns are also called “snow view­ing” lanterns, as broad roofs tend to hold onto snow. Each 24" high x 18" wide lan­tern is carved from gran­ite and predrilled for elec­tric wiring: $425 to $585. Sup­ports are ex­tra. Stone For­est, (505) 986-8883, stone­for­est.com

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