Guest Picks: Good Old-Fashioned Summer
Mint for mojitos? Basil for pizza? A little kitchen herb garden will be perfectly planted in this little tub.
In addition to the jingle of the ice cream truck, wind chimes are a quintessential summer sound.
Entertaining on the back stoop? Don’t let the bugs in the house every time you need a drink. Keep the brews chilled in a practical and good looking drink tub.
This part playground, part tree house, part swing set is insanely awesome. Any kid (and probably adult) would flip out over it.
Sure, kids can sit in the grass, but why would they when these delicate patio chairs are too pretty to pass up?
Melamine plates are perfect for outdoor entertaining. They are light, portable and come in thousands of designs.
Let’s pretend it’s too nice out to eat inside. Grab everything you need in this cute utensil caddy and go.
Were you just transported back to your grandparent’s back porch in the ‘70s? These retro tiki glasses are perfect for back porch cocktail parties with the neighbors.
Is your house the one where all of the neighborhood kids end up? Keep ‘em hydrated and out of your house with a big jug of lemonade on the porch.
Bring all the birds to the yard with this ceramic bird feeder. They’ll love the patina as much as you do!
Hot enough for you? Keep an eye on those climbing temps with this stylish outdoor thermometer.
Lights strung across the patio or backyard equals automatic midsummer's night magic.
Gather ‘round for cocktails with the neighbors or just to compare the lightning bugs the kids have caught.
Keep the bugs from biting and get some rustic charm with these Ball jar citronella torches.
Long summer days seemed to drag on when you were a kid, right? Beat boredom with Bug Bingo — it’s better than video games by a long shot!
A picnic lunch belongs on a good old-fashioned picnic table. Now scoot over and let me in.
Hammocks are for naps. And we all deserve one of each.
No words necessary. I know you want to curl up in this cozy seat too.
Grab the boy next door (or the one you live with) and ask him to give you a push on the old tire swing down by the creek. You'll feel 11 years old in no time.
No worries if you run out of wood for the fire pit. This gel canister log pile is perfect for summer campfires!Next: 11 Ways to Get More From Your Summer Porch