I know that I don't have a yard, or even a patio - yet. But, I just can't resist Adirondack chairs. The style is so smooth and simple. They go anywhere.
What I didn't realize is that they can also be quite elegant. Just look at this gorgeous rocker. The detailed design on the back and front of the seat is - to my mind - just incredible.
But, you know me; I couldn't stop there. Once I found the site, I just kept 'shopping'.
While the park benches I found are (probably) designed for public spaces, I don't see any reason they couldn't work on the back patio. Or even in a sun room or screened-in porch.
I can see a pad, like for a chaise, on the seat. Add a couple of tables and simple lamps, and ... ta da! A lovely spot to lounge with a good book.
Picnic tables are another personal weakness. Sitting outside on a warm evening with burgers, dogs, and a pitcher of tea? Perfect.
I like the small-ish square units best. Seating four or more people, with the benches attached, they fit nicely in smaller spaces where long, rectangular tables just wouldn't go. And, seriously, so cute!
A bright cloth and some colorful tableware are all it needs.
Even though my granddaughter is only 17 months old and lives in Chicago, playground equipment just speaks to a grandparent.
The options are almost endless, but this one grabbed me. The adorable details got me started. Then, my inner child went "Ooooh!" and I was lost. Swings, bumpy slide, climbing wall - it's all here, just waiting for me to turn 4 again and climb on.
All I can say is: "Just wait until I get a yard!" (And hit the lottery, cuz there's a lot of shopping to be done here.)