Al fresco season is here and we’re celebrating by bringing you 7 local businesses with great ideas and items to spruce up your outdoor space!
(Avon) Coco Lily is a stylish boutique offering beautiful al fresco tableware, placemats, napkins, and entertaining accessories that’ll make your next soiree really shine! They carry the irresistible Italian line Vietri, which we can’t get enough of. While you’re there shopping for your patio, don’t forget to find yourself a stunning summer dress. Everything is swoon-worthy!
(Southbury) Chatfield True Value has absolutely everything you might need for your outdoor space. From a huge sales floor of Scag lawn mowers and Stihl power tools (plus service) to a camping and clothing section, plus all the hardware items in between. They also rent everything from excavators to tents, dance floors, lighting, and dinnerware! Got an event coming up? Check ’em out!
(Kent) Terston is another great store to find statement pieces for your porch this summer. Melamine & acrylic serveware makes patio and deck entertaining safe & easy! Check out the Italian line called Le Murrine which provides a pop of color, plus platters, plates, outdoor pillows made of recycled plastic, napkins, and don’t forget the reusable silicone straws!
(New Milford) Is it time to upgrade your grill game? Powerhouse Kitchens & Appliances is your one-stop shop for all your grilling essentials this summer and all year round! From smokers and pellet grills to pizza ovens, they have what you need! With brands like Traeger, Green Mountain Grills, Big Green Egg, Weber, and more, we’re sure you’ll find a product the whole family will enjoy.
(Killingworth) We loved browsing The Rustic Barn – their aesthetics are A+! Owned by a husband and wife team who love the rustic look, all of the furniture is hand-made by Steve and the soy candle collection is hand-poured by Lisa! They have an array of textures and textiles to enjoy indoors or out. And if it’s time for custom outdoor furniture, give them a call!
(New Milford) This organic garden center has a beautiful assortment of plants & shrubs, trees, planters, and garden accessories to create your dream green spot! They also offer landscape design (planning, planting, lighting, pools, everything!) and masonry if you’re considering a complete makeover! Also, check out their unique fire pits and patio sculptures.
(Fairfield) Invite the birds to come and visit! Beautify your outdoors with feeders and bird paraphernalia from Wild Birds Unlimited. Online and in stores (there are a few around the state!) you’ll find an awesome selection of birdbaths, food, houses, and books. We LOVE this Share the Joy Hummingbird Box; everything you need to get started attracting hummingbirds to your own backyard!
Words: Bev / Pics: Lora (except as noted)