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Gather ‘Round the Fire for a Memorable Family Holiday

Fire pits and Fire bowls

As families gather together for holiday happenings, take advantage of any unseasonably “warm” weather you may be experiencing, and gather your family in your outdoor spaces.  Chicago, for example, has experienced temperatures in the 40s over the past few days, unusual for this time of year.  What a perfect opportunity to stoke up the fire in your fire pit or fire bowl.

Even on chillier days, there’s something so cozy and inviting about gathering around a roaring fire burning safely in an outdoor fire pit or fire bowl.  The crackle of the burning logs, the aroma of the wood, and the early fading sunlight inspire many families to pull out their best stories and tall tales for multi-generational entertainment.  Only hot chocolate and marshmallows could improve the experience.

There really is nothing that can adequately compete with a gathering of family and friends in the cozy comfort of your outdoor spaces when those spaces are lit and warmed by a toasty fire.   The cherished memories created in these moments when loved ones come together make the best gifts of all.

Fire Table Elegance and Function

Catalina Fire Table
Style and function very rarely come together they way they do in the beautiful Catalina Fire Table. Handcrafted from slate and completed with a powder coated metal base, it is a beautiful addition to any porch, patio, or outdoor area. The fire bowl itself is made of spun aluminum and the versatile design can be powered with a propane tank or gas line. The included fitted cover converts this piece into a regular table. It is like getting two tables for the price of one! Lava rocks are included. You can replace them with sand or fire glass. Made in the USA, you know that you are getting great craftsmanship as well as a gorgeous, cozy gathering spot for entertaining and relaxing.

Fire Pits a Popular Trend for 2011

Fire Pits

Fire pits are expected to be one of the most popular landscape additions this year, according to the 2011 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Residential Trends Survey.  Fire pits are functional and versatile, offering warmth, ambiance, and elegant good looks.  Homeowners who wish to update their outdoor spaces should consider this not-so-obvious option.

Fire pits can be custom-built, but the high cost of custom can be prohibitive for many homeowners.  Instead, a portable fire pit that serves as the focal point for an outdoor seating area offers just as much impact.  Portable fire pits come in a variety of styles and materials, so finding one that suits a particular taste shouldn’t be difficult.  Whether winter or summer, fire pits make an attractive and useful addition to any outdoor living space.

Create Campfire Fun With Outdoor Fire Pits

 Fire Pits and Fire Bowls

The nights are growing deliciously cooler, and it’s the best time of year to let your senses soak up the seasonal changes.  One of the best outdoor smells in the fall months is that of a campfire, and creating your own backyard campfire is as easy as loading up the Outdoor Fire Pit with the proper fuel and setting it ablaze.   Outdoor fire pits are an ideal place around which friends and family can gather for cozy evenings of storytelling, marshmallow toasting, and star-gazing.  Most fire pits come with spark guards so you’ll never have to be concerned about fire hazard from flying sparks.  Plus, a spark guard makes it safer to sit closer to the warmth of the fire pit when those fall temperatures turn especially crisp.

Fire Bowls For a Toasty Fall Patio

Terra Cotta Fire BowlFire Bowl

If you enjoy spending fall evenings outside on your porch or patio like my family does, a fire bowl is perfect for you! Also known as fire pits, these outdoor heaters are the perfect addition to keep you toasty while adding a big punch of style. They give you the feel and warmth of a real wood fire crackling anytime and anywhere you choose. Fire pits are great for your backyard, the beach, or most any outdoor gathering. They are available in a variety of price ranges and styles. You can find fire bowls that depict wildlife themes, showcase stylized ornate metals, or feature your favorite college team’s logo. Some even double as a grill! They are attractive, portable, and easy to clean. You NEED one for your backyard!