Eucalyptus wood is quickly becoming a leader in the patio furniture industry. There are so many reasons to choose Eucalyptus, especially the beautiful new Arboria Eucalyptus Wood Furniture line. The wood used in this furniture is plantation grown to prevent the destruction of precious forests. When grown and sourced correctly, this wood is one of the most sustainable materials available. Arboria is proudly certified by the Forest Stewardship Council®. This certification is the mark of credibility and assurance that reflects commitment to the environment.
In addition to the company and wood being environmentally responsible, the furniture is also strong and durable. Eucalyptus ranks very highly compared to other hardwood furniture in strength tests and had durability of up to 15 years, even when untreated! The Arboria collection comes pre-treated with linseed oil for a beautiful color and great conditioning right out of the box. With continued conditioning over the years, your furniture will remain beautiful for decades! With chairs, tables, rocking chairs, benches, and more, you will find exactly what you are looking for: gorgeous, durable hardwood furniture from renewable source!
Do you have royal wedding fever? Unless you are living under a rock, you know that England’s Prince William married his long time girlfriend Catherine Middleton today. The world was mesmerized by the magical event, focusing on everything from the vows to bridal fashion to the guests’ hats, which were pretty impressive. If you had been able to score an exclusive invite to the prestigious and historic event, what could you possible get a royal couple that has everything? Royalty often receives priceless jewels, shares of stock worth millions, generous donations to their favorite charities, and even a race horse (from the Aga Khan to Elizabeth II on her wedding day in 1947). Choosing a gift for the couple that has everything can be tough, even if they aren’t royals! Below is a list of nontraditional wedding gift ideas any bride and groom on their big day.
- Charitable Donations: Follow Kate and Williams lead! Ask the couple which causes they support and make a donation in their honor. This gift will be sure to please the couple and help other people and organizations in need. Everyone wins!
- Museum or Local Attraction Memberships: Does the couple enjoy art and culture? Do they attend concert or plays often? Consider getting them a year long membership to an organization that they will love. Animal lovers might love a year round pass to the local zoo. Theater buffs will certainly enjoy a season of tickets at the local playhouse. Art lovers? The local museum. The options here are limitless. If you know the couple’s hobbies, you can certainly find a membership in their area to fit.
- Patio Furniture and other outdoor living items: Many guests will bring plates, silverware, and household items. Maybe you should shift gears and look for something for the outside of their home. Patio furniture is something that most couples will enjoy, but might not think about when registering. They will certainly be able to enjoy your gift for many years to come, when cash and gift cards have long been used. Outdoor fireplaces are both luxurious and practical. They are a great addition to any new home. Outdoor grills will give the couple a fun alternative to indoor cooking and will surely get you invited over for future cookouts! Fountains, statues, and water features might also be perfect for your friends or family getting married.
- Anything Personalized: Anything personalized, including a custom painting from portrait of the couple, monogrammed bath robes, and framed photo collages will show the couple that you avoided the traditional generic gifts. If you pick something especially for them, they will recognize the love and thought that went into choosing a gift for their special day.
Did you receive any unusual or unique wedding gifts on your big day? Have you given a wedding gift that was different, but wonderful?
If you are looking for an amazing Christmas gifts for someone very special, I have the perfect idea. A swing bed is an amazing addition to any porch or patio. It provides the perfect outdoor area to lounge, nap, snuggle, and relax. The bed is a combination of a porch swing and a twin or full size bed. They can be made of beautiful pine, cypress, or red cedar and can be stained or painted to match your outdoor decor. The swing beds hold 800-1000 pounds, depending on how they are hung, making them perfect for the entire family! Imagine how happy your loved one will be while napping outdoors during the warm Spring and Summer months. This will definitely be a gift that they will remember forever!
If you are considering investing in new patio furniture for the fall, why not consider also doing something that is good for the environment? Recycled patio furniture is a great way to do both! Beautiful and durable, they are made with 90% recycled plastics and never with new petroleum products. You can choose from many different pieces, including tables, Adirondack chairs and benches, chaise lounges, and even foot stools. They are also available in a variety of colors to match any taste and style. This furniture is perfect for the beach, patio, or any outdoor location where you need to add some style. They are the perfect way to enjoy your outdoor environment, while also doing a small part to protect it! Is there a better way to relax?
What is it about rocking back and forth gently in a porch swing that takes us to that ultimate level of relaxation? Does the movement remind us of being rocked as children by a loving caregiver? Does the gentle sway send a signal to our brains to slow down and breathe deeply? I cannot explain it, but I can attest to the positive effects that sitting in a porch swing has on my body. My mind settles, muscles loosen, mood lightens. And, it doesn’t matter if the day is snowy and cold or hazy and humid; as long as I am dressed for the season, there’s no where I’d rather be than sitting in my porch swing, feet dangling, cares melting away.