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Decorative Garden & Outdoor Functional Accents

Cottage Rocker & TableHammock Swing Set

Sit Back & Relax

It's time to kick back and relax outdoors, and we've got exactly what you need to create a favorite seating area where you can escape and enjoy the fresh air. When it comes to outdoor seating, the right type of seat can add to your enjoyment of the surrounding scenery.

Lotus Flower Garden Fountain

One of the most pleasant things to do when there's time to relax is to sit on the porch and watch the world go by, chat with family and friends or read a good book. The sun is shining, birds are chirping and everything just feels right. What makes moments like these even better is having a cozy seat to sit in. And, if you're into country cozy, one of the best seats for porch sitting is the classic rocking chair - a favorite chair style for over 100 years and counting. If you've ever sat in a rocker, you know how easy it is to slip into a constant back and forth rhythm. That's what makes them so appealing and it's why they're usually the first chair occupied when there's a choice.

Another type of seating that never seems to go out of style is the old-fashioned porch swing. This is basically a floating bench, and it's a lot of fun to sit with another person, gently swinging as you chat about the weather and other things. You can find rocking chairs, porch swings and other cozy seating at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.

Gardens and backyards are other outdoor places where seating makes a big difference in how you experience these settings. With a little ingenuity, you can quickly transform any yard into a serene getaway, right outside the home. Imagine strolling outdoors on a beautiful day and enjoying the greenery from your perch on an outdoor bench. The flowers and greenery are beautiful and your serenity is enhance by the sound of a nearby water fountain. If you can envision this tranquil scene, browse our collection of outdoor furniture and functional accent pieces to find just what you need to create a little slice of outdoor heaven.

Porch SwingLattice Bench

Flowerpot Leaf Garden TrellisSunflower & Vine Garden Trellis

Standing Pretty & Standing Tall

If you don't have a garden in your yard, decorate with potted plants. Perhaps the ones that have survived the winter indoors are ready to come back out in the sun. Having a plant stand in the corner of the porch or deck, at the center of a patio space or arranged near the entrance of a fence can make for a real statement. Tulip Plant Stand creates a layered effect with a smaller pot tucked beneath a larger one. Just the right opportunity to display a spider plant or ivy with trailing vines and leaves cascading over the top pot. The Cascading Plant Stand offers and additional stylish plant display option.

Tulip Plant Stand
You can also incorporate functional outdoor decor that mimics the plants and flowers growing naturally.
Our Tulip Solar Light Stake is a perfect option, as are the other two Blossom Solar Lights
Blue Hydrangea Solar Blossom StakeCascading Plant Stand & Glass Tray

Solar Garden Sparkle Cones SetGlass Halo Solar Garden Stake
Hummingbird Weather Vane

Stake Your Style Statement

When it comes to small decorative accents, Herb Markers are a great place to start. Not just for your raised bed garden, these markers can also accent your potted plants both indoors and out. Whether or not you know how to tell your herbs apart or if you have just planted the first seeds in spring, these herb markers make a delightful stylish statement when on display. Other stake options adding charming accent to your yard include Welcome to my Garden Sign and Hummingbird Weather Vane, both functional and decorative.

Herb MarkerWelcome to my Garden Sign

Iron Heart Bird FeederRound Cardinal Bird Feeder

For the Birds

 It may be more than just your friends and family joining you in the backyard, as returning birds may thrive in your outdoor space as well. Offer a feathered friend retreat with Heart Shaped Birdbath, perfect for spreading love to your avian friends all year long, or give them a colorful abode they can call home. These options offer a clever way to decorate your yard while adjusting to the needs of the wildlife who visit you around the year.

Heart Shaped Birdbath
Cardinal Perch Bird FeederWrental Birdhouse

Outdoor Thermometers and Timepieces

No matter what time of year it is, you can always enjoy a decorative thermometer that will either tell you how nice it is outside or whether you would be happier indoors. Our selection of thermometers includes those that are handcrafted, handpainted, seasonally decorated, adorned with inspirational messages and even some that double as clocks. We also have a selection of whimsically designed sundials, which always give an outdoor space a classic - and dare we say timeless - look. 

Pineapple Thermometer Clock
Fisherman Sundial BirdbathSailboat Sundial Birdbath