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Posted by on May. 8, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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I live in an apartment in NYC. I do not have a patio. But I know many folks that do, including my mom and dad and friends (yes, even here in NYC, some apartments have outdoor space). Grilling out, letting the kids run around outside while sipping some java...all cool. What can make that patio even cooler? These accessories will bump that patio's status from cool to awesome.

No Muss, No Fuss Lighting -- These little tea lights add some chic mood lighting for those after hour chats. The great thing about them: they are "smart" candles. All flicker, no wax, no hazards. Safe for everyone, including the kids.

The Only Outdoor Chair You Need -- Check this one out. Yes, you need a tree, so it doesn't technically go on the patio, but still, it is fabulous. Like a chair cocoon for you to curl up in and read and hopefully doze in the afternoon sun.

Think Beyond Wind Chimes -- I have given this as a gift and they loved it. These brass temple bells not only create an amazing, chill sound when blown by the wind, they are a good focal point and add weight to the area.

Eat Without Unwanted Guests -- How many times has that fly had more of your hamburger than you in the summertime? No more! This netting goes over the top of your table umbrella and provides an unassuming, see-through shield as you dine or sit outside (yes, it has a slit through which you get in and out). 

What is the best thing you got for your patio? What do you want to get? 

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by on May. 8, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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mrswillie
by CeeCee on May. 8, 2012 at 6:49 AM

Dh & I bought a swing, but it can lay down also.

Flaca43
by Ruby Member on May. 8, 2012 at 8:58 AM

 Ooh! i like that hanging chair!! I would like a table and chairs set. Maybe a bench to sit at too.

Rain2Rinse
by Gold Member on May. 8, 2012 at 9:02 AM
Love the hammock and the netting.
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GraceHudson
by on May. 8, 2012 at 9:04 AM
looks nice


nlonnon
by on May. 8, 2012 at 9:40 AM

We have to have some sort of insect repellant stuff around our seating area.  I hate mosquitos!

tayanddyl
by on May. 8, 2012 at 9:52 AM

 makes me wish i had a patio

Noni2319
by Bronze Member on May. 8, 2012 at 10:25 AM

We still need to get a table and chairs for ours.

amy7243
by on May. 8, 2012 at 12:10 PM

 I have a wicker table I love. I really need some comfy chairs though.

slw123
by Shawna on May. 8, 2012 at 12:49 PM

 I got a Brookstone wireless outdoor speaker to hook up to my mp3 player.  It sounds great and it's made to be outdoors, LOVE IT!

Luvmybooskies
by Tiff on May. 8, 2012 at 6:25 PM

I like plants and flowers. The kids and I planted wild flowers in a nice planter. I'm gonna go get another one and do the same thing, then place one on each side of my door. I also have a really cool rustic bell. I need to buy a hook so I can hang it up on my front steps.

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