We were recently invited into the showroom for PC Home to experience their patio & bbq collection for 2010. And we were quite pleased with what we saw, I won’t lie. Those of us who don’t have backyards started contemplating how quickly we could sell our current homes for one with some outdoor entertaining space just so we could take advantage of PC Home’s super cute offerings and very competitive prices. (Note: while they’re not mentioned in detail below, be sure to check out PC’s barbeques, which are ridiculously well-priced yet expensive-looking.)
From left: PC melamine dishes, $2.99 – $5.99; Folding Muskoka chair, $99.99; Everyday Essentials Portable Kettle Charcoal Grill, $29.99
How adorable?! I absolutely love melamine dishes in bright colours. If I had my way, I’d never own actual china, just serve all my meals on cheerful, unbreakable dishes. The combination of this turquoise Muskoka chair and the sunny yellow bbq would brighten up any backyard.
From left: Decorative indoor/outdoor cushions, $9.99 – $12.99; PC Classico glasses, $1.99 – $3.49 each
Who always remembers to bring in the patio cushions before it rains? These pretty indoor/outdoor pillows will stay looking crisp and colourful all season long. And broken glass in the grass or scattered across patio tiles is a nightmare so these plastic ones are perfect. Honestly, until you pick them up you can’t tell they’re not glass.
From left: PC Towne Collection woven deck box, $129.99; PC Estate Collection woven lounger with cushions, $299.99
Wicker and rattan look lovely on a patio but they certainly don’t hold up to the elements very well. PC’s woven patio furniture however, is faux and will totally last for seasons to come.
From left: PC Solar ceramic light pots (set of 2), $9.99; PC Super Solar Coach lantern (set of 2), $24.99
Running electrical cords discreetly through the yard is a pain, as is fumbling with matches to light up the table in the evening. PC’s convenient solar lights come in all shapes and sizes for lighting a path or just a meal.
From left: PC gazebo with mosquito netting, $299.99; PC offset umbrella, $99.99
While sunscreen is a summer must, there’s no better protection than staying out of the sun completely. But what fun would that be? Protect your skin while enjoying the great outdoors with big umbrellas and luxurious gazebos.