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Summer Isn’t Over Yet!

Four ways to trick out your deck for the remaining months
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Don’t put your patio furniture away just yet, summer in the mountains has been known to go on well past Labor Day — hey, considering the winter we had you’d think mother nature might give us a few extra weeks of warm weather.

Regardless, here are four items, as recommended by Debbie House at Mountain Hardware, to spruce up your deck a notch or two.

Best-1 32oz. Hummingbird Feeder — $16.99

There is something special about starting your day by seeing a hummingbird feed outside your window. But, do you know what kind of food is best for these birds that are among the smallest in the world? According to The Hummingbird Society, (yes, that is a real thing) the perfect nectar is made up of one cup cane sugar and 3 cups of spring water. Beet sugar can be used as a substitute, but you should never use turbinado, brown sugar, honey, or artificial sweeteners.

Pangean Folding Side Table — $49.95

Whether you are using the table to hold your morning coffee or the cards from a heated game of rummy, this side table is perfect if you don’t have a full-size table on your deck. And, the best part? You can fold it up and store it out of the way when it isn’t being used.

Ace Living Accent 34-inch Patio Heater — $99.99

What makes this patio heater so cool (or hot, rather) is that it is a mini compared to what we typically think of when it comes to those futuristic looking contraptions. At 34 inches, this mobile heat machine will have you hanging out on your porch later into the evenings and longer into the fall.

Sounds of Solace Bells — $150

These stunning bells are crafted just north of Truckee in Graeagle, Calif. Incorporating as many recycled materials as possible, Sounds of Solace sources metal mainly from decommissioned and salvaged high-pressure gas canisters, with the stamped markings revealing what the tank was used for and where it came from.

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February 8, 2018