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Oriflamme Venetian Marble Gas Fire Pit Table

As we enter the shoulder season of the patio furniture market, we are building programs and systems for next year so we can improve our customers’ experience and satisfaction. One area that we are always improving on is our selection of Oriflamme fire tables and the imagery associated with these beautiful tables, including the Oriflamme Venetian Marble Gas Fire Pit Table

It’s not very often we get to photograph a 42″ round Venetian Marble fire table because whenever we do get them in stock, they are usually sold very quickly!  So I jumped at the chance to photograph this table because I had never seen one in person, let alone photograph one! I love this beautiful tiled table that mimics the look of Venetian marble, and will provide all the warmth you could want for your backyard.

Here are some photos of the Oriflamme Venetian Marble Gas Fire Pit Table from a recent photo shoot. If you want to pre-order one of these beautiful tables, please visit the link below. You can also give us a call at: 800-451-2550  –  http://www.allbackyardfun.com/fire-pit-tables/oriflamme-fire-tables/oriflamme-gas-fire-pit-venetian/

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Oriflamme Optima Granite Fire Table

The weather is finally cooling down a little bit and we are getting into the fringes of the holiday season! This means we are also getting inventory delivered in anticipation and get a chance to shoot some product photos of products that are difficult to keep in stock during the busy months. One of those products is the Oriflamme Optima Granite Fire Table by Designing Fire; a beautiful Giallo Santo granite fire table that features a lighter color granite and speckled black and rose in the granite veins.

We finally got a product photo shoot with this gorgeous table and everything that comes with the fire table. The standard powder coat with the Optima Granite Fire Table is a black powder coat (although Copper Vein is available upon request) and we didn’t have these product photos in our library either. To give an idea about how popular this table is, after this photo shoot we delivered this table to a local customer who had just purchased that table! Right now is a great time to buy this table as well, with lead times getting down to about 2 weeks if you order now you’ll have it long before Thanksgiving!

As our valued reader, use the coupon code BLOG and receive a free vinyl cover when you order an Optima or any other fire pit. Click on the photos below to buy one of these beautiful fire tables! Giallo-Santo giallo-santo-close up

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Introducing the Tisdale Patio Furniture Collection

New from All Backyard Fun

With the end of fall rapidly approaching, many people are starting to “winterize” their patios in anticipation for winter. It may seem odd to introduce a new patio furniture collection like the Tisdale Collection then during this “off season” but its actually the perfect time to introduce this collection. Why is that you might ask.

Beginning immediately, we are offering the lowest prices on this great collection of patio furniture and we are inviting you to take advantage of these savings. The Tisdale Collection features everything you would want in patio furniture; made from durable materials, built to resist the weather, luxuriously comfortable, and very easy on the eyes!

With pricing that cannot be beaten, you’ll want to outfit your patio with this beautiful and durable line of patio furniture. Additionally, call us for a free design consultation with one of our patio experts!

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Click here to browse the Tisdale Collection!

 

 

 

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Unique Patio and Backyard Ideas

One of the most common requests we get at All Backyard Fun is, “how can make my patio/backyard look unique?”. There are a variety of ways that can transform you backyard into a inviting place with lots of personality, which are the best backyards I feel. We have a variety of unique and artisan products that will add personality your backyard or patio and we want to highlight a few of those here.

Desert Steel Blue Agave Torch

_DSC5036-EditDesert Steel makes all of their sculptures from galvanized, weathered or powder coated steel and is made to be outside in the elements. Their website says that they can handle virtually any environment too. These durable products are built to last, look beautiful, and definitely add to the personality of a backyard. If you have a southwest themed house/backyard, you’ll want to check these Blue Agave Torches out and have it be the next conversation piece at your next gathering.

Find it on our Amazon storefront 

Sangria Luster Fire Beads

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 All Backyard Fun Elements 42″ Torch

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The new Elements 42″ Torch (furthest right) is a brand new product that we are offering and now is your chance to get this beautiful and unique torch for your patio or backyard. These torches have a beautiful natural rust finish and feature smokeless & odorless Sunjel fuel canisters for fuel. You’ll love the reaction you’ll get with one or two of these lining your deck or walk way! Order through our Amazon storefront today. 

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How to Care for Your Sunbrella Fabric

Have you ever had patio furniture and constantly cleaning up ketchup from burger night? How about that time you were out of town and your cushions were outside during that big thunderstorm? Or even if you avoid the ketchup and the rain, but the sun’s UV rays fade those once vibrant cushions?

As a patio furniture retailer, we have heard of every complaint under the sun it seems and we get asked all the time, “what can I do to better care for my cushions?”. Most times this means putting the cushion covers through the wash and risk having them shrink or fade, and even still they may not look the same afterwards. It’s also unreasonable to keep the furniture covered all the time, because you bought the furniture to enjoy your patio, not just look at furniture covers. One solution that we recommend is making sure you have high-quality Sunbrella fabrics on your patio furniture.

Here are some helpful hints for maintaining your Sunbrella fabric:

  • Protect the area around your Sunbrella fabric when using a bleach solution – bleach may discolor non-Sunbrella fabrics. Always rinse Sunbrella thoroughly to completely remove bleach.
  • Please be aware of the environment when cleaning with bleach. Bleach can have harmful effects on the natural environment around you. We do not advise using bleach if you are surrounded by a body of water or other environment that could be affected.
  • Sunbrella fabric air-dries very quickly.
  • Machine drying is not necessary.
  • If fabric has some wrinkling, use an iron, if necessary, but only on the synthetic setting. As some irons exceed the recommended temperature on the synthetic setting, test a small inconspicuous area before ironing entire piece.

Sunbrella fabrics are very easy to care for and to maintain and to illustrate this, here is a video show you how easy it is.

Our Terrace Collection line of outdoor patio furniture comes with Sunbrella fabrics, as well as most of our furniture that we sell. We want to give you the best patio experience and that means we choose Sunbrella fabrics!

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All Backyard Fun Terrace Collection Curved Sectional

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5 Ways to Improve Your Patio for Fall

Kids are going back to school, the days are getting shorter, and the nights are cooling down. Fall is right around the corner, and as summer starts to wane we have get a lot of phone calls of people asking what to do with their patio for the fall.

Fall is still a great time to entertain guests, and often times one of the best times of the year to have guests over because of the temperate weather that fall brings. Pool parties may be winding down, but BBQs and gatherings for sports are still in full swing. Here are 5 ways to improve your patio for fall!

Outdoor Rugs
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One of the simplest ways to improve your outdoor space is with an outdoor area rug to go underneath any existing patio furniture. These rugs are made from 100% recycled plastic and are UV protected, and fade proof. These rugs are handcrafted by local artisans in Thailand and come in beautiful patterns with vivid colors! They are very easy to maintain and will provide some protection to any deck surface from unwanted leaves and other things falling from trees.

Find these high-quality rugs here:  Our Website

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These high quality wicker club chairs is part of our Terrace Collection from All Backyard Fun. They are made from a polyresin synthetic wicker that resists UV rays and is mildew proof. All chairs feature premium Sunbrella fabric and all the color options you could want. Seriously, can go match just about any color and nearly every pattern. The chairs pictured are in Dupioni Latte and are around an Oriflamme fire table (more on that table below).

You can buy these chairs here:  Our Website

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Terraflame Georgian Lantern from All Backyard Fun

The Terraflame Georgian Lanterns are a smaller item, but create a powerful impact upon any space with their beautifully designed powder-coated aluminum exterior. These lanterns are great on any table or elevated setting and help create a warm environment in any setting. The lanterns feature a beautiful design that will quickly become a conversation piece and people love the ease of use that the SunJel canisters bring too.

You can buy these lanterns here:  Our Website

 Hammered Copper Fire Table from OriflammeHammered Copper Fire Table

Now THIS is how you relax in the cooler months! An Oriflamme fire table shown here in the 42″ Hammered Copper design is absolutely gorgeous and features real 18 gauge hand-hammered copper! These fire tables put out 65,000 BTUs on propane and that is more than enough to keep your warm on those crisp fall nights. If you look closely at the photo, they even have a hidden bottle opener! Additional information about these wonderful tables is available at the link below, but take it from us there is no better way to improve a patio or deck than an Oriflamme Hammered Copper fire table. 

Go here for more information and buying options: Our Website

Fire Glass and Fire Beads

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You can buy these here:  All Backyard Fun  |  Amazon

 

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Introducing the Terrace Collection

Over the summer, we have been working on our own line of patio furniture and we are happy to announce that beginning immediately these beautiful pieces of furniture are in stock and ready to ship out in a week! That’s right, we want you to enjoy the last of summer with this gorgeous collection as quickly as possible. Our quick ship options leave our warehouse in about a week!

We held a facebook naming contest after the final piece had been shipped to us, and name of the collection our facebook followers liked the most was the “Terrace Collection”. This high-quality and durable patio furniture is made to our specifications and therefore we have much more control over the type of wicker (in this case a polyresin wicker), and of course all of the Sunbrella fabric choices available. Here are some photos of a few fabric options and a few detail shots so you can see the color of wicker.

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One unique feature about these curved sectionals is that a select number come with a great way to store your cushions within the frame of the couch! Simply remove the cushions, remove the aluminum frame, and stuff the bench cushion into place within the frame of the couch. This space saving option is one of our favorite features, not only for protection of the cushions but also storage during the winter.

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If you want to see more of our Terrace Collection, please go to our website here or we also offer select products through our Amazon storefront here. We know you will love this collection if you’re looking for beautiful materials that are made to last which are also some of the most comfortable patio furniture on the market. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at: sales@allbackyardfun.com

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All Backyard Fun at the Boulder Creek Festival

What a busy month May was! In a matter of weeks, we hosted a launch party with the Boulder Chamber of Commerce and we displayed a booth at the Boulder Creek Festival which sees more than 35,000 people visit over the course of three days! Whew!

Each year on Memorial Day weekend the city of Boulder hosts one of the best and most well known 10K races in the United States, the BolderBoulder as well as hosts a festival along the banks of the Boulder Creek. The aptly named Boulder Creek Festival runs Saturday-Monday and is an important event for the community of Boulder and its downtown neighborhood. The event features live music, a craft-beer garden, food courts, many many booths featuring everything from artisan woodworking, and clothing to crossfit and outdoor furniture.

This was our first year having a booth at the Boulder Creek Festival and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to introduce ourselves to the greater Boulder community with such a fun event. We saw heavy foot traffic all three days of the festival and got to chat with numerous people about Oriflamme fire tables and our lines of patio furniture. The weather was beautiful but stormy which worked in our favor as people were taking refuge from the rain and wind inside our tent. We even had one of the fire tables running for people to warm up next to!

We had so much fun introducing ourselves to Boulder and chatting with curious festival goers about our products, why we moved the business from Minnesota to Colorado, where we are located in Boulder, and the always popular “can I touch the glass?”.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year at the Boulder Creek Festival!

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Products featured here (R to L):

42″ Hammered Copper Fire Pit Table
Two (2) Marine Grade Polymer Deep Seating Chairs
45″ Desert Elegance Octogon Granite Fire Pit Table
38″ Savanna Stone Fire Pit Table
42″ Tropical Elegance Fire Pit Table
All Backyard Fun Hampton Curved Sectional (Two Piece)

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All Backyard Fun had its ribbon cutting party on May 15, 2014 to celebrate nearly a year of doing business here in Boulder, Colorado.

Launching All Backyard Fun in Boulder

Well, it’s been a while hasn’t it? During the last couple of months, it’s been very busy around here at All Backyard Fun and we haven’t had a lot of time to stop and enjoy the community of our city and our customers. On May 15th, we got the opportunity to do just that! Our ribbon cutting and launch party took place on the 15th and we invited many of our local customers, business partners, neighbors, and guests to come out and celebrate with us.

The Boulder Chamber of Commerce was on hand with a ribbon and a pair of novelty scissors, our friends over at Upslope Brewery provided delicious beer, and the great folks over at the Protein Bar brought super yummy (and healthy) wraps, burritos, and salads. As the evening went on, we got the opportunity to share with everyone gathered how much we appreciate their support, interest, and business and that we are looking forward to growing deep roots here in the Front Range. We had such a great evening and even got to connect with a few online customers who stopped by too! Please browse through the photos and reach out to us if you are in the Front Range, we’d love to meet you!

All Backyard Fun had its ribbon cutting party on May 15, 2014 to celebrate nearly a year of doing business here in Boulder, Colorado. All Backyard Fun had its ribbon cutting party on May 15, 2014 to celebrate nearly a year of doing business here in Boulder, Colorado. All Backyard Fun had its ribbon cutting party on May 15, 2014 to celebrate nearly a year of doing business here in Boulder, Colorado. All Backyard Fun had its ribbon cutting party on May 15, 2014 to celebrate nearly a year of doing business here in Boulder, Colorado. All Backyard Fun had its ribbon cutting party on May 15, 2014 to celebrate nearly a year of doing business here in Boulder, Colorado. All Backyard Fun had its ribbon cutting party on May 15, 2014 to celebrate nearly a year of doing business here in Boulder, Colorado.

A big thank you goes out to Upslope Brewery, The Boulder Chamber of Commerce, the Protein Bar, Seth Dady for playing music, Ryan Wright Photography for the photos, and everyone who came out in support!

 

Fun New Trends for your Backyard in 2014

This morning I woke up to the most beautiful sound that only comes at the very first days of spring. The birds were singing along to a truly beautiful, orange and violet, sunrise that started at 5:45 AM, yes the sun is finally back and joining the party.  Spring is almost here, and if you are anything like me, you are already playing in the garden, and anxiously awaiting the endless summer days spent in your backyard retreat. Here is a fun list of way to make your backyard more than a space for the family to play and relax. This spring and summer transform your yard into a magical retreat full of imagination, discovery, and memories that will last a life time.

1.    Catch a Fire

Fire is hot, obviously, but for real, fire is really hot right now! Everyone from Vanilla Ice to Grandma Helen is bringing fire elements to their outdoor space. Fire pits are increasingly popular each year.  Fire pits, tables, and torches are easy to install, add amazing ambience to your outdoor space and also will provide warmth, allowing you and your family to use you outdoor space well past the heat of summer and into the chilly evenings of fall

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Giallo Fiorito Granite Fire Table http://www.allbackyardfun.com/fire-pit-tables/gas-fire-tables/oriflammer-fire-pit-table-octagon-45/

Giallo Fiorito Granite Fire Table
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How do I decide which fire pit is appropriate for me? Well, this will really depend on your time commitment to the fire pit. Building your own fire pit can be costly, time-consuming, and has huge room for error. Unless a professional is overseeing the entire process, it is easy to miss a step, causing a fire disaster, the opposite of ambience.  Another thing to consider is maintenance. Are you willing to clean soot, ash, and burnt particles after each use? If no, then you should consider a propane or natural gas fueled fire pit. Not only will these burn cleaner, they will not create smoke, or embers which are dangerous and can cause wildfires.

There is an easy solution to fire pit nightmares with the Oriflamme Fire Pit Tables. Everything is included with this simple, yet elegance fire table. The propane fueled fire table comes in a variety of sizes, ranging from 40” to 48”, and shapes, square, round, and octagon.  The table will come with a propane tank, fire glass, a unique double pan burner, and a base that keeps the table at 19” high – perfect coffee table height, or cocktail, which ever you prefer.

  • Tiki Torches

A classic go to for adding elements of fire to you backyard. From simple tiki torches you can find at any home improvement store, to the artistic steel sculptures from Desert Steel. These hand-crafted steel garden sculptures double as multi-torch tikis! Collect a variety of iconic desert plants from Birds of Paradise to a 6.5 foot Saguaro Cactus. Sure to be a conversation piece at your next garden party.

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Desert Steel Birds of Paradise
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2.    Cool Down

We can’t all live within walking distance to a Rita’s Water Ice, yes my eastern sea-board friends, I am jealous of your amazing ability to play host to most of my favorite American chains, Wawa, Five Guys, and Ritas, I digress.  Add ice to you backyard! Haven’t you seen the cool new trend? Turn your table into an ice bucket to keep you beers or wine chilled throughout the heat of summer days. Several ways to do this, for the handy ones, you can build your own table with a depressed cutout in the middle for an ice area.

Own an Oriflamme Fire Table already? Then look into this one of a kind accessory made especially for Oriflamme tables, Ice Bucket insert is easy to order, and is always a quick ship items. As always, any order over $99 has free shipping.

3.    Relaxation Station

Dedicate a place in your yard where there are no phones, no interruptions, no stress, no loud noises, just a special place for you and your thoughts. Before selecting a piece of furniture, evaluate what kind of space you need and will utilize the most. Some questions to ponder: do you need a space for one to lounge or for many people to enjoy? Would you prefer to lounge or o be in an overstuff seat that will rock, swivel, and glide? Depending on your answers will you need to look into different pieces, from sectionals designed to fit around your fire pit, to overstuffed chairs that will give you hours of comfort to get lost in your favorite summer read. Really, the furniture possibilities are endless!

So, what should you be thinking about the most with your outdoor furniture? Fabric of course! The world of outdoor fabric is beautiful, luxurious, and technologically advanced. Yes, this isn’t your grandmother’s fabric anymore! When selecting furniture, make sure the fabric is Sunbrella fabric, a strain resistant, fade resistant, fast-drying fabric that should be the common place for all outdoor furniture.

Lane Venture offers the highest quality and the most stylish looks for your patio furniture.  http://www.allbackyardfun.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=lane+venture

Lane Venture offers the highest quality and the most stylish looks for your patio furniture.
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For popular trends in fabric, it is always wise to look at causal furniture industry leader, Lane Venture. Top designers always look to the team of designers at Lane Venture for current trends in fabric styles for outdoor furniture. Counting on Lane Venture’s stylish and sophistication furniture is always a sure thing. So, what’s big for summer 2014? Spa colors! Bring home the tranquility of the spa with soft teal, lavender, and accents of beige. No other color combination will be as relaxing and tranquil as this classic spa color scheme.

Comfort, tranquility, relaxation, the recipe for a mind-easy summer.

4.    Life Sized Games

Spray paint a Twister game in your yard.

Spray paint a Twister game in your yard.

 

 

Don’t we all remember the classic scene of Tom Hanks in Big playing the life sized piano at FAO Schwarz? Still one of my favorites! Why not give your kids, and yourself, the pleasure of being a BIG as you can get in your own yard? Excited and wondering how? Simple, cheap, and so easy, the kids can even take this on as their own summer project!

Spray paint a twister board onto the lawn! No more slip on a twisted mat, not the whole family can easily play this game, add more rows of colored dots to allow for even bigger groups to play. Get the whole family involved this summer, and you will have the best reunion that everyone will remember forever!

Want to play a more tradition, mindful game? Make your own giant scrabble board for outside! Start with 1”x1” pavers, lay down a square of the tiles 16 x 16. Make up your own rules and placements for double word points and so on. By making your own scrabble board you can really personalize it to math your family’s personality. This is another fun project that can keep you and the kids busy during the first few days of summer break, and once completed you have hours of playtime ahead of you. Bonus: scrabble is a great way for kids for practice spelling and vocabulary skills all winter ling!

Make your own outdoor scrabble board for the whole family to enjoy. (Ken Love/Akron Beacon Journal)

Make your own outdoor scrabble board for the whole family to enjoy. (Ken Love/Akron Beacon Journal)

5.    It’s a Jungle out there!

Do you have a green thumb to be envied by all? Well, if so, you are a lucky soul! For the rest of the world, challenge yourself this summer! Y personal challenge? I am going to become a backyard farmer! I am planning to build my own raised veggie gardens, begin my plants from seeds, and then reap the benefits come harvest season.

Raised garden beds are an easy day project that requires little to no construction knowledge. Take it from me, I was able to easily pump out three of these 4’x8’ beds in a 12-hour period.  Use redwood or cedar because both are beautiful and rot-resistant. Also, you’ll need a table or power saw to cut the wood. An electric drill is helpful, but not required

Looking for more a splash of color and fresh fragrant flowers from May until early September? Wildflower seeds packs are fun, and easy for the whole family to get involved in gardening. When I was a child, my mother would always buy my sister and I our own pack of wildflower seed to plant to places of our choosing. A wonderful memory that I have long cherished, and it is guaranteed that your little ones will love this project too!

Giant Allium's make your yard turn into Dr. Seuss land!

Giant Allium’s make your yard turn into Dr. Seuss land!

The little guys too little to join the garden force? Try plating a few giant Allium flowers. These early summer bloomers grown to the height of 4 to 6 feet, creating an imaginative land for you toddlers to play in.

 

The above ideas are just the beginning. It’s your outdoor space, go out there and make it your dream place to spend lazy summer days. Creating a special place for all the family to enjoy will bring you closer together, build family bonds, and create memories of backyard parties that will last forever. Join the outdoor revolution today!