Summer Sale

Summer Sale June 30-July 


cast aluminum patio furniture

cast aluminum, swivel rocker

Cast Aluminum from Paragon Casual

Love Seat, Swivel Lounge Chair, Ottoman, End Table

List: $3511

Our Discounted Price: $2826

Sale: $2260


wicker,Ratana, all-weather wicker

All-Weather Wicker Sectional from Ratana

4 Piece Sectional, Swivel Glider Lounge Chair, Ottoman featuring a high back and large banana peel weave

List: $10,510

Our Discounted Price: $7074

Sale: $4999


teak dining, expansion table

Teak Dining from Royal Teak

7 Piece Dining Set features expansion table and brass hardware
Extension Table 36″ x 60″-78″ with 2 Arm Chairs and 4 Side chairs
List: $4266

Our Discounted Price: $3153

Sale: $2525


aluminum patio furniture, deep seating outdoor furniture

Extruded Aluminum from Mallin

5 Piece Seating: Love Seat, 2 Swivel rockers, Ottoman, End Table
List: $6243

Our Discounted: $3955

Sale: $2769


aluminum sling chaise lounge,telescope,aruba

Telescope Aruba Chaise Lounge

Doorbuster: 2 for 1  Last 2!

$489 ea

Now 2/$399

Summer Classics, cast aluminum, somerset, 5 piece dining

Summer Classics Somerset Cast Aluminum

5 Piece Dining Set features 42″ table and scroll back chairs

List Price: $3840

Our Discounted Price: $2705

Sale Price: $1299

outdoor rugs,outdoor throw pillows

Outdoor Area Rugs, Throw Pillows, Cushions, and Accessories

Save 20%-30%-40% and more on all in-stock


Lloyd Flanders          Mallin          Woodard          Kingsley Bate

Paragon Casual          Seaside Casual          Neille Olsen



Grilled Green Tomatoes with Burrata and Green Juice

Grilled Green Tomatoes With Burrata And Green Juice

Get true unripe green tomatoes, not green heirlooms, which are too delicate to grill. As for the green juice, there are some good store-bought ones if you’d rather not make your own.




Green Juice

½ small romaine heart, coarsely chopped ¼ English hothouse cucumber or ½ Persian cucumber, coarsely chopped 1 cup (packed) torn kale leaves ¾ cup cilantro leaves with tender stems 1 tablespoon (or more) fresh lime juice Kosher salt

Tomatoes And Assembly

1 slice thick country-style bread, torn into bite-size . . . → Read More: Grilled Green Tomatoes with Burrata and Green Juice

Grilled Buttered Honey Rum Bananas

grill recipe,grilled dessert,grilled bananas

Grilled Buttered Honey Rum Bananas



2 tablespoons rum

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon melted butter

4 firm bananas

Cinnamon to taste

Brown sugar to taste

Ice cream



Combine rum, honey, and melted butter in a bowl and mix well.

Preheat grill to medium-high and treat grates with non-stick spray.

Peel bananas and slice lengthwise.


Place bananas on grill and baste generously with rum mixture. Sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar. Grill 5 minutes or less, just long enough to caramelize sauce.


Serve hot topped with ice cream.


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Changes at Casual Living

mallin, outdoor furniture, Casual Living

As you have probably noticed, I have not posted in a while—quite a while. Honestly, the time between our annual buying trip to Chicago and now, Christmas week, have flown by and my days have been filled with furniture orders for 2017, changing our Forest Drive store from an outdoor furniture store to a holiday shop, making custom holiday décor for customers, and decorating people’s homes for the holidays.

Please accept my apologies. Each time I thought of my negligence and lack of posts, I kept telling myself that I had to prioritize some how and the blog got . . . → Read More: Changes at Casual Living

Outdoor Furniture Comes to Chicago

casual show,international casual furniture market,outdoor furniture, Chicago market

Once again, September brings the International Casual Furniture Market to the Windy City and those of us in the outdoor furniture industry together for another market.

A newly renovated Merchandise Mart, begun last year, jolted long-timers out of the same-old routine and offered some interesting adaptations of this venerable old space to twenty-first century use. I particularly liked those areas where people could congregate with their laptops to continue working while not at a traditional desk.

The halls were bustling and busy, with late afternoon cocktail parties and many opportunities for socializing and mingling between exhibitors and . . . → Read More: Outdoor Furniture Comes to Chicago