Three Luxe Backyard Dining Accessories
While the sweet, warm nights of summer have only just begun, they are truly all too fleeting. They also don’t leave enough time for flimsy picnic table spreads, so consider enjoying them to their fullest potential by investing in these three shining, ultra-luxe backyard dining accessories.
A Beacon Of Summer
In a season best paired with sea breezes, bask in the gentle flicker of a lantern that takes its inspiration from the nautical world. Named for (and resembling) the post on a dock where ships are moored, the “Bollard” oil lamp from Designit Aarhus—handsomely fashioned from ribbed glass, teak, and stainless steel—is ready to voyage with you to your next gathering, thanks to its convenient carrying handle. Whether you hang it from a tree branch at a lakeside retreat or place it on a picnic table to brighten up your barbecue, this lamp’s inviting glow will help you savor summer’s firefly-filled nights before they sail away.
“Bollard” oil lamp, $175.00, Design Within Reach, 1045 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, dwr.com.
Go with the Flow
Add instant elegance to every cookout this summer with this sleek decanter. A silver-plated water jug whose lines are almost as fluid as the drinks it pours, Ercuis’s eye-catching pitcher makes a stately anchor for any picnic table spread. One glimpse of its polished sheen beading with frosty condensation will beckon guests to fill up their glasses—whether it’s with iced lemon water or some smooth homemade sangria.
“Transat” water jug, $754.00, Bliss Home, 147 Nahant Rd., Nahant, blisshome.bridgecatalog.com.
If an uncountable number of trips from the kitchen to the deck are in store for the cookouts of this year, it only makes sense to complete them in style. This stainless steel tray from the Aalto Collection has you covered—or carried. Its wavy form and sturdy design can cradle condiments or exhibit an array of treats. Designed in the 1930s, Aalto trays have stood the design test of time, bestowing their practical and aesthetic value to adept hosts for more than 80 years.
“iittala” stainless steel tray, $100 for large, $175 for small, Didriks, 2284 Washington St., Newton Lower Falls, didriks.com.