To say it is hot here in Texas is the UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE DECADE=;( On days like this I yearn for the North. Cooler temps, fireflies dancing at night, and savoring the long summer days. Hey...when you know it is 80 degrees in November you don't exactly embrace July in Texas. Well...maybe my kids do as school is right around the corner. Hallelujah! Back to the blog!
My new Walpole Outdoors catalog arrived today and it made me dream of charming Cape Cod style homes, times at the Jersey Shore and the sublime beauty of Kennybunkport, Maine in early August. Sigh.... Since the next time I will see the North it will no doubt be 30 degrees, I am going to linger on these summer shots.
For those not familiar with Walpole Outdoors (formerly Walpole Woodworkers) this company flies under the radar but needs to be discovered for those that love making their outdoor space sing.
I have purchased a number of products from this company including a mailbox I am still grieving the loss of...I hope the new owners of my last home love it the way I did=;) To me WO embodies all of the beauty of the North and a life filled with a true appreciation of fleeting warm-weather days. Here are a few of my favorite images from Walpole Outdoors.
While the company started in Massachusetts, WO products are now widely used all over the country. This pergola comes with all the needed materials and is assembled onsite. You will note a cover for rain and sun and electrical can be run as well for fans. The columns are gorgeous! This piece fits perfectly with the hardscapes in lovely this Bucks County, PA backyard.
Is there anything better then the juxtaposition of crisp white trim offset by a dark color? The light post can be sold with or without an accompanying light. If you choose to use WO, they have a number of attractive lights to choose from on the website. They also offer companion lights.
This one has Jersey Shore written all over it! The fence and gate are perfection!
Walpole Outdoors offers a number of retail sites in New England. This charming barn style shop is located in Westport, Connecticut. The website and catalog are very robust and offer a solid shopping experience for those not located near a WO shop.
Ahhh...summer days! This post has the added detail of a lantern with a sign bracket. Walpole Outdoors also makes beautiful custom signs with lettering and numbers.
The sweet shed (She Shed please!!!) is one of many that Walpole Outdoors makes and can send to anywhere in the country for onsite installation. The cupola, fence, and flower boxes all make this shed an enchanting addition to any backyard.
When folks wonder how to gain curb appeal, this is a great example of where to start. Outdoor lights that are large enough to ground the space on either side of the door, hearty shrubs such as boxwoods that don't require a lot of maintenance and ground cover mixed with a welcoming hardscape...this is it! The cost of the Walpole Outdoors lantern pole is not that expensive and will add loads of charm to the front of your home.
I hope you have been inspired or at least enjoyed the view=:) Walpole has an endless bounty of outdoor treasures. Take a trip to the website and/or request a catalog. The inspiration pictures are stunning. I suspect you will find room in your budget for a few items!
One final reminder, Walpole Outdoors ships throughout the US and Canada. Arrangements can be made to ship to the Caribbean as well as Hawaii and Alaska.