Outdoor Dinnerware Collection
Outdoor Dinnerware Collections
There are a lot of reasons why people love being outdoors. Besides gorgeous scenery, the expansive blue skies make you feel free. Dining on your patio, deck or balcony also has health benefits. Fresh air reduces stress, which has a domino effect that benefits countless other aspects of life: the way you sleep, your muscles and even your heart. One major benefit is pretty straightforward: being outside makes you happy. At Pottery Barn, we want you to enjoy your mealtimes – both indoors and outdoors – to the max. Our outdoor dinnerware collections help you to create an ambience that relaxes and excites you and your guests. Not sure where to start? Here are a few ways to fit an open-air meal or two into your schedule, even if you balance a lot of activities during the day.
Some experts say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. One reason why is that having nutrients in your system gives you a boost of energy that lasts until lunchtime. That increases your productivity and sharpens your problem-solving skills too. What are the benefits of eating breakfast on your deck or balcony? One plus is that the cool morning air wakes you up faster, helping you stay alert at work. Hearing the sound of birds chirping, taking in the fragrances of dew and fresh flowers and watching the sunrise all give you a positive attitude. There’s nothing you can’t accomplish after a quick breakfast outdoors. The best part is that breakfast can be as long or as short as you want: a hot cup of coffee and a muffin, or a hearty meal with eggs, hash browns and orange juice.
Spending time with friends does more than put a bright spin on your day, it can actually make your whole week happier. You think back and remember the jokes, laughter and enjoyable conversation during an informal lunch with people you’re close to. It doesn’t take much to prepare your deck for a bite to eat with a couple of friends. Colorful outdoor dinnerware is easy to set up and serves as decor on its own. A patio umbrella overhead provides some shade from the afternoon sun.
When entertaining, you can come up with any kind of menu you want. Some dishes are designed to impress. Homemade pizza made in an outdoor oven tastes amazing and fills the backyard with incredible aromas. Do you have to go with big meals when inviting friends? Not at all. They’re there because they want to see you. Simple dishes – like homemade sandwiches and a healthy salad – are quick and easy to make, and leave you with lots of time to talk. You can even toss in some exotic notes with a hint of mango, cilantro, hot pepper, peanuts or soy sauce. Tasty food and great company is a winning combination. Contrasting the colors of your food and colorful dinnerware creates an artistic vibe.
Eating dinner as a family outside is healthy both physically and emotionally. Meals are naturally a special time for families to bond. Why? Well, it’s practically impossible to resist feeling happy as you’re eating a favorite meal. It takes your mind off of everything else and puts a smile on your face. Food brings people together. In Italy, many families take things a step further by serving large portions that encourage passing food around the table, conversation and the opportunity to display warmth and affection. Being outside helps even more, since fresh air is so relaxing. When you and your kids are comfortable, wonderful memories often follow. Best of all, with dishwasher-safe outdoor dinnerware, there’s practically no cleanup afterwards.
Have something more intimate and romantic in mind? A bistro table on your balcony or next to a pool – along with string lights, votive candles and a luxurious tablecloth – is a great spot for celebrating romance. It makes you feel like you’re dining on a rooftop in Paris, with nothing but the soft sounds of violins in the background and shining stars overhead. Elegant dinnerware with a beautifully-plated meal makes a lasting impression on the heart.