Summer is Right Around the Corner… I Promise!


Get a head start on your summer with our staff’s favorite seasonal items!


In this area, you’ve gotta get while the gettin’ is good, and that means a lot of impromptu summer entertaining for me and my family.  I love these wine bottle candles that look like real cork, but are made of unsented wax, and burn for almost 2 hours!  You provide the empty wine bottles, and you have an instant centerpeice.  Keep a couple of packs of these stached away for your next BBQ, or take them as a hostess gift- they come in a brown paper box with an acetated front, wrapped in a raffia bow.


If you live in Seattle, you really appreciate the summer and understand how beautiful the season is here. My family and I spend as much time as possible in the outdoors having barbecues, picnics, and enjoying the sun. The one thing that I always wish I could have with me when we have picnics is a colorful fleece throw like the one we have at Simplicity ABC. It’s beautiful, super soft, and has removable straps for easy storage and carrying. It’s perfect to sit on or to lay down on with your family.



One of the things I love about summer is all the fun outdoor gatherings that happen with friends and family. When the sun is out we eat as many barbecued meals out on the deck as possible! So, I love the idea of extending the living space to the outdoors creating a welcoming atmosphere that you want to spend time in. At Simplicity Decor, we have several great outdoor furniture options right now. One of my favorite pieces is this Mel Bar Table & Stool Set.

It is made out of FSC Certified Eucalyptus, and this set is extremely durable and easy to maintain. I love the extra storage on the end too! It’s a sturdy, quality piece, but nice because it doesn’t take up much space, and you can tuck the stools neatly under the table. That extra storage is always a helpful space-saver. I also like that you can use it as a table for sit-down meals, or have it set to the side as a bar or buffet set-up for larger gatherings.



Summer in Seattle makes up for all the rainy days we put up with in fall, winter and spring. I want to spend as much time outside in the summer as possible, having barbecues, picnics, and hiking. No one wants to be inside vacuuming and sweeping on a sunny day! We have a great selection of coir doormats that will help to keep the outside out so you spend less time cleaning up! Made from natural, renewable coconut husks and bleached coir, the mats are woven and printed with fade-resistant pigment. These doormats are stylish, functional, and eco-friendly!



While entertaining this summer, chose one of these modern and colorful carafes for your favorite lemonade, ice tea or any other summer beverage. They’d look great on any table. Each one holds 32oz of liquid and is dishwasher safe while being heat resistant. Another great quality about them is their patented drip-free, self-closing top.  When it closes itself, it means no bugs in your beverage, and no germy fingers on your lid!



As we all witnessed mid-May, when the sun comes out in Western Washington, we spend a great deal of time outside and on-the-go. Temperatures are rising as we approach summer and hydration is crucial. Many of us can’t seem to accommodate a bulky water bottle and inevitably end up leaving it at home on the kitchen counter (usually full of water and ice). If this is you, let me introduce you to your new best friend, Vapur- The Anti-Bottle, it’s reusable and designed to fold and go anywhere. It easily fits into pockets, purses and packs. It is also freezable, washable, BPA free, and comes with a clip allowing you to attach it to yourself or your bag quickly and easily. We’ve got their newest styles in now, so get out and go this summer, and stay hydrated with Vapur. 



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