Here at Food52 we’re all about curating a collection of home and kitchen goods that bring joy and add value to your life. We work hard to ensure that every piece in our Shop has been carefully chosen with our community in mind. One of the many things we consider? The different ways each product can be used (and loved!) by you.
Many of our best-sellers are versatile enough to have multiple uses and can be used throughout the home—storage baskets that can go in multiple rooms, rugs that easily work inside or outdoors, and even utensil crocks that double as wine holders. As we enter a season of warmer weather, outdoor entertaining and backyard hangs are starting back up. To help with this transition out of winter hosting, we pulled together a few of our Shop favorites that have a home both inside your space and outdoors.
Let the outdoor entertaining begin in…3…2…1!
1. Cotton Pinstripe Throw,
If you get chilly easily or like to spend part of the night looking at the stars (or, if you’re in a city, searching for the faintest glimpse of a star) from your backyard, porch, or fire escape, this cotton throw should be in your blanket collection. Made from 100 percent cotton and featuring a subtle pinstriped pattern, this is a blanket you’ll want both on your couch and your porch swing.
2. Stillwater Floral Quilt, $199+
Similar to the cotton throw blanket, this floral quilt is designed for your bed but doubles as a fantastic blanket to lay out at your next picnic or park hang. Available in twin, full/queen, and king sizes, along with three different colors (juniper, red, and auburn), you’ve got options.
3. LED Table Lamp, $149
If you’re tired of the wind blowing your table candles out, snag a couple of these rechargeable LED table lamps. They’re available in brass, graphite, black, and white and offer three light settings that mimic the glow of a real candle.
4. Handmade Candlestick Holder, $42+
Perfect for calm (wind-free) nights, this handmade candlestick holder is a beautiful piece of decor that’ll spruce up your outdoor dining or lounge area. Available in black, a speckled beige, or white, you can choose whichever one fits your home’s aesthetic best. Just don’t forget to buy some taper candles.
5. Neat Method Grid Storage Basket, $34+
One of our best-selling storage solutions doesn’t only help keep your kitchen, bathroom, and closet tidy. Bring these wire storage baskets out to your backyard, front porch, or garage to help keep things like dog toys, gardening tools, or games in a designated spot. Prefer a more earth-toned design? Consider this wicker alternative.
6. Vintage-Inspired Persian Vinyl Mat,
You won’t have to worry about stains with these stylish mats. Made from stain-resistant vinyl, cleaning up muddy footprints, dirt, or spills is easy. Other worthy mentions: They’re lightly cushioned and have a non-skid surface on the back (no slipping here).
7. Moroccan Wicker Step Stool, $84+
This rattan stool would fit perfectly on a front porch or back patio. Use it as a plant stand, additional seat, or to help reach your hanging plants on watering day—you’ve got options. (Plus, they’re pretty!)
8. Serax Handcrafted Metal Fruits Bowls, $69+
These might’ve been designed as straightforward fruit bowls, but we don’t see why you can’t fill them with other outdoor items—like fruits, dried flowers, or a few of your favorite magazines. With four different shapes and sizes, you’re bound to find the right one for what you need.
9. Marble Utensil Crock,
This marble utensil holder can double as a wine chiller (just pop it in the refrigerator or freezer) and few places can benefit from a cold bottle of wine quite like an outdoor space. Bonus: Use it as a vase, grilling utensil holder, or a piece of eye-catching decor, too.
10. Melamine Paper Plates, $48+
As adorable as they are shatterproof, these reusable melamine plates are equally at home on the dinner table as they are packed up in a bag for beach day snacking. Speaking of taking them on the go: They’re ultra-light, so you can tote them around without being weighed down.
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