One of the things I was the most excited about when we moved into our little cottage was the sweet back yard because I just couldn't wait to sit out there in the evenings with friends drinking cocktails with lots of candles lit around us and some tunes playing on the radio. Every year when summer comes around I head to my local homewares stores to see if there are any pretty new garden decorations or some new acrylic jugs and glasses that I can add to my collection. I have a bit of an obsession with mercury glass too. And mirrors hung in gardens. Ahem.
So anyway, you can understand why I was excited to hear that Aldi would be releasing a garden collection this June just in time for the hot weather. They very kindly offered to send me a black outdoor lantern* to have a look at and get a feel for the collection and I must say it's very lovely! These are going to be on sale for just £7.99 which I think is really impressive for something so stylish. As you can see they're a really good size too, a standard pillar candle fits in with lots of room to spare and to make it even prettier you could add some pebbles or glass beads or some flowers snipped from your garden like I did. There will be another kind of lantern on sale too which is white and has more of a vintagey feel if that's more your thing!
The range includes pretty things for the garden like a giant roman numerals clock (£17.99) and decorative metal border stakes (£2.99) in a range of nice designs but also includes bigger items like a fire pit (£19.99) and a pedestal barbecue (£27.99). If you need some extra seating they're got you covered too with a pretty wooden bench (£39.99) or a rattan effect furniture set (£149.99) which looks like it includes two chairs, a sofa and a table.
If you need to do some neatening up before adding your new pretties to the garden you can pick up an electric lawnmower (£34.99) or a petrol hedge and bush trimmer (£98.99) but if you're feeling like a bit of relaxed pruning is more your thing why not pick up a three piece cutting tool set (£9.99) and a foam kneeling pad (£1.99). As I have a traditional terraced garden I just have cobblestones, wooden decking and plant borders so it's pretty low maintenance, although that cutting tool set would sure come in handy when I need to prune my elderflower tree!
The garden collection goes on sale this Thursday the 19th of June so make sure you head to your local store early to snag any pieces that have taken your fancy! I think I'll be heading to my local store to check out the clock as I'd love to hang it from my wooden fencing over the decking, is there anything that you like the sounds of?
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