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The Gift of Time Well Spent

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The holiday season seems to move faster year after year, do you agree?  It often becomes a flurry of holiday parties, Christmas Concerts, special events, celebrations with friends, Holiday Cards and baking.  That doesn’t even account for all of the SHOPPING and cleaning you need to get done.

Over the years my family has turned our attention from material things, to the gift of time together enjoying our favorite activities.  For some that might be a ski trip or a beach vacation.  But for others, like our family, it simply means spending time together.  We most often gather at each other’s homes, always outside watching the kids play, enjoying a bonfire or telling old stories and laughing ourselves silly.  There is no better way to enjoy those moments than in our By The Yard Outdoor Furniture.  Investing in this maintenance free furniture is truly like investing in our time together - now and for years to come!

(Photo: Vintage By The Yard Christmas Collection!)

Many people, including my family, build their By The Yard Furniture collections over time.  Most families start with a base such as a table & chair set, 2 Adirondack chairs or another favorite - rockers! Slowly over the years adding a piece each year widens your collection and opens up more room for family & loved ones to gather around.

If you are investing in the gift of time with your loved ones, consider the gift of By The Yard.  Whether it’s a new piece of furniture to add on to a set you have or to just get started, an investment in By The Yard furniture IS an investment in your time together. In fact, the time could be 35 years or longer as our furniture is guaranteed for 35 years!  If choosing your first piece is too daunting or perhaps this is for a gift, a By The Yard Gift Card is another great choice.

If you are wishing to give a unique holiday gift and considering a purchase at By The Yard this holiday season then NOW is the time to shop. For every $100 spent, you will receive a $15 By The Yard promotional gift card to use in store after January 1st.  NOW is the time to start your collection, build onto an existing collection or pick up a gift card.  There are THREE WAYS to shop! Call, on-line or stop in person at our Jordan, MN and Vernon Hills,IL locations.

Be on the lookout for our Christmas commercial or check it out here:

Giving Thanks

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it seemed only fitting that we show you how giving thanks around a table can be beautiful - inside and outside. While not all of us are snow birds and able to enjoy the outdoor warmth in every season, many of us do love to set a table [...]

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Our Mission to Give Back

Giving back, specifically feeding hungry people, is a HUGE part of our mission.While we may be known mostly for our maintenance-free outdoor furniture and fine craftsmanship, something you might not know about us is our commitment to caring for the community. It is our strong desire to feed hungry people. Through FMSC, Second [...]

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A Haunting Halloween, By the Yard Style.

There’s nothing to be scared of when it comes to using your durable outdoor By the Yard furniture for festive events like celebrating Halloween.Our Mission Collection can help to create the perfect spooky backdrop for all tricks and treats on Halloween evening. In fact, if you have a neighborhood where the tricks are for kiddos [...]

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TEN reasons to FALL for Fire Tables

Perhaps one of the very best times of the year in the Midwest, is Autumn. The leaves begin to turn, the air turns crisp and cozy sweaters are brought out of hiding. Fall in the Midwest, as well as other areas across the country, doesn’t mean giving up on being outside. In fact, it’s [...]

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Weathering the Elements

Outdoor furniture needs to be sturdy to endure the weather and everything it brings, from torrential rainstorms to the blistering sun. The material with which your furniture is crafted plays a significant role in determining its overall sturdiness. Here are some materials to avoid and great alternatives to outfit your patio with.Patio Furniture MaterialsPatio furniture [...]

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How to Throw a Backyard Movie Night

Summer days can get a bit too hot, but summer nights are perfect for outdoor fun! Follow these planning tips to take the entertainment outside and throw a backyard movie night for your friends and family.The Snacks One of the biggest benefits to throwing a movie night at home is that you don’t have to pay for [...]

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Reasons to Buy Products Made in the U.S.A.

No matter what American store you walk into you’re guaranteed to find products with a little tag attached that says “Made in China.” A majority of American products are made internationally, as many American companies have moved their business abroad to places like China and Mexico where labor is cheaper. However, thousands of American companies and [...]

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Creative Backyard Games to Play This Summer

Outdoor Classics If you’re looking for fun outdoor games to play with family and friends this summer, maybe during a barbecue or pool party, nothing beats the classics! The game of horseshoes has been around for decades. If you don’t happen to live next to a generous farmer, plastic peg and horseshoe sets can be purchased [...]

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Make the Most of a Tiny Outdoor Space

Whether you’re the proud owner of a condo with a teensy back patio or a single family home with a smaller-than-average backyard, your outdoor space’s size shouldn’t affect how functional and beautiful it can be. With creativity and versatility, you can transform your small spaces into gorgeous gathering places. When dolling up a backyard area, look [...]

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