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Take it Outside with These Patio Dining Essentials

Just because outdoor dining is casual doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish. Upgrade your patio or deck dining with clever serving pieces, unbreakable dishes, and easy-cleanup linens in cool summer shades.

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    Juliska Splatter and Spin Melamine Plates

    With a cool blue design inspired by a painter’s drop cloth, Juliska’s summery “splatter and spin” tableware line is lightweight, shatterproof, and just the thing for dinner on the deck. Salad plates and dinner plates sold separately.

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    Sea Bags Beverage Bucket

    Sails are built to withstand a lot. That remains true when they’re taken down from the mast and upcycled into drink buckets like this one. Six interior pockets can hold beer or soda bottles upright; fill the center with ice to keep them cold. Runoff from the melting ice drains through a grommet hole in the base. The bags are available in many nautical (and not-so-nautical) designs, though we especially love this classic Breton stripe.

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    Chilewich Indoor/Outdoor Vinyl Placemats

    Made from woven vinyl, Chilewich’s new place mats come in several cool, summery colors. (Their Multistripe, Mosaic, Basketweave, and Fringe lines are pictured here.) Easy to wipe down and incredibly durable, they’re perfect for outdoor use.

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  • Oaklyn beverage dispenser
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    Oaklyn Beverage Dispenser

    This 2-gallon shatterproof acrylic beverage dispenser has a couple of nifty tricks up its sleeve for effortless entertaining: Fill the base and inner core with ice to keep drinks cold through the whole party. Plus, a special chamber at the center lets you infuse your iced tea, lemonade, or sangria with fresh fruit without it clogging the spigot.

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  • Q Squared Tritan Glasses
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    Q Squared Aurora Tritan Tumblers

    It may look like crystal, but this drinkware is made from Tritan, a material that’s break-resistant, BPA-free, and dishwasher safe. The line is available in five colors (we’re partial to the seaglass-like turquoise shown here). The tumblers are sold in sets of four.

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    Mikasa Flatware Caddy

    How often do you sit down to dinner on the patio only to realize you’ve left the napkins (or forks or knives…) inside? This heavy-gauge steel caddy from Gourmet Basics by Mikasa makes it easier to tote all the essentials in one trip, with space for flatware, plates, and even a paper towel holder, so you’re all set for the messiest BBQ or popsicles. It folds down compactly for easy storage in between cookouts.

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    Simply Baked Balsa Cheese Boards

    These ultrathin, lightweight balsa-wood cheese boards are fabulous for serving outdoor appetizers. They come in a range of sizes, from 2 x 4 inches up to 8 x 12 inches. They’re also recyclable and compostable.

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  • The Napkins DwellStudio
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    The Napkins + DwellStudio

    Sometimes paper just won’t do, but cloth is a hassle. Enter The Napkins’s collaboration with design brand DwellStudio: a line of high-end disposable napkins that feel almost like real linens and come in a range of fresh, modern patterns. They’re an ideal bridge to that paper-cloth divide. Not a pattern fan? The napkins are also available in a range of solid colors.

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