Now that the warmer months of the year are here and we are spending more time outdoors, just hanging out by the lake and dining alfresco. I am enjoying adding a little bit of style to the outside of the house.
The warm weather season started here in South Carolina back in April. Since then we have been enjoying as much time as we can outside. Ed and I work inside the house most of the day, but make it a point to get out and enjoy eating our dinner outside.
The previous owners left us a picnic table in the yard that we use when we entertain. We also have a gazebo where we placed the the deck dining set from our previous house.
On the deck that wraps around the lake side of the house we have a round table. This is where I usually eat my lunch. It is sometimes hard to get back to work when I do this. :-)
With the many table choices we have though, we find most nights we like to casually dine around this fire pit that we created last fall.
We usually grill some fish or meat, corn on the cob and a salad. I keep things simple and use what I call my “summertime dinnerware” which is a set of melamine plates and acrylic glasses. On the table I keep a TIKI® Brand Firepiece. It stays on the table so all I have to do is remove the burner cover and light it to create instant ambience for our alfresco dining.
I was introduced to the TIKI Brand Firepiece system last summer. When lit they add instant ambience to the surroundings without adding any smoky or sooty mess or smell. We enjoyed them so much that I was excited to see that TIKI® Brand came out with new Tabletop Firepiece styles this year.
If you are unfamiliar with the TIKI® Brand Tabletop Firepieces, they are different from the iconic Polynesian style torches that first made it into our backyards. TIKI® Brand has reinvented fire when they created the TIKI® Brand Clean Burn system that includes the Clean Burn Tabletop Firepieces and my favorite part of the whole system… the Clean Burn Torch Fuel that is plant-based and creates a brighter flame that has no smell when burning which makes it dining friendly.
This new metal Tabletop Firepiece design was created with a flame shield. The design helps to protect the flame and illuminates the intricate cut out design when lit. I have the gun-metal finish, but it also comes in a turquoise wash finish.
The Tabletop Firepieces are so easy to use. You simply pour the TIKI®Brand Clean Burn Torch Fuel into the Roundwick™.
Then light. One fill will last 3+ hours. One bottle of the Clean Burn Torch Fuel provides 24 hours of burn time.
This Bronze Ceramic Tabletop Tabletop Firepiece adds just the right style to our low dining table.
The stones inside make it look very Zen-like. Which adds to our leisurely meal, time to relax and…
…enjoy the reason we moved to live on a lake.