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Extend the Season WORDS BY Joy Zaczyk AND Janet Villeneuve

Autumn is a gathering time. We harvest, hibernate and hope for a few more days of life ‘al fresco’. Here’s how to squeeze every possible moment from outdoor living before the temperature falls.

1. Walk Right Out, Sit Right Down Upholstered seating provides added warmth, allowing friends and family to gather outdoors well into the fall. Buy patio furniture at summer’s end for steepest discounts.

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2. Turn up the Heat Hauser

Cozy up to an outdoor fireplace or portable patio heater. Your outdoor fireplace can do triple duty as a source of warmth, lighting, and as the perfect place to roast marshmallows for late season s’mores.

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3. Add Layers

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Who can resist the snuggle appeal of a blanket or throw? Keep a basket filled with throws by the back door for handy access.

4. Autumn Colours

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Mixing and matching different pieces of autumn-hued dinnerware is way more fun than one pattern sameness. Add visual interest to a set of solid colour dishes with dynamic patterns on side dishes.

5. Hot Toddy Guests will welcome a warm drink in one of the season’s newest, colourful mugs. Group them on a tray for serving ease. Add a cinnamon stick for stirring. It’s an inexpensive, stylish and delicious addition to any hot beverage.

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6. Light Show Next Modern Home

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Artificial lighting creates an inviting atmosphere, encouraging guests to linger. Hang inexpensive paper lanterns—perhaps in vibrant fall colours—from strings of white lights over the seating area for funky ambient lighting.

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