A Hammond Post and Montgomery Lanterns light up this home.
Decorating the exterior of your home is not just about style – it’s about functionality and durability. When attaching something to your home or securing a post to your yard you want to make sure it is both aesthetically pleasing and something that will last through winds of summer and snow of winter.
When it comes to outdoor lighting style and quality are key elements in making a decision. Luckily all of Walpole Outdoors’ products are made to the highest quality so all you have to do is select the perfect style for your home.
As the days get shorter outdoor lighting is going to be something that is more and more necessary. There is no better time than now to find and install a brand new outdoor lighting unit.
Walpole Outdoors boasts a great selection of copper, bronze, and brass lanterns that appeal to traditional, historic, and contemporary styles. Styles and materials come in a variety of post mount, side mount, and hanging options in a selection of heights and widths.
Here are a few of our favorites…
The Monroe Post Mount Lantern.
The Hammond Lantern Post and Adams Lantern.
The Jefferson Post Mount Lantern.
The Taft Post Mount Lantern.
The Lincoln Post Mount Lantern.
Crafted by Walpole in low maintenance AZEK, this spectacular custom six-column pergola at the 140-acre Southward Ho Country Club smartly defines a poolside seating area.
Measuring 50’ 9” long by 19’ 4” wide overall, the pergola has 6 substantial Darien square posts 9 feet high by 8” square with a 4” galvanized steel core assembly. The carrying beams are 4 1/2″ by 12” thick, the laths are 1” by 3 ½”, and the joists are 1 ½” by 7 ¼”. The beams and joists have end cut details and the joists are notched onto the beams. Prior to installation, the Pergola was factory finished at Walpole with two coats of a Sherwin-Williams VinylSafe paint that comes with a 25-year warranty.
This pergola installation adds immense versatility to the space providing patrons with a shady area to enjoy the outdoors in the spring, summer and into the fall. It also adds architectural interest to a largely flat and open space.
This expansive custom pergola defines the seating area next to the pool.
Patrons can enjoy the outdoors with shade and style.
This flat space is transformed with a smart and classic pergola.
Lexington Side Mount Lantern
Add some stylish light to your home! At Walpole Outdoors we have a large catalogue of lanterns in every style imaginable. Add one to a post at the end of your driveway or at your front door for safety or simply add them for their timeless beauty! With choices that include every kind of mounting, you are sure to find the perfect lantern for your home.
Here are a few of our favorite lantern varieties to make your search a little bit easier!
Whitney Post Mount: Created in New Hampshire with durability and function. These lights compliment any style base from the roughness of granite to the smooth finish of a formal pillar post.
Augusta Side Mount: Copper Bronze Finish with beveled glass. Available in two sizes. On large size top arm bracket can be removed and over all height would be 23″.
Classic Side Mount Lantern: A traditional lantern style in two finishes and clear, curved, beveled glass. This side mount lantern offered in one size: 10″W, 20″.
San Clemente Side Mount: Contemporary lantern offered in a Copper Bronze finishes and two sizes. Cast aluminum ornaments and bound, bent and beveled clear glass.
Lincoln Post Mount: Large estate lantern designed and hand made in New Hampshire for Walpole Woodworkers by Northeast Lanterns. Solid brass and copper.
Vidalia Onion Post Mount: A New England favorite onion lantern with clear glass. Four color choices – three brass finishes and a natural copper. Due to manufacturer’s product change this lantern is sold with a single medium socket (not the 3 candelabras pictured).
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Anyone who loves their home will love a gift from Walpole Outdoors! Aside from our large scale custom creations like fences and pergolas we also offer some great smaller items that will bring a little extra joy to any home.
Birdhouses & Feeders
The Lazy Hill Large Shingled Birdhouse.
A birdhouse or feeder is a great gift because it always fits! A beautiful bird structure is a great addition to the backyard of any home, bird enthusiasts and novices alike. One of our most popular is the Lazy Hill Large Shingled House. This house is and adaptation of an English dovecote and has ample room for several birds. The recipient can install it anywhere they like and watch as birds flock to it!
If you would rather gift a feeder try the Lazy Hill Loretta Feeder. This feeder features a lovely shingled roof and elegant arched openings.
Planters & Window Boxes
A Rockport Square Planter all done up for the holidays!
Another great way to show someone you care this holiday season is with a simple planter or window box. Regardless of their style these pieces will fit right in. Each can be transformed with arrangements and seasonal decor.
One of our favorites is the classic Rockport Square Planter, available in black and white. This planter is the perfect size for a number of locations around the exterior of a home including right beside the door.
If you would rather gift a window box you can’t go wrong with the Bullnose Window Box. This is a great white box with a clean smooth surface.
Mailbox & Post
The Liberty Mail Post makes a great gift.
What better gift for a new homeowner than a mailbox and post? Walpole mailboxes add class and curb appeal to thousands of homes all over the US.
Start by choosing from a number of post designs like the popular Liberty Mail Post or the Dover Mail Post. Next choose a mailbox like the Aluminum Strongbox or go for something with a little more modern style like the Copper Mailbox.
Find more gift ideas over on Pinterest!
The holiday season is here — is your home ready? Aside from the traditional exterior holiday lights you can add a few classy touches to your existing decor to make it seasonal. Have you updated your window boxes yet? Here are a few ideas to make them stand out…
Evergreens and Berries
Evergreens and berries fill a window box. (craftandhomeideas.com)
One great way to bring a little holiday spirit to your home is adding some greens and berries to your window boxes. This is a classic and simple arrangement that is hearty enough to withstand some serious weather. You can also make small changes to keep this look through January.
Like in this example you should utilize a few different kinds of greens to create texture and dimension. Add in a burst of red berries to create some contrast and interest.
Ornaments make a great window box display! (grandinroad.com)
Want to lean into the Christmas theme more? Fill up your window box with some ornaments! This example is actually a pre-made window box filler you can purchase fully assembled but you can also create a custom look on your own.
Select a color theme beforehand and head out to purchase some durable shatterproof ornaments. Fill your window box with greens like you normally would and then attach ornaments throughout the arrangement. You can attach them with floral wire so they stay put!
The ideas don’t end there! We’ve seen some amazing things created with candles, lights, wreaths and much more. Head on over to Pinterest to see a full board of our favorite seasonal window box decor.
Keep your plants safe from winter weather!
The incoming high winds and heavy snowfall got us thinking — what are the best ways to protect your plants from winter weather? Can you protect everything? How do you go from season to season without having to completely re-build your garden? How do you add a covering to your garden?
Winter gardening is a task in itself and mostly occurs inside your home or in some sort of greenhouse or outdoor shed. Your beautiful spring garden, however, lives outdoors and even though many of the plants have been removed after their season ended you are still left with a few, along with your home’s landscaping.
So blizzards beware! Here are a few ways you can protect your garden from winter.
1. To avoid a springtime rebuild always choose plants that are compatible with your climate. Especially for landscaping choose plants that can last through whatever winter weather your area usually gets. Every spring you will certainly plant more seasonal items but shrubs and greens could get very costly if they have to be replanted every year.
2. If your garden has some plants that might freeze or get carried off by harsh winds cover them up. The best way to do this is with a blanket or tarp. The covering will give it some warmth and protection from freezing and winds. These plants are likely dormant anyway so you won’t be smothering them, only protecting the stems and roots so they can flourish again come spring.
3. Another great covering is mulch. Mulch is used in landscaping regularly but it is also an insulator and would do a great job keeping your plants safe from the cold winds and frost. Before or during the winter spread a thick layer of much on your garden to cover the plants that remain. Just remember that mulch needs to be raked away when the weather warms up, otherwise it could prevent plants from beginning to grow again.
4. If you love it, bring it inside. The best way to save plants from the harsh winter is to simply bring it indoors. While you can’t bring everything inside you can definitely uproot a few of your favorites or most delicate plants to keep indoors until the weather warms up a bit. If you can’t bring indoors consider getting a cold frame or constructing a temporary sanctuary or greenhouse for your beloved greens!
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