If pots of flowers on your deck or patio don’t add enough color, how about a new set of chairs, dining tables and side tables? Styles and vivid shades abound at AtHome (former Garden Ridge) in O’Fallon, If green, turquoise, white, tangerine and yellow aren’t enough choices, you’ll also find burgundy, red, royal blue, black and brown. Most of these pieces are metal, with some folding chairs and others webbed tubing. Prices start at $39.99 for the white and yellow chairs and go up to $59.99.
Will a cute trash can make your kids more likely to clean up after themselves? It’s worth a shot with these inexpensive ($5.99) animal cans from Old Time Pottery in Fairview Heights. Pick from panda, pig or tiger with swivel heads.
With the release of the newest “Avengers” movie, the merchandise is everywhere. These papered, heavy-duty cardboard boxes come in a variety of sizes and shapes, but all with Marvel superheroes on them. What would be a better place to store toys or comic books? They all have locking lids and handles. Prices range from The Hulk box for $5.99 to $15.99 for the dome-topped Capt. America/Thor box. All can be found at Gordman’s in Fairview Heights.