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13 Entertaining Essentials for Spring in the Brandywine Valley

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Decorative ideas, foodie favorites and outdoor finds inspired by the garden to make your Brandywine Valley home feel like spring.

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Solo Stove Mesa torches

Courtesy Solo Stove

Adjustable-height Solo Stove Mesa torches produce an extra-large flame with a five-hour burn time. Three for $199. Available at Angerstein’s, 315 New Road, Wilmington, (302) 996-3500, solostove.com.

indoor-outdoor pillows

Photo courtesy of Homesense

Cozy up your patio with a mix of patterned and solid indoor-outdoor pillows. $25-$40. Available at Homesense, 107 Swedesford Road, Exton, (610) 363-6925; 3050 Fashion Center Blvd., Newark, (302) 737-6740; homesense.com.

garden dining

Courtesy of Terrain

Create a solar-powered glow with a collection of geometric lace lanterns. Starting at $52. Available at Terrain, 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, (610) 459-2400, shopterrain.com.

soy wax dough bowl candles

Courtesy of Magnolia Soap and Bath Co.

Hand-poured soy wax dough bowl candles burn for 30 hours. $40. Available at magnoliasoapandbath.com.


Courtesy of Kurtz Collection

This nature-inspired entertaining tray blends white, navy and metallic motifs and is circled in bamboo. $181. Available at Kurtz Collection, 529 Glen Eagle Square, Glen Mills, (484) 800-4557; 1010 N. Union St., Wilmington, (302) 654-0442; kurtzcollection.com.

The Cottage Garden

Courtesy photo

Lavishly illustrated, The Cottage Garden by Danish celebrity green thumb Claus Dalby draws inspiration from an array of gardeners and landscape designers, from Vita Sackville-West to modern-day enthusiasts. $40. Available at your favorite local bookstore or on Amazon

thermometer for testing guests food

Photo courtesy of The MeatStick

No worries about undercooking or burning proteins as you grill, smoke, sous-vide or fry foods with the MeatStick, a wireless thermometer you monitor on your phone. Starting at $70. Available at themeatstick.com.

spring drinks

Photo courtesy of G4 Tequila

G4 tequila is a premium blanco that features a 50/50 mix of collected rainwater and spring water for a clean taste with floral and agave notes. Available at Kreston Wine & Spirits, Wilmington and g4tequilas.com.

meats for spring entertaining

Photo courtesy of Porter Road

Treat your guests to pasture-raised Porter Road meats, hand-cut and delivered to your door. $128 for a box of two dry-aged steaks, two pork chops, two pounds of dry-aged ground beef, one pound of bacon, one pound of country sausage and one pound of chorizo. Available at porterroad.com.

food tray for guests

Photo courtesy of Corico

Be the master of presentation with the Corico cherry bowl, a two-part serving piece that includes a funnel to discretely dispose of cherry pits, olive pits and shrimp tails. $45. Available at corico.com.

spring candle

Photo courtesy of Yankee Candle

 Yankee Candle’s Twilight Tunes is scented with cardamon, aquamarine and woody notes to conjure images of a music festival at night. Regularly $34, on sale for $15. Available at yankeecandle.com.

coffee maker

Photo courtesy of Mr. Coffee

With the Mr. Coffee 4-in-1 Latte Lux, you can serve lattes, iced coffees, cappuccino and even espresso martinis. Find where to buy at mrcoffee.com.

bread for hosting guests

Photo courtesy of La Brea Bakery

 La Brea Bakery take-and-bake rolls and breads are a fragrant launch pad for tailgating, entertaining picnics and dinner parties. Prices vary. Available at Wegmans and labreabakery.com.

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