Press Release

Outdoor Entertaining is Big, Even in Small Spaces

Furnish Balcony or Patio with Stylish, Affordable Products from BJ's Wholesale Club

March 30, 2010 8:15 AM EDT
NATICK, Mass., March 30, 2010 -- Entertaining outdoors with beautiful, affordable furniture amid a cascade of blossoms can be just as glorious on your small apartment balcony as a large home deck. As warm weather approaches, prepare the perfect al-fresco retreat, in any size space, with help from BJ's Wholesale Club.

"A green thumb is not necessary to create a garden patio that's stylish and easy to tend," said Chris Neppl, Executive Vice President of Merchandising at BJ's Wholesale Club. "Put together the ideal backdrop for an intimate meal with family and friends using BJ's wide assortment of high-quality seasonal merchandise at incredible savings."

BJ's offers these finds that bring together the right lighting, furniture, garden and grill equipment to open up every square inch of your outside escape:

Backyard Bistro - The garden-perfect pairing of mosaic and wicker, this Living Home® Outdoors 30-inch Round Mosaic Bistro Table displays a handcrafted top in colorful glass mosaic with all-weather wicker base. $99.99

Copper Keeper - Living Home® Outdoors 48-inch Round Slate Mosaic Table makes both a soft and strong statement with its slate and copper mosaic top and powder-coated base. $199.99

Sweet Seats - Whether you plan a dinner for two at your round mosaic bistro table or a brunch for four at your slate table, Living Home® Outdoors All-Weather Wicker Chairs provide comfortable, attractive seating. They stack for easy storage, too. $59.99 each

Popping Pillows - Add a splash of color to your small patio space with All-Weather Sunbrella® Stack Chair Cushions in Glacier Blue, Jockey Red or Brass. $14.99 each

Entertainment Rocks - Make your patio look sophisticated and classic with the Living Home® Outdoors Slate Tete-a-Tete. The set contains two rockers and all-weather cushions that are connected by a natural slate tile tabletop with bronze finish on cast aluminum frame as well as a bottom shelf for convenience. Also on $299.99

English Garden - Enjoy the sun with Living Home® Outdoors English Manor 3-Piece Bistro Set. Visit on two swivel rockers with all-weather Sunbrella® cushions. The 26-inch-square table has built-in umbrella case and all pieces are created with rust-free aluminum. Also on $299.99

Serene Shade - Complete your English Manor bistro set with a Living Home® Outdoors English Manor 9-foot Umbrella. Also on $159.99

Rechargeable Radiance - Add a touch of evening charm with Living Home® Outdoors Rechargeable Lanterns, 4-pack. These attractive, bronze-finished lanterns are durable, low voltage with no cords or outlets with a carry tray that serves as a recharger. $79.99

Bye-Bye Bugs - Drive unwanted pests away with Living Home® Outdoors Citronella Candles, 2-pack. The candles come in a handcrafted metal container with antique pewter, copper or verdigris finish. $10.99

Light the Night - Set the stage with Living Home® Outdoors 72-inch Mosaic Garden Torch. The wrought iron torch has mosaic bowl with long-lasting fiberglass wick and comes in gold and pearl. $12.99 each

Timing is Everything - Keep track with Living Home® Outdoors Atomic Outdoor Clock, featuring hand-applied, natural slate-copper mosaic. The clock's radio control resets daily to the precise second and adjusts automatically to daylight savings time in the U.S. A weather station displays the temperature and humidity. The clock is powered by an AA battery, not included. Also on $89.99

Cascading Color - Filled with flowers, this is the perfect touch for a small outdoor space: The Living Home® Outdoors 3-Tiered Plant Stand is handcrafted wrought iron with scrollwork details and durable power-coat finish for elegant displays. Also on $89.99

Bowl Full of Blossoms - The Global Outdoors Philippine Stone 17-inch or 24-inch Bowl Planter is a great way to garden on deck or balcony. 17-inch, $29.99; 24-inch, $39.99

Flower Power - Start planting with BJ's vast selection of spring flowers, with Living Home® Bulbs in dahlias, lilies, cannas and much more for $11.99. A mixture of perennials and annuals are in-clubs soon to also help create an eye-catching garden display from zonal geraniums and wave petunias to peonies and coreopsis, all in a variety of sizes.

Outdoor Kitchen - The Blue Ember SonarQue(TM) Gas Grill is a 45,000 BTU cooking system that provides powerful heat and performance for grilling. The SonarQue Fuel Monitor measures the fuel level every 30 seconds and displays the precise cooking time remaining. The grill has three stainless steel main burners, cast-brass side burner, and infrared rear burner as well as a grill light, built-in outlet and deluxe cover. Also on $399.99

To locate a club or to shop online, visit Additionally, BJ's is offering a free 60-Day Trial Membership with full member benefits and absolutely no surcharge that can be printed out from its website for in-club use.

About BJ's Wholesale Club

BJ's is dedicated to providing members with high-quality, brand-name food and merchandise at prices that are significantly lower than supermarkets, supercenters, department stores, drug stores and specialty retail stores. BJ's carries the most product variety of any wholesale club with more than 7,000 items, including supermarket-sized staples, USDA Choice meats and stock-up items. BJ's is the only wholesale club to accept all manufacturers' coupons and for greater convenience, offers the most payment options including EBT.

Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. is a leading operator of warehouse clubs in the eastern United States. The Company currently operates 187 clubs and 105 gas stations in 15 eastern states. Learn more and shop online at or for exclusive content visit


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