Cozy Fireside Midnight Garden Decor

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Cozy Fireside Midnight Garden Decor

Tips on creating a Cozy Fireside Midnight Garden Decor for you backyard.

Here in the south we are very lucky to have temperate winter temperatures that allow us to do seasonal outdoor winter gatherings around our fireplace. Creating a Cozy Fireside Midnight Garden Decor for a little stargazing on a chilly night by the fire with a nice warm toddy in your hands when the temperature is right is a great idea for any yard.

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Umbrella seen above tilted to the right to show easy operation of the tilting feature.

For this reason we like to make sure that we have a suitable space to do this.  Here are some easy ways to create Cozy Fireside Midnight Garden Decor:

  • Plush Furnishing
  • Add in Decorative Pillows
  • Blankets & Throws
  • A Tray of Hot Toddy’s – Tonight Menu Hot Buttered Rum (Recipe Below)
  • Additional Ambient Lighting ( also see Landscape Lighting )
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Hot Buttered Rum Toddy's

Course Cocktail, Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Cocktails
Servings 4 people
Author Jennifer


  • 1 stick Butter
  • 2/3 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Orange Blossom Honey
  • 1 tbsp Madagascar Vanilla
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 8 oz Jamaican Spice Dark Rum
  • 2 1/2 cup water
  • salt to taste
  • 1 can whipped cream For Garnish


  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the brown sugar, butter, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and salt.
  • Heat, stirring frequently, until the butter is completely melted and the sugar is dissolved, approximately 5-7 minutes.
  • Remove from heat add in the hot water stir vigorously to combine. Add in the rum and stir to combine.
  • Serve into glasses and top with a large dollop of whipped cream and fresh grated nutmeg and cinnamon.


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Abba Patio JENRON DESIGNSWe have recently added a solar LED light up umbrella from Abba Patio, to make this evening outside even more delightful. While we have long summer days the winter days are so much shorter and it gets dark quickly, so this wonderful Abba Patio Umbrella has really come in handy for our outdoor living space.New in Box JENRON DESIGNSI have to say that the entire installation of the umbrella was super easy, and it was assembled and up in no time. Plus the instructions that were included were so easy to follow as well, which always makes a huge difference. I will say that the umbrella top itself is a little heavy, so it could take two people if you are not use to lifting heavy items, as the box lists this item as a team lift.

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240 degree tilt handle makes adjusting easy

A few other features that we love about this large 11.5 foot Cantilever umbrellas is how easily we can adjust the tilt to follow the sun during the daylight hours for maximum coverage on our patio. The Perfect Tilt JENRON DESIGNSThe six gear position adjustment mechanism is easy to use and a shear time saver for quick tiliting from left to right. It also has a foot pedal at the base which allows a 360 degree swing of the entire umbrella to shift in any direction needed as well.

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Conveniently located flip switch for solar powered LED lights

Then with a simple flip of a switch, after dark, we can turn on additional solar powered LED lighting to add more ambiance to our space, making it truly feel like an outdoor room. Once charged these lights can provide natural lighting for up to 2 full days. Umbrella LIghtIt really lights up the space nicely and adds a great ambient light to the space. Perfect for reading, family game night, or light horderves around the fireplace, before stargazing. Then with the flip of a switch you can turn the lights off.After Dark Umbrella Light JENRON DESIGNSThe umbrella also has a very durable construction with a offset cross base which can be filled with either water or sand to keep your umbrella from falling over during windstorms, which we get a lot of here in the north Georgia Mountain region. Once filled they roughly hold approximately 150 lbs of weight, and I can firmly say mine has survived just fine, after our last storm, no problems at all, and we used water to fill our base.
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The umbrella is also the same beautiful fade resistant fabric, which matches my previous Abba Patio umbrella on my upper patio which can be seen here in my summer post. After a year of being outside and exposed to the hot Georgia sun, our upper patio umbrella still looks brand new. Apparently they use a premium outdoor rated solution-dyed polyester fabric that minimizes color fading up to 1000 UV hours, which we really need here in Hotlanta.

Completely Collapsible JENRON DESIGNSAs you can see, it stores away perfectly when not in use on my patio, and with the handy solar panel on top it will always be ready to use after dark. This is really a great investment piece for any outdoor patio and perfect for any time of the year, but I know we will be getting a ton of use with it this summer, so stay tuned for all our great patio parties headed your way!Large Coverage Area JENRON DESIGNSee more of these great items at Abba Patio & Don’t forget that  you can also save 10% OFF everything sitewide with my special code of: Jenn10 


  1. This decor is simple and yet lovely. It’s really creative. The Umbrella makes it look comfy and unique. Thanks for this.

  2. I love the cozy spot you’ve created out there! Also, that Hot Buttered Rum Toddy recipe sounds delicious!

  3. This setting is so welcoming, perfect for social gatherings.

  4. In my opinion, these corners of the garden become real receptacles for the home, but also where it is possible to increase love and relationships. Great style as always.Love it!

  5. Oh, I love how cozy it looks. Perfect in times like this, when its better to spend time tighter outdoors. Make me really inspired to create something similar here at home.

  6. Digitaldaybook

    Such goals for a garden space! Thanks for sparking some ideas in me for a future garden I hope to be able to decorate

  7. This is amazing! I’d spend a couple of hours here, every night! It’s so perfect to just read a book and relax.

  8. I agree I can see reading on the patio this summer and now I will have proper lighting to do so, hooray!

  9. I have to agree with all your information, ideas and tips. Such great information that will be very useful to any homeowner. Thank you for such a great blog.

  10. I love the cozy outdoor space and the umbrella is such a great addition! I have to admit I’m a little jealous of your “temperate weather conditions.” Enjoy!

  11. Such a cozy place, I really like it. I would to have such a nice “corner” in my garden!

  12. Wow, you went all out here. That is indeed a very cozy setup. I wish I had something like this in my backyard.

  13. Jasmine Martin

    This is absolutely gorgeous! I am definitely going to use this as inspiration for my backyard for sure.

  14. Tisha

    5 stars
    This would be my favorite place to cozy up with a loved one!

  15. Vincent Penagos

    5 stars
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  16. claudia cabello

    5 stars
    So many great tips for a lovely winter backyard. You have created such a nice cozy space to relax in all year.

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