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Garden Accessories Courtyard returns to Casual Market

Special exhibitor area highlights the best in outdoor living accessories

The International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market, held at The Merchandise Mart from Sept. 12-15, has announced it will once again feature the Garden Accessories Courtyard, a 10,000-sq.-ft. area that is home to exhibitors showcasing outdoor accessories. This dedicated area will be located on the Northwest side of the 8th Floor Market Suites.

The Garden Accessories Courtyard is where buyers can find exhibitors featuring decorative accessories, outdoor lighting, hearth products, tabletop, rugs, pottery, statuary and more.

Accessories have become an integral way for retailers to increase their store's profits. As an easy last-minute purchasing option, accessories not only add to a store's merchandising mix, they also add to the bottom line. Accessories are the go-to component to update and complete an outdoor room.

The following is a list of 2011 Garden Accessories Courtyard exhibitors:

+ Bentintoshape, LLC offers fire pits, planter boxes, and outdoor luminaries manufactured from eco-friendly materials and recycled metals that add a unique touch.

+ Berlin Gardens, LLC will showcase the Comfo-Back Adirondack Chair in tropical colors that are made from (HDPE) poly-lumber. The chairs are made from recycled plastics including milk jugs and feature an impressive 20-year residential warranty.

+ Black and Stone USA, Inc. offers Round and Square patio burners that may be installed in any non-combustible surface and decorated with fire glass. These burners feature beautiful yellow flames that last for four hours and burn with clean-burning bio-ethanol.

+ Caframo Limited offers a revolutionary new lighting centerpiece for the outdoor living environment. Combining style with patented thermoelectric technology, the JOI light magically transforms the energy of a simple tea light into enough light to illuminate the entire outdoor dining table.

+ Couristan, Inc. is the leading source for trend-setting outdoor/indoor floor fashions, with an assortment that includes over 100 stylish weather-resistant area rugs for any outdoor setting. New styles include the Sundial and Fresh Citrus rugs.

+ Dayva International has grown rapidly into a leading worldwide supplier of market umbrellas, umbrella lighting, protective outdoor furniture covers, patio heaters, indoor/outdoor wood furniture, and decorative outdoor accessories.

+ Dimension One Spas offers Elemental Patio Tubs that are designed to show how hot tubs can be beautiful and artistic.

+ Direct Pacific Advantage Company offers factory direct planters, containers, garden tools and custom-built seasonal décor from Vietnam.

+ Elaine Smith Pillows offers luxurious designer throw pillows made exclusively of outdoor- safe performance fabrics.

+ Fishtales offers wooden outdoor furniture and wooden 2D fish art for the outdoors.

+ Hearthland Products offers a Memphis Wood Fired Grill, which features a high temperature grill smoker, convection oven and pizza oven all-in-one made in the USA.

+ Maremar Hammocks include handmade Nicaraguan Hammocks, cotton hammocks and hammock swings, hammock accessories and hammock stands.

+ Merritt International offers decorative melamine, acrylic and tritan tableware and drinkware.

+ Seasonal Living is an innovative boutique source for high-quality indoor/outdoor furnishings and decorative accessories. The award-winning company is known for its use of inventive materials and the resulting bold works of functional art.

+ TAG is known for its casual furnishings including folding tables and chairs, garden, patio and deck accessories, and outdoor candles, lighting and entertaining offerings.

+ Tervis drinkware products have been around since 1946 and continue to maintain the same quality and value since its inception.

+ The Outdoor GreatRoom Company features outdoor products for residential and commercial applications including Pergolas, Fire Pits & Fireplaces, Grills Gas & Electric Cart & Built-In Models, Outdoor Kitchens, Gel-Fueled Fireplaces for Indoor & Outdoor applications, Wicker Furniture, Gas & Solar Lights and Infrared Heaters.

+ Trans-Ocean Import Co. manufacturers and distributes indoor/outdoor accessories such as rugs, decorative pillows, floor mats and placemats.

+ Unique Arts, LLC offers a vast selection of today's finest outdoor living products. Unique Arts' lines include fire pits, outdoor wood furniture, solar lights, fountains, and other garden accessories.

AkzoNobel Coatings, Inc., California Outdoor Concepts, Classic Cushions & Umbrellas by Roger's Cushions, Commonwealth Home Fashions, Hangzhou Classic Maxim, Magnolia Casual, Napoleon Products, Patio Living Concepts, Seaside Casual Furniture and Wanda Technology will also be located in the Garden Accessories Courtyard. For a complete listing of all Casual Market exhibitors, visit

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