Pawleys Island Hammocks

For years you could only find the Original Pawleys Island Rope Hammock in the cozy little Original Hammock Shop in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Many of our rope-hammock bodies are still woven right there, in much the same manner as back in Cap'n Josh's time. Yet today, the Pawleys Island brand – the most-recognized hammock brand ever – is also carried by numerous top-line retailers worldwide, distributed from our company headquarters in Greenville, North Carolina.

So while you may not have come to our brand in the same way you might have in years gone by, please know that our promise to you remains the same today as it has been for more than 120 years now: craftsmanship, quality and tradition woven together in a slice of that relaxed live-oak lifestyle of the old coastal South, right there in your own back yard, wherever in the world your own back yard may be!

That's likely why The Original Pawleys Island Rope Hammock is still so widely sought-after today, more than a century after South Carolina riverboat captain Joshua John "Cap'n Josh" Ward set out to fashion himself a cool, comfortable, cotton-rope bed for those steamy Lowcountry nights out on the water.

The continued success of the venerable Pawleys Island brand has not, however, come from our changing to fit the times. Far from it. Rather, the changing times have always held a place for our staying true to what we've done right from the very start. Because other than some improvements to the materials we use, our basic hammock design remains little different from back in the bygone days of Cap'n Josh. We don't call ourselves The Original for nothing.

At The Original Pawleys Island Rope Hammock, we're incredibly proud to be anything but new-fangled. Now 125 years old and counting, we continue to offer the very best of our past in hopes it may help our customers better enjoy their own futures. Tradition, after all, demands nothing less.

Take a look to our beautiful Pawleys Island Hammock Collection.

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Wrought Iron Patio Furniture

September 18, 2015

When it comes to color, you can choose the classic black, which matches any setting or go for other color options, such as green or rustic red, that complement your patio color scheme.

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Patio Fireplace

September 18, 2015

A patio fireplace adds a romantic touch to your outdoor setting, the warm flickering orange glow from the fire bathing the entire room with a soft light that gives it an ethereal quality. It is ideal for an intimate tete-a- tete while you bask in the warmth of the fire, safe and protected from the chilly winter nights. Not only functional, a patio fireplace also serves as a decorative piece, a focal point of beauty and romance.

There are different styles to choose from, all attractive, safe, and affordable. Chimeneas were used by the Mexicans in the 17th century to bake bread and to provide heat in their houses in cold nights. It is the sentimental choice for  many , reminiscent as they are of olden  days in Mexico and also very practical. A fire pit is appealing to the eye and very functional. It may be built into your yard, constructed above ground or portable. It can burn charcoal and wood and may be used for cooking. In fact, you can serve delicious burgers on the grill to your guests with a reliable fire pit.  

A Pagoda outdoor fireplace, a favorite patio firplace with its distinctly oriental look, adds mystique and excitement to the atmosphere, setting the mood for as intimate evening with your loved one. It burns wood, charcoal or pressed logs, creating an enchanting scene of rustic charm evocative of ancient times, heightening emotions already  made vulnerable by the warm, cozy glow of the fire.

While others are drawn by the old-fashioned charm of chimeneas or the exotic beauty of an Oriental pagoda fireplace, there are others  who show a disdain for this display of sentimentality  and  find solace and comfort in the more practical choice of a
gas fueled patio fireplace or a portable outdoor fireplace. Perhaps they find security in their familiarity and association with present times. Or maybe the appeal lies with their being less cumbersome, less time-consuming and more practical to use, needing only a match to ignite the fire immediately.

There is an array of choices which should make the decision of buying a patio fireplace a tough one. But it all boils down to choosing a fireplace that will satisfy your needs and complement your personality. One’s creativity is piqued with the challenge of finding the perfect choice of a patio fireplace which achieves just the right blend of comfort, usefulness and style. Forget those chilly nights and be insulated from the cold. Choose your fireplace now.

Feng Shui Home Tips

September 15, 2015

Feng shui has been an ancient Chinese practice that has recently became popular even in the Western world. It aims to strike up a certain kind of balance in a certain environment making it more ideal for people to live in. This is the practice of feng shui that has gotten the attention of most people, particularly for use in their homes. Here are some useful feng shui home tips that you can make use of to make your home filled with that positive "chi".

Your Doorway and Chi

First off, you can start on your doorway. Doors should always remain free and clear of clutter. With this in mind, you should try to remove any slippers or shoes that may be lying around the doorway. In feng shui, it is said that "chi" flows with the wind. With the slippers and shoes at the doorway, the "chi" would bring with it the smell coming from the slippers and shoes into your house and cause sickness.

The "chi" would then go about the home interior trying to find water where it can stay. In the absence of such bodies of water like water fountains and aquariums, the "chi" would easily be dispersed by the wind.

Of Water Tanks and Fountains

In feng shui, water is said to be a repository of the energy called "chi". That is why it may be good to have one in the home. But positioning is also important. A water fountain or fish tank should be positioned in an area that would attract positive "chi". But a wrong or unfavorable position would also bring in the opposite.

While good fortune awaits, wrong positioning would also bring in misfortune and bad luck. If you have noticed the latter happening to you after positioning a water fountain of fish tank at a certain area in the home, you may need to shift it to another location.

Chi in the Kitchen

In designing your kitchen at home, make sure that you do not place your refrigerator opposite of your stove. These appliances can stand for fire and water. With the two clashing, it may bring family members to experience frequent disagreements at home. This also goes the same with the stove being opposite with the wash basin or washing machine in your kitchen.

Feng Shui in the Living Room

If you recently have been experiencing considerable pressure at work, your marble table might be a factor that may be causing it, feng shui speaking. You can either try to work your way through the pressure or you can remove the marble table in your home and exchange it for a wooden one.

In the same way color may also affect some things in feng shui. For instance having a red sofa set in your living room may bring about work pressure, problems as well as obstacles.

The color red that signifies fire just doesn't work well in some areas of the home. These are just some of the feng shui home tips that you can apply to make sure that the flow of "chi" in your home remains on the positive side.

Not all home decorating ideas require a heavy investment of time and money. If you're looking for a few affordable home interior decorating ideas to freshen up a room over a weekend, try these ten:


1.    Rearrange The Furniture- Pull your furniture away from the walls. Try positioning it at intriguing angles. For example, a sofa arranged diagonally across a narrow living room will make the room look wider.
2.    Paint A Wall- Paint one wall your favorite color and make it the focal point. Hang interesting art on that wall and move a nice piece of furniture there. (Note: Make sure that the color is one that is shared with several other objects and fabrics in the room.)
3.    Bring In Plants- Greenery always adds a breath of fresh air to a room. If you don't have a green thumb, try silk plants and trees. The quality has gotten so good that its hard to distinguish them from the real thing.
4.    Lay An Area Rug- An area rug is a wonderful way of defining a conversation area. Try one that complements the room. Lay it at an angle beneath your coffee table.
5.    Hang Pictures or Mirror- Hang pictures that reflect your personality. Try frames that are more ornate. When hanging a mirror, try and position it so that it reflects and nice view or an interesting architectural element.
6.    Group Figurines- Pull out your favorite collectibles. Show off your personality. Find a display area and group related objects together, in sets of three or five. Try and vary the shapes.
7.    Add Decorative Pillows- The good news about decorative pillows is that they are an easy way to add textures and patterns to a room. Still better, they can be changed to jazz up a sofa or chair before your room is ready for a major makeover.
8.    Replace Lamps- Lamps are probably the one thing in your home that will give others a clue that your room is outdated. Seek out new and fresh lamps that make a statement.
9.    Add A Throw Or Afghan- Similar to decorative pillows, throws and afghans add texture to your furniture. They come in all kinds of natural and man made fabrics. Find a pattern and style that you like.
10.    Eliminate Clutter-  Clutter has a way of eliminating the desired mood and effect of any room. Find storage spaces for papers, toys, and other items that take from the personality of a room.