Entertaining Design

A Blog From Peters Billiards

Spring is almost here!

March 2, 2021

At Peters we are looking forward to spring and warmer weather! This winter has felt like a long one with COVID restrictions and some extreme cold weather in early February.  I’m hoping spring brings a big change in the fight against the virus and allows us to engage more with family and friends in a social setting. In the showroom we are preparing for spring by stocking up on outdoor furniture. We have new col... Read More

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6 Fire Pits for this Fall Season

August 27, 2020

Get ready for fall with a beautiful gas fire pit! Many are still in-stock and ready for you to enjoy when the weather starts to cool. Even cooler summer nights have been calling out for a warm bonfire.  There are many reasons a gas fire pit is perfect for your outdoor space including: Easy. Gas fire pits are easy and quick to light. Clean. No ashes or ember sparks to worry about. Quick. You don’t have to wait f... Read More

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Throwback Thursday - Completing your Outdoor Room

July 16, 2020

Last summer we put together a “how to” on completing your outdoor room.  It walks you through the process of taking your patio, porch, balcony, deck or whatever outdoor space you have from bare to a complete oasis.  We still have A LOT of in-stock patio furniture, fire pits, and umbrellas to get you enjoying your outdoor space as soon as possible.   Check out How To Complete Your Outdoor Room in 7 S... Read More

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Born in the USA!

June 30, 2020

As we approach America’s birthday it’s time to celebrate patio furniture that was made right here in the USA. If you’re still looking to complete your outdoor oasis and want to enjoy this 4th of July at home, we have many USA made patio furniture collections available. At Peters we try our best to find quality manufacturers we can support that produce their furniture right here in the USA.  Here are just... Read More

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May 21, 2020

GOOD NEWS! PETERS BILLIARDS STORE IS BACK OPEN!  At Peters Billiards our focus has always been about family, therefore we are putting everyone’s health and safety first while opening our doors back up to you. We want to help make your time at home with family more enjoyable right now. We are stocked with everything from patio furniture to at home games so you can ‘Stay @Home, Play @ Home’. Our sto... Read More

Patio Furniture Sneak Peek!

February 17, 2020

It's frigid outside in Minnesota, but inside Peters Billiards we are heating up and thinking SPRING! We've been rolling in all of our new patio furniture displays for the last few weeks and it's so exciting!  Lot's of new collections for this upcoming 2020 patio season. Here's a little sneak peek at just some of the new all-weather outdoor furniture we will have on display and in-stock.  &nb... Read More

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January Clearance on Now!

January 10, 2020

Happy New Year! Our January Clearance is going on now! We have deep discounts on many overstock, floor model, one-of-a-kinds, and discontinued items in every category. Clearance items include: pool tables, game tables, sofas, theater seats, barstools, patio, games, dining, accent tables, and artwork! Here's a sneak peak at just a few of the clearance items ready to take home today, but hurry they won't be he... Read More

Fire Pits Are Made For Fall

September 19, 2019

Enjoy the season just a little bit longer this year with an outdoor fire pit. The crisp autumn air is the best time to enjoy the comfort of a warm fire and continue to spend time in the beauty of your own backyard. Fire pits provide a great location for entertainment, relaxation, laughs with friends, and a cozy spot to enjoy the seasons change of colors. Fire pits are available in many sizes, shapes, colors and ... Read More

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Throwback Thursday: 10 Ways to Maximize Your Pint Size Patio

July 11, 2019

An oldie, but a goodie, this post gives you some tips and tricks to make the most out of your outdoor space even if it might be smaller than you like. You don't need a large deck or patio to enjoy your time outdoors, but it does help to equip your space with the best pieces to take advantage of every square inch available.  10 Ways to Maximize Your Pint Size Patio   More outdoor furniture design ideas: 7 Step... Read More

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5 Reasons We Love Seaside Casuals Outdoor Furniture

June 18, 2019

1.    IT LASTS! Through many years of Minnesota’s harsh weather conditions these products stand the test of time and look beautiful doing it.  The furniture is constructed from Envirowood® - 100% High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) lumber, not sheet molded products. The lumber is made from recycled materials and permeated with UV stabilized pigments, basically a sunscreen for your furniture.  Th... Read More

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7 Steps to Complete Your Outdoor Room

May 2, 2019

Spring is in full swing and many of you are probably thinking ahead to your summer plans. Graduations, birthdays, weddings, or just hanging out with your family. Having your outdoor room ready to go for these events can be a little intimidating. Where do you start? No matter your design style, size, or budget if you complete these seven steps it will ensure your outdoor room has everything you need for enjoyment all season lon... Read More

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SPRING IS HERE! Time to order your patio furniture.

April 8, 2019

Spring is finally here and the weather is warming up! After the Minnesota winter we had we deserve to enjoy our time outdoors as much as possible. Don’t you agree? Before we know it will be patio season and we’ll be outside enjoying the sun once again.  It’s time to start planning ahead what you need to complete your outdoor room. Whether you’re looking for one more piece to make your space comple... Read More

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Patio Furniture 2019!

March 7, 2019

Peters Billiards has loaded the floor with patio furniture for the 2019 season! Come warmup inside our 37,000 square foot showroom and get inspired for spring. We are continually adding more pieces to our display and accessorizing with pillows, rugs, umbrellas, and decor. Right now is the perfect time to see what's new and browse our huge selection of options for everything patio, including: sofas, sectionals, chairs, dini... Read More

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Happy 2019!

January 19, 2019

It’s the New Year and many of us are trying to stick to our New Year’s resolutions. (The key word here is ‘trying’.)  One of the top 10 most popular New Year’s Resolutions, which rings true with me, is to spend more quality time with family and friends. In this day and age when we spend so much time on our phones or feel pressured to get everything on our to-do list done we can sometimes forg... Read More

4 Ways to Prepare for the Fall Season

October 2, 2018

Finally we're getting some cooler weather and it is fall! Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. I only wish it lasted longer. Anyone agree?  By the end of summer I’m ready for everything fall has to offer including bonfires, football, pumpkin everything, fall decor, cozy sweaters, changing leaves, apple orchards and the list goes on and on.   Here are 4 ways you can get ready for the fall season. &... Read More

Decorating and Lighting Your Outdoor Room

June 19, 2018

Hopefully you have your outdoor room furnished and you’ve been able to enjoy it a lot already this summer.  If you’re still looking for the perfect set, want to update an old patio set,  or would simply like to add to what you already have then be sure to read 4 Tips to Furnishing Your Outdoor Room.  There’s still plenty of time to take advantage of the summer season! Peters Billiard... Read More

Furnishing an Outdoor Room

May 15, 2018

In Minnesota we spend half of the year with cold temperatures that keep us indoors. So as soon as the weather warms up I am anxious to spend time outdoors any chance I can. A relaxing outdoor oasis, whether big or small, is a must have to take full advantage of warm weather.  Everyone has their own idea of the ‘perfect outdoor oasis’. For me a simple spot to enjoy a book is really all I would need, but we can&... Read More

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It’s Officially Spring!

March 27, 2018

It’s officially spring and NOW is the time to order patio furniture. Early spring is the best time to order your patio furniture so that it arrives in time for you to enjoy it all season long. Our patio furniture has proudly been on display for about a month now and we have a huge selection of options ranging from dining tables and chairs to sectionals and fire pits. Our large selection includes items that are in-stock a... Read More

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February 20, 2018

Even though Minnesota is still battling winter weather, inside Peters Billiards we definitely have spring fever! Our patio furniture for 2018 is rolling onto our show floor almost daily and we're pretty excited about it. As we bring over more products we are accessorizing with rugs, pillows, décor and umbrellas. This is a great time of year to see what's trending, get ideas, and test out a hu... Read More

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Happy New Year!

January 9, 2018

Happy 2018! Let’s embrace this New Year with ways to enjoy your home for yourself and with people you love.  This last year was filled with ideas to step your entertainment game up a notch. Now it’s time to actually make those New Year’s resolutions come true. Whether you’re wanting to spruce up your game room or put together the perfect gathering spot on your patio we have inspiration and expert g... Read More

Peters Billiards is 60! - PART 2

October 10, 2017

With 60 years under our belt we believe we know a thing or two about game room furniture, for entertaining indoors and out. We also have some wonderful employees that have been around for many of those years and because of that they have a lot of product knowledge you can’t find in a manual. This type of knowledge can only be gained over time. So come on in and ask for our advice on anything from pool tables to barstools... Read More

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It’s not too late for Patio Season!

August 18, 2017

Can you believe it’s already August! I can’t. But it seems like every year the summer goes by faster than I’d like and sometimes I forget that the end of August doesn’t mean the end of enjoying the outdoors. Actually, September brings out some of the most beautiful weather conditions. Not as many bugs and the heat of the sun makes your feel warm instead of fried.  Here are 4 tips to enjoying the e... Read More

Vendor Highlight: Gloster

July 11, 2017

Gloster is a leader in fine teak outdoor furniture. They manufacture gorgeous furniture with high attention to design details while keeping the quality of construction at peak importance.  A UK based company that has factories in America, England and Asia, Gloster is known for their high end teak. However, they also manufacturer some of the best woven, aluminum, and stainless steel outdoor furniture. Here’s what put... Read More

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Happy 4th of July!

July 4, 2017

Some people think that the 4th of July means summer is half over. At Peters we don’t believe that! Peters Billiards has plenty of patio furniture in-stock and ready for you to enjoy for the remainder of Minnesota’s warm weather this summer and early fall. We can still special order the perfect color, size, and style for your backyard, too! Come and visit our patio experts and our beautiful showroom in south Minneap... Read More

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Made in America!

June 20, 2017

It’s summer! And as it gets closer to America’s holiday it always makes me feel nostalgic. It reminds me I should be spending my time grilling on the patio, eating watermelon, going to the lake, and wearing some form of red, white and blue. But why celebrate America only once a year? At Peters Billiards we try and promote American made quality and craftsmanship in as many products as we can all year round. From pat... Read More

Take Me Back Tuesday: Patio Umbrellas

June 6, 2017

It’s that time of year again when we’re entertaining outdoors. You probably have your furniture out and have been using it for some time now. Did you remember an umbrella? With a big push for sun protection on our skin and the sun heating up in June, umbrellas offer the perfect solution to both problems.  They protect your skin from harmful rays and provide cool shade during the hot summer days. Plus they can ... Read More

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Inside the Weave: All-Weather Outdoor Wicker

May 23, 2017

Wicker is the traditional and classic front porch furniture. Flash forward to 2017 and all-weather wicker has been transformed to meet modern design styles, needs, and all-weather durability. Natural wicker, which is not all-weather, is often seen under covered areas such as a front patio or three season porch. Natural wicker is a kind of furniture woven from a variety of cane-like materials such as rattan or bamboo, but these... Read More

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Vendor Highlight: O.W. Lee

May 9, 2017

Are you familiar with the outdoor furniture manufacturer O.W. Lee?  They are a premier manufacturer of beautiful outdoor furniture, much of which we have on display in our showroom.  They manufacture in the USA and continue an American family tradition with third and fourth generations directly involved on a daily basis. O.W. Lee’s handcrafted patio furniture is backed by an incredible warranty, and the furnit... Read More

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What’s New in Fire Pits?

April 25, 2017

Fire pit options are becoming almost endless. They are the go-to table right now because of their versatility. There’s a fire pit size, shape and color for every furniture layout and décor style. Add a fire pit that doubles as a coffee table, end table or dining table to get the most out of your space. Our Minnesota weather is ideal for fire pits because of our chilly spring and fall months or cool summer nights a... Read More

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Patio Furniture Trends 2017 - Part 2

April 11, 2017

Last week I shared five of the nine Patio Furniture Trends we are seeing for 2017. If you missed that post you can check it out here. Otherwise take a look at the final four trends in patio furniture:   6.    Customized Furniture Pieces     More people are feeling comfortable ordering their patio furniture to their perfect specs. And with all of the possibilities in the patio industry today... Read More

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