This set, from Target, is still one of our favorites. But seeing as it only seats four, and the chairs alone are close to $400, it just won't work for us. But man, it sure is purty.
West Elm, oh how I still love thee. You lure me in with your casual cool vibe and make me want to come to this party, any party, and dine on this lovely set. This would work for us, perfectly, but we'd have to take out a second mortgage on our home to pay for it. Hmmm....might be worth it. ;)
This isn't a whole set, but I am loving all weather wicker for our outdoor dining area. These chairs, from World Market, would be great but sadly, 6 would run us close to $900. Ouch!
This outdoor set, from Ikea, seems to be our best bet. While my heart was set on wicker, it just isn't in our price range right now. This set meets all our requirements: semi- modern, seats six, constructed from a non-wood material (I don't want to deal with fading, chips, or splinters) and is within our price range. I only wish the black/brown option was the same price.
So is there anything I've missed? Is there some store that I don't know of that sells super cheap outdoor furniture? Has anyone managed to score a great set on Craigslist? If so, I'm totally jealous, because all the outdoor sets on Chicago's look like they are straight out of the 80's.