I know that the weather hasn’t really been cool enough yet to scream that it’s time for an evening outside around the fire, but this week I just couldn’t help myself. Our summer just seemed extra hot and extra long…and after having what felt like weeks and weeks of rain, I just needed to get outside and proclaim that it is in fact fall!
Besides that…I’m always looking for a reason to enjoy some good ole s’mores. But the added bonus this year is that it’s the first time we’ll really be able to enjoy our new, very cool fire pit. I’d say the coolest.
Several years ago while walking the aisles of Scott’s Antique Market I was intrigued by a bunch of really hefty looking fire pits…which seemed to be constructed of objects that were once something else…which is always a good thing in my book. And I was right.
After talking with the guy from S&S Fire Pits I learned that their fire pits are made out of the ends of pressure tanks, steel truck rims, and other junkyard finds…all welded together…in a very cool way.
These guys are definitely craftsmen…artists who take great pride in their work, and their fire pits are clearly not the flimsy things you typically find in the store.
Check out their video to learn more about S&S Fire Pits, their process, and what they’re all about.
Any way…at the time that I first saw these fire pits, having one of my own just wasn’t in the budget. Well, this past spring…even though it still wasn’t in the budget, I felt like I needed to beef-up my wimpy little fire ring before the folks from Southern Living descended on my yard for a photo shoot for an article on Redeem Your Ground that’ll be published in April.
So on a whim I called the folks over at S&S Fire Pits to see if they could hook me up. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? I spoke to Andy Stivers, one of the owners…and the next thing you know, Andy shows up with a truck load of fire pits to choose from. That’s how cool these guys are.
And Andy and his crew didn’t stop with just fire pits. If you go to their website you’ll find cooking grates, snuffer lids, pokers, table tops, covers, and marshmallow/hotdog forks. All of them handcrafted and all designed to help you get more enjoyment out of your fire pit…really throughout the year.
So if you’re in the market for a handcrafted fire pit…a one-of-a-kind that’s way cooler than one any of your friends have, check out S&S Fire Pits. I promise that you’ll be glad you did. And given how well these fire pits are made and what they’re made of…it will probably be the last fire pit you’ll ever have to buy.
Take care all and Happy Fall!