Cottage essentials to make most of your summer days!

We love spending the weekend at the cottage! We especially love waking up before the sun rises so we can catch it over the lake, the crisp morning air by the water is so enjoyable. We usually prepare our essentials a day before heading out to make sure we’ve got all we need with us. This way we know we’ll have a good time and can enjoy the beautiful summer days. Here are our essentials:

Sun Protection – Coconut oil?

First things first, sun protection. It’s very important to keep our skin healthy and sun kissed, no burns allowed! We discovered that organic coconut oil works great for protection against the sun, especially in the water. Water and oil don’t mix, therefore the oil stays on the whole time we are in the water. Make sure to bring sun protection with you, whichever product works for you best.

Hydration – Infused Water

During hot summer days, we don’t really crave a lot of cooked foods. We love refreshing, light recipes such as salads, any type of salads! We also mostly crave liquids and ice cream to cool the body down. We love bringing a cooler that is filled with hydrating drinks. Our favourite is our homemade lemonade or infused water with fruits. We essentially have fresh fruits like berries and freeze them overnight. We use the frozen fruits as ice cube, this is great way to keep your water cold and infuse it naturally with fruits.


Everyone wants to be comfortable at the cottage. We love the Highland Springs Collection. It provides such comfort while bringing joy with it’s bright summery colours! We also make sure to bring sun hats and umbrellas when the sun is too hot, we want to make sure we have a shady spot to enjoy the day!

Highland Springs Collection:

The Highland Springs Collection provides great comfort with a selection of stunning summer colours to pick from! These chairs are great for sitting by the lake without sacrificing the comfort. They can also be multi-functional, they can be used in the backyard too! Our products are sturdy and great quality so you can enjoy them for many summers ahead! We invite you to our showroom to take a look for yourself and experience the comfort in person!

Fun Cottage Game

We always make sure to bring something fun along! We like bringing a few board games, cards or floaties for the water. We love bag toss games, volleyball or a good old book to unwind by the water!

Let us know what your cottage essentials are and what fun games you like to play, we are always looking for suggestion. Connect with us on our Facebook or Instagram page, we always have new furniture pieces that we feature and that you don’t want to miss.

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The furniture is all handcrafted by the local craftsmen. We also offer custom made furniture. In addition to our 10 Years Limited Warranty on any Construction Defects. The owner Raymond has built furniture for 15 years and has been in the industry for over 25 years so he has an eye for quality. Learn more about us here.

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Millbank Family Furniture
4044 Perth County Line 72
Millbank, ON
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Phone: (519) 595-7105
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