So I got to work. I wish I had taken the pictures of the pieces first, so you could see how it came together, but basicially it is what it is. Blankets are always warm no matter what they look like. Benches are always welcoming, allowing friends to sit together for a quick chat. So this is what I did:
The rug/mat is nice to sit your feet on. The pumpkin was leftover fromm Halloween. The tray was my little addition. The black basket is the one my husband made in woodshop in high school. (It has so many uses I might have to have him make another one!) I'm still not really sure why the boots are there? All we need now is a little bonfire in the backyard. I just hope I can actually sit out there sometime this week!