Outdoor Living: Eight accessories for fireplaces, fire pits

Circling around a blaze from an outdoor fireplace or fire pit is a fall tradition for some homeowners.

If you have a fireplace built into your landscaping or added a portable fire pit to your outdoor living space, these eight items can make it easier for you to enjoy the fire or add to the experience this fall.

S’MORE to Love

Instead of roasting marshmallows with a makeshift stick from a coat hanger, the S’MORE to Love rack holds all the components of the gooey campfire treat. Cook s’mores over an outdoor fire (also can be used in the oven). $14.99, sold at The Cook’s Warehouse in Marietta’s Merchants Walk Shopping Center, Brookhaven, Decatur and Ansley Mall in Midtown (www.cookswarehouse.com)

Pilgrim Folding Log Carrier

Don’t lug in the logs without any help. This suede leather carrier holds logs, fitting on a forged iron frame. Folds up when not in use. $119, sold at Casual Image in Marietta (www.casualimage.com)

Cooking Grill

Put that fireplace flame to use with a cooking grill (this one comes with a chrome grate, mounting sleeve and sliding pipe that can raise, lower and pivot the grill). $89.95, sold at www.plowhearth.com

Emile Henry Flametop Kabob Grilling Stone

The stone can be used outdoors if your fireplace or fire pit has a surface or rack for grilling or cooking. Available in red or black. $79.95, sold at The Cook’s Warehouse, www.cookswarehouse.com

UniFlame Black Log Hoop

This log holder, made of black tubular steel, offers a different look than traditional log racks. $69, sold at Casual Image in Marietta, www.casualimage.com

Halloween Scene Lanterns

Lanterns, such as Target’s Halloween-themed items with LED flameless candles, can add to the glow by sitting on the hearth or near an outdoor fireplace, and bring in a seasonal look. $18-$25, www.target.com

Fire pit grate

A fire pit grate supports logs and can also turn a fire pit into a spot to cook s’mores and grill burgers, hotdogs and more. This one is 30 inches in diameter. $129, sold at Casual Image in Marietta, www.casualimage.com

Utility Outdoor Wood Rack

Store all the components you need to build a fire — wood, kindling and tools — in this rack with a raised base that keeps wood dry and, in the case of rain, from sitting in standing water. $199, sold at Frontgate in Phipps Plaza, www.frontgate.com