About Us

Creative Play Stores LLC, formally Creative Play and Patio, is located in beautiful East Tennessee in the Tennessee Valley, gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains. Our company has thrived locally since 1984 and has transitioned primarily to Internet sales since 1996. We are now known best as foldingchairsandtables.com, but use other domain names as well, including buyswings.com, creativeplay.com, and samsonitefurniture.com. However, we still maintain our retail location, open to the public during regular hours, and we pride ourselves on the personal touch this brings to our business and our customers. See our “Customer Service” page for a complete description of our personal business philosophy. 

   Unlike some online distributors, we are NOT just a DOT.COM company, and if you call us during normal business hours (listed below), we can almost guarantee that we will answer the phone by the third ring and you will speak with a real person who can address your individual needs. If the lines are busy or if you call after normal business hours, just leave a message and we will return your call promptly. 

   We are members of the Better Business Bureau and BBB Online and we are registered with Dun & Bradstreet as well as the CCR for governmental contracting. Click on the BBB logo below (bottom left of page) to get information. 

   We began as a retail location selling portable storage buildings, playground equipment (residential and commercial) and several lines of patio furniture. One of the patio lines we carried was Samsonite Patio Furniture. We then added the Samsonite brand of commercial folding furniture, then about a dozen more commercial furniture product lines and the rest is history! Today we are one of the leading online distributors of folding furniture in the world. 

   Our doors opened in September, 1984, and we thrived in our retail location for over a decade. Taking advantage of emerging technologies, we began to offer some of our product lines via the Internet in February 1996. That business, over a period of time, began to overshadow our local business and soon became our major focus. The Internet has given us the opportunity to broaden our markets and has become a major segment of our business, while still maintaining our retail location, and we continue to offer the time and attention to our customers that has characterized our company from day one.