Monday, May 28, 2012

decked out...

...and ready for summer!

Hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend. Ours was packed... a soccer tournament,
a fun birthday get-together with neighbors, a visit to my parents, dinner out
at our favorite new restaurant, (Tellers in Applewood), and yard work! 

Today I'm sharing some updates to our deck and patio for the season.

front flagstone patio
  the easy monogram pillow done with a sharpie
around to the back deck, the settee from the garage sale,
I finished the new cushions over the weekend, yay!
the other side of the deck, our dining table, I made the black and white pillows last
year, the fabric is indoor/outdoor, we leave them out in the hot sun and weather all
 summer. They've held up really well. I coordinated them with the front patio, the
hammock and now the settee to keep it all cohesive.
and tucked in the corner my favorite new potting bench, after it's facelift

BEFORE

Two of our favorite traditions for kicking off summer
turning on our fountain...
 and putting up our hammock

We're ready! Bring on the BBQs!

Don't miss tons of outdoor inspiration at Mission Possible

TDC Before and After

40 comments:

pendy said...

Beautiful!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Gorgeous patio and gardens!!....Love Colorado...My BFF lives in Windsor and just love visiting your beautiful state....

Love your style and just became a new follower!!

Debby Steele said...

Looks gorgeous. I love all the changes. Sounds like you had a busy but good weekend. xo

Andrea said...

It looks so inviting. What time is the party? I love the settee.

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

I would love to be eating watermelon on that patio right now!! I'm sharing this beautiful space on my facebook page!! Thank you so much for sharing at our The Great Outdoors party!
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Gorgeous patio and the pillows look great. I love a good hammock - you are fortunate to have one- it looks perfect. I hope you get to enjoy it, Pam!

Holly said...

How beautiful Pam! I really mean this that your front and back patio is exactly what I would love for our next home. A few places to relax, have dinner, coffee, and just enjoy life. You've done such a great job. I love the cushions you added with that great green fabric, and I also really love that magazine rack too next to your bench - that's really cool. Hope you had a great one - sounds like you did!

Lana said...

HI Pam,
Your yard and deck looks beautiful. I love how your potting bench turned out.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

WOW! your deck is just beautiful!!! i have some plans for our porch, but i need to fund the right pieces first...

Calypso In The Country said...

Pam, your yard and deck are paradise! Now I really want a hammock!
-Shelley

Dana Frieling said...

I wish you lived closer so you could work your magic on my porch. Seriously, Pam, yours looks like something straight out of Better Homes and Gardens!

René said...

How lovely! I could sit down in your garden and never leave. Thanks for the reminder of the potting bench. I so need to do that!

JOY 2 JOURNEY said...

Huge difference! I love it and all the lovely flowers! Thank you for stopping by J2J and the sweet comments.
Hugs,
Bj

Cathy Wall said...

Oh my word, how delightful and pulled together (tho I would expect no less), what time is happy hour?!!!

Gretchen said...

Your outdoor areas look great! I can not believe how much I love your potting bench. Wish I had one... My other two favorite things are your fountain and the hammock. Everything looks really comfy and great for entertaining.

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

looks fabulous! love the parisian black and white striped!!

Jennifer L. Griffin said...

Too beautiful for words! I'd totally love to take a nap in the hammock and join you for bbq. I'll bring the homemade Butterfinger ice cream!

Little Sister said...

Oh, it looks wonderful. Perfect for a backyard BBQ or just a quiet afternoon with my Kindle! ;)
~Amy

Leslie said...

I love your cushions Pam! You must start an on line store :) Perfect staging, and now I want watermelon. Your flowers are do pretty!

KATHY said...

Your yard looks so beautiful!! The deck looks gorgeous. I love all your furniture and your pillows.

Kathy

cindy said...

Hi Pam,
All your outdoor spaces are so pretty! Love the first shot with the tulips, bell flowers, black umbrella and shutters. The potting bench is great, love the color.

FYI-Your style of home is called Western Reserve style where I live. Our county in Northeast Ohio was settled by settlers from Connecticut. They brought their New England architecture style with them, they are all over our area.

Here is an example of a newer one: http://www.movoto.com/oh/1300-county-line-rd-gates-mills/831_3310046.htm .

Here is a local church in the style:
http://scbtr.org/Our%20History/history.htm.

Here is an old one:
http://paullowe.com/photo5_2.html

Thought you might enjoy the info.

Fun to see gardens up close and personal. Thanks for sharing!

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

Wow--I love all of this, from the flowers to the lovely cushions and pillows, to how gorgeous that potting bench is! Very nice.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Pam,

Your outdoor spaces are just lovely! The watermelon looks so refreshing ... but I think you'd find me swinging on that hammock ...

Thanks so much for linking up at our party!

:)

Linda

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Oh, and I pinned and tweeted your amazing potting bench -- and will be FB'ing too!

:)

Linda

Brandy~GreyLaneHome said...

My favorite Mission Possible so far. This is so pretty. I love every bit of it.

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

simply gorgeous! it's like you have a wonderfully powerful magic wand...i have a back yard that you could wave it at ; ) just perfect! hugs...your newest follower and thank you so much for linking up with our party! : )

Jill Elaine said...

Ah. looks lovely! I'd like to come laze in that hammock! We have a spot we are working on that will have some sort of fountain. Probably not going to happen this year either though:( Too many projects. Oh well there is always next year!

Captain Micah said...

It looks like it is straight out of a magazine! What a beautiful outdoor area!

Pam said...

Your deck and patio are so pretty and inviting. I love that little potting bench. I do a lot of decorating with yard sale and thrift store finds also. I'd say I'm being green and recycling, but I just love the thrill of the hunt (plus I'm cheap).

Lori said...

What a beautiful sanctuary you have created! Your photos are magazine-ready!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Love your garden and deck. It looks like it would be a wonderful area for entertaining.

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Gorgeous! Looks like a setting straight out of a magazine! Love your cushions, especially the monogrammed one! ...and a sharpie??? Who would have thought? :)

Amanda said...

this all looks just amazing! you should link this up to our Outdoor Extravaganza party- its too good not to share! here's the link: http://www.amandacarolathome.com/2012/05/outdoor-extravaganza-linky-party.html

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I agree with everyone else..everything is gorgeous!! I really do need to buy a sewing machine.

Maryann - Interior Salvage said...

The black and white is great. Lovely spot for garden party!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Pam your patio and gardens are beautiful!! Love your fountain too!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Just wanted to give you a heads up that I featured you today! Love that potting bench ...

:)

Linda

Kristen {a little ditty} said...

SO gorgeous!! I think I could seriously live in your lovely outdoor space. The potting bench is to die for!!

ECKDesign said...

This is just sooooo beautiful! you have a great eye! LOVE it...everything about it!

Cathy Wall said...

Don't know how I missed this post, your outdoor spaces are so inviting and beautiful. Wish I could join you there for a glass of vino...!

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