Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sneak Peak - Back Patio

Hello Peeps, I've been busy today trying to get my backyard patio looking decent for the summer. It is not finished yet. But here is a little Sneak Peak


 I have yet to plant my flowers, oh well...next weeks project!
 This is what I started out with
 

 I found this little lantern with a battery operated candle at Target  on clearance, the galvanized round tray is a $10 Marshall's find and the little bucket is from Big Lots...also on clearance....I am getting
good at this!
 
Some more new World Market outdoor pillows
the patio set, umbrella and cushions are also from World Market but from a previous season.
  
 I put up little hooks to wrap some outdoor String Lights around my covered deck, as you know I LOVE to decorate with String Lights all year round. Catch up here on a previous post to see how I like to use them in my house  Decorating with String Lights
See the burlap sack under the window??? Found that last weekend. I haven't quite figured out what to do with it yet. Any ideas??? I was thinking to stuff it with foam and use it as a floor pillow????
 the old wagon wheel came home in my suitcase from Germany last summer. Found it in my Grandma's shed while on a treasure snoop.
 
 This old shingle also came from Germany, but it's not really old...just made to look that way. I hung a rusty old can from it with a flower.
 
  
 The String lights looks so pretty, even from the inside....so cozy
 
    


Well, that's all I got today.....will keep working on the backyard, now that the front is done!
Thanks for visiting. I sooo appreciate you all!
Have a very Happy Mothers Day tomorrow!
xoxox
Christine

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88 comments:

  1. Sooo pretty!
    I love using " fairy " lights too - they make everything look magical!
    Happy Mothers day!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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    1. Thanks Suzan!!! Magical, now that's the word I should have used!!!

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  2. This looks so welcoming and summery. I love the lantern and the way you have used the chicken wire at the back of the planter. All looks great! Happy Mother's Day. Chel x

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  3. Looks GOOD! I'm doing the same! Getting backyard summer ready! I saw those buckets at Big Lots, but they were not on clearance! Love how you used it! I could certainly enjoy sitting on your patio!

    Happy Mum's Day!

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    1. Thanks so much for the sweet comment!!!! I would have you over anytime , patio or not!!! LOL

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  4. Looks like a very nice place to entertain or just eat outside on a pretty day. I like your umbrella over the table. Your new finds are perfect accessories out there. That old looking tile from a roof is great being used as a candle holder!

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    1. THanks Kelly, I sure love all my treasures!!!!

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  5. Enjoyed visiting your patio with all of the cute accessories....I like the wagon wheel you brought back from Germany - so fun!

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  6. Love your planter with chicken wire, did u make that? Love how your outdoor space looks! We too have been busy. Finished my window boxes this week only to learn we are likely to have a frost tonight!!!!

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    1. HI Dawn, I purchased the chicken wire planter years ago at a garden show. Seems that I like it better and better each year after it get's more weathered and grey! LOL

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  8. It all looks so pretty! Life to the full! Melissa

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  9. it looks ADORABLE! I just ordered those pillows for my deck :)

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    1. Thanks Jaime for stopping by!! glad you ordered the pillows...share pics when u get them?

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  10. Oh man! I want to come live on your patio!

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    1. Thanks Kimberly for visiting....I can't wait to get back out next weekend and plant a few flowers!!!

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  11. What a fabulous spot to enjoy the outdoors! I love your lights... and your little tablescape... and the cool rustic touches on the back porch. It all looks fabulous!! I've got to get to my deck soon...
    Krista

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  12. I love the little touches of color...and the chicken wire planter is charming! Thanks so much for linking to Project Inspire{d} this week!

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    1. Thank you Shannon for the weekly Partys!!!!!

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  14. Oooh, i love that chicken wire planter. You table, chairs and umbrella look so inviting.

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  15. This is so pretty and such a wonderful place to enjoy. Love the chicken wire planter too. Beautiful redo. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  17. Thanks for sharing your beautiful patio at Project Inspire{d} linky party!! I'd love to hang out on it with you with a bevvie!! I pinned your post to our group linky party board! Heather

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    1. Thank ya Heather....wouldn't that be fun???

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  18. Beautiful spot, I really like the lights. I am on a mission to get to World Market to get myself some. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin's BUDGET DECORATING PARTY.

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    1. Thanks Dawn .... World Market is a dangerous place!

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  19. It's looking so much more inviting! Love the new blue cushions!

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  20. Beautiful job! Such a lovely space you created!

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  21. Too cute! I love the planter with the chicken wire.I of course pinned it:)

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    1. Debbie, thanks for the million dollar Pin...LOL

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  22. Love your chicken wire planter.

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  23. Love the after and especially the Planter with chicken Wire! Would love it if you came by One More Time and share it...http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/05/share-it-one-more-timemay-features-and.html
    New follower

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  24. Another suggestion for that burlap sack. open up the seam horizontally on the top (sew the end seam together if it is open as for a sack) and fill it with soil and put some beautiful annuals in it. Burlap is pretty sturdy and I'm sure it would hold up for several seasons. Perhaps have it on your porch so it is somewhat protected from the elements and only receives watering when needed instead of every time Mother Nature waters the earth. Just a thought...
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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    1. Thanks for that idea Elizabeth...will have to keep that one in mind!!!

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  25. Your patio is really looking food, Christine! When the flowers are planted, you'll want to spend your time out there. So pretty and inviting!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thanks Mary Alice...can't wait to get some color going out there

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  26. Looks like a relaxing place to spend your summer! Thank you for sharing this on Fluster's Creative Muster Party!

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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  27. Oh it is so inviting and warm. Love the round tray and the string of lights! Lovely backyard!!

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  28. Backyard is looking great girl!! What time is dinner?

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    1. lol , dinner is ready for you anytime you tell me your coming to WA for a visit?

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  29. It is all looking so beautiful! I would love to sip some lemonade at your place this summer! :)

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    1. Thanks Lisa, lemonade is waiting for you anytime your in WA..LOL

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  30. Very nice! I am loving all your galvanized metal touches!
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  31. I love your backyard! It's so gorgeous! As we are in the middle of a HUGE backyard renovation at the moment I'm super jealous. ;)

    Chelsea @ Married Filing Jointly
    http://www.marriedfiling-jointly.com

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    1. THanks Chelsea for visiting...will have to check out your blog next

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  32. Very inspiring! What a fantastic space! Thanks for sharing at Give Me the Goods Monday
    Amy @commona-myhouse.blogspot.com

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  33. Love the wagon wheel and rusty can you added as decor for your backyard! love the way you have decorated it everything and the blue color you choose too! :-) everything is looking good! stopping by this evening from suburbsmama party! Ingrid

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    1. thanks Ingrid for visiting my little blog!!!! and the sweet comment

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  34. Looking good! You have a great collection of things.

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  35. Hi Christine:

    Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays! I love all of your little touches.

    - The Tablescaper

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  36. Wow! - That should be on HGTV - beautiful!! Thank you for sharing on my Themed Blog & Shop Hop.
    Angie
    godsgrowinggarden.com

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    1. now that is a huge compliment..HGTV.....yippee....

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  37. Looks great! We are adding string lights on our patio too :)
    - Lora

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  38. Your patio is ready just in time for summer! I love the pillows and the chicken wire planter! Great makeover!
    xo
    Robin

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  39. Love your redo....it looks amazing!
    Your new follower,
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog

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    1. thanks so much Linda for visiting me...have a great 3 day weekend

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  40. I like the shingle! I haven't started decorating the patio yet, because the weather hasn't been nice over here. Thank you for joining my link party, I hope to see you again this weekend.

    Goedele

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    1. Thanks Goedele, weather went back to crappy over here as well...darn

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  41. Did you say your blog is new in another recent post I read? Wow! Inspiring that you already have a good amount of people following and commenting! You have great style and a really nice blog layout. I would love if you would give me an honest opinion on my blog, changes you would suggest etc. www.completepackagemama.com. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Emily, thanks so much for the sweet comment....Yes my blog is new...I started in Jan or Feb or this year...I will visit you now...

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  42. Love what you've done. Also, loving the string lights. You reminded me that I want to get lights to add to my new old porch that we just finished redoing. The burlap bag - perfect for a floor pillow, or stretch it into a large frame and find a place to hang it for outdoor art. You have given me some ideas to incorporate in the finishing touches of my summer porch.

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment....always thrilled to hear when I give people ideas....Will do some more work in the back this weekend and blog about it by the end of Sunday....

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  43. What a great spot ... it looks so warm and welcoming!

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  44. Hi... First I would like to thank you for sharing at One More Time and Second I would like to let you know you have been featured http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/06/share-it-one-more-time-features-and_15.html Hope to see you again this week. Hugs Tammy

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