Saturday, May 2, 2009
Summer Patio Decorating
1. Vintage Patio Chairs, 2. Reconstructed Outdoor Umbrella w/ Vintage Sheets, 3. Relishing the Last Days of Summer., 4. Clothes line, 5. SPRING PATIO, 6. pink 'n' scrolly, 7. Hammock dreams, 8. ::
This little Pink hose is the reason I decided I need to get started working on my backyard/patio for Summer. It's by Cynthia Rowley from her Whim collection at Target.
I keep Magazines in my car in case I'm ever sitting and waiting for anything like kids getting out of school, Ortho. appointments etc...
I've looked through this issue(Country Living June 2008) many times and for some reason the other day was the first time I remember noticing the hose. I couldn't get home quick enough to get to the computer and see if it's still available. Unfortunately they're not :( Oh, I had already pictured in my mind how cute it would look in my front and backyard.
With or without the hose, I'm working on turning my backyard into a comfy outdoor pastel haven. With my kids almost out of school for the summer, working on turning the backyard into an extension of the house~ a place where they can go to relax, read or just get away from one another will probably be more important to me than to them.
This wrought Iron table & chair set was abandoned in an alley way. I was visiting a friend when I spotted it, and couldn't get it into my car quick enough in case someone else noticed the treasure I was looking at. It just needs a glass top, seat covers and a good coat of paint.
It should look more like this, I think I'll be painting mine pink, blue or minty green??
This is my Vintage glider that I love, but have totally neglected. When I bought it about four years ago it was yellow~ so I painted it white. Now, I think I'll paint it pink & blue. I can't wait to find the perfect vintage sheeting to make cushion covers and pillows for it.
Which leads me to this weeks Shopping List Saturday: Outdoor Decor
1) Child's rusty metal rocking chair, by: susantique 2) Retro patio light set, by: gleancreativereuse 3) Handmade Franciscan Windchime, by: KanasKorner 4) Vintage wood clothes pins, by: birdie1 5) Retro party dinnerware, by: nicedesigns 6) Vintage tablecloth weights, by: littlevintageviolet
If you'd like to see more Shopping list Saturday finds, stop off at Fancypicnic's blog to check out other participating Etsy shops.
This is possibly the most perfect patio space I've ever seen. In my dreams this is what mine looks like! If you want to see more amazing dreamy spaces, take a look at their flickr photos.