I have been anxiously anticipating this day. What day is it you ask?
Today is the day that the theme of the Blog Party is
We recently finished a new outdoor space. Actually, we still need to do a little rock wall.
The rainy Spring kept pushing everything back or project would’ve been complete.
This is a view of it from the East side.
This is from the West. I took these this morning when it was shady. I got a bit of glare with some of the pics. Should’ve turned the flash off.
For the base my son-in-law poured stamped concrete. We chose tan with a brown antiquing. My hubby did the brick border. Still building up the sand. Then everything will get a good sealing. This will give it a bit of a sheen. Originally, I wanted all brick. Hubby thought we would constantly be replacing it because it’s on the North. At first I wasn’t sure about the concrete. Brick border totally made me love it!
We purchased the pergola at the Home and Garden Show. We upgraded the poles to 10” so we decided to let them install it. Best decision we ever made. Up in a few hours.
These pics are of my seating area.
I have a large view of this area from my family room window so I stuck with the same color décor as I have inside.
This set is what I call, “Family reunited”. The table was one my Mother had. Probably 10 or so years ago I found the chair at a yard sale. I bought it because I knew it matched the table. This Spring I found the ottoman at ‘Urban Renewal’ consignment shop in St. George. They were all rusty white, painted them red. Mom, Dad, and baby have all been reunited!
You can get a glimpse of the rock wall behind. It will be 4 blocks high with a cap. This will be great for extra seating for the grandies!
I have to thank Courtney, from French Country Cottage. She showed this furniture from K-mart on her blog. I had been looking at outdoor wicker. Found a set at Wal-mart I just about bought. It had orange cushions. Not my fav, but the style was cute. Then I saw this. Knew right then and there it was the one! I love red and I love toile! What did I have to lose? I never go to K-mart. So thanks Courtney!
I had two of these outdoor wicker chairs I had bought at Target years ago. They were originally green, but had faded. I painted them turquoise first and then over sprayed them with green.
I was trying to match this. Another idea from creative Courtney. Mine do not look quite as cute as hers, but they’ll do. I’m hoping Courtney doesn’t think I’m some kind of crazy stalker. Just loved what she did and wanted to give her credit.
A view of my entire eating area. I bought the red chairs at K-mart also. They rock and have ticking cushions. Boy, I’m going to have to go to K-mart more often!
A few of my patio accessories.
This shopping cart I bought at a yard sale. It was used at my little home town grocer.
Lanterns, originally I was going to hang all three from the corner of the pergola. Hubby hung one and we both agreed. It was enough.
Now, one more thing and then I will actually show you the view.
I love my chandelier! I bought it at Star Mill antiques. It is hanging upside down. I wanted the candelabras to face up. When Daniel, the shop owner was getting it down for me he grabbed a small plate. He said, “it would look nice to put these on it.” Maybe not those exact words, but you get the idea. Loved it, I bought 3 from him, one from D.I. and I had one at home. I glazed it to give it a bit of a vintage look then added old silverware and burlap tree wrap.
Now for the view I promised you. When sitting on the settee, no matter which way you look; the view is wonderful. At least we think so, hope you agree. I love sitting out there and just taking it all in!
Mountain top still covered in snow. Looking out to the South.
To the East, mountains covered with greenery.
To the West, our pondless waterfall. I love listening to the sound of the water.
Straight forward, a bit of the Perennial garden.
I have a fun old ironrite that I bought to hold drinks and such. Don’t want to move it out until concrete is sealed. It’s a heavy beast and I wouldn’t want to make hubby move it twice.
When in the area, please stop in. I’ll have the Diet Cokes (or regular if you prefer) cold and ready!
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