Monday, June 16, 2008

Summertime! And I ain't complainin'!

Just wanted to share some pictures of our cozy little patio now that the snow is melted and I've got my flowers planted.

I bought the perfectly vintage shabby green 'lanterns' at a yard sale for a couple of bucks. They were originally electrical outdoor lights. I took out the fixin's and just set a candle inside.

green lights

This chair, believe it or not, was a curbside find. Nothing is better than free! It was a complete patio set that included the cafe table and 4 chairs. The rest of this story I'm telling fully aware of the risk of quite possibly losing some friends because of my stupidity...I only brought home 2 of the chairs...I KNOW...DUMB, DUMB DUMB! PLEASE DON'T GO...LET ME EXPLAIN...we were down in Cave Creek which is 2 hours away, and we came upon the set quite by accident, so weren't prepared to carry the set home. OUCH! I kick myself alot over letting it get away. Oh well, live and learn! Still love me?!

close up chair 2

I just love these rusty cast iron scrolled hooks for my lanterns.

rusty hooks




  1. Brenda, that is so way cozy. I would love to come and sit in that spot and relish in the beauty. Thanks for sharing this. I see a lot of good ideas. I have brackets like those. I have them above my sink area. Very fun.

    Have a great week.

  2. Beautiful. So warm and welcoming!

  3. Ooh, purty! I do love your little patio area and wish I had a place for something like that. I don't even have a porch or concrete slab big enough for a table and chairs.

    I have to disagree on Summer though. If we could have Fall, Winter and Spring and just skip right over Summer it would be fine with me.

    Have a great Monday, Brenda. :o)

    Love and hugs,


  4. It all looks great, but I love your photography as well!
    Just delurking here....
    love your blog!

  5. Brenda,I like the photos.and I see you made a change in the header,it looks good.

  6. Gorgeous patio!! You've set it up so well! If I were you I'd spend the entire summer out there reading.

  7. I stumbled upon your blog... it is darling! LOVE your backyard! Now... WHERE are the other 2 chairs??? LOL bummer!

  8. How very lovely and inviting. Well, at least you got 2!!!!

  9. How pretty...I just love it...glad you have a green thumb..I sure don't...and thanks for your prayers!

  10. I'm lovin' your outdoor space...beautiful!

  11. Brenda, I like your patio. You have it looking so nice. What a creative idea to take an old chair and make a flower pot stand out of it. I would never have thought of that.

  12. It looks so warm and inviting. I see hanging there, with a nice iced latte.


  14. Brenda,
    Why don't you come fix up and decorate my back yard. For such a small space, you make the most of it and really make it appealing and homey.
    Also, I did fix the links. I tried first to save the shortcuts from each and that's why they didn't work. Hope they do now.
    I called our brother for his birthday yesterday and had a pleasant conversation. I told him about your decision to move out here. YEA! for me, cause I get you near me soon.

  15. I'm lovin' the whole patio, especially those blue lamps with the candles. You have a flair for making something ordinary be extraordinary. Now - when can you come to my house and make my patio look that great? lol
    Hope you're having a great week.
    :) Brenda

  16. Can you come do my patio?
    What a talent for putting together!
    I loved it!
    Be blessed!

  17. Very pretty! Makes me hope all my flowers haven't burnt up in the Texas heat by the time I get home from my trip to Ohio.

  18. You have a great blog. I found your blog from Da Bergs.

    Great patio - you definitely have the decorating talent!

    I'm so jealous that you live in Arizona. I want to live there someday - thinking of maybe Flagstaff. Not sure.

    Anyway - nice blog. I'll be back if you don't mind.

  19. Love the patio. It's beautiful:)

  20. What a beautiful patio! I'll be over with some iced tea!

    Those green lanterns are fabulous.


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