Saturday, June 18, 2016

Summer on the Shop Patio

The patio outside the shop is one of my favorite outdoor spaces to decorate. I try to change it up weekly adding a piece or two, taking away a few. You know my favorite go to color is blue and white, no surprise there, not to be redundant it just makes my heart sing. Blue is one of those colors that seems to go with everything. While blowing off the patio, my mind
always reeling it dawned me why not bring out another piece or two from inside to decorate with on the outside. I'm fortunate this area doesn't get a lot of wind, I am careful of what I bring out and try to remember to take it in at night, so far that's worked for me.
Isn't this a beauty? I've had the ceramic birdhouse for "years", I started collecting unique ones many years ago, I was fortunate enough to run across 2 blue and white ceramic ones. I'll share the smaller one soon.
I always felt there was something missing on this end of the patio. I couldn't put my finger on it, then 'voila it needs a lamp. Why it took me this long to figure it out is anyone's guess. I checked the "stash" of lamps settling for the heavy iron based with taupe colored shade. Heavy enough I don't have to take it in and out, if it rains I cover the shade with plastic.

The green foliage of the ferns soften the hardscape iron curves of the lamp, giving the are a bit more presence.
Across the way.


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Lynne, your patio is looking great! I was just telling someone this week that I would like to add some blue and white pieces to ours. Hope you're having a great weekend!

Yarlette said...

Love your bird house Lynne. So unique I have never seen one like that. Your patio is so pretty. Everything looks great. I could spend a lot of time relaxing there. The lamp is perfect for the space.

Amy at love made my home said...

Very pretty! A lovely place to sit and relax!

Pat said...

Gorgeous patio area outside your shop, dear friend!
The blue bird house is, indeed, a charming accessory!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Lynne, your patio is so charming and I can just imagine, you must be enjoying this space immensely. The lamp is a great addition. No see why you love the blue and white bird house. It's
beautiful.m hope your 4th was enjoyable. I would love if you shared your lovely patio at our link party, Dishing It &Digging It. The party is live now. Xo

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Hi Lynne, I just saw your comment on my post; but, for some reason, your email is not showing up. The counter stools were a great buy! They were regularly priced $159.99, on sale for $79.99. So, she got 2 for the price of one! The color is more of a taupe. It's called, 'mouse'! However, there is also a lighter, off white color. Hope you find what you are looking for!

Unknown said...

Nice post, i will recommend it, regards from Estilos de Moda, in Spain.

Jill said...

You are so talented. Love the blue and white birdhouse, it's exquisite!