Happy Monday, it’s time for Rhondi’s Porch Party! A rare occasion to see beautiful porches all across blogland. Today I have a few photos of our back patio. We really might have had a party out here, ‘cept for the 145-degree heat index and blazing sun to go along with it. Today, I’m really glad that the party is here indoors, on my laptop with you all.
For the event today, I spruced up the furniture with some new pillows. There’s nothing like a little color and some fresh fabric to really rejuvenate a space! I wanted to use fabrics I already had on hand, and after pulling out my stash, this festive color scheme emerged.
Is there anything that this Country Life toile doesn’t go with?! I can’t even begin to count the combinations that I have used with this fabric. After 15 years of seeing, I still love it every day.
Last winter, our Target gazebo collapsed into a pile of twisted metal during our 12-inch snowstorm, so this year we’re open air. We really like it! We have to do a bit more birdie clean-up now, but we like the open feeling that we have without the canopy. Our furniture that I redid last spring is holding up well, too. You can see how it used to look here.
This is the vintage brick I spoke of in my last post. We salvaged all of it from a neighboring house that was being torn down. Back then our only car was my 2-door Acura, and Maurie hauled this home in the trunk – many, many trunks full, actually. But since these bricks from the 1920s sell for about $1 each, it paid off big! You know, I have never actually counted the bricks on this patio. Maybe I can get my math-genius daughter to do that for me!
Now that we have been at almost 100 every day for two weeks, our flowers are getting a little weary. They just don’t get much of a break, since it’s not going below 80 at night, either. I don’t think I’ll plant much more until it cools down some, so I hope these guys hang in there.
I couldn’t resist a little early July 4th decorating. I’ll have some more festive decorations to show you in the next week, too.
It may have been hot out, but we’re so lucky that we have this
The water’s still only 80! Come on over, we’ll jump in!
Rhondi’s Porch Party is here, at her lovely blog, Rose Colored Glasses. Have fun party-hopping!