Photobucket     Photobucket        

Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Covered Patio In Full Bloom

Today was a beautiful day and my flowers are looking pretty so I thought I would take some pictures. Alot of you probably remember my patio from last year. We bought the green patio set at Wal-mart and I had some colorful pillows made. I saw this same set today at Wal-mart so it must have sold well last year. As you can see I have been planting away! I also added some beautiful million bell hanging baskets to the porch. Oh how I love them! They are so pretty and dainty, yet they make a big impact when they are in full bloom.

Here is a closeup of the million bells.  I hope I can keep them looking this good. Alot of you commented on the ones on my front porch in my last post. I hope you are able to find them! They do take quite a bit of sun...the more sun they get the more they bloom. It's funny because the back of these don't bloom as well as the front. You can definitely tell where the sun hits!

I am really enjoying sitting out here in the mornings and afternoons. I better enjoy it before it gets too hot!

I had the lanterns out here this fall and brought them back for spring and summer.


I had the iron bike on top of my cabinet top but decided to bring it out here and fill it with petunias.
This iron shelf has been empty for several months and I was ready for it to come alive! I brought in some color by adding flowers and outdoor accessories.
There's my little Sassy...looks like she could use some sunglasses. =) She always squints when the sun is too bright. Bless her little heart....

If you need me I'll be lounging on the patio!

Have a wonderful Monday!
I'm joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style for WUW.

21 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how beautiful. I love the colors, so bright and cheery. Such a wonderful spot to sit, visit and enjoy. Hugs, Marty

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Absolutely beautiful Kristen!!

Barb @ The Everyday Home (formerly Grits and Glamour) said...

Ohhh this is so pretty. Its colorful and fun and inviting all at the same time. I have to finish planting and adding some life to my back deck. I finally got all of the cushions but also need to get some pillows made.
That looks like a wonderful place to sit and relax.

D said...

You did a wonderful job sprucing up you patio. I need some of those flowers. My house faces the hot western sun in the afternoon, and I really need some heat resistant blooms.
D

Nancy said...

Gorgeous! We intend to get busy on our covered porch NEXT Spring. This year is totally renovating the house :)

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

That looks like a dreamy place to spend summer evenings.. Love those pretty stripe pillows.

Paula said...

What a beautiful spot you have to enjoy. The flower colors you chose looks so good with your green cushions.

Gail said...

Oh Kristen, everything looks so beautiful! I'm working on my outside spaces now that I'm back from Florida. Enjoy your patio, Gail

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks wonderful, Kristen! I love how all the colors flow so well from the flowers to your cushions. I am going this week to get some flowers. I'm tired of waiting and I think we are safe now!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kristen, how pretty! I love all of the wonderful colors!! What a lovely place to relax! Can't wait to add in all of my colors this week! You have inspired me to get moving!

Melissa Miller said...

Kristen this all looks absolutely stunning. You are amazing with yardwork! I wish I could keep flowers alive. I'm so bad with them.

I hope all is going well sweet friend. I need to order some new frames and such in my new lighter colors from you soon. I'll be in touch!

Kim said...

I look forward to this post every year Kristen!
Pinned it!
xoxo,
Kim

Michelle said...

Oh dear...where do I begin! I love all the color. It looks like a beautiful outdoor oasis! Thank you for sharing....I'm envious of all the potted plants!
Signed,
Brown Thumb Lady

LOL! ;)

Jannet said...

Hi Kristen. Your patio is stunning, I LOVE the colors, so bright and inviting. I haven't even started to do anything outside, since we had so much rain and windy weather here in Denmark lately ;)
Jannet

LISA C. PARSONS said...

So Pretty! I want to sit out on your patio! Doggie is a cutie!!!!

Shelia said...

Hi Kristen! Oh, your patio is to die for! I've never heard of minion bells but how beautiful they are and look so good with your pillows like you planned it!
You're amazing!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

L said...

Oh so pretty, Kristen. Love all the cheerful colors.

Patti said...

Looks lovely...love how all your flowers coordinate with the furniture! And Sassy is adorable!

Carol @arewethereyet said...

Oh so pretty Kristen! I will have to try my local Walmart and see if they have any million bells here in South Florida (I sure hope so, as I think they are sooooo pretty!)
I also love your patio - looks like I'm going to have to see what I can do to ours this coming weekend - you have inspired me!
Hugs -
Carol

debbies said...

Wowza!!! Can I come over & sit a spell? Such beautiful vibrant colors & LOVE those hanging baskets Kristen!

Anonymous said...

Lovely!! Here's a tip -rotate the hanging baskets for an even distribution of flowers. :)

Featured in Country Woman Magazine fall 2012 for kitchen and crafts

My Photo
I'm a 40yr. old mother of 1. I've been married for 19 years to a wonderful man, Kevin. We have one son together named Chase who is 14. We live in a small town in Arkansas and have a dog named Sassy, a cat named Coco and now a chinchilla, Tiki. My husband is a Database Administrator and I have my own business called Kristen's Creations where I make and sell a variety of crafts. I worked in a shop as a floral designer for 15 yrs. until it closed. My former boss decided to retire and lease out her building. I enjoy crafting, decorating, and hanging out with my family. E-mail me at Kristenscreations@hotmail.com

To subscribe through email, add your email address below.

You are welcome to pin anything from my blog

Follow Me on Pinterest

Total Pageviews



The tip junkie featured my snowman mesh wreath!

homemade crafts

Popular Posts

BlogCatalog

Decorating Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

Sassy Girl

Sassy Girl

Cock a doodle doo!!

Cock a doodle doo!!

Wish we were here!

Wish we were here!

blog ranking

Lifestyle Blogs - Blog Rankings

Blog List

  • *What a treat to have the sun and the ocean* *all to ourselves for a week!* *Usually we are entertaining and although we * *love that too, it is a delight...
    57 minutes ago
  • So who needs a day of rest after the long weekend? I know I do. I really hope y'all had a nice one. I'm so glad I posted this morning and asked about the ...
    1 hour ago
  • Is your family headed to the beach this Summer? It’s a dream of my kids, and I know we’ll be at the lake’s beach a ton. Hopefully we can find a time to g...
    2 hours ago
  • [image: mms-270] I was asked by one of my blog buddies, Laura from Finding Home, to join a “10 minute” challenge each month along with some other awesome ...
    3 hours ago
  • [image: Rhonda fashion] Today, I'm back with a Fashion over 50, featuring a couple of my petite and curvy single friends. You all say you love to see diffe...
    4 hours ago
  • [image: Worn flower pots get a makeover with paint. virginiasweetpea.com] Earlier this spring I pulled out the pots that I use on my deck for herbs and not...
    4 hours ago
  • As I promised in my Easy & Simple Graduation Party Ideas post, in the easy diploma treats post, and in the “mortar board” graduation party treats post, her...
    6 hours ago
  • Welcome to the 2nd edition of Frugal Favorites. If you recall from last week, I'm now dedicating an entire post to my favorites from the previous week's ...
    9 hours ago
  • Picking back up on the Starz – Outlander series: Part II [image: image] Once the Outlander story moves away from filming at Castle Leoch, there...
    17 hours ago
  • For a long weekend this past weekend flew by. I hope all of you had a wonderful time with friends and family. My heart and soul goes out to all of those ef...
    19 hours ago
  • 21 hours ago
  • I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend! We did equal parts laying on the couch and playing/working -- so it was a successful one for us. :) I got a TO...
    21 hours ago
  • [image: Sweet Onion Chicken Corn Salad] One of the staples that I look forward to serving in the summer is SWEET CORN. Having lived in the Midwest for mu...
    22 hours ago
  • And just like that - Will Holden is one month old! (How cute are these monthly stickers? They were just perfect for him! They are by watchmegrowstickers....
    23 hours ago
  • [image: Gibbs Gardens Monet Bridge, Ballground Georgia]Tour Gibbs GardensBallground, Georgia Read the full article
    23 hours ago
  • Hi Everybody! I'm ready to kickoff the beginning of summer with a reading list. How about you? Reading for me is fun and relaxing. Southern fiction is my ...
    1 day ago
  • I was pruning some bushes over the weekend and reminded how years ago I greened up our plain retaining wall with an invisible wire trellis, I wrote about...
    1 day ago
  • Good morning!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and stopped to remember the reason for the holiday. Thanks is not adequate for all those who have ser...
    1 day ago
  • Hello At the Picket Fence friends! It’s me, Julie, from redheadcandecorate.com. You might be wondering if I didn’t realize that YESTERDAY was Memorial Day ...
    1 day ago
  • Tonight *Grace of Monaco* will air on the Lifetime network. This is a biopic of one of France's most iconic movie stars and her rise from actress to royalt...
    1 day ago
  • Welcome to the 270th Inspire Me Tuesday. Last week we had a ton of fabulous projects, diy's and recipes. So much to see and be inspired by. As you know ...
    1 day ago
  • Hi everyone and welcome back to The Scoop! I hope you have had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Here, the threat of rain didn't dampen our holiday spirit...
    1 day ago
  • [image: 2015 05 24_6011] While I was waiting to flip the burgers on the BBQ on Sunday, I was looking around at some of my plants. Since it was such a n...
    1 day ago
  • I'm excited to say that our dining chairs are now a closer match than they used to be. (It doesn't take a lot to get me excited.) CLICK HERE TO CONTINU...
    1 day ago
  • When it comes to holidays, you will find me in the kitchen. Memorial Day is an especial favorite because it's low pressure (to me, anyway). Unlike Christ...
    2 days ago
  • [image: P1150168 (800x600)] A bitter/sweet moment. The last picture we will ever take on our front porch. This was taken right after we turned over our k...
    2 days ago
  • Hello, Dear Ones! I can't believe I haven't posted anything since Monday but again...busy busy busy over here. I've been watching my grandbabies and we've ...
    4 days ago
  • Hi there friends...TGIF! My mom picked this cute chair up at an estate sale. She loved the rush seat and size...the only thing she didn't like was the co...
    4 days ago
  • If you have been following my blog then you already know we recently moved to Florida and downsized. We went from a 4500 square foot home to 2400 square ...
    5 days ago
  • Yay, one project down ... 1,000 to go! Sometimes, I feel like "on a whim" should be my middle name! As I was staring at our little sunroom last week, I ...
    1 week ago
  • For those of you that know me, I have three kiddos. 24, 22, and a 14 yr old. Trying to make each one feel loved, cherished, irreplaceable.... *everyday.....
    1 week ago
  • Is it Summer yet? Oh yeah, not for three more weeks. This is the first time since my kids started school 9 years ago that school doesn't end until June a...
    1 week ago
  • It occurred to me the other day, that we often take for granted the people in our lives that mean the most to us. As I go through my life loving you, appr...
    2 weeks ago
  • This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Groupon. All opinions are 100% mine. The day is coming! THEE day. The one day where I can–and do–say no...
    2 weeks ago
  • Just wanted to share another amazing deal with all of you on this Gorgeous Lace Dress/Tunic....it's a dress if you are 5'2 and under and a tunic if you ar...
    3 months ago
  • This Miniature Pewter-Like Teapot with Lid that lifts and tilts is adorable at the height of just 1 1/2 inches tall, and matching teacup, saucer, and disp...
    4 months ago
  • *Hi! I have been decorating for Christmas this week and finished the piano so I wanted to share.This will be a short post, I am working hard to get my hous...
    5 months ago
  • I have been keeping a secret for a few months... and it has been hard not to give it away! Thank goodness I can finally tell you today!!! After 4 1/2 y...
    10 months ago
  • Hello Lovlies, You are cordially invited to join me at my new blog, Larkspur Interiors. WHEN: Now! WHERE: www.larkspurinteriors.com R.S.V.P.: Not necessa...
    1 year ago
  • It's Friday once again. Can you believe it? And it's time for another great house tour. Today we're snooping around Jenna's home at Rain On A Tin Roof. ...
    1 year ago
  • Projects, projects, do they ever end? lol There is always something to add to the list, isn't there? I had wanted to add bead board to the ends of our ...
    2 years ago

Designed By: