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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Firepit Patio...What A Difference Flowers Make

I mentioned in my last post that we worked on the yard over the weekend. I just could not wait any longer to get some color out here. Saturday I went to Wal-mart and Lowe's and bought flowers in red, yellow, orange and purple...my favorite color combination! I don't think I could get away with pink out here since this is Kevin's manly spot! Haha! So he thinks...

Now that's better. Not too manly...but he's ok with it now. The first year he built the patio he said he did not want any flowers out here. I had a little fit and he changed his mind. =)

I had the pillows and bench cushion made last year. They faded a little, but still look pretty good.
I'm going to paint the bench with a bronzy color like the chairs.


The hanging baskets are from Wal-mart. I love the color combination! They were around $15 each.

I planted the large pots with several different kinds of flowers. They will be really pretty in about a month.
Here's Sugar enjoying the sunshine.  

She spotted Sassy and Coco and the chase is on!


Have a wonderful Wednesday! Be sure and come back on Thursday for my Share Your Creations Party. There were some great links last week! I enjoyed looking through them.

21 comments:

Buttercup said...

What a beautiful place to relax!

Paula said...

It looks so pretty! I'm sure you are anxious to start using this pretty area.

debbies said...

I love the baskets! It seems to be harder each year to find the baskets with multiple flowers, but these are great. May go check it out!

Debbiedoo's said...

Makes a huge difference. What a cozy area...I love the furniture you have out there too.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Such a great looking spot, Kristen! I loved seeing it last year, too. You have to have some flowers! My hubby hates flowers because of bees. I'll probably plant some annuals around the condo but by the front door I'll probably go with more colorful greenery like coleus. I'll get the color I want and he won't have to deal with bees! : )

Rooms by Ann said...

your space is so inviting love the pillows. Thanks for sharing.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love those hanging baskets Kristen! That whole area looks so pretty!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kristen, what a pretty place to relax! I love the colors that you've used; and the flowers are a lovely touch!

Michelle said...

so pretty! and I love your "plus size" little kitty. :) how cute!

Savvy Seasons said...

Gorgeous, Kristen! Love your patio, furniture and flowers...what a great space! =) Enjoy....

L said...

Very pretty, Kristen! I can't wait to get some flowers planted! They make a yard look inviting.
Have a great day.

NanaDiana said...

It looks beautiful. It's amazing how a few flowers and plants dress up a place. isn't it? xo Diana

Anonymous said...

Looks so inviting....I can't wait to plant some flowers, I did some pansies, but we have another couple of weeks before we can put the tender plants outside....

I hope you had a nice Easter :)

Kathy :)

Allyson Pecilunas said...

I always love your flowers they do so well! Whats your trick?? I am planning on a planting a bunch this weekend. Thanks!!

Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground said...

I'm lovin' your firepit, Kristen! Envious. I'm definitely envious. :-)
Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

Calypso In The Country said...

What a gorgeous spot...and your kitty is adorable!
-Shelley

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a pretty area to enjoy. I will love vicariously through you since our backyard isn't even much of a yard anymore. We need to do the lawn completely over. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

Zeva said...

Your patio looks beautiful! I love springtime when all the flowers start to bloom and there are bright colors everywhere.

Cathy Newman said...

Yeah, the flowers add a tropical element to your fire pit. :) But don’t grow too many of them there or put them anywhere near the pit. It’s better to be safe in case some strong wind blows while you’re having a camp fire. :)

Hillary said...

Love this patio! Do you or happen to remember what size patio pavers those are or where you got them? We are about to start a patio overhaul too :)

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