Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My Favorite Outdoor Space 2011

So glad you stopped by to see my favorite outdoor space. Every year my front porch, patio in the woods, deck and our lower level porch/patio need sprucing up, even if it's just adding some seasonal flowers. This year, along with planting a few flowers, I repainted a few pots, painted the little blue table top, added a drop cloth curtain, added some candles and hung this candle chandelier. The whole project cost less than $25 because I already had most of the supplies.

I already showed you the little blue table a few days ago...

Yesterday... the drop cloth curtain...

Here's what the whole patio looks like



In the evening, it's really wonderful to sit and watch the fireflies and listen to the frogs down by the creek.

You can't tell by the photo, but we have a couple of strings of lights above on the deck and along with the candles. They give just the right amount of light. I had to turn on one of the outside lights so the photo wouldn't be too dark.
 While we're on the subject of my favorite outdoor space... I plan to show you how I make this space feel a little more cozy by adding a few vintage pieces. 
Hope you'll come back to see it!  
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Pam






28 comments:

  1. Fabulous, I love the drop cloth, wish I could find a place to do this...hmmm...maybe my front porch, now you got me thinking Pam!

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  2. Love your patio space, Pam. So glad you are joining the party tonight.

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  3. Your patio looks beautiful. I love the drop cloth curtains.It looks so pretty at night.

    Kathy

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  4. It is amazing how sometimes just the simplist things can make a big difference. You did vry well with you project.

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  5. Pam, it is beautiful. I love the curtain, bench and the lantern. Can't wait to see the rest. hugs♥olive

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  6. I like the curtained area the best. Great setting.

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  7. Pam, your outdoor space is so lovely. I like the curtain and the lantern. This would be a favorite space for me. ~ Sarah

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  8. Loving your outdoor space,Pam. Everything looking so elegant and I love how it looks in the evening with those lanterns and candles.. beautiful! Also I just wanted to add that I loved your outdoor tabletop vignette... the colors are so vibrant and I love the blue of the table... perfect summer outdoor space. Thanks for sharing with us!~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  9. Hi Pam,

    I thought I commented earlier, but I must not have. :) What a beautiful space! I love the lights, the bench, the colors, etc. Nice work!

    Pam

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  10. Pam, the patio looks gorgeous and SO inviting!! Have I told you before that I live just south of you in Rock Hill!! I love finding bloggers close by! Can't wait to see the added touches! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

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  11. This is amazing! I just love ivy!

    Happy new follower!
    Jennifer

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  12. Pam, I love the drop cloth curtains and your patio is wonderful. It looks nice and shady for those Summer days.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  13. Beautiful Pam! I love the garden you created under your deck stairs, I can see why this is your favorite spot it would be mine too! Martina

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  14. This is so pretty! I love the colors, too. The dropcloth curtain just makes this spot. :) Great job!!

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  15. I love it! It's my favorite place to now. I'll be over Friday night with wine...please let me in.

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  16. I love it! Your space is very inviting.

    My family lives in NC and I know just what you mean about listening to the frogs. They do sound so lovely at night.

    Dee

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  17. Hi Pam~
    Seeing all these summer outdoors spaces is so much fun. I so enjoyed visiting your wonderful patio. Love your specials touches.

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  18. Love it, Pam! Too often I see similar houses that do nothing with that underneath area. You've shown just how pretty it can be without spending a lot of money!

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  19. Love it! just beautiful decoration, your outdoor space is so lovely

    xoxo

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  20. I love it! I would hang out there a LOT!

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  21. Looks like a wonderful space to read a book, sip tea, or chat awhile.
    Joyce M

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  22. So beautiful!
    Hi, Besides a weekly anything goes link party, I have a new ongoing free give away link party now too. Share your give aways or enter to win.
    Hope to see you soon at http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/

    Come strut your stuff!

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  23. Pam your patio is stunning! I think we have a very similar looking lantern! :) I came by via Susan's party, but I missed it myself. I took pics of my pergola all dressed up this afternoon (with the 2 hour lull in the rain), and I REALLY hope you'll stop by and take a peak, and let me know what you think of the progress! :)
    xo,
    A

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  24. What an amazingly beautiful space, thanks for sharing! Can't do anything that wonderful in MT, would have to take it down and in every night.

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