I should have titled this "the post that almost didn't happen." My pillows were late getting here and so I had to wait until Monday to take the photos. Monday was when the roof guys came to get started on taking the shingles off. I asked them if they could start on the front so I could take pictures of my patio (which I'm sure they thought was so weird) and they kindly obliged. I had to work quickly and I still ended up having to move flying shingles out of the way as I went. Normally I would wait for the perfect time to shoot something outdoors, like when it is overcast, but I had to take what I could get. But all that craziness aside, I am so excited to share my Summer patio decor with you!
Since I had JUST shared the finished patio with you last month, I wanted to spruce it up enough that it looked different. I added some fun colorful pillows, added a new rug, and planted some flowers.
How cute are those flower pillows?! I found them online at Target. They also have some embroidery on them. I may move them to my bedroom when the summer is over!
I shared on instagram about my blackberry and blueberry bushes. They are perfect for pots and in the few months I have had them, they have already produced quite a bit of berries!
The plants on the sliding wall are still doing great. I bought a new sprayer so the kids fight over who gets to water them. I think they probably get watered more than once some days. I had to take down the string lights so the roofers could do their thing but I will be excited to hang them again.
I bought a new rug. I had Shane go out with a measuring tape to see what size of rug we should order. He said a 5x7 would be perfect. He's fired from rug measuring. Ha! It works fine but I think I would have bought a bigger one. It is a great rug though! You can see a close up picture of the weave pattern here (affiliate link).
If you have ever shopped for flowers this late in the year, you know things are pretty picked over. I did find some cute pink Impatiens that are for the sun (called sunpatiens) and some happy marigolds.
So there you have it! Kind of last minute and thrown together but I like the cheerful vibe my summer patio decor gives off. Once the shingles are done flying, I will sit and enjoy :)
Here are the other ladies who are sharing their patios and porches with us today:
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