Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Deckin' Out The Deck. . .

Here on the Prairie of Kansas, 
we have been so~o~o fortunate to receive occasional rain showers
throughout the Spring and into our Summer!


Heirloom plow from "Mr. Ed's" Boyhood Farm.

Heirloom ladder "gifted"  from my Dad.

























Normally,
we have already seen weeks of triple digit weather
and our lush green lawns are turning crispy and brown.


On Crooked Creektt's Heirloom Garden 2015
On Crooked Creektt, I am l o v i n' all the green!

Since completing our renewal  2015's Project #6 (here)
"Mr. Ed" and I have done a little Deckin' Out The Deck!
























Just as soon as the renewed decking was dry,
I began "deckin'" out the wrought iron etagere.

























One shelf at a time,
I added the birdhouses made by my Dad 
during recovery from his quintuple by~pass surgery 20 years ago.

Adding "Mr. Ed's" handmade wooden boxes 
and a galvanized Garden Caddy 
keeps a tranquil cohesive theme within the etagere.





"Mr. Ed" freshened the birdhouses 
earlier this Spring with a subtle color palette.


Next,
came the placement of the furnishings.



Both "Mr. Ed" and I have enjoyed having the 'park benches'
and the wrought iron furnace grate coffee table up on the deck.





I adore the PoP of color that the Lantana gives to the corner of the deck!


























Keeping the deck cushions on our 'park benches' 
has been quite a struggle with all the rains.

Most of the time, these cushions are piled high
at the foot of the Guest Room bed.



The soft gray 'park bench' cushions were purchased at LOWE'S.

The larger soft buttery yellow, gray and creamy ivory stripe pillows 
were purchased at TJ MAXX.

The creamy ivory with soft buttery yellow and gray bird print was
found in a clearance isle at our local Kohl's.

The blue and white ticking stripe 'feather' filled pillow
was purchased for $2.99 at our local Antique Mall!





In the corner of the renewed deck,
I returned the three tiered planter.

This late into the Season, with limited variety for 'full sun',
"Mr. Ed" planted the Made In Italy brown clay pots 
with a candy stripe (portulaca) rose moss. 



By placing a $1.00 Garage $ale tray atop a plant stand,
we now have  quiet little place for morning coffee.

(Those orange cords that plug in behind the plant stand 
are for the rope lights that encompass the deck 
with ambient lighting at night.)



A comfortable spot for "Mr. Ed" and I
to enjoy morning coffee or evening cup o'  tea.






On Crooked Creektt,
whether family or friends. . .



you'll always be WELCOME as our guest. . .
especially since Deckin' Out The Deck!!!


Until next time. . .



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10 comments:

Gina said...

Your deck is truly an extension of your home! It looks great & so welcoming, I wouldn't mind spending an afternoon on your deck with a good book!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

love the flowers and pillows and such. You have a lovely spot for sure!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Your deck looks great! I like etagere and all the cute stuff you placed on it. Butterflies love lantana!

Rita C. said...

How accomplished (and relieved!) you must feel to have the porch decking renewed and redecorated, Pat. It looks like you really enjoy warm-weather living at its best on the deck, and I love the familial pieces you have Mr. Ed's childhood and your dad. That bird pillow is the same fabric as a lumbar I'm using right now in my sunroom (HG). Enjoy the green that the rains have brought with your new brown deck!
Rita

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I would be so at home on your beautiful deck! We are having cooler temps and more moisture too. Lots of rain just over the last two days.
I love the look of all your cushions together. The bird print is my fav. And the way you have styled your garden shelf is just adorable! So cool that you have some heirloom artifacts for your garden too. What a wonderful spot to take in the outdoors!

podso said...

Your renewed deck looks lovely. I like your use of the benches with the table. Your grass looks nice and green in spite of the heat. I hope it's cool enough to enjoy your deck.

Barb @ Bella Vista said...

Hi dear Pat,

Your deck is lovely....so inviting and relaxing. I love a deck and porch area and especially in the spring and summer. Your grass is so green.

Thank you for your sweet comment. I am doing well....just sore. I was surely watched out for by God as the fall could have produced much worse results.

Have a wonderful day and maybe spend of it on your sweet deck!

xoxo
Barb

Chloe Crabtree said...

Thanks so much for sharing over at Celebrate it Sunday! You have really taken the time to dress out your deck with perfect little details. Sounds like you have had plenty of rain but not a lot of heat. We have sure had more heat than I like down here in Florida! I will be heading North for some sailing on Lake Erie and am sure ready for the break from the heat.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

You and Mr. Ed have decked out your deck beautifully!!!I used to have a metal etegere out on our front porch at the old house MANY years ago. Wish I still had it. Your flowers all look great and you have a great spot to relax!!! Enjoy!!!!!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Flowers and handmade bird houses from your dad...what treasures! And hubby too!
Such a sweet area to enjoy the outdoors, so glad you are having nice weather!
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
Blessings,
Cindy