Thursday, May 10, 2007

The deck

I'm finally happy with the deck. That's not to say I won't still change it some. I brought this green table that was here and I'm happy with it up on the deck. I'm working on a new "bottom" to use as a potting table.
You can see the ottoman that I made in this picture.The grapevine around the window is the one I have in the archway between my living and dining rooms for Christmas. The piece below the clock is a thermometer.
I had this material on the chairs before but it was very faded. I had made a tablecloth so I cut it up to recover the chairs. I had the pillows and found a vintage dresser scarf and cut it in half to cover the 2 pillows. I believe it is done in French knots
Here's the sofa I redid the cushions on. I found the pillows on clearance. There is green and dusty purple ribbon on them that matches perfectly.

All my pots are just waiting for some plants. I found the little wicker chair at a household sale.
I keep my deck dishes in this cabinet. I'm also looking for a new cabinet. There is more room on this wall now that the pew is downstairs. The oil lamp is yellow because it has citronella oil in it.
I decided I might as well use these placemats instead of keeping them in a box. They look great out here and they are heavy so they won't blow away. One last seating area and the old soup kettle from camp just waiting to be filled. The only hanging basket I get is a fuchsia that hangs between the chairs.

Give me a couple weeks to get my plants and then stop over for a glass of cold raspberry ice tea!


"Early Bird" said...

Ahhh...I would so enjoy a glass of your raspberry tea on this lovely deck!

Michelle said...

Your deck looks most inviting! And I just *adore* the little frog pointer!! Too Cute!! :)

PEA said...

I just love the way you've got everything set up on your deck, it looks so welcoming! Be glad I don't live nearer, you'd be waking up in the mornings to find me sitting on your deck enjoying my coffee! lol xox

Dawn said...

It's all lookin' gooooood, Jean!

Dawn said...

one more thing..
sooo, you're saying that the next time I come in for a will serve me up a glass o' razzleberry tea?????

Zoey said...

That looks beautiful! Even without the plants, so I can only imagine how nice it will be when you get them.
I'd love to sip some tea on those big soft flowered cushions.

OldBagNewTricks said...

Your porch is most inviting... comfy cozy and easy as can be. Love what you've done with the place... I am especialy enamoured of the wee french knot pillow... I would not have thought to cut it up... very clever -- better to do that then to leave that in a box too.


Lilli said...

It's a beautiful space. It must feel so relaxing to hang out there. Love that gorgeous pillow :)

Kylee said...

Oh my goodness, your deck is just WONDERFUL! So cozy and inviting! Well done!