We've been enjoying some blissful weather here in South Jersey during the past week with temperatures being in the 70's and not a cloud in the sky.
When the weather is this nice so early in the season, I tend to spend as much time as I can outside. I just love looking at the flowers as they continue to grow more vibrant with each day. And I've been trying to create a welcoming environment on our rather large patio, adding lots of planters and some new pieces of furniture too.
One addition was this old plant stand I recently purchased at a yard sale for $1.
Not much to look at, I know.
But with a little bit of this......
It now looks like this.
A little better, huh?
While I was at A.C. Moore getting the spray paint, I picked up this.
A terra cotta planter to go on my new red stand. I spotted the marker next to the planters.
So I did this.
Put it all together, and you get this.
Course now all I need is a plant to go in there and we can really celebrate!
I love how the colors match the fabrics in the chair.
Btw, that's the chair I trashpicked a few weeks ago.....hehe. The pillows and chairpad I purchased at Walmart.
Here's another look at the patio.
This is just a small portion of it. On the other side are more planters and our table and chairs for eating.
I just got this chiminea from Craig's List yesterday for $50 I think it's a nice addition to my outdoor "room".
The planters on the other side.
We get full sun during the day, so petunias work best.
These are mini-petunias and this is the first year I planted them.
They tend to droop over the sides.
Not sure what this guy is. I got it as a shower favor and just stuck it in the planter with the minis.
A mix of purple petunias.
Back to the opposite side of the yard along the fence.
Hubby added the large stained glass window as an accent piece after I couldn't sell it on CL. It's not real stained glass, it's some sort of plastic material.
daylillies getting bigger
wreath from a yard sale last weekend.
My impatiens growing ever so patiently out front. These will get huge by the end of the summer.
Also out front.
Mr. Dragonfly wanted to get his picture taken too.
Such a ham!
Little birdhouse from Michaels.
I'm linking up to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch and the Sunday Showcase Party at Under The Table And Dreaming.