Tuesday, August 12, 2014

~Summer Pleasures~

I wanted to share with you a project we just finished.
Stan designed a new patio area out in the garden.
We needed somewhere to rest and to enjoy
 the beautiful view from another angle.
He used brick with a cross hatch design.
We found the table and benches at Ikea.
The umbrella I bought from Patio World and it's made with sunbrella fabric and hopefully will last awhile.

I cut some white iceberg roses for the table.
The blue mason jars look so pretty with the blue umbrella.
I love the color of the wood stain. We're always digging and putting hand tools everywhere.
With this color you won't see the dirt as much.
I've been collecting suncatchers for awhile now.
Whenever Stan travels he brings back one 
from different states he's been to.
Each one is special and sparkles in the sunlight.
I love my new Tuscan Basil Topiary.
I found it at one of our favorite stores,
Trader Joe's.
I found the perfect place in the kitchen for it.


  1. I absolutely love your new patio area. The brick is gorgeous and I love how Stan laid it out! How sweet of him to bring you sun catchers from wherever he goes. That last photo is gorgeous. I love the composition and color combination, way to go!

  2. I love your new sitting & enjoying area. We have IKEA chaises in the same wood and are quite happy with the quality.

    I know you will get much pleasure outside because San Diego's weather is perfect just about every day of the year

  3. Hi Jody,

    Such a beautiful setting, the patio, the table and bench and the umbrella. Don't aqua and brown make a pretty combination? I find these two colours so pretty and calming together. Your roses are fluffy and fabulous and I'm sure will welcome many a lucky guest to your surroundings. Thanks so much for sharing and happy Tuesday!


  4. That topiary is a sweet as can be..
    We have the same clock Jody~
    Pretty pretty vignettes~

  5. The new patio area is fabulous. I love it and I am sure you are really enjoying it.

  6. Love the new patio area! Brick makes it look like it's been there for a long time, don't you think? I wish we had a Trader Joes nearby. I see so many good things from there.

  7. The mix of the old brick and pretty shiny glass and new umbrella is perfect. I love the look.

  8. What a beautiful space in your garden Jody. I really love the mix of brick, gravel and stone!!! I know how much you will love and use this space---wonderful!!!
    sending hugs....

  9. I love the new patio area. I have some pavers plain white under a table outside but now I am thinking of mixing it up... Thanks for your inspiration..

  10. Oh Jody, Stan did a wonderful job on your new patio area. The blue mason jars with the white roses are stunning and go so well with your new umbrella. Your table and benches are perfect. Enjoy your new area.
    Have a great week.

  11. Beautiful! You both are hard workers and it shows. You have such a wonderful place. Now tell me, should I head over to Trader Joe's? It's hard for me to keep things alive in the house.

  12. The patio turned out beautiful!

  13. What a beautiful collection of sun catchers....they would be fun to collect! Love your table and outdoor space. You'll enjoy that for years to come! Hugs, Diane

  14. So pretty! I am so happy to connect with you. I followed you gfc and by email. I look forward to hanging out here :-)

  15. Love the new table and space and what a fun collection of suncatchers! :)

  16. Your backyard respite is beautiful. Love that color of blue, and a great idea to put all your suncatchers under the umbrella
    very cute!....all those roses in those blue ball jars just takes my breathe away, such simplistic beauty, and that shade of blue does the same for me, love love love that color of blue...............
    Nice table as well. Hope you have many many wonderful times sitting at that table..........
    Blessings, Nellie


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