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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Patio and Deck at the Yellow House


The patio at our yellow house is a place of contentment for us.

We often eat here or have coffee in the morning.


The patio set is vintage and becoming chippy. It seems to have been pink once upon a time.



This is the flower garden I am adding plants to all the time. Must stop soon.


Here you can see the deck and rain drops on my lens. Oops.


A partial shade garden.



The deck, with it's picnic table which is really a potting table of sorts.

We never eat at that table because it is in full sun.
The chaise is nice very early in the morning for reading and bird watching.


A sedum in a strawberry pot. Sedums are easy and fun to grow in our hot summers and can be left out in our mild winters.

I hope you enjoyed our patio and deck because we use them as outdoor rooms that extend the inside of our house.

I am joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style for her Summer Porch and Deck Party.


grace surrounds us
Olive 



35 comments:

  1. it looks relaxing and serene...

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  2. Olive, I love your yard and patio. Looks so pretty out there. Thanks for joining the party tonight.

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  3. I can see why you are out there all the time...it looks so peaceful!

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  4. Oh wow, I just love this spot. Seeing your woods makes me really miss Georgia! Can I say that the thought of black and chippy pink makes me swoon? I can just imagine the relaxation you all must have out here. xoxo D

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  5. What a beautiful place to hang out in. I love how you have so many different spots where you can enjoy the birds and your pretty flowers!

    Kat :)

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  6. What a beautiful yard you have. Love the landscaping. Lovely deck and table area. One day I'm coming to see you.

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  7. I love it all! The flower garden is beautiful, and that vintage table and chairs is lovely. What a gorgeous spot to sit and have your morning coffee. Look at all those tall trees! Are they in your garden?? No wonder you love your yellow house, Olive!

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  8. I love seeing your beautiful and homey space. Aren't summer mornings wonderful? Happy first day of summer!

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  9. I did enjoy it! You have such a beautiful yard! I have almost the same bunny planter *winks* Vanna

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  10. What a beautiful and serene garden! So beautiful! Never stop planting flowers :)

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  11. Great woodsy spot for a table and chairs. I love that is was pink once, how fun.

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  12. What a lovely place to while away the hours!

    xo
    Claudia

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  13. Beautiful landscaping and flowers, Olive! And it's so inviting!

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  14. What a Beautiful Backyard.. The greenery is just breathtaking..
    Karryann

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  15. Olive,
    What a wonderful place to retreat! The grounds and gardens are beautiful. I say, keep on with adding flowers! They look terrific!

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  16. Oh, wow! Your patio and deck look so pretty and inviting. I could hang out there and play with Clovis while you make me dinner!

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  17. What a pretty back yard! I love the addition of all the plants and flowers to the bed- is there ever too much? Asks the novice gardener! LOL I'm hoping to give the back yard beds a cottagey feel. At least that's the current plan.... we'll have to see how the hardscape plans turn out! :-) Sue

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  18. Beautiful spot, Olive! I love the view you have from the patio, it's so lush! And all of your flowers and plants are so pretty. You can never have too many. Well I guess you could when it comes to taking care of all of them!! lol! It would be great to sit out here and have coffee or tea. Love it!

    XO,
    Jane

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  19. What a beautiful yard!! All your flowers are gorgeous. I love your chippy table.

    Kathy

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  20. This is a gorgeous space. I'd want to spend time here too. Your flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. ~ sarah

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  21. Oh, this spot is magical!! (((Hugs))) to you, my friend.
    XO
    Cindy

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  22. What a beautiful yard! Love the strawberry pot with the sedums!

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  23. Lovely back yard, Olive! It looks cool and inviting in the photographs - you can't even tell it is like "105 degrees". Looking forward to some relief from this heat!
    -Trish

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  24. Gorgeous!! I would be spending all sorts of time out there too. I can just imagine relaxing out there with my morning coffee.
    Jane

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  25. Hi Olive, What a pretty patio and yard! Love the vintage patio set.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  26. You've made great use of your back yard! Lots of scaping! Your plants look wonderful! Liz

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  27. Oh Olive--how beautiful!! It looks so calm and relaxing...you have quite an oasis!
    chris

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  28. The sun is always
    a challenge, isn't it?
    Yes, even here : ) !!
    Love your patio option.
    We stopped bringing
    out our deck table
    and are going to put
    one under a tree in
    the yard this year
    for outdoor meals.
    Too hot on the deck!
    xx Suzanne

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  29. Hi Olive,
    Nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by our porch. I notice that you are from Georgia. I'm from SC. Your yard looks marvelous. I hope it's surviving all this heat. We finally got some good rain last night. Hope you did, too.

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  30. Your patio looks so relaxing! I love the plants you've chosen to include in your garden!

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  31. What a beautiful place to have coffee in the morning! You have a lovely patio and garden. I love the chippy furniture!

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  32. Goodness Olive, what a wonderful backyard!
    Sorry, I don't believe you will ever stop add just one more plant. :)

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  33. This is probably the greenest deck I’ve ever seen – a perfect spot to build a deck. I could see why you and your family hang out here often. Isn’t this just a lovely place to have a nightcap? Sol @ DiamondCompanies.net

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I adore your comments. They are like finding unexpected chocolates. olive