Sunday On The Patio


We've had lots and lots of rain and thunderstorms lately.




The configuration of my outdoor room got changed slightly. I kept tripping over the bigger coffee table that matches the iron chairs. So Israel helped me swap it to a location farther out on the patio.

I hung up some painted frames I had in the closet.




And soon I'll have fresh tomatoes for my veggie burgers. I can't wait to taste them!

What's going on in your gardens, patio or deck space this weekend? Is it warm enough to plant seeds or seedlings yet?


35 comments

  1. Brenda, I really love your new outdoor room! Those tomato's are looking good!

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  2. Beautiful! I'd love to join you on the patio to sit and read a good book. I woke up to a bleek and rainy day. The temperature is currently 46°F and we're to make it to a balmy 50°F today. I know eventually the weather will warm up. I hope. Sometimes, up here, one can almost lose hope.

    It looks like you have an asparagus fern at the back of your patio area. Do you need to take it inside during the winter? I'm just curious. I also had one that became huge over time and it began to overtake my livingroom. Actually, I never took it outdoors. Do you have space to overwinter your large patio pots/plants inside?

    In any event, I've already spent part of my morning curled up under a blanket with my book, with Bear wedged in the chair alongside me. He, of course, was under his own little blanket. ☺

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  3. Beautiful! I'd love to join you on the patio to sit and read a good book. I woke up to a bleek and rainy day. The temperature is currently 46°F and we're to make it to a balmy 50°F today. I know eventually the weather will warm up. I hope. Sometimes, up here, one can almost lose hope.

    It looks like you have an asparagus fern at the back of your patio area. Do you need to take it inside during the winter? I'm just curious. I also had one that became huge over time and it began to overtake my livingroom. Actually, I never took it outdoors. Do you have space to overwinter your large patio pots/plants inside?

    In any event, I've already spent part of my morning curled up under a blanket with my book, with Bear wedged in the chair alongside me. He, of course, was under his own little blanket. ☺

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  4. I just love this, Brenda! Looks great!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  5. Oh Brenda, you have done a super job again! I love your patio, it is better than a huge yard in my eyes any day. I would sit out there & embroider for my quilting or read a book all summer long...

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  6. It really looks wonderful. Love the canopy and the furniture. You have such a nice roomy patio. Just love it.
    I am still watching things pop up in my flower beds. Someone well planned the plants here.

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  7. Brenda, I love seeing your patio room, it looks so inviting for relaxing, such a pretty area. Your creative ideas inspire me to do more projects. We learn so many new ideas from blogs, thank you for sharing with your readers. Blogs and Pinterest are my favorite sites for decorating, gardening and sharing, I hope you are enjoying lunch on patio, would love to sit with you and share ideas. Also, love to see all your flowers and Mr. Sun. You must feel good knowing that you help and inspire so many readers.

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  8. It's cod and rainy here today - miserable out!! But, we need the rain so I will suffer through. Your patio looks so wonderful, Brenda - such a relaxing retreat!!

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  9. I wish I had any dollars for a garden. I am a very low income senior so such waste of money is not possible. Must be nice to have money to burn. I would not choose those colors and the frames are out of place there. The green would not be attractive, it looks like a business

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    1. How very sad that you feel the need to leave negative comments. Remember, the Lord Blesses those that Bless others. So maybe you should start Blessing instead of criticizing.

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    2. Good words, Marty. There is no need for this.

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    3. Why do people feel the need to criticize just because they feel sorry that they don't have the same???I don't have the same but I enjoy the fact that Brenda does and I enjoy her sharing it with us..When someone lives frugally like she does then they can sometimes buy something they will enjoy..Her outdoor area and gardens have always been a huge source of pleasure for her..She saves money on other things so she can have her beautiful garden every year..I look forward to this every Spring and oh how I wish I had her green thumb..so please do not make her feel bad about the one thing she really enjoys doing..I do not understand this..it is childish...PS..packs of seed cost very little depending where you shop for them..dollar stores sell them for 3 or 4 packs for a dollar..they sell bags of potting soil for the same..Stop feeling envious and get out there and get some!

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    4. And jealousy rears its ugly head once again.

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    5. Amen. Jealousy is not a good trait. Brenda your patio is beautiful.love all the colors with flowers and accessories.

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    6. A garden and patio area does not have to be expensive. Yard sales,estate sales and even thrift stores are a great way to get decor items for the outside. Two chairs and a small table with a plant or to is even enough to make you feel good. Brenda's patio is such a great inspiration. If you have read her blog you know she has also had her share of downs, health, financial,family. She has made a beautiful retreat for herself. I hope this Lexie, will find some joy somewhere.

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    7. Shame on you Lexie for being so negative! I am also a very low income senior, but somehow find a few pennies here and there for seeds and late season flowers. Like the other gals said.. Brenda has spent YEARS getting her patio area to where it is now. She has worked very hard on it and is VERY frugal in other areas of her life. thrift stores are great places to get pots for your flowers, for 50 cents each! Plant seeds or visit neighbors and make friends with them, as they almost always have a plant here or there that has outgrown its space and are happy to give it away! We just moved to our little house 5 months ago, and already my yard flower beds are full of plants from neighbors' yards in this (new) area! You can be super frugal and still have a nice yard and garden... freebies are on curbsides, thrift stores have things for almost nothing. Don't be envious until you know the person's entire story.

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  10. Your patio is so inviting. I love it. The gazebo made it the perfect outdoor room.

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  11. Beautiful! I am jealous you have tomatoes already, nothing like fresh tomatoes. It really does look inviting. Enjoy yourself with the pup kids today! Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

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  12. I love your outdoor space, Brenda. I think visual people need to surround themselves with a space that delights them, it brings contentment for us. Your tomatoes look wonderful. We grow the smaller ones in containers but have not had luck with the bigger ones for the last few years.

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  13. It looks so pretty. And cool. I think that gazebo will make all the difference this summer when it gets hotter than you know what! Love the frames too!

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  14. It looks great, love that seating arrangement and the new frames on the fence!

    Tania

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  15. I think your outdoor room looks fabulous! Don't pay any attention to the negative comments, or just do what I do -- don't publish them and mark them spam! We just got back from visiting the in-laws in San Antonio, and I noticed in their neighborhood that someone had a "topper" like yours, only it covered the whole back yard! They had bistro lights strung up under it, and one night when we came home from dinner, they were having a party with everything lit up. It looked fabulous! Enjoy your lovely garden and don't mind the nutcase.

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  16. Your outdoor space is awesome Brenda...I absolutely love everything you have done..don't let anyone discourage you..I can't believe you have tomatoes that big already..I am so looking forward to my first ones!

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  17. Everything looks beautiful! I love your outdoor space. Yes, we've had nothing but rain, too. I think I might mildew!

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  18. The thunder is starting to rumble again here this afternoon, but I am loving my new apartment and so don't mind sitting and watching the rain. I love what you have done with your patio, Brenda. Waiting to see if a magazine comes calling. I certainly haven't seen any pretier patio anywhere. xo Laura

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  19. What a great outdoor room, Brenda! I love the colorful accessories, and especially that amazing angel! Apparently, you have a green thumb, too :)

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  20. It all looks wonderful Brenda and I love the green. You have the knack for placing things in an outdoor space where it looks like it always belonged there.
    My tomatoes are ripening.
    It's one of life's great pleasures.

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  21. Your patio is gorgeous. You will enjoy it so much this summer with your new canopy.

    Lucky you with tomatoes already! It's about 2 weeks till we can even plant stuff like tomatoes in our gardens. There's nothing better than a nice ripe home-grown tomato.

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  22. What a beautiful space Brenda! I'm sure you will really enjoy it this summer. Love it!

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  23. Love your inviting patio space! I love the taste of fresh tomatoes! We love to have a tomato sandwich sometimes!! YUMMMY!!

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  24. I am moving in with you and the pupsters so that I can spend hours visiting out on the patio. Beautiful! We are still enjoying snow in Wyoming.

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  25. Wow! I would love to sit out there with some iced tea and a good book! Lovely.

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  26. Love the space! The frames look great. It is a lot of fun finding new ways to move things around to make the space more comfortable and giving the eye something new to see. You have created a great outdoor room. ENJOY! I want to thank you for your Tweak it Tuesdays. I scroll down and find new blogs to enjoy that you generously share with us! I hope you have a great day in every way!

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  27. Thank you so much for linking up to the Homesteader's Hop. We will be live again this Wednesday and every Wednesday!

    Loved your article. :)

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