simple is beautiful

New Pillows for the Patio

Tuesday, May 22, 2012





A couple of weekends ago, we rented a pressure washer and gave our deck and patio a good rinse off.  I love it when everything is clean and fresh and all you have to do is sit there, relax, and enjoy the moment without fixating on things that need to be done.  Know what I mean?  Of course there is always something that needs to be done, but for now the big things are under control.  I really wanted to add pattern to our outdoor space.  At the same time, I did not want to take away from the green foliage and flowers.  So I found some wonderful black and white striped outdoor pillows on this etsy shop.  I ordered them and they arrived within two days.  Talk about service.  They are exactly what I wanted.  Now all I need is a foot rub and an umbrella drink ;)

P.S.  The flower is false indigo, Latin name baptista.  I love it!  My only complaint as with any flower is that is does not last long enough.  Funny thing, I did not notice the little guy with antennas looking at me until I uploaded the picture.  I think he likes false indigo too.

12 comments:

  1. Those are super cute. I am such a lover of stripes. And the inspiration board is so so pretty. I really love how neutral it all is.

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  2. Beautiful! I adore outdoor striped pillows and cushions. Your backyard looks so inviting1
    Nancy
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  3. I always love seeing photos of your pretty yard! I have b & w pillows, too, simple and classic!

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  4. Your patio area is so pretty and lush! Perfect place for a nice cool drink and chit chat!

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  5. Black and white stripes- yay! Love it.

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  6. I'm crazy for the stripes! Your yard looks great!

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  7. I am searching for new outdoor pillows myself. I love the stipes you went with and your yard is beautiful! Can you tell me what that tall skinny boxwood type of plant is along the fence?

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  8. Beautiful backyard Rene! It looks very peaceful. Love the striped pillows! I bought the same ones recently for our pool area.

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  9. I just discovered False Indigo at a plant sale this spring! I bought a purple one and a yellow and can't WAIT for them to bloom next year!

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  10. Thank you everybody!

    Londen, the shrub is called Sky Pencil Holly. I hope this helps.

    René

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  11. Black and white....whats not to love:)
    I am so disappointed this year....my hydrangeas hardly bloomed.....second year in a row.....poo poo.

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