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Monday, June 14, 2010

Patio Tour

Please join me on a tour of my patio. I moved the wicker furniture from the dining room and put a small rug in front of the swing. The two pillows and table skirt I made for $6.00.  I added a few accessories and made a mosaic.  Just a little something for everyone.

The family enjoy the patio in the spring, summer and fall.  The flower garden is doing well and I wanted to accessorize the patio for the summer months.  In July the family is getting together and I wanted the patio to be comfortable for the family visit. 

I bought a window panel at Wal-Mart and made two pillows and a skirt from the fabric.

The material is a wonderful cotton duck fabric. I had two old pillows that needed a new look. 

Measure the length and width of the pillow over the fullest parts and add 1 inch to both  measurements.  For the top pillow section cut to measured length and width.  Stitch trimming, if any, around edge of top section, right sides together.  For bottom section cut to measured width. To length, add 3 1/2 inches.  Fold section in half lengthwise.  Cut on fold.  Make 1-inch hem on both cut edges.  Overlap hems 1 1/2 inches.  Pin overlap together on wrong side. 

Pin top and bottom sections together, right sides facing.  Stitch around edges.  Take pins from overlapped hems at center of bottom section.  Turn sham right side out and press.

With the remaining fabric I cut a square and sewed a 1/2 inch hem around the fabric.  Pressed and Ta Da...

The yarrow, veronica and Saint Patrick roses are blooming so beautifully.  I love the flowers in the french buckets.

I read in the afternoon sitting on the swing.

The television provides entertainment for the whole family.  Sports and family shows are usually watched during the family visits. 

The plant rack is used to store pots and also to accessorize the patio.

Thank you for joining me on the PATIO TOUR.  Please leave a comment and be a follower.

I am joining Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

I am joining Mary @ Little Red House for Mosaic Monday

I am joining Ronda @ Southern Hospitality for Thrifty Monday

And, I am joining Marty@ A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday

Thank you again for stopping by.


  1. What a lovely outdoors living space! Enjoy your summer :)


  2. Hi, I love your mosaic and pictures! I hope that you have a wonderful week!

  3. HI, Betty, your patio looks so cozy and welcoming. Great job with it!

  4. Betty what a fun and great outdoor space you made for family and friend...and girl I laughed at the BIG TV this would be my hubs idea of heaven outside ha ha!! I added you to my follow list girl...come by and see me...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  5. It looks very inviting. I'm sure your family loves to spend time out there.

  6. Oh, how I'd love to curl up in that swing and enjoy a nice evening and a glass of iced tea! I know my husband's favorite thing would be that tv! What a great place to have a television. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I don't dare show my husband a big screen TV on a patio because he would be moving ours outside in a heartbeat:-)

  8. You've created living room outdoors in a most unique way. Never saw an open-air TV before but your weather must be glorious. Hope you'll stop by and see the China Room. Jane F

  9. Your patio is wonderful and you've definitely made it such an inviting room for everyone to enjoy. I love it all. Your new pillows and all the pretty accessories are just the right touch. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  10. You are so crafty and clever! I adore this patio.

  11. The swing looks so comfortable! Great colors!
    Keepin' my flag-a-wavin'...Joan

  12. Hi Betty,
    I just caught up on all your blogs. As usual they were all wonderful and so creative. I just love the roses. You have the most beautiful ones I think I have ever seen. Keep up the good work.

  13. "The family enjoy the patio in the spring, summer and fall." You took the words right out of my mouth, Betty. Hehe! Oh, that swinging sofa is so fascinating! Your pillow covers remind me of my mom's projects years ago. Blue is a good choice for summer, btw.


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