Saturday, May 9, 2015

It's Raining...Come Sit on the Deck!

My Coke Machine Dresser...inspired me to add more color to my deck.
It's been raining for several days...which is nothing new to most people...but we've been in a drought.  So...while the rain isn't spoiling any activity of's a welcome drink of water for this dry western state.  George will have to wait to add the new plants to the flower beds and the rock garden patio area.  I'm glad we didn't have a Mother's Day BBQ Bash planned...we'd be inside and a bit gloomy.  My plans tomorrow are for a trip up the canyon to the Sundance Resort for brunch and the kids will be over later in the day for dessert and visiting.  Sometimes simple is what a mother craves!
I thought a rainy day would be a good time to show some of the changes I made to my covered deck.  I've wanted to add some vintage color and vibe...but I just couldn't get myself to buy update the chair and chaise cushions...those things are expensive!  So for this year, at least, I will be content to just add color in other ways.
New metal signs from Hobby Lobby. 
A "Coke" sign is a given.
I plan to add a Route 66 sign.
A man in Oatman, AZ makes some rustic ones.
I plan to seek him out next visit.
New pillows for the glider.
Chevron was $15 from Target...great price!
I made the patchwork pillow cover in red and aqua.
Lots of fun prints!

Soda Box Gnome Home.
I've had the little door and gnomes for years!

Wooden box of acorns and a sweet bird hidden in the wildflowers.
Nothing is attached I can change things around.

Cute baker's rack display.
I stuck fake geraniums into two vintage canisters.
(I can't be trusted with real flowers)
I found the two canisters in a shed at George's grandma's old farm house.
"Pinned it...and did it!"

Lacy Glass Mushrooms.
Super easy to make...just a tube of glass cement, glass bowls and vases from the thrift store.
Two of these were made from glass light fixture bowls
I found in the same shed as the canisters.
Wish they looked sparklier in the pic.

 Inspired by...
Pin from Design Function.
They look so magical!  I'm not sure where to put mine yet.
That's all for now...


Margaret said...

You have the happiest front porch I've seen! I LOVE that Coke dresser! Your posts never cease to amaze me. Those mushrooms are just adorable. You have certainly achieved your goal of adding color! Love You and Happy Mother's Day! Maggie

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Love your red and aqua pillow and your canisters! did you paint the Coke dresser?

vivian said...

what a darling porch Shirley! I love the gnome garden in the squirt box.. how stinking cute.. and the mushrooms???? omg.. love them. I may have to make a few of those for sure!
I hope you had a happy mothers day.. and yes.. simple is wonderful!
happy monday my friend!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Your porch is so adorable and inviting!! LOVE your cute gnomes in the soda box, such a cute display!! And love your pretty glass mushrooms you made, those turned out fabulous! Makes me want some!! Lol. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's day yesterday! Happy new week! xo Holly

Jenny's Heart said...

I love it all. I wish we were closer so we could enjoy a visit on your sweet porch.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Ok. Now, I have a real excuse to go thrifting again for glass bowls and vases. I love those toadstools so much! Your gnomes in the soda box are equally adorable. I need to show this post to my mother.