Friday, June 12, 2009

Getting ready for a party

Tomorrow I'm having an Open House, so I broke down and bought inexpensive wicker furniture for my sunroom. My current intentions are to move this out to my future patio (hopefully next year, but who knows...), and get "real" furniture in this room. For now, I think it's acceptable. It came with heinous orange palm tree cushions, which I promptly replaced with these sage green paisley ones.

My deck flowers are looking good, all the rain made them a little spotty, but the sun today and tomorrow will help perk them up. I don't think I'll ever buy the double petunias (the pink ones) again though, they are a little too sticky and slimy when you pinch the dead blooms off. See how nicely the black-eyed susan vine is growing?

I got this white plastic tablecloth from K-Mart's Martha Stewart line. It has a pretty lacy pattern on it, which you can't see here. I feel like I need to layer something over it, but that's not practical with all the rain we've been getting.

Lastly, I have been really sensitive to the fake flower issue, and I try to avoid using them, really I do. However, these are pretty nice fakes, and I can't resist them.

Have a nice weekend!


Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Your new sunroom furniture looks great! I love the cushions you chose. Do NOT apologize for faux are in great company in here in Blogland! Your daisies are so 'em! :-) Susan

Blondie's Journal said...


Your sunroom looks fabulous!! I love the paisley cushions. Do you mind if I ask where you got them? I have wrought iron porch furniture and no cushions yet. I agree with Susan, faux flowers are totally IN in this economy, unless you have cutting flowers in your garden. So many look real now and you can't beat all the varieties.

I'm wondering, it looks like you have something on the top of your wicker coffee table under the doily and I am wondering what it is. I have one and I have to use a tray for drinks because the surface is uneven.

I can see a big difference in how big all of your flowers have gotten. Unfortunatly, I just bought double petunia's today!!

Have a great party!!


Nicole ~ said...

Tracy, everything looks so wonderful. You have done a beautiful job of putting everything together. I really like the color of your new wicker furniture for your sunroom. Your flowers are gorgeous!!

Have a wonderful time at your open house today, Nicole

Kathy said...

What a Sweet little blog!!! I am so glad to have found you.... I don't think I've ever been here before!!! I will gladly "Follow"...Your porch is charming and Faux flowers are the best kind girlfriend!!! How fun to have a new house to decorate and make your own, congrats! xoxo~Kathy@ Sweet up-north Stop in for a visit...Would love to have you over,xo.

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