Wednesday, May 29, 2013

New Outdoor Furniture

Hello Friends!
Long time no post! I hope you are all doing well. I've missed you!
It's been almost five months since I posted anything on my blog.
No particular reason other than I have not been doing much home decorating. Now I 
have something to share. We replaced our outdoor furniture on the back deck.
It had been seven years and the old set was rusted and torn on the cushions. 
We bought this wicker set from Lowes.
The rug, pillows and candle holder are new as well. It feels
very cheerful with the bright red colors. We have really been enjoying it so far. 
The red says welcome and gives a cheerful look.
 I plan to add some flowers, trailing greenery and a flag to the planter.
 The pillows have flowers in orange, cream and gold.
 A little cut out candle holder, fun!
Large ferns and a hummingbird feeder hang above this area but I forgot to take a photo.
 The bench is super comfortable.
A view from inside the family room looking out.
The rest of the deck holds the grill, bistro set and geranium planters.
 I moved the previous rug, blue pillow and yellow jar to the front porch. Love it here! 
 Take a look at our Japanese Maple near the front walkway. It is huge now!
I remember when it was just a little thing when we first moved in.
Feel free to follow me on Pinterest or friend me on my Facebook if you
haven't already. I'm always pinning away if I'm not blogging.
I hope to get back to blogging at least a little more often though.
Thanks for coming by and happy almost summer!


Allyson Pecilunas said...

Love your outdoor deck, Melissa! I am sprucing ours up too we are in desperate need of new furniture out there! :) Glad to see you back for a post!

Tara G. said...

The deck looks lovely, Melissa! We were out in NC on a whirlwind trip in January to take the house back from tenants and then fix it up to sell. We sold it quickly (so thankful!!) and just closed a few weeks ago. Hope you're doing well!!

Michele Smith said...

Your deck looks great, love your new furniture! We need new furniture also but I'm holding out this year and just replacing the cushions. We've had a few big purchases so far and have another one to make soon. So glad to see you posting!

The Comfort of a Safe Place said...

Love what you've done with your deck and I'm so glad to see you blogging again!

Jan ♥

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Hi Melissa! Nice to see you posting. Could you tell me where you got your red outdoor rug? I have been looking for one just like it. Thanks! You can email me. My email is in my profile.

Barbara F. said...

So happy to see a post, dear Melissa! I think we all need a blogging break from time to time, I do mine in short spurts, a week or two, then I miss it and my blogging buddies and I come back. Your wicker set with red accents is beautiful. I need to finish up my sprucing around here too. xo

Susan said...

Welcome Back!!!! Oh, I love the new patio set!! Ironically, just this past weekend I was looking at a heavy duty wicker set for our front porch and I think I've decided to get it after seeing yours all set up in a real home setting. I've been missing you and your blog posts!! You need to do another "What I'm Wearing" or "Summer Clothes I've Bought" type post. I love seeing your outfits and jewelry, too.
Don't stay away too long!!

RobinfromCA said...

Beautiful! Glad to see a new post from you. I do follow you on facebook but I don't know if I have followed you on Pinterest yet. I'll check it out!
Have a lovely week,

Becca said...

Love it, Melissa! Looks super comfy and classy ... love the pops of red! We've missed you!

Richella Parham said...

Melissa, it's so good to see you! Your new patio furniture looks wonderful--but of course everything at your house looks wonderful! I hope you've been well.

I'm going to follow you on Pinterest right now--I've only recently gotten active on Pinterest, so I'll be glad to see you there!

Have a wonderful week!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

I love that set! The red looks so pretty too. Looks like you are all set to enjoy some great outdoor time. Enjoy!

Melissa Miller said...

Susan thanks for the kind words and great idea for a post. I have bought a bunch of new clothes lately. I'll share that next!

Lisa said...

Very pretty! You can never go wrong with wicker!

Carol Stebner said...

So nice to hear from you, Melissa! Your new deck furniture looks lovely -- you are so right, very cheerful and inviting!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Hi Melissa! What a nice set and I love the red with the brown of the wicker. It looks like you have a nice big deck and I love your front porch, too. The Japanese Maple looks great. I had a couple of them at our old house and just loved them.

Stacey said...

Looks great Melissa. There's nothing like some new patio furniture to make you want to sit outside. Your yard is so pretty too. We do all miss you. :)

AngelaV said...

So glad you are blogging again!

Ginger said...

Glad to see you are back posting. I love your deck and the new furniture.

The Bashful Nest said...

I'm glad your back! Your deck looks great, red is one of my favorite colors to decorate with too. Looks like you have some beautiful weather to enjoy your deck.


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Melissa, your new set looks great! Love the red! It's so vibrant and cheery and the pillows are perfect!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Your new set looks great! I love the colors. The Japanese maple is beautiful! I've been following your blog for years, it's good to see you posting again! :)

Kathy :) said...

Hello hello,

So glad I popped in......your deck looks very comfy :)and the red is lovely !!

Kathy :)

Traci said...

It all looks very pretty. I love all the red!

Dining Delight said...

Missed your posts lately! Even when you don't have anything new, I love seeing how you move things around and change things up. LOVE your new patio set! I recently purchased some outdoor chairs with red cushions - red IS very cheery for summer! Your change-up on the front porch looks great too.


Savvy Seasons said...

Beautiful Melissa! The rugs add such warmth and really make the space a focal point,love it! The pillows and furniture are lovely. So glad to see your post, you have been very missed. :) ~Liz

Maria Elena said...

Melissa, so good to see your post! I have really missed you! Meanwhile,I have been enjoying your Pinterest boards.:) Beautiful outdoor furniture! Love all the red and the pillows and carpets are so pretty!

Shana M said...

Beautiful !!!!

Donna said...

Wow, love what you've done with the deck. So happy to see a new post - I've missed you! How is Mr Chestnut?

Our Feathered Nest said...

Love the corner rocker! Looks like a great place to sit and read a book :) I especially love the vibrant reds!


Very Pretty Melissa! I have missed you and your blog.....Welcome Back!