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  1. Dianne Lanier says:

    Smart decorating with accessories! Looks beautiful.

  2. Josephine says:

    I’m sorry, but I had to laugh. The distressed bowl’s shape just reminded me of a chamber pot too much! Everything looks beautiful. I love lilacs, my lilac shrub has lots of buds on it, but it’s still too cold here for it to bloom.

  3. Lory, you have the design eye for sure. Love your lilacs in the yellow pitcher that influenced your other accent pieces.
    It’s so nice to have a source list and fun to hear your design mind working. Great patio refresh.
    Wish I could run out and purchase some lilacs in our area.

  4. Kathy Pelletier says:

    I love your patio and the sectional furniture you have. Your bright touches really make it come alive. As your deck isn’t covered from what I can tell, how do you protect the cushions from rain ?! I have sunbrella cushions, but am constantly removing them and putting back on.
    Kirkland’s is a wonderful place to find unique iitems at good prices !
    Oh–you definitely should have worn the purple pashmina. It would look stunning with your hair ! 🙂

    1. Thanks, Kathy! Yes, my cushions are Sunbrella too. I don’t generally bring them inside, except for in winter, but they do sometimes take a bit longer to dry than I’d like. They’re also beginning to get green stains, likely from tree sap, so I’ve been researching how to remove them.

  5. Nothing better than a great porch to relax on!

  6. Hey, Lory. Excellent tips and choice of decors and accessories for the patio. The yellow pitcher and the lilacs are a perfect combo. Printed or patterned designs for the cushions might be a good idea, too.

    1. Hi Kyle,

      Interesting timing, as I just finished a photo shoot and am currently working on a post for tomorrow utilizing print and patterns on the patio. Stop back tomorrow to take a peek.


  7. Love the color combos. It is such a relaxing space with pretty touches of decor you added. Love that yellow pitcher! Can’t wait to see what you’re up to next week. I’m off to work on my outdoor decor! #merrymonday

  8. Adding accessories to change things up is smart can cost friendly. I love the carafe set and I see a visit to the Kirklands store in my near future.

  9. Lori Sawyer says:

    Its so cozy looking! My favorite is the yellow pitcher with purple.yellow and purple are my summertime colors

  10. Diane Corsaro says:

    love all the stuff you do. You really have a beautiful touch. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Roxanne B says:

    That pashmina is possibly the most gorgeous shade of lilac I have ever seen! Everything looks beautiful!! I am working with Afghan refugees who escaped when the airport fell at Kabul to help with their resettlement in America (they were US embassy employees and in grave danger). One man is a master carpenter who has built us a gorgeous daybed for my screen porch. It is the best gift my husband ever gave me! Every afternoon it becomes my happy place for reading, naps, and a gin&tonic!

    1. I love absolutely everything about that comment!! Thanks for your kind words and kudos to you for working with refugees… 🙂 I’m so glad you have a lovely happy place to relax!