Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Dream Come True-New Patio

Finished patio: Yeah!

The step has been much kinder on the knees and added extra seating.
Step 1: Laying the sand foundation and mortar edging.
The bed pictured below was pretty planted with azaleas, lirope, and cinnamon fern but was taking up valuable real estate.
I wish I could find a picture before we moved all the plants in this bed in preparation for the new patio.
The grill situation was very unsatisfactory as you can see. I recycled all the stones in other parts of my garden.
Before patio- Table and chairs sat in pine straw. We found out it was going to be problematic to pour concrete to extend the porch. The large heavy cement mixer machinery would crack our driveway so we opted to extend the step the length of the porch and lay bricks in sand for our patio.

Today, I am joining Susan @ Metamorphosis Monday.


  1. The topiaries look beautiful!

  2. This is beautiful. Love the brick and your blue accents!

  3. Lovely porch and I love your style !

  4. Wow, beautiful transformation, what a great area now.

  5. What a great transition! I love the new look. It just calls you to want to come sit outside and enjoy it!! P.S. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a message. Indeed children are blessings from the Lord!

  6. What a pretty place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. laurie

  7. Your porch is beautiful. I'm in love with your garden on your sidebar...hydrangeas are my favorite. I have 8 or so planted in my yard but only one of them is as big as the plants in your photo. Welcome to the blogging world and your blog is really nice.


  8. What an enchanting space!

    - The Tablescpaer

  9. Gorgeous! The blue accents are so pretty! Thanks for visiting me!

  10. Your new patio is just GORGEOUS!

    I love the furniture you used and the touches of pretty!

    Im so glad you stopped by my blog and left a nice comment, and now I'm here at your place : ) I will look forward to seeing more.

    The grantie we used on our island was I believe called Tropical Treasure". Our house was completed a year ago and I must say the grantie choices was one of my favorites. We also did the rough edge on the island (which was a big decision) but I'm very pleased with that also. My look is sort of the Old World, New Way, wiht lots of vintage treasures here and there.

    So nice to meet you and I'll be seeing you soon,

    Starview Sonnet


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