Sunday, May 8, 2011

Warming up the Patio….

Working on the patio to make it more inviting! We spend a lot of time out here for family and friend’s barbeques, entertaining and just for our own families enjoyment.  I am selling some of our furniture pieces we purchased when we moved in and replacing it with some character!  I found this fabulous piece at Ruffles and Rust in Snohomish and figured it would make a fantastic addition to the patio. It has a darling chippy coat of white paint over a rustic green that once was there.  The top is wood in color – couldn’t be happier about this find!
My next addition I want to share with you is this galvanized wash bin for cold drinks…I was over the moon when I found this just in time for my husbands Birthday – although when I gave to him, he smirked & said, “wow thanks, really this is for you – not me!” lol Well his friends thought it was great and kept their beverages nice and cold! Previously I had the Southern Living Stand and bucket for use on the patio.  But I love this much better!
The bones of this fabulous old arched window will be hung above the outdoor fireplace – I purchased this from Debi at Ormolulu where she has a space in Ruffles & Rust in Snohomish Washington. Very excited to see it hung – as I believe it will bring a lot of charm to the patio.
Haven’t decided if this bottle rack will stay here or if it will move to my Potting table, for now it adds a warm garden touch to the patio…& I so love it! I purchased it from Laurie Anna’s Vintage Home008.
And remember this sweet sign below that I loved so much, but it wasn’t exactly fitting in with my family room décor – well it found a home on the patio…So glad I get to keep it – the words of this board warm my heart… I purchased this sign after tracking down Todd at Bountiful Homes in Edmonds.
Thanks for peeking today at my new additions for the patio…& check out to see where I am linking up to this week!!!! xoox, tracie


SeaWorthy said...


Youve been a busy girl..that cupboard that you bought at Ruffles and Rust is FANTASTIC..I have eyeballed it every time I went in to fluff my space. I also love the window frame! Ruffles and Rust is a dream, isnt it..I am very fortunate to be able to be there selling my junque..:)

We would really love to have you come out to one of our cute little cottages out here in Pacific Beach. It is such a small small world, we have been lucky to have alot of people pick up a card, and the next you know..they are at the beach!
best to you..cant wait to dig into your blog a little bit more..
Coastal Nest Cottage..and coming soon...Saltwater Cottage

Jill said...

What great new pieces!! I wish you great weather so that you can spend plenty of time on the patio enjoying it!

AshTreeCottage said...

Love your new piece from Ruffles and Rust!!

Susan and Bentley

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I can't decide what I love the most. You got such great stuff. The cupboard is such a great size. I love the window, big fan of old windows and frames. And of course that old tub was for you, but it served him and his buddies well!

Rozmeen said...

Wow what a stunning cupboard/...the patina is gorgeous!! Love it!


Gypsy Fish said...

Wow~! Your patio sounds like the place to be....great finds. Thanks for joining silver sunday. have a great day

Gypsy Fish said...

Wow~! Your patio sounds like the place to be....great finds. Thanks for joining silver sunday. have a great day

imriz said...

great pieces on the patio. got me some ideas:)


Gatsbys Gardens said...


You have really come upon some finds. I love the old things when they are repurposed.


Willow said...

That washbin brings make memories of my Mom really using one. Have a nice day.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Great finds for your patio. I like how you are using the bottle drier. :D Cute, Tracie!

Darla said...

These are great items here...would love to see photos of your porch!

A Cottage Muse said...

Looks like you are creating a warm, welcoming place for family and friends to gather!

Love all your new additions!

Patti said...

I would enjoy sitting out there! Love the arched window, but what really caught my eye is the photo of your entry in your header...Now that's what I call "Curb Appeal"~Just lovely!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

it will be a gorgeous outdoor space! I am especially loving that galvanized bucket. so cool! Love the window frame too!

molly susan strong said...

Love all the goodies for the patio. I will come by Thsday. thx for coming by.

saltbox treasures said...

Hi Tracie, Nice finds for the patio! I love that galvanized tub! I thought about putting one of these in our mudroom for our deep sink.
Have a great week~
~ Julie

Stephanie said...

Those are such great finds - I may pop over in the night & grab that galvanized tub! LOL :)

Thanks for stopping by today!


Simply Bungalow said...

Beautiful pieces. What amazing finds.

Cindy said...

Your patio will be wonderful with all the pieces...love them all! Be sure to post when you get it all together! :)

awal.ny said...

Those are great finds. I just love the cupboard and that window, great curves.

Ticking and Toile said...

Hi Tracie,
Wow!!!! LOVE all your yummy finds!! You are going to have some serious fun decorating your patio!


Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Great finds!!!
I love that cupboard!!!
I want it!! :)

Tammy @ Type A said...

love all of your fab finds! thanks for sharing this at my party!

SallyLeeByTheSea.com said...

Fabulous! Everything is a glorious treasure. Can't wait to see how you use them in your patio area.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I like all your treasures, and hubs is correct...however it was his beer cooling wasn't it? lol

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Love the treasures! My fav...the chest and of course the sign!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Just darling treasures Tracie!!! I adore your old window and that chest! So shabby delightful! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday this week! :)

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I'm wanting your patio and EVERYTHING on it! Great finds create great atmosphere...stopping by from French Cupboard.


Stephanie said...

I love outdoor living. That cabinet is wonderful. I need to find something just like it!!

aka luluscottage.blogspot.com (I have a pretty giveaway)

Lee Anne said...

Thank you for the inspiration. Springtime is here and now it's time to follow your lead and begin working on my patio. You're pics are outstanding. Thanks!

Gracefully Vintage said...

LOVe those pieces, I love that frnch bottle dryer.. Great Piece.

Kristi Coles said...

I'm new here and looking around your blog. It's wonderful!! I just love everything but really really love the cupboard and window!! I'm new to blogging also and would love if you'd stop by. BTW, I found you from "Pink Saturdays"!


Your cupboard is fabulous!