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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Fishtail Cottage Patio Reveal…

So excited to share with you our “Patio Reveal” here at Fishtail Cottage.  I’ve been teasing with you flea market finds in hopes of bringing character and charm to my out door covered patio for the past few months…  Now that everything has found it’s place I am now ready to show you the full reveal and up-close details of what has become of the patio. 

Walking out to the patio has two entrances. French Doors coming from either the Great Room or the Dining area of our home.  So it was important to me to have the patio be an extension on these two rooms.  I did keep some of our furniture outdoors, but replaced some of the pieces to bring in the aqua color and more white to the space. 

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This is where I enjoy my coffee every morning!  I see the beauty of the gardens and enjoy watching my Chickens roam the gardens along with the feathered visitors of hummingbirds, goldfinches, and many songbirds visiting the bird feeders.  These wrought iron furniture was purchased from Ballard Design a few years ago & this sweet table was found at TJ Maxx a few months back.

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031034These fun finds were found at the Retreat Vintage Market – love the functional touches it brings to the patio.

 

 

 

 

I enjoy bringing the garden flowers into anything that might resemble a vase to enjoy more fragrance on the patio!

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023The cabinet below came from Ruffles & Rust Square in Snohomish and the Mirror came from My Sweet Savannah. Sweet accessories came from Farm Chicks in Spokane.

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The centerpiece of the patio is of course the fireplace!  I found this gorgeous 100 year old church window frame from Ruffles & Rust Square Grand Opening in Snohomish.  Ormolulu is the vendor & I couldn’t be happier with the way it looks above the fireplace.  I adorned the area with a painted terracotta planter filled with Petunia's and on each side sits an ornate terracotta pillar that seem to only add to the character of the patio.   

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And I couldn’t possibly forget to bring in some cottage goodies for Charlie ~ he now has a matching pooch bowl and collar that matches the patio décor!

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I hope you enjoyed coming over and seeing the long awaited reveal of Fishtail Cottage’s Patio Makeover.  Please do visit my link parties on the side bar to see where I am linking up to this week!!!!  xoxo, Tracie

PS - Fishtail Cottage is now on Facebook!

63 comments:

sissie said...

Your patio is beautiful. I love the way you mixed the vintage with the wrought iron furniture. Love the fireplace too. Love it all!

hugs
Sissie

lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com said...

Really lovely! I just want to curl up with a glass of iced tea and a good book on your patio!

poppilinnstudios said...

Your patio looks fabulous! My favorite colors too! I saw those aqua Ball jars at a flea market recently and really wish I had bought some for my backyard!
-Lynn

Shannon said...

So beautiful! You are one lucky lady to be able to enjoy that gorgeous patio every morning with your coffee :) I think I'm gonna go spruce mine up now.

Pattie said...

Super pretty, we got the same colors going on.. Love it even the puppy is into style... what a beautiful... Enjoy. and have a good Sunday

Pattie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It is gorgeous. I lovet the furniture and all the accessories. Beautiful place to sit and enjoy. Hugs, Marty

Ginger Zuck said...

WOW! Absolutely beautiful! Amazing patio!! I love everything about it and I feel comfortable just looking at the pictures! It was like flipping through a magazine.

Evie said...

Gorgeous! I LOVE it!!!

Rachel Noelle said...

I am seriously drooling over the old window from Ormolulu!!;) LOVE it! Hugs, Rachel

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I so love this patio! My favorite piece, well one of them, is that window frame. I'm a sucker for some windows. The cabinets is great too. Along with the tiered basket. Okay, I'll stop. I love it all!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Tracie... oooh, it looks just fabulous!... everything is just beautiful, and I love that little TJ Maxx table! was it already aqua or did you paint it? It is perfect! Charlie looks so cute with his little aqua collar and bowl... it has been fun seeing all of your flea market finds as you gathered them up and now to see them all put in place, well, it is just stunning!... I want to sit there and have morning coffee with you and watch your chickens, how relaxing... sigh... xoxo Julie Marie

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

S
xo

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Stunning and just perfectly you...I adore how you married all the pieces to make one big happy patio family.

Blessings Kelsie

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Beautiful, beautiful place to hang out. I love all the furniture, especially the window table. Very nice !
Susan

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Your patio look BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

be still my heart! what a goregiou patio..LOVE the fireplace

Naturally Carol said...

What a great new area to relax in and enjoy during the warm months. It looks so comfortable as well as being fabulously decorated. I love the dresser with the arches and stone ornaments..amazing.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

may i pick myself off of the floor now?? wow...oh WOW!! just stunning tracie...STUNNING! I just LOVE the splash of color you chose. it's ever so perfect! well done!! i'm speechless!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Tracie, I love all the combinations of gray and turquoise. If I had a pretty patio like that, I would stay out there all the time (especially since you have the lovely fireplace)!!!

You did an outstanding job on your patio.

xoxoxo,
Ricki Jill

NanaDiana said...

Tracie- It is just gorgeous! I can picture you sitting out there with your coffee-smiling to yourself at your beautiful little piece of the world. Love the fireplace AND all your accessories. One of my dearest old friends of my life lives in Snohomish-it is a lovely spot! xo Diana

Sizzle and Zoom said...

I love the colors and I love Charlie matching!

My Grama's Soul said...

This is just so pretty.....glad I stopped in.

xo

Jo

Pam said...

Your patio is SO neat! I would be sitting out there all day watching the gardens and chickens and getting nothing done inside. :)

Thanks for sharing.
Pam

lisa said...

This could not be more beautiful. How very thrilled you must be!! Thank you for sharing it here, and enjoy every moment.

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

You did an outstanding job. I love the color and the things you incorporated. Especially the ice cream maker! You were very creative. Thank you for sharing your ideas and home. Wish I could sit down and have a cup of coffee with you.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your patio is beautiful and functional. I enjoyed reading the artwork on the wall that gives a sense of what family life is like in your home. Just lovely!

Burlap Luxe said...

Every bit the show piece you can relax and relect! love all the added recycled pieces that you gave a new life to, they have a beautiful resting place with you and apart of your cottage decor!
xx
Dore

Larry said...

Does this ever look inviting! Great job and enjoy it every chance you get... I'm sure you will! Larry

All That Glitters said...

Your patio is amazing! I love the little pots in the metal thingy! Love it!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Tracie!! Oh I just love your patio!!! I love the colors you chose and love love love your fireplace!! How gorgeous! We are working on a little something outdoors right now too~thanks for the inspiration! :)

Pamela said...

I am in sooo in love with your patio!! It is simply amazing!

The Ebullient Gardener said...

Absolutely lovely patio! You did a very good job of creating a cozy and inviting area. Love it!
Thanks for sharing the photos!
Mindy

Cozy Home Scenes said...

What a welcoming, beautiful outdoor area. I love all the special touches like the wire basket with the flower pots, the window frame, and that wire basket with the Mason jars. Thanks for sharing this lovely space with us!

basilmomma: Heather Tallman said...

I love this! It is exactly what I would want :) So relaxing and fresh!
I loved the sign of 'rules' I am assuming you made it?

Mary said...

I love your patio reveal, beautiful! I would love for you to post it this week on Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage. Are you having difficultly linking? I've been using the mandatory
link back to my blog option, because many people won't link back. Please let me know if you can't link, other than that, you can link up anything you choose. Take care, Mary :O)

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

This is beautiful! I can see why you have your coffee out there. Wonderful!

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

I LOVE your patio!! It is just beautiful!!!
Your little puppy is adorable too!

xoxo
Lori

Darla said...

What a great patio! Love all the vintage items you have.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! Martina

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Jennifer@threedogsinagarden
What a great patio! I bet you spend hours and hours out there!

BECKY said...

Wow! What a gorgeous patio and retreat!! What an eye you have for creating beauty! I love it all! And that window on the mantle is fabulous! You have definitely created your own piece of paradise!

Thanks for sharing, and for the inspiration to get a move on with our patio!!

Blessings,
Becky

michelle said...

Tracie you have the most beautiful patio! I would love to sit there in the mornings and drink my tea and sit in the evenings next to the fire. I adore all your furniture and finds, they really add charm to your space. Just beautiful!
xo

Ido said...

Wow, I love your patio, the french drying bottle rack and the aqua touches everywhere, so beautiful and inviting!
XXX Ido

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow! What a gorgeous patio. You have done a beautiful job decorating it with lovely accent pieces. Very nice!

Zoey said...

Just gorgeous--so sophiscated yet comfortable.

A Cottage Muse said...

This is probably one of the most beautiful outdoor rooms I have ever seen! Great job!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh my goodness. Your patio is a work of art. I can see why you enjoy this each morning. I adore all your vintage touches. I'm in love with the little table. Now, I'm going to obsess over it. ahhhhhh hopefully, I'll be able to get away for a day and find one in our area. Thank you for swinging in to see the Invasion of Coneflowers. hugs ~lynne~

Heaven's Walk said...

Holy moly......I'm having patio envy over here, Tracie. What a beautiful place to kick back any time of the day! I could live right there in that awesome space and be totally happy! :)

xoxo laurie

rosesandgargoyles said...

Absolutely beautiful, Tracie.
Jeanni

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a fantastic patio!!
I love everything in it!!
The church window is spectacular!!

Hugs,
Debbie

awal.ny said...

It is beautiful. Very relaxing and I love all of the different colors. The new puppy is adorable too.

Mariaelena said...

LOVE it all....did you make the window coffee table???...I have a window waiting and ready....it's all gorgeous!!...Mariaelena

Pam said...

I really adore how you have mixed the vintage with the wrought iron. The ice cream bucket is great. And I keep going back to the cabinet. It is similar to one I bought at a garage sale and have been wondering what to do with. Great ideas.

Gail said...

Vintage, but not fussy. Great use of pretties as functional storage. All so lovely. You lucky woman being able to start your day in such a pretty place.

Mary Jane said...

Love your new patio. You have a wonderful eye for color and balance in the choices you make.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

The patio is beautiful! Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

I don't even know where to begin, I love everything!

Cheryl said...

I absolutel;y love what you have done with your patio, Tracie. I especially love the subway art with the family sayings on it...did you make that? Great job...thanks for the tour.
Cheryl

very merry vintage style said...

Gorgeous! Wow what an amazing space. Thanks for linking to the party at Share the Love Wednesday! You'll be featured this week!
Mary

Jann Olson said...

Tracie, I missed this post last week. Wow, I must say it is absolutely breathtaking! I have added aqua to my patio space, but it doesn't hold a candle to yours. Love it all! Your homey touches add so much.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Wonderful...simply wonderful. Each and every item is perfect. A spectacular job!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

I'm a year late, but just read this post today--how beautiful this patio is now!

MONICA LIVAS said...

AMAZING!