2 I can see clearly now the rain is gone...

>> Friday, May 15, 2009

Finally! The raining streak has broken, and hopefully--knock on wood--we will be rewarded for our patience with a beautiful weekend. So why not celebrate the May flowers by spending some time outside.

Two of these Frontgate outdoor dining chairs paired with a ceramic gardening stool from Pottery Barn as a side table would make a cozy spot to unwind.

Yes, I know lanterns have been around forever, but during a trip to Ikea last weekend I found them in a variety of sizes ranging from just $7-$15! A deal like this is too good to pass by, so I picked up a few for my own space.

I am also diggin these outdoor pillows from West Elm. The bright orange pebble print would be a nice contrast to the dark chocolate brown of the wicker chairs.

Planters from Restoration Hardware are the perfect home for a low maintenance herb garden. Plus, kicking your iced tea up a notch with fresh mint from your very own front porch will surely impress.

Finally, what good is a bottle of wine without good friends to help drink it? Contemporary address numbers from Chiasso offer a clean curbside statement, and ensure that your guests will know just where to find you.

A note from the Realtors:

When preparing your home to be listed, be sure to declutter your front porch to maximize curb appeal. It is best to keep outdoor accessories to a minimum while your home is on the market. A couple of chairs or bench with a few pillows will be enough to give an inviting impression.



Jessica,  May 18, 2009 at 9:25 AM  

So I'm a little behind on the blog (our internet has been down). So, sorry for the delayed comment...but TJ Maxx has some great outdoor decor right now! I even saw a similar ceramic gardening stool at the store in North Little Rock. You should go check it out!

Eric and Cara Wilkerson May 18, 2009 at 9:57 AM  

Good thinking! I'll have to go check it out. This lovely weather makes me want to spend every second outside.


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