Thursday, May 5, 2011

Fridays Pretties & Patio

This is our very Pretty patio!
 I am linking up with Joyce  

Our back patio was used for a photo shoot produced & styled
photographed by Janis Nicola.

These pictures are a  few days after they left and with my sad picture taking.
It does not do justice to the fab job these ladies did!
There was a sisal rug....The shutters looked better....
The mirror on the right side wall is a wonderful way to deepen the garden & reflect light.
We  use mirrors everywhere!

The reason I am posting is that the magazine is no longer. 
But I am hopeful someone will adopt the story and publish it. So I can only show bits.

I reupholstered the furniture...very badly...sorry girls !
I need to redo it !

These are old living room "SWAG" lamps form the 70's (?)
They are a great amber colour.

The reason this picture is here is because these lamps are going to go to a farm house porch.
Powered up and hung one after the other over a long harvest table.
I will show you what that looks like when they go to their new home!

These lamps have been admired by many and could have been sold many a time, 
but I like the funky feel they add to the patio 

What do you think of these lamps hanging here?
Any ideas for  replacement?
Let me know!


Pamela said...

I love your patio and those lights are fantastic!! Oh i think every home i knew of had them in their bathrooms back in the '70's!!!
What a great idea! Are you sure you want to part with them?

Gabe sn said...

Oh boy is that a real chair for the outside? I love it!

Pink Satin Sashes said...

the last comment was from me....signed in as my son!

La La's Land said...

I remember my aunt had three in her living room years ago, olive green. I had a TURQUOISE one (my fave colour) a few years ago and got rid of it. One of those things you say I wish I didn't do that. Hmmm... what will you replace them with? If I have ideas I'll let you know.

Sherri B. said...

Right away when I saw the photo and you said that was your patio, I was going to tell you in the comment that, "it is so nice, it could be in a magazine", and low and behold, someone else thought so too.

I love the swag lamps and can just picture the glow they give off in the evening, too bad they are moving..maybe you could fill their spot with some type of large, heavyish carriage like swags (I wonder what that description looks like in everyones brain?!)

How nice to have a 'proper'chair on the patio, more comfortable than the usual ones.

trash talk said...

I'm a sucker for swags! I had a pair of clear ones that looked like big ol' bubbles. Hated to sell them. I love yours and the different shapes hanging together.

koralee said...

Oh no you are selling those lovely lamps....I think they are stunning and sad to think next time I sit on your patio they will be gone...but I know you will find a beautiful replacement. xoxoxxo hugs. Can't wait to see.

Maria said...

Your patio is lovely! Here it's been so rainy and tonight in the 30's ... I haven't felt much like sprucing up our patio...But your photos have inspired me. I love the amber lamps! They're great in that corner!
I hope you have a lovely weekend*

Bella said...

Gorgeous patio! Love the furniture :-))

It's me said...

I really like those lamps and your patio !!! happy friday pretties...nice sunny love

Razmataz said...

I would love to have a closer look, especially at those all looks very lovely.

Melissa said...

for me- it'a all gorgeous!

those lamps are amazing...and your patio is a dream...enjoy it this weekend...

melissa x

Vicki said...

It is so pretty. I really love it! xoxo

Martina said...

Wow, your porch looks GREAT! I know Janis Nicolays blog - she's a fantastic photographer, and i'd love to see her pix. Although yours are not bad either. How sad that the magazine is no longer. It's a hard time for print :(
I think you should get similar lamps for yourself they fit so well here! Have a fantastic weekend! said...

I really love those glass lamps, so pretty.

kevi said...

Love your patio Colleen! Those shutters are amazing!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Absolutely charming...let's face it, most people don't have porches like that. It is an eye-popper.

Thanks for sharing the inspiration,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Kellie Collis said...

Your patio looks amazing! And the hanging lamps are fabulous! Enjoy the wonderful weekend, Kellie xx

atelier de campagne said...

Lovely patio! It's inviting and comfy. It's so nice to read your comments on our blog always. Thank you for your kindness.


blessedmom's simple home said...

I hope everyone clicks on these photos so they can see all the details of your lovely patio. It's beautiful!! I love the shutters, and yes, I remember those lamps :-) My parents had one, and I think all of my neighbors did too.
If you're going to replace them, my first thought would be a low hanging fan, with an old southern feel.

Donna said...

What a gorgeous patio! I love the shutters. You've made it feel as if it's an extension of your home:) Looks like a great place to curl up with a book and a cup of hot cocoa!!

Rosie said...

So very usual. Hope to sit there once again, enjoying one of your infamous Chai tea, and a little bit of girl time.
Happy Mothers Day to you my friend...xo...R

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

I simply adore your space....the shutters are a really nice touch!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Wowee, that patio photo is heavenly. Look at all those shutters. And the seating. It all looks very grown-up, doesn't it?!!


Faded Plains said...

Your porch is amazing!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Your porch is so full of character! Love it! The lights add a really unique touch! Looking forward to seeing them hanging over the farmhouse table. That should look really nice!

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage said...

Those lamps are great! Love it!

Now Following! I thought I already was, but apparently not!

~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

June said...

Coleen I LOVE your patio!!! What a great place to hang out and view the garden from. I am in love with the furniture you redid. Just beautiful! I love the way you hung the mirror out there too.
I will be anxious to see how the lights look in there new home.
sending hugs from here... said...

Your patio is GORGEOUS! What I like best is that it's not matchy-matchy, that the pieces are eclectic and looks as though you've collected them over time. Very welcoming!

Donna Heber said...

Your patio is stunning and I do love those hanging lanterns!

Pinecone Camp said...

Colleen, I loved this "make over"! I promise I'll get you some pics as soon as the images are released. So much fun to work with you on that one!

Vintage Revival said...

oh gorgeous, love that patio furniture and set up, want it all on my patio!

rustandruffles said...

You are SO amazing Colleen! I love, love, love your patio!
Happy day!

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