Saturday, August 6, 2011

Patios

I think this is just about perfection. 
Oh how I'd like to add a sunroom and patio like that on to the back of my house.
I sat outside tonight and thought about this, imagining how it would look.
I did this while Violet hunted locusts.
It was actually at 3am because only then was it a nice temperature outside.
I love how quiet all is at night.
Oh the things I'd like to do out back.
Some day when the deck gets all run down...I'd like to replace it with a raised stone patio
with lower patios out into the yard.

A girl can dream and dream and dream.

23 comments:

Ann at the Handley Bungalow said...

OOOH thanks for the eye candy! SO SO pretty!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Great pictures. I would love to re-do my garden and have more sitting areas. Thanks for sharing.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

ALl the images are great, but that first one is close to perfection...you are so right! I love the shape of the garden room adjacent to the patio. Gorgeous!

I adore our home, *but* the one thing I do not like and cannot change is that since we live on a mountain, there is not a single level square inch on our entire property, so we have a rather large deck and that's it for us! Our last house had a large bluestone patio, and I never thought how much I would miss it, but I do miss it terribly. It must be the Taurus in me that loves terra firma!!!

Lovely post, Nita.

The Hopeless Romantic said...

I really like the romantic one with the french windows and the banquette. U know how much i love romantic decor. We've sooo been in patio mode lately. The back of our house has two sets of french doors, one off the main living area, the other from the game room?man cave. Couple yrs ago we added a pool. An above ground which we dug out and sunk into the ground. We've been adding alil bit more deck every summer. This yr we are making some repairs and painting the house. Ide hoped to have it to the "lets find some furniture" stage by now. Like u said though, a girl can dream........lOl, i did purchase a small farmhouse style table on craigslist, looking for some caneback chairs to go with it, however i do worry about putting "indoor" furniture outside...Im even looking for one of those silver "streamer" type trailers to convert to a changing room..I could go on and on, sorry. Thanks for keeping me on track with the inspiration!!!!!!!!

oldblackcatboo said...

Sometimes it's scary coming to your blog....
Here I was Googling how to repair "cracked concrete" for my "Patio" and I take a break and come here to find your post!
:D - Cindi

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

Just beautiful. I love the mantle used on a patio and filled with plants - very clever. x Sharon

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I just pinned 3 of these patios....they are sooo great Nita. My favorite is the open work screening/trellis between the columns and all the greys and blues. It is gorgeous. I love the idea of doing a lean-to~3 sided room with sunbrella panels creating a cabana effect garden style! 3am??? We operate on different time frames my friend!

The enchanted home said...

So agree Nita, nothing like a beautiful patio to sit in during beautiful summer evenings and crisp fall mornings. Love the pictures above..each of them are just exquisite, especially that first one..dreamy!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh it only takes money doesn't it? I love that first photo with the charming sunroom. I vote for that one.

Shirley said...

Nita, I'm dreaming right along with you..I think I need to play the lottery tonight! I want ONE!

Cozy Little House said...

I love all of these! I'll be leaving my yard I worked six and a half years to fix up soon. But then I'll have a blank slate to start over.
Brenda

Patty said...

You sure do a lot in the middle of the night! LOL
I love the patios you posted.....I'd love to have one too! Love your blog.

Etcetorize said...

I dream about this all the time too! I want something that comes off of my kitchen so I can sit out there in the winter and enjoy breakfast in warmth but surrounded by nature.

Thanks for sharing~

Everlasting Blooms said...

I love all of these!! I know our backyard could use a little love these are perfect!

gena said...

Wow, each one more amazing than the next - thanks for sharing !

I'm having a Stinker Give Away this week and I'd love you to check it out !


gena

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

I too dream of a patio out the back door...even had French doors installed when we built knowing "one day" we would have it open out on to...hmmm.... anyone of the above patios would be find by me :)

Blessings Kelsie

"Create Beauty" said...

Oh yes, a girl can DREAM and dream and dream : ) What gorgeous patios.

Come by when you can and see the fairies the dogs found in the flower pots this morning.... it was magical!

~ Violet

Kellie Collis said...

How gorgeous! I love patios and outdoor seating. Enjoy the fabulous weekend, Kellie xx

Sharon said...

You have such lovely Dreams, Nita. May they all come true for you and the weinies.

Patti said...

I'm dreaming of a patio, too. Thanks for the great photos--so inspiring. The plants really set the mood don't they?

Sunrooms Northern Ireland said...

Great photos. I would love to have a garden like that. Have a patio in my house where one can chill and unwind.

Patio Abington said...

Elegant patios. I would love to have like that in our backyard.

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