Friday, July 5, 2013

Outdoor Dining

Are you dining outdoors this holiday week and weekend?
I worked at the store on the 4th and will be working the rest of the weekend.
We had a surge of people coming in to buy furniture and necessaries for outdoor 
Seems many put off getting their outdoor spaces in shape till the very last minute.
The last few days have been super busy at the store but the 4th was REALLY busy.
I was worn out by the time we locked the doors.

The weather has been gorgeous here and I think everyone was inspired to live outside this week!

I know I have been.

I had a lady tell me at the store that I was such a great sales person.
I do hear this all the time.

I tell them what I always tell them. I don't care at all about selling...
I'm just interested in helping them getting their spaces together.
I live and breath decorating and live vicariously through their purchases.

It's just fun to me to help someone put together their space!

As friend Deidra came in the store yesterday and saw an outdoor 
elephant sculpture.
She has a thing for elephants.
That's him...he's quite large.
Anyway....she said I don't need him. 
I said, "but he'd make a great plant stand or foot stool."
"Foot Stool!"
she said.
"Oh that's so know how I like my feet up!"
She was are turned a foolish purpose into something practical.

Oh...I can rationalize any decorating purchase!

She happily left with him and several other things she absolutely had to have after
I pointed out how necessary they were.

Did you get all your celebrating done yesterday?

I had hotdogs, baked beans, corn on the cob and watermelon...
but more to come on the weekend.

I used these in our drinks to make them festive...
Aren't they fun? having a sparkler in your drink!

Keep Celebrating!


LeAnn said...

Hi Nita,
I just wanted to stop by and say hello. I started a new blog. I used to be Vintage Sassy and I love following your blog. You always show the most gorgeous photos. I bet you are a really good salesperson. I love Pier One. I always find something there. Stop by sometime.

LeAnn said...

I don't know why it didn't give my blog name but it's


Sonia said...

Hi Nita!
Love the photos you posted! I finally finished my outdoor chandy. I am enjoying all this great weather...hope you are too now that you are off!
You are a great salesperson...always enjoy my trips to Pier One!
Miss Bloomers

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Lovely outdoor rooms, and I would love to eat alfresco this week, but it's *still* raining. When things clear-up next week, I'm putting out our umbrella on the deck and we're going to enjoy the outdoors! Thanks for the inspirations, Nita.


Cynthia Myers said...

The second photo is my style!
LOVE it and if you added photo #5 with it, I'd be ever so happy!
I am not surprise at what a great salesperson you are.
You have such great vision and you really care about making people happy.
This is probably the only time I'm glad I don't live close because if I did, I'd be walking out with an elephant too!
xoxo said...

putting up cafe lights! Finally sprung for another outlet where I needed it. Great pics!

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