Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Party on The Patio!

Thanks for letting me share our screened in porch for Kim's deck party at Savvy Southern Style!  Now, it's time to head over to Sherry's summer entertaining party at No Minimalist Here, so let's venture on out to our patio!


When we first moved here, our back patio consisted of one slab of concrete and a little pergola above (unfortunately, I don't have a picture). Two years ago, we expanded the patio to cover almost the entire back of the house ... had the concrete stained and "etched" and also expanded the entire pergola.

Please step on up to the BBQ island (which I had fun designing with a local business):


May I offer you a water, tea or *spirit,* which we are keeping nice and cold in the mini-fridge?


How about a piece of yummy fake bread?  Hmmmmmm!


Or, would you prefer a glass of wine, along with a fake breadstick, grapes and cheese?


If you're ready to eat, let's move on over to the table, which I've given a patriotic theme:


I had the tray, greenery, chargers, plates and napkins on hand:


Why not place boxes of sparklers in your centerpiece for added fun (and just pray that the heat doesn't ignite them!!)


How cute are these patriotic salt/pepper shakers and peppermint melts?  Can you say Dollar Tree and Dollar General?! 


I found these whimsical napkin rings at Pier One (on sale) and the cute plastic cups in the background are from Dollar General, as well!


If you're full or don't have an appetite, we can move on over to our "sit in one of the freshly spray painted red rockers and watch the fire or the drought ridden marsh" area.  I recently scored this fireplace from Lowes, which I'd been watching ... and watching ... and watching until it *finally* went on sale !!  Let's get the s'mores ready!



Or, if you don't feel like relaxing, how about stepping on over to da hot tub!


While getting a good soak, you can look up at the fun chandie I found at World Market.  It almost reminds me of floating bubbles (I know, I know ... have another cocktail Miss Hostess ... lol):


The jets are on ... the built-in party lights are going ... and Jimmy Buffet is blasting from its speakers.  I've even got a clean towel and cold beverage waiting for you.  Now, hurry up and save duckie, who appears to have tipped over ... oh no:


Thanks so much for stopping by ... you know I appreciate your visit(!), and now I'm off to be inspired by everyone else's summer gatherings.  Be sure and join me for the fun!  Cheers!


Becca

I'm also linking up with with this fun party:

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32 comments:

Denise said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, when can 8 come over for a margarita - everything looks amazing. It's so hot here too, I hope the water in the jacuzzi is chilly :-)

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said... Reply To This Comment

What a great place to party, Becca! Love the pergola!

Denise said... Reply To This Comment

I meant I not 8 !!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said... Reply To This Comment

I bet you have a lot of great parties out their Becca, what a fabulous patio!! Love the decorative concrete and hot tub!! I'll be right over for one of those margarita's:) Martina

At The Picket Fence said... Reply To This Comment

Save a "cold one" for me Becca....I'm on my way!!! Have you ever shared all of this area before? It is so fabulous! So, here's the plan...we start out on the screened porch and then we work our way out to the patio for the real par-tay, ok? :-) Actually, you look like you already got started on the fun! LOL!
Vanessa

L said... Reply To This Comment

What an awesome outdoor space. I wish mine looked that good. I would be outside every minute!
Love the bar/cooking area, and the way you have different little areas to gather are wonderful.
The margarita looks delish. Great for those hot summer gatherings with friends. Cheers!
~L

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said... Reply To This Comment

Girl, I am heading over NOW! Where you been hiding this gorgeous outdoor area? Loves it!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said... Reply To This Comment

As long as the wine is real, I don't need any bread or grapes, Becca! :) Your patio is just beautiful. I love the pergola.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said... Reply To This Comment

How nice, Becca. Yes I will have a glass a wine in the hot tub and then when it gets dark I would love a smore. Nice rock on your finger!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said... Reply To This Comment

How do you keep your makeup looking so fresh in this sweltering heat? ha. Boy Becca, you ever holding out on us when you only showed us the rocking red rockers before! You have a gorgeous patio!! Perfectly decorated and love the patriotic touches :D I must run out and find those adorable star salt and pepper shakers!! (Maybe I'm not too good for the Dollar General after all. he he)

Judy said... Reply To This Comment

I'll have some of those fake grapes but REAL wine! Great job Becca and you look gorgeous!

Daughter and her hubby just bought a hot tub, can't wait to hop in and have a little drinkie!

Cheers!
Judy

Andrea said... Reply To This Comment

a fantastic space! So relaxing. I love the firepit you got on sale!

Sue said... Reply To This Comment

Looks like lots of fun in your backyard Becca! You've done a great job!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, What a fabulous patio and pergola. This is such a beautiful outdoor space! Love the bar. Thank you for joining the Summer Entertaining party.
xo,
Sherry

Kristens Creations said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Becca, thanks for your sweet comments on my patios! There is definitely no lack of color out there! lol...
Your outdoor spaces and sun porch are just beautiful! How nice to have such a nice big space outside for entertaining! Love the bar too...my hubby would DIE for something like that! We would love to have a hot tub someday too. However, I would gladly bull doze that firepit patio for a pool right now!(if I had the funds) The weather is just unbearable! Kristen

Yvonne@StyleBurb said... Reply To This Comment

It's all so gorgeous, Becca! I love the colors you have used and the way you have a number of cozy seating areas. You have created a wonderful area for entertaining- when is your next get together?!

bj said... Reply To This Comment

Now, THIS is an awesome patio. My goodness...just beautiful. I am so wanting just a small pergola on my small PITIFUL little patio...
Love your reds...:)

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, what a nice patio!! I love the rocking chair photo. I'll be right over to jump in that hot tub. :)

Crystal

Pattie said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, Rock on girl... It's party time at your place....

pattie

Pattie said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, Rock on girl... It's party time at your place....

pattie

Jann Olson said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, love it all! Of course, the red rockers made my heart skip a beat. I especially love all the white. Your table looks so inviting, and that bubbly chandelier, fabulous! Fireplace is so fun too. Thanks so much for following me and your cute comment. I am now following you.

CAS said... Reply To This Comment

Love your patio area, Becca. What a lovely place to relax!

Gypsy Heart said... Reply To This Comment

I'll have what you're having! Great photo of you ~

Everything looks wonderful and so relaxing. I hope it's not as hot there...triple digits & high humidity here = no fun.

Have a wonderful week!
xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said... Reply To This Comment

I'll have what you're having! Great photo of you ~

Everything looks wonderful and so relaxing. I hope it's not as hot there...triple digits & high humidity here = no fun.

Have a wonderful week!
xo
Pat

Marianne said... Reply To This Comment

What an awesome patio you have. Really, I want to come over and hang out in that hot tub. And everything is just decorated beautifully. You've really been holding out on us with this one!
Marianne :)

Michele Smith said... Reply To This Comment

What an awesome place to party. Every detail is fabulous.
You are very pretty too!

Thank you for visiting me and leaving comment! I am your newest follower :)

rachelsjunkinthetrunk said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! all so pretty!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said... Reply To This Comment

That is a gorgeous patio! I love your different seating areas. The red rockers are so cute. Looks like a great spot to relax by the fire. And a glass or two of that wine!

Designs By Pinky said... Reply To This Comment

Your patio and pergola are awesome!!!!!!!!! I love it all. Would love to soak in that hot tub, it is SO relaxing to me! That is some SERIOUS bling on your finger......GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

Brandi said... Reply To This Comment

fabulous patio! What a great space to entertain.

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

Love your patio! It has given me a few ideas for mine!

arrielle_p said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, your home is gorgeous and I LOVE, LOVE the patio and the design of the pergola. :)
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