…summer decor

I did a bit of outdoor decorating this summer – not much, but enough to make the inside pair a little better with the outside.

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At the advice of many of you readers, I did not do the English Ivy that I really wanted around my garage. Instead I bought 3 of these Clematis plants (at least that’s what I think these are) and put them around each door.

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To my delight they started wrapping their little viney fingers around the garden chairs and trellises that I bought from Home Depot.

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I still love my rusted iron urns even though they were not serving a functional purpose.

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I changed out my grey wicker chairs with a bench that I felt matched the house a bit better.

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No, it is not as comfortable as the chairs. I also feel like lying down on it every time I sit on it, but refrain in case the neighbors look at me funny.

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The Sunbrella cushion allows me not to worry about bubbles and water from the hose that may go astray.

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Love weathered terra-cotta just sitting looking pretty 🙂

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There’s quite a bit of iron & metal to fill in the rest of the space.

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I found these cool rusted bells & rope to attache to my boxwood wreaths.

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I could never have enough hydrangeas or stone.

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Of course there is always room for an old box for play.

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Now if only this humidity would stay away so we could play outside this week!