Winter might be outside my door right now but inside my head it's spring all the way!
I lay awake at night in my warm cozy bed under my fluffy down comforter with a foot of snow outside my window.....and dream of what I'm going to do with my outdoor space to really make it my own.
|My Garden Steps, Summer 2016|
I'm in my new house nearly a year now....I moved in officially on April 9th, 2015.
So, although I was technically in the house last spring and summer.....I was far, far too busy settling in to really give the garden my full attention.
|Gloriosa Lilies on my Deck, Summer 2015|
Well, that is not the case this year and I can't wait to get out there and add my own style to this lovely property.
Decorating your outdoor space should be looked at much like decorating your indoor space. You want your style and character to shine through, just like when people enter your home.
The style of your outdoor spaces should complement the style of your indoor spaces.
In saying that, my style is so eclectic....boho, cottage, country, farmhouse, rustic....you name it, I've got it!
|Pansies on my Stone Patio - Spring 2016|
I was asked by Dot & Bo to join them in a partnership, and I was incredibly honored! Although this is certainly not the first company to ask me to partner with them, it's the first one that truly spoke to me in terms of style.
And therefore, the first partnership I have agreed to.
I couldn't possibly partner with a company if I wouldn't have their products in my home.
Well, that is certainly not the case here....I love so many, many things at Dot & Bo I don't even know where to start!
But since my brain is all about the garden these days, that's where I'm focusing today. Dot & Bo has some amazing products in their outdoor collection - here are a few of my favorites that I can absolutely see living quite happily at my home, indoors or out!
|Rustic Wooden Planter Baskets|
Look at this - the very first item on the outdoor collection page.....can't you just picture these at my house in a heartbeat? I could fill them with succulents...use them for garden tools....use them for potted herbs....perhaps fill them with pretty pebbles and line up candles in them....the possibilities are amazing with these baskets. They could be used indoors, also, for seasonal decor....or perhaps on a buffet with mason jars inside to hold silverware, straws, etc....even bread or rolls, when lined with a fabric napkin....or napkins in the smaller one. Love these baskets, and they are timeless, which suits me to a tee.
|Rusty Faucet Planter|
What about this little Rusty Faucet Planter - does this not scream my name? I love this outdoors for herbs or flowering annuals - or indoors for houseplants. I think this would look so cute in my guest bath, on the back of the toilet, holding plants...or rolled up towels...or guest bath supplies. Perhaps even a spare roll of TP! Super cute, endless possibilities...what's not to love? What about next to the kitchen sink to hold your cleaning products, sponge, etc. Why not make it fun?
|Fill The Tub Plant Stand|
What about this beauty? I know someone in particular (not mentioning any names...BRENDA!) who is incredibly anxious to get her hands on one of these. I could just see this in a corner of my deck absolutely overflowing with petunias....pure heaven! This could also be used as a super cool - pardon the pun - COOLER during your next outdoor party! Fill it with ice, pop in a few bottles of wine, and let the good times roll!
|Garden Growing Trellis|
I'm kind of drooling over this trellis....I could see this very nicely on my deck, with my Morning Glories and Gloriosa Lilies scrambling right up it. Or perhaps on my Garden Cottage, with my climbing Iceberg Rose making it's way to the top. Either way, this rustic trellis is right up my alley!
|White Ceramic Bird Feeder|
So here's where the eclectic nature of my decorating style comes into play - the previous pieces were all country/rustic....this little white bird feeder is far more modern, yet I love it. I love the way it kind of reminds me of an egg, in a way....and the simple lines of it. I could totally see this hanging in my evergreen tree near the deck. But I could also see it in my living room with a little succulent growing in it - how cute would that be? Either way, it's got to come home with me!
Look at this gorgeous greenhouse. I am in love. Serious, scary love. With a capital L. Any of you who have been following my blog for a while know I have been dreaming of a greenhouse. And a she-shed, but that's another story. This one is super cool because it has a flat back, so it rests right up against the house or garage. I could just see it out on my stone patio, against the blank wall of the garage, next to the composters. I wonder how it would do in my mountain top winters? Would it hold up to the weight of the snow? How lovely would it be to have a little greenhouse to overwinter some tender perennials...like my baby fig tree, for one! Maybe some citrus trees....oh, now I'm getting carried away!
|Distressed Color Boxes|
Now we're back to the boho side of me - I want these for my houseplants indoors - they are so colorful and happy looking! I think my spider plants want to live in these for sure. They would also be terrific to hold cooking utensils in the kitchen, on the counter near the stove - what a cool pop of color! The smallest one could be on a desk with pens and pencils, adding a nice little splash of sunshine.
|Orange Hanging Terrarium|
Here comes the boho again....and the mid century modern, combined! First of all, I love orange, so this just makes me smile! Something about this reminds me of the 70's, somehow....maybe it's because of the Brady Bunch orange countertops in their kitchen? Either way, I adore this piece!
|Waist Bloomers Planter|
And last but certainly not least....how adorable are these? I could absolutely see my daughters loving these quirky little fun planters! Can we call them 'bum' planters? Bloomers? Either way, doesn't matter - they are just so cute and so much fun!!
I love that Dot & Bo has such an amazing array of products - they aren't tied in to any one particular style or mold - they are like me, totally eclectic!
Perfect partnership, without a doubt.
Thanks, Dot & Bo!
In the spirit of full disclosure, there are affiliate links within this blog post, which means that I may receive a small compensation if you decide to purchase anything from Dot & Bo. I have not received any of these wonderful products in return for my opinions, and all opinions are absolutely 100% my own!