Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Adding Style to Outdoor Spaces

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!

Saxony Greenhouse
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. 


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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! 












34 comments:

  1. I love it all!!!!! I'm thinking of creating a little fairy garden in an old vintage iron bird bath I have. That's about as far as Ill probably go with a garden. lol. I do not know the first thing about planting.
    Lisa

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    1. Start small, Lisa, and soon you'll be hooked!! Your fairy garden sounds lovely - they are so adorable with all the tiny accessories you can get! :)

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  2. Oooo! I love all of these things! How wonderful that you can pick something! I planted a lot of hostas last year in the back yard and that's about all that's out there. We have lots of tall trees that block out the sun and I can't use pretty blooming plants plus the gardening here is so different than it was on the Texas Gulf Coast! Oh, well, I'll learn. Take care and you're always a sweetie
    Shelia :)

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    1. Hi Shelia - I WISH I got to pick something - I'd pick that greenhouse for sure!!! :) You should try some Impatiens in your shady areas to bring in some flowers - they do well in the shade! They hate the cold, though, so up here on the mountain they have a short time span...sad. Thanks for visiting, you're always so sweet!!

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  3. Oh who would not want some of those cute things. Those funny bloomer pots.LOL I love the tool tote planters. Can't wait to see your sweet gardens. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. I can't wait to see my gardens also, Susie - are you a gardener?

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  4. Oh boy, I'd love that big tub. I'd fill it with red and pale yellow petunias.

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    1. That would be so pretty, Deb! Yes....I'd love that tub also!

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  5. I just wrote a whole big comment and it wouldn't take. Let me see if this one does and I'll write it again.
    Brenda

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  6. Okay, went through. I want that wash tub bad! I just took a deep breath and ordered a gazebo from Wayfair. You know, one of the canvas-topped ones. Hated to spend money, but with my Wayfair discount, it was $190, no tax, no shipping fee. Israel will have his hands full. I do the same thing, lie in bed and decorate the patio. Apparently there are homeless people right outside my gate. I feel so sorry for them!
    Brenda

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    1. I can't wait to see your gazebo on your patio, Brenda!! You will love it - you'll be able to sit out in sunshine and light rain!! Just don't forget to take the canvas top off before the snow flies!! Oh, those poor homeless folks....are you sure they are homeless and not just 'up to no good' back there like my mom would say? Be careful, my sweet friend.

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  7. I love all of them. Good choice.

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    1. Thanks, Barbara - I would love that greenhouse and have been dreaming about it!!

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  8. Lots of fun goodies...I love the faucet planter!

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    1. So cute, I could see that at your house, Linda!

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  9. Good Evening my dear Mountain Mama!
    I enjoyed this post and I loved all of the products you have picked for us to peek at.
    You certainly made Brenda happy too, that is so cute.
    Well, I am going to send you an email, as I am an affiliate too and I have some questions that I just bet you can help me with.
    Hope you join us tomorrow at Thoughts Of Home On Thursday!

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    1. I'm a few days late....but I'll be heading over to TOHOT shortly!!

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  10. Such fun planters!! Thanks for sharing. xox

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    1. Somehow I could see you having fun with those 'bloomers' planters - :)

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  11. How fun! I dream of gardens and comfy outdoor furniture I can sink into while I sip on iced tea or maybe even an "adult beverage". ;) We have our patio table and chairs set up on the screened in porch along with a glider rocker and a small loveseat and table. I need to make weatherproof pillows to go on the rocker to make it more comfy. :)

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    1. How fortunate you are to have a screened in porch - lovely!! Someday I hope to have an area that's similar, somewhere I can enjoy a good summer rainstorm....but stay dry!

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  12. Such fun things...it would be difficult to chose...the bum planters are a hoot...

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    1. Ha ha they sure are - and my daughters DID love them the best when they read this post!!

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  13. What a fun post Mountain Mama and I couldn't help but notice the Queen Anne's Lace which must of been planted by the former owner? I know it takes 2 years to get to the bloom time so that's how I guessed. I love all your wonderful ideas, inspiration and joy for life! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much, Bernideen - what a wonderful thing to say!! By the way, Queen Anne's Lace grows wild around here...but I love it, so I let it be. I'm not sure if she meant for it to be in among the perennials but it is now!! :)

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  14. Like you, I love so many different styles! I'm going to click over to Dot and Bo right now - I loved everything you featured!

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    1. They have some amazing products, Amy - I'm still drooling over that greenhouse!

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  15. Adding Gloriosa Lilies to my list right now! Your outdoor spaces are amazing. I'm jealous of your woodland setting.

    Thank you for joining TOHOT! ;)

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    1. My Gloriosa Lily tubers arrived today and I can't wait to see them blooming again this year - they are one of my new favorites!!!

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  16. I guess I missed it. Dot and Bo asked me to join them and I said no. Mainly, I am trying to reduce what I have on hand and so I wouldn't be honest if I said I was buying things. But, I do want that wash tub!!!

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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    1. I kind of want that wash tub, too - but what I really want is the greenhouse - I can't stop thinking about it!!

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  17. Wonderful ideas and inspiration as always!

    Thank you for sharing this at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

    Laura
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    TOHOT

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    1. Thanks, Laura - it's a pleasure sharing at TOHOT!!

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