On a whim – well, a whim that had me perusing Fabric.com for hours (one mouse click off the beaten path, and before you know it, you’re fifty pages deep in web land) – and with Scott’s approval of color and pattern, I bought one yard of each of these (top to bottom: Swavelle Water Lily, Premier Prints Cadence, Premier Prints Polka Dot and Swavelle Finnigan Stripe Tuxedo):
While I have no business using a sewing machine, I have romantic ideas of endless pillow piles on our outdoor patio, with the above fabrics as a starting point. We’ve agreed that a little switch-up is in order for the summer months, and we have ideas to incorporate a few new pieces with existing ones. This year, we’d like to weave in more blue, yellows and vibrant patterns; we’d like to pull our inside palette outdoors (with a kick). Sort of like our home – on drugs. But right now, that’s a far cry from our current state:
Strange how even the mildest of winters can still make for one sad patio.
Also, has anyone purchased and used a World Market (or Cost Plus, depending on your location) outdoor rug? For twenty bucks, they’re cheap enough to give it a go, but perhaps they’re just that – um, cheap. Or, maybe, it’s because they’re small – and for us, that works. Thoughts?
With all the ideas we have in mind (some are purchases, some are DIY), I told Scott I would at least try my hardest to work around last year’s rug, and I am trying (sort of). But considering we did so well at the last building-wide yard sale, we don’t have much to contribute this time around. That is, unless we have a certain rug to find a happier home. Eh, I’m over the red rug and feeling fickle – sort of like Grandma’s chair. In any case, it’s still up in the air.
Besides, don’t you love the freedom of an outdoor space? There are hardly any rules when it comes to mixing pattern and color – the more the merrier, really. (Unless it’s red. This year, no red for the Vargos.)
Have you started your outdoor planning? Or perhaps you’re already enjoying it (lucky!)? Can we peek?