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I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Our New Patio Furniture

This is our new patio set! We got it on sale, for nearly half price! It includes a table, two chairs and a 3-seater bench. It took a while to find cushions. I don't understand the lack of cushions available in the stores. It seems that the bulk of cushions we found were part of a set.

The ones that were technically made for this patio set were very pricey, at nearly 20 dollars a cushion, for each the bottom and the top, equalling 40 dollars per seat! The cushions we ended up buying are double cushions, so it was only 20 dollars a seat.

I found these runners for 3 dollars in the discount bin at the grocery store. I thought they matched quite well with the cushions so I got two runners. However, I'm not sure I really like the runners as runners. If I could sew, or even had a sewing machine, I might try cutting them into placemats.

Here are the patterns of the cushions and runners side by side. Not a perfect match but I think they still go well together, do you?

I'm looking forward to spending some time outside this summer!


Joc(e) said...

Love it, Ter!! I'm sure you will get lots of enjoyment out of your outdoor furniture. I'm a big jealous...we just have the cheap crappy resin stuff! :-)

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DanaDew said...

I love it! I think the wood is beautiful. And I like the way the runners and cushions coordinate but aren't a "perfect" match. I really do like that! The umbrella is cool too! You did good!

Sarah C. said...

Beautiful new patio furniture! Love the cushion & runner colors. So beachy. :)

Shea said...

I love it! Maybe our new house will have deck or patio we can get cool furniture for.

Anonymous said...

I love it!

Blake and Lilly's Momma said...

OH Ter I love it! We'll have to coordinate cook out dates so that even though we aren't together, we can still "eat out" together :)



Teri said...

Ter, I think it looks great! Have fun with all your outdoor gatherings this summer! :)

Tiffany said...

very beautiful!! i hope you enjoy many meals on your new patio furniture