A Colorful Deck

Hello friends, today is our Pinterest Challenge! Cindy from County Road 407 is our monthly host..

We are given a photo to get inspiration from and we have to come up with our spin with keeping similar elements.

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It’s my favorite one so far as I’m newer to the group.  It’s patio, porch and deck time and who doesn’t look forward to growing beautiful flowers?

I’m very inspired with our inspiration picture this month month from Bria Hammels Interiors.

I hope you enjoyed Katie’s deck from Let’s Add Sprinkles her flowers are gorgeous!

bria hammel interiors

Before I received this picture for the challenge I already planned and was determined to find lavender trees this year for our deck which is the way during normal circumstances everyone arrives to our home this time of year.

Seeing topiaries in the photo made it even better. 


Come with me and have a glass of tea and I will share a closer look of our sanctuary for the warmer months.

Aren’t these gorgeous?  My first thought was to add plants with the tree but I decided to let these make a statement by themselves.


Another element you will notice is small ferns    I love Boston ferns, they require shade and last summer I realized I had a shady spot for a fern this year..

John and I found the blue stool thrifting months and months ago.   I knew if I added Artisan sealer to the stool making sure to give the feet extra coverage it would be cute on the deck.

This metal bucket we had on hand and is perfect for the fern nestled in this corner next to the door to enter our kitchen.   The stool will be present on our deck every planting season.

Living in NJ our planting season has just begun so our pink impatience are still small, as the season progresses I will share these views again.   You’ll see a big difference,  these pots will be overflowing with pink blooms.


The rug we use on our seating area is a different design but similar in colors, blue and ivory.

Our coffee table has a pallet box I stenciled a few years ago filled with fresh thyme,  the herb I use the most often for cooking.  This adds the element of the herbs that are hanging on the wall to my table and planters.


In this section are pretty pink phlox.  I love phlox and would have grown it in areas in our yard but rabbits are frequent visitors and would enjoy this as a large snack.

Ageratum is plant new for me growing wise.  I’ve seen it many times in the past and I think the mixture of pinks and purples are pretty.

This galvanized watering can was my grandparents and holds some more thyme.  The thyme will look pretty draping down the can.  I may not use this batch for a bit in my cooking so it has time to drape.



Here you will see my other lavender tree housed in a pot I also repainted last year, love mixing elegant with rustic feel of galvanized pieces.

If you follow me you will remember me posting these thrift store finds a week ago, love them! 


The dairy feed bucket is waiting patiently inside for Hydrangea blooms to be displayed in our home.

The buckets may look empty but there are Dahlia bulbs planted that I will be sure to share once they bloom.

Be sure to sign up to follow Cloches and Lavender so you never miss a post and you will not miss seeing these old pieces filled with beautiful flowers!

I hope you enjoyed seeing our plants beginning here and will visit all these talented ladies.

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Hello, my name is Cindy and welcome to Cloches & Lavender. I enjoy making our house a home with antiques and thrifted finds. Antiques are used as my staples in my dcor to remain on a budget. I will often upcycle pieces with paint to make them new again. I enjoy DIYs

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