While shopping at a greenhouse the other day, I came across the perfect thing to give my hubby for his 38th birthday.
Kevin is always happiest when he is near water - on a dock, at a cottage on a lake or swimming in a pond.
Unfortunately, we don't own a home near any kind of water ( pool included) so he has live without the constant trickle or splash of water.
For his birthday I bought him all of the components to make his own deck top fountain.
The kit came with a pump, a hose and several stackable rocks that had holes drilled in them to feed the hose through. I then chose and purchased a large pot into which all of the elements went. We put the pieces together, added water and plugged it in.
And - TA-DA!
We had a water feature on our deck.
While photographing the new fountain, I took a look around and saw that our whole deck area was looking particularly pretty as well.
So, of course, I took some pictures to share here!
|Our seating area is made up of a four-piece outdoor furniture set from Home Depot. I've "prettied" it up with some flowery quilts and pillows.|
|When building our deck a few years back, my husband built a long bench over top of the window wells so that sunshine could still get into our basement. It's the perfect place to sit and decorate with pots and other pretty accessories.|
|I read so many English blogs and magazines. Everyone over there decorates their gardens with tons of fabric bunting. I joined in on the trend with several lengths of home made pennants across the gazebo on our deck.|
|Aren't these cool? My Aunt Mary made them for me. They are simply a pair of old work boots filled with soil and planted with some succulents called "Hens and Chickens."|
|Our dining set is many years old, but is still holding on well. I'd like something with a little more character, but until then, I'll make the most of this set.|
|I've filled most of my pots on the deck with a mix of Impatiens in several shades of pink and white. New this year I have added these lovely blue flowers. I have no idea what they are called, but I will definitely use them again!|
Thanks for visiting me on my deck. I hope you found it comfortable and welcoming.
We have been spending tons of time out here so far this summer.
Before I go, I'd love to share a collage of pictures from Canada Day on June 1st.
We spent the holiday in my hometown with my mother and sisters. We went on a nature walk, played at the park, lit sparklers and ate tons of yummy food.
Canada Day is always the best!!
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