SUMMER GARDEN TOUR: Eclectic Outdoor Decor

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First, I would like to thank my lovely friend, Tara, for organizing such a wonderful Summer Garden and Outdoor Space Tour. I have always loved the summer, with all the time I get to spend outdoors. Down south, the humidity and heat can sometimes be unbearable, but the evenings are always wonderful! I am excited to be decorating my backyard with some Moroccan-inspired and vintage pieces.

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I wanted to mix a variety of different styles for my outdoor space to create an eclectic look. I used bohemian fabrics for the pillows and a vintage pieces for accents. Notice the plants are held in my antique dairy can!

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The tea set is vintage from the 1960’s. My parents brought it back after their travels to Mexico City. They came back with a ton of pottery, and this set was what my mom gave me. It’s so beautiful, and I cherish it!

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All 9 pillows are made by “moi.” The more pillows I make, the easier I find they are to create. Here’s the tutorial I used for the pillows, which was also from the One Room Challenge.

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  • Roxanne

    You outdoor space is so beautiful. I love the tea set from Mexico City, how cool!

    • Maria Brittis

      Roxanne, thanks so much for stopping by, I love these challenges because its a way to support each other and showcase our homes we love so much!I’m so happy I was able to find a home for my mom’s tea set other wise it would be in a places getting dust. Maria

  • Tara @ Lehman lane

    What an absolutely lovely patio space Maria!!! That tea set from your parents is stunning and great job on your pillows! Such a beautiful space! Thank you so much for sharing your space for the garden blog hop!!!

  • Kim Jones

    Hi, Roxanne
    Nice, inviting and comfortable space you have created! Love all the beautiful trees and how you have decorated ! Just lovely!

  • Bre

    Your backyard is so pretty and so colorful – just how I like it! I really love the pottery your parents brought you; what a treasure!

    • Maria Brittis

      Hello Bre, Thanks a ton for stopping by, its one of my favorite things about blogging, is commenting and responding back. I have always been a big believer in that and It such a beautiful part of blogging. Glad you like my outdoor space and have a great weekend.

  • Rhonda @ Ramblings of a Southern Girl

    Very unique and beautiful outdoor oasis! 🙂 ~Rhonda

    • Maria Brittis

      Woohoo, I love that you stopped by, I get silly when my bloggy friends visit. Blogging is one of those things only a blogger could understand. lol… Glad you like the Garden patio.

  • Katherines Corner

    You have such a lovely home and yard. I love ll o the pillows on the bench. Everything looks cozy. Big Hugs!

  • Crystal Walker

    I am working on a redo for my porch and this is so beautiful, I love all the colors and the whole set, these are exactly what I am looking for, thanks

    • Maria Brittis

      Crystal, You could buy some fabric and use my tutorial and its really easy and affordable to make the pillows, each pillow cost me about $3.00 to make. I bought about 5 yeards at $25.00, I made 9 pillows.


  • Shahreen

    Beautiful outdoor space. I love that tea set so much.

    • Maria Brittis

      Shahreen, thanks again, its one of my favorite tea set, I cherish it, because it was a gift from my mom.

  • Vicki and Jennifer 2 Bees in a Pod

    Maria – your backyard is beautiful! We especially love how colorful and vibrant your flowers and decor are. Great tour!

    • Maria Brittis

      Thanks Vicki, its was such fun to do this project with your all. I truly have enjoyed it, I hope to see you at the Haven. Its my first time going.

  • Stacey Keeling

    Maria, this is wonderful!There’s nothing better than a comfortable outdoor seating area. Your pine trees are beautiful!

    I hope you’ll join us Monday for the monthly garden linky party. 🙂

  • Nena Sinclair

    Wow, now this is my idea of paradise!! Just so beautiful and peaceful!!

    • Maria Brittis

      Nena, its a very pretty area where I live, but its get very hot here in the summer time. Thanks the stopping by.

  • Samantha

    SO beautiful, Maria!!! I don’t know how you get any work done! I’d be out here all day if I were you! 🙂

  • Lanette

    I love the decorations on the tea set

  • Michelle James

    Beautiful space! Love how welcoming it is!

    • Maria Brittis

      Michelle, thanks are you going to the haven I would love to meet you in person you are so nice! Such a warm person!

  • Dotty J Boucher

    I love all your ideas and suggestions here, I really love that you added some older items
    with some of the newer items, and love the pops of colors here and there..’

    • Maria Brittis

      Dotty, glad you see that, because its so great to add things that we cherish.Thanks my dear for stopping by.

  • Sarah

    WOW – I love those cushions!! You have a lovely outdoor space here.

    • Maria Brittis

      Sarah, fun fabrics I found online made this post pop, hope you are feeling better, thinking of you.

    • Maria Brittis

      Sarah, hope you are well! And hope you are taking it easy, have a great 4th and thanks for stopping by.
      xoxo Maria

  • Jann Olson

    You have created a fabulous spot! I love the bohemian fabrics you used for pillows and the tea set from Mexico City adds the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing with the garden party.

    • Maria Brittis

      I love the fabrics, I had second thoughts initially, but it was something different thats hwy i went with it. Thanks for stopping by

  • Renee Rousseau

    Thanks for sharing such great ideas! I definitely want to have a tea party!! The last high tea I attended was at The Henry Ford Museum garden and it was lovely.

    • Maria Brittis

      Renee, Love the comment you left. That tea you attended must have been amazing. Sounds so classy.

  • Emil, Our house now a home

    I love this seating area, and that view is stunning!

  • Emily

    I love your colorful pillows! You’ve created such a cozy space 🙂

  • Laura Ingalls Gunn

    What an inviting garden scene. Your post was truly like a lovely rose.Thank you for linking up to the garden party.

  • Jenny @ Refresh Living

    What a relaxing space, Maria! I love the pillows you made and that tea set really is pretty and special!

    • Maria Brittis

      Hi Jenny, happy to see you, thanks so much for stopping by, hope you and your family have a great 4th, love the lake shot on facebook.

  • Iris Nacole

    You have such a gorgeous backyard! I love all of the tall trees, and the area that you have set up to enjoy the outdoors! I love the mix of pattern and color, and of course the larger pieces are gorgeous too! Thanks for sharing this with us on the tour!!

    • Maria Brittis

      Iris, Such a compliment coming from you, you have such class and style, so I am so pleased you stop by. 🙂 🙂

  • Judy s

    Cute pillows.

  • clojo9372

    Your backyard is so pretty! I love all the decor you have. Especially that tea kettle and cups, they are gorgeous!! 🙂

  • Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

    Your outdoor space is beautiful. I absolutely adore your pretty tea set. I can just imagine sitting there enjoying a good book and sipping tea!

  • Kati

    It’s so beautiful! I can’t wait until I get around to getting our patio done 🙂 Love the eclectic details.

    • Maria Brittis


      Hope you are well! thanks for stopping by. The summer your was a sweet experience with some really sweet ladies.

  • Dee

    Your garden is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. 🙂

  • Jemma

    I could see easily relax here and listen to the hums of a Southern Summer!
    Love, those adorable cushions and of course the tea set!

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