I was so excited when I was given the chance to spruce up my outdoor spaces with pieces from Pier 1‘s summer collection!
Here is what my back patio and yard looked like before:
And here is what my backyard space looks like now, with beautiful products from Pier 1!
I love it so much! Now I am ready to celebrate family gatherings (like Eli’s birthday and Memorial Day) in my new outdoor space!
A few weeks ago, I had the chance to visit my local Pier 1 Imports store and was greeted by the wonderful employees. Kayla, the assistant store manager, was absolutely precious and spent almost two hours with me looking through their beautiful new summer collection.
The store was packed full of bright and cheery summer pillows.
I fell in love with the greens and blues in these pillows.
Kayla helped me pick out an umbrella, pillows, dishes, drinkware, and accessories to make over my backyard space. Here’s my loot laid out on the table! I was so excited to get it home and start decorating.
Again, here is what my table looked like before:
And NOW! All decked out and ready for some summer fun!
I started by adding 4 gorgeous Pavilion Pillows to my chairs. To save money, I decided to use the 4 white seat cushions I already had. Then I added 4 Catalina Cove Round Placemats to add a touch of whimsy to the table.
Next, I added white dishes that I already had on top of my placemats.
To add some beautiful color to the table, I placed 4 bowls from the Celeste Dinnerware collection on top of my white plates.
I fell in love with the Green Chunky Optic Drinkware when I saw it in the store, and I knew it would look great on my table.
For fun, I got these adorable Peacock Salt and Pepper Shakers! Are they the cutest things you’ve ever seen?!
Whether you’re sprucing up your patio or creating a new backyard escape, Pier 1 Imports is the place for unique and colorful finds this summer. They offer everything from bold new brights to cool coastal blues and greens to help you achieve a perfect outdoor look – all at a great value.
Kayla showed me how to add some more color to my table in an inexpensive way. Since I did not have money to spend on cloth napkins, Kayla suggested I buy a pack of their Catalina Serveware napkins, which was only about $4.00. Then she showed me how I could use the white cloth napkins that I already had at home and add some color to them by just placing a paper napkin on top of each cloth one as I pulled them both through my napkin ring. Isn’t that a great idea?! Thank you, Kayla!
Another fun thing that I got (and my boys loved!) were these beautiful Hanging Glass Lanterns. I hung them under my new Sandshell Umbrella, and bought LED tea lights to go in them to create a beautiful glow at night.
They are fabulous!!!
Now to my arbor and swing! Here is the before:
It’s amazing the difference pillows can make!
Now the whole backyard space is tied together with these beautiful summer products from Pier 1!
At Pier 1 Imports, they’re warming up to summer in a big way. You can make a big impact with affordable changes. Visit your local Pier 1 Imports today or pre-shop at www.pier1.com.
Pier 1 is providing Beneath My Heart readers $10 off of a $50 purchase to help you achieve your own backyard makeover. Click here for this exclusive offer. (Expiration is 6/30/12.)
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