My Pier 1 Backyard Makeover {and a $100 Pier 1 Gift Card Giveaway!}


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!

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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.

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Next, I added white dishes that I already had on top of my placemats.

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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.

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For fun, I got these adorable Peacock Salt and Pepper Shakers! Are they the cutest things you’ve ever seen?!

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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:

And now:

It’s amazing the difference pillows can make!

Here are the pillows I used on my swing: Catalina Cove Floral Pillow, Outdoor Petal Pillow, Pavilion Pillow, and Catalina Cove Stripe Oblong Pillow.

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

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.)

Now, would you like a chance to win a $100 gift card to Pier 1?

Just visit Pier 1 Imports online and select 3 outdoor products that are on your “must-have” list for this summer.

Then come back and tell me in a comment why you chose those items, and you will be entered to win!


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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

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  1. I like the wave dinnerware, the sand napkins and placemates and love the owl handing tea light.

  2. I love the citron chair cushions, the green citronella candles and any of the lanterns!

  3. I love love love the Cathedral Lantern, the Rainbow Stripe Lantern, and the Outdoor Tango Pillow. Those just go well with what I already have – but wow, all their stuff is wonderful this season. Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. I really am in need of new plastic ware dishes for outdoors use, loving the whole catalina collection! THANKS!!

  5. I love the colorfull ribbons pitcher and glasses. Perfect for tea outside!

    If I could purchase an outdoor set it would be the Jepara Dining table and chairs. They are beautiful!

    I was in Pier One last week. They really have a fun summer collection this season. Your spaces look great!

  6. Thanks alot Traci. I went to check out Pier 1 and just spent hours there. Just kidding about the attitude. I forgot how much I liked Pier 1. I picked out these 3 for starters.
    Celeste Dinnerware
    Kaleidoscope Cork Placemat
    Round Turquoise Glass Charger

    Thanks for a chance to win the awesome giveaway. I loved the items you chose. You home’s coming along great. Now I’m crossing my fingers & holding my breath, hoping to win. BTW – I have a few giveaways going on over @ Cotton Pickin Cute now too.

    Hugs…Tracy :)

  7. I would love an umbrella in the sandshell fabric, along with some lanterns and cushions in the ivory calliope pattern! Your outdoor area looks so nice! Love the arbor swing area.

  8. Looks awesome! I love those cushions. I want bright fun cushions to cheer up my deck chairs. And I’d love a couple of those hanging lanterns. And I love the fun catalina serving ware!

  9. I love the hanging lanterns, the scroll patio table centerpiece and the lantern hooks. Of course, I really love a lot more than that, but you said to pick three things. :-)

  10. Your patio does look really pretty! The catalina dishes would be fun to have & the lanterns! It might be a little hard to choose with all of Pier Ones great selection of summer “fun-ness”, but I’m sure I could manage if the gift certificate landed in my lap! :)

  11. I just LOVE the colors you chose. The area looks so beautiful with them. I am definitely going to have to get some pillows for my outdoor areas. They just add so much warmth. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  12. I would love to have these items to spruce up our backyard for the summer. :-)

    1. Aqua Market Umbrella
    2. Mocha Outdoor Wicker Chairs
    3. Deluxe Angelique Chair Cushions

  13. I just want to go sit on that swing with a good book and relax! Pier One has the cutest stuff, I would absolutely LOVE to win!

  14. We added on to our deck last year so now it is time to decorate. I would pick the peacock pillow in yellow, red and black damask doormat and the blue jeweled mini lantern….I hope I win!!

  15. I need to dress up my patio also and would love the Catalina Cove Floral Rug, the blue stacking chairs and the Market Umbrella. With all this, I really need to win!

  16. The catalina cove dish ware, the white casbah chair & the pavillion pillows in multiple colors are my top three picks. Thanks for the giveaway.

  17. Love the Aqua Market Umbrella, the assorted hanging glass lanterns – beautiful colors!! – and the colorful ribbons glassware.

  18. love your makeover! We have a backyard area that we have been working on and this would be so much fun to have $100 to go towards that, especially on fun stuff like decor. Here’s what I love:
    the pinwheel bird outside stake
    love the glass oil lanterns. I had purchases 3hanging ones there 2 years ago and the wind knocked one down (spring is rough here in albuquerque)
    love the twin ceramic birds-one, I am twin. =0), and two I have little ceramic birds inside the house. It would be fun to carry that theme over outside.

  19. Beautiful makeover!! I love their Ribbed Stripe Doormat, Outdoor Garden Stool & Allover Leaves Pillow. They have amazing stuff! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  20. I love the paper lanterns, the beautiful butterfly pillow, and they citronella candles!

  21. Pier 1 has so many fun things to perk up the patio……I think I would select a new woven jute or seagrass rug, two of the Kaeden pillows, and a colorful assortment of the hanging lanterns. I am heading to town this weekend and will be stopping in to at least get the pillows and some lanterns. If I win I will get the rug, too!

  22. My baby girl is getting married this summer … would love to win the Black Metal Lanterns and unscented candles for her wedding decor! I’ve also promised my youngest a room make-over complete with a classic papasan chair! This would be awesome to win! :)

  23. I love the Outdoor Ciudad Armless Chair – I would get a few of these to make a loveseat and the ottoman for our patio at our brand new house! I would also love to get the Embroidered Spiral Sheer Panels to make our 3-season porch more whimsical. Great giveaway!

  24. Your backyard spaces look so good now! Definately more tied together! LOVE LOVE LOVE the green pillow in the middle of your swing!

    I must have a umbrella and those pagoda umbrellas they have are SO adorable.
    I also want an outdoor rug and love the mum one and the catalina cove.
    If I can only pick 3 things ;-) I guess my last “must have” would be hanging lanterns just like yours :-)

  25. Citron umbrella is really cute, and so are the glass oil burner candles. I love the lanterns you picked too. they are great :) Fun stuff!

  26. L-O-V-E Pier One and a good excuse to browse their website :) My top 3 choices are the red metal beverage stand, aqua umbrella, and outdoor flower pillow. These 3 lovelies would be wonderful additions to our outdoor decor :)

  27. I would love a couple of their wicker rocking chairs with some sunny, comfortable cushions and a few selected lanterns for placing a glow on our patio during warm summer nights!

  28. So many goodies, this is tough. Here goes: #1 Peacock pillow (yellow and/or red), #2 The Casbah Chairs (the colors!), #3 Embossed Garden Stool.


  29. I love the Santa Barbara Rocker, Taza round outdoor table and matching pillows!

  30. I would like a Citron Umbrella, Hanging glass lanterns and Adair pillow to brighten up my deck!

  31. I like the Catalina Cove Floral Umbrella – because the greens and purples will look amazing through the windows of our green/white sunroom.
    I would also like the Deluxe Calliope Settee Cushion – Maui to go on the setee that I’m currently refinishing.
    Finally I would certainly require the Catalina Cove butterfly and floral pillows (in mass quantities) to go with everything else!)

  32. I am loving the Pavilion Pillow in green, in fact I have been looking for a pillow just like this. WooHoo. I also love the Casbah Chairs and the “Party lie its 1776” party plates.

  33. I would love to win some patio ideas for July 4th! Like the paper lanterns, the flag and the patriotic whirligig! Thanks for the chance to win!

  34. There is too much to choose from! But I love the all of the outdoor pillows and rugs and I am dying for one of those Swingasons! how fun!:)

  35. There’s so much to love! It’s all so cheery and bright for summer fun. I really like the pillows, especially the petal pillow in terra cotta, the pavillion pillow in green and the mutli striped oblong pillow. The glass hanging lanterns you put under your umbrella are so pretty too.

  36. Your space looks great…inviting and all ready for summer! Our new deck is in dire need of some finishing touches and these three items would definitely help! … Lots of paper lanters (loving the peacock paper lantern!), a little side table in the form of the hand painted blue/green garden stool, and lots of color in the Calliope Mums rug. I am a HUGE Pier 1 lover, especially at this time of year!

  37. Thanks for the Giveaway !! I would pick Fused Glass Lanterns, Catalina Cove Tasting Party Set &Wood Birdhouse with Cardinal




  39. I love their lanterns. catalina rug and the green pillow that you picked out for the swing. What a fun store… thanks for the chance to win

  40. I would like the Catalina Cove placemats, Celeste dinnerware and the darling Peacock salt and pepper shakers. These items go with what i already have and would add just the right pop of colour and whimsy for a change.
    Pier one rocks! I bought my DR curtains there this past winter with their deal of the day for 30% off. Check it out on their facebook page. I redid the headings for a beautiful goblet pleat that I could use on decorative traverse rods. It was still expensive for me, but a huge savings over making lined curtains and created a very professional look.

  41. Love what you did with your space!

    I would pick up: Catalina Cove YoYo Braid Rug
    Catalina Cove Oval Platter
    and Catalina Cove Chip & Dip

  42. My deck could really use some sprucing this year and since I don’t really have the extra money, I would love to win the gift card so I could purchase daisy bistro cushions for my chairs.

    Debbie :)

  43. Oh I love Pier 1!! I’ve been eyeing the Angelique outdoor rug and the Santa Barbara dining chairs (in mocha). I’d like a couple of hanging lanterns, too! Your’s look so great!

  44. I love your blues and greens. Beautiful. I really need to spruce up my deck and patio. I love the Outdoor Garden Stools, Daisy Side Table and the stacking arm chairs for extra guests. The pillows are perfect. You did a good job putting it all together.

  45. I need an outdoor rug for my deck – really like the Calliope Mum Rug. Would also love some pillows to liven things up – the outdoor petal pillows are awesome. My third must have item is th outdoor garden stool. Love Pier One!

  46. I can only pick three?! :) I need the round bistro cushions and would love the catalina cove butterfly pillow and those catalina cove placemats that you chose.

  47. Red metal beverage tub, outdoor Swingasan chair and an outdoor garden stool please!! :)

  48. WOW very nice. Its so relaxed looking. What a great place to have the end of the day at. Thanks so much for sharing. Also being from Texas you have lovely green grass too!!! Love the pillows and the outdoor rug. Great accents.

  49. a new umbrella, a set of red seat cushions and a cathedral lantern would all spruce up my deck! thanks for offering a giveaway

  50. I would get one of the outdoor rockers, umbrella in blue, and a lemonade drink dispenser. That is all I need for a relaxing day on my deck.

  51. I love the Casbah chairs, all of the pillows and the poppy ice cream bowls.

  52. LOVE how you pulled it all together, such BEAUTIFUL colors too!! I need outdoor hanging lights, hanging lanterns & candles for my candleier :)

  53. The catalina cove umbrella, glass drink dispenser with ice container & aqua chunky glassware would really make my patio a great place to relax & chat with friends! ;)

    Pick me!!

  54. My maiden name was Peacock so I love the Peacock pillow, salt & pepper shakers. I also love the Floral terrace seat cushions and Santa Barbara arm chairs.

  55. LOVING the Catalina Cove Flower Rug, and a couple of the outdoor Ciudad Armless chairs as well as the Turquoise Rabbits just for conversational pieces :) Hope I win!

  56. It looks great! I sure could use a rug, lantern and some dishes or maybe an umbrella!

  57. Love love love Pier1!
    I’d like the citronella filled candle in green, the terra cotta frog planter, and the dragonfly cutout lantern in red.

  58. I like the Red Scatter Daisy Chair Cushion, the Poly Stone Umbrella Base, and the Stripe Market Umbrella.
    The Cushion is very cheery and would spruce up the patio furniture we have. We’ve always wanted to get an umbrella for our back yard, but we haven’t yet…

  59. I’d like to get the Red Umbrella and the base, as well as some new cushions for our outdoor furniture.

  60. Those lanterns are great! We could use some of those on our patio. I probably would get a couple new rugs, too.

  61. We are hving a backyard graduation party. I love the angelique foam dining cushion for our two chairs at the bistro table, love the water hyacinth rectangular basket for serving and the green bird plates just because I love pretty dishes!

  62. I love the Santa Barbara ottoman and side chair. I’d love to have two of the chairs. Thanks for the chance to win!

  63. I love the placemats, the lanterns and I would LOVE one of those drink dispensers!

  64. So many fun summer products!! but if I had to pick just 3, I love those outdoor lanterns, and I probably would have to get most of the Catalina Cove series of serveware but most of all, would have to get an outdoor flamingo to decorate for “Cheeseburger in Caseville” which is the annual August festival that Caseville, Michigan holds every year. It is based on all things Jimmy Buffet and is a play on “Cheeseburger in Paradise.” so anything a “Parrothead” would like would be great to decorate the cottage that we have there!!

  65. I would like 3 of their garden stools. They are so versatile…..a table or a seat so I could use 3 in my outdoor space. Thanks for the chance to win.

  66. I love the Sandshell Umbrella, Seaside Starfish Lantern, and Aqua Chunky Optic Drinkware.

  67. Wow your yard looks fantastic. Love the wavy plates on your table and the pillows on your swing. I went to Pier One’s site and LOVE the Outdoor Pier Chair!! The Scattered Daisy red flowered pillow is darling and love the Scattered Daisy Oblong striped oblong pillow. I will like them on FB!
    Thanks for the opportunity!!!

  68. My faves are the casbah chairs(in yellow),calliope mum rug and the butterfly cutout lantern.Thank you for the giveaway :)

  69. I chose the following:

    1) Green Garden Pillow (love the burst of colors)

    2) an Aqua Umbrella and

    3) A cast iron umbrella stand (our other umbrella was ruined in a bad wind storm cuz we did not have one)
    Sorry forgot to do this in previous post !

  70. I like the pillows you used on your swing. I have a white porch swing and a white rocking chair on my front porch that need some cute pillows. Our front door is painted a dark purple, so I think the Catalina Cove would pillows would look great, also with the green accent pillows!! It was fun looking!

  71. I LOVE the rugs! I have a good umbrella, kinda boring, but I could so bling it out with the following:
    1.)Catalina Cove YoYo Braid Rug
    2.)Ciudad Outdoor Dining Table
    2.)Catalina Cove paper lanterns (ALL OF THEM!!!)

    I love having my breakfast and tea outside in the morning. Once it gets even warmer, it’s even better! I have been eying those outdoor rugs, because our deck is hideous… lol I just wish I could find or build some simple “blinders”, my backyard is like a fish bowl to the rest of the neighborhood, we are the second house from the end on a flat street at the side of a hill, so the WHOLE row of house on the hill can see into my yard (because I can see into theirs- not that I intentionally look) but that’s just it- you don’t have to try… I want like a free standing portable frame that I can hang some fabric (or drop cloths from) Or framed lattice sections I can move around.. Hmmm.. Like outdoor room screens…maybe not hinged, but sectional…

  72. My top three to-die-for Pier 1 items:
    1. Calliope Mum Rug
    2. Coco Cole Ottoman
    3. Adjustable Chaise Lounge (cause I really want an outdoor spot to “nap”)

    Could I add one more?
    I’d love to have the same hanging lanterns you got!

  73. my 3 summer must haves are the Pavilion Pillows , the Catalina Cove YoYo Braid Rug
    and the Color Beaded Cake Stand with Dome. LOVE LOVE LOVE this store!

  74. I loose a large chuck of my mind and cash every time I go into that store!
    1. I love the Pavillion pillows in yellow and green
    2. the Calliope sette cushion in honey looks really comfy
    3. the Pagoda unmbella is just tooooo cute!

  75. There were a lot of things I would like to have but what I can afford is the rainbow string lights, flamingo flag and the welcome frog flag. Practically, I need the rope hammock hanging kit.

  76. There’s not a lot we can do outside because we only have a little patio in our townhome, but any lanterns, outdoor rugs, and maybe some new pillows would be great!

  77. I love the catalina cove dinnerware, their outdoor pillows {at first when I saw yours I thought maybe they were regular but saw them on the site and they are definitely beautiful and totally outdoor!}, and their selection of outdoor lanterns are to die for!

  78. I would love the beautiful hanging glass lanterns in assorted styles and colors!

  79. I love the:
    1. red metal beverage tub
    2. outdoor garden stool
    3. red umbrella.

  80. I would love cushions for my porch swings, a new patio umbrella and the beautiful green outdoor pillows! I could choose so much more!

  81. a patio umbrella and outdoor rug for sure – an now some of those lanterns you got!— our deck NEEDS a make-over

  82. I love the blue and green you chose for your beautiful outdoor table and swing. I went on line to pier 1, got the $10.00 off coupon and went to our Pier 1 store tonight. I got 4 pillows (green/blue flowers), four of the small catalina cove small flower plates, the ruffle place mats and of course the peacock salt and pepper shakers. I can’t wait to get it all on my screen porch. There are still a few items that I would love to have:
    The pillows for my wicker setee and two chairs
    The green and blue rug that would look great under my round outdoor table
    The glass laterns to hang around my screen porch
    Last I absolutely fell in love with a lighted wicker turtle

    I am a recent follower of your blog and I can’t wait to open my email in the morning and see if you have posted any more wonderful stuff. Thanks for the inspirations that you give me.

  83. Well – I just love that back yard my friend! I would be curled up on that swing with a journal or good book and definitely some alone time with Jesus!

    Now, if I was to win that gift card, hmmmm I have picked out the Paisley Print Garden Window Panel for my Dining Room makeover. All I need is one! And then with the left over I might indulge in a few fancy’s for my dining table too. I am getting ready to paint my dining room and this window panel would be replacing the black and white toile that has been up for wayyy too long. It just needs a lift in that room.

    Hope you are having a blessed week! Happy Memorial Day weekend.

    Marilyn C.

  84. I chose the following:

    1) Outdoor Peacock Pillow Red

    2) Taza Round Outdoor Table

    3) Cool Diamond Rug

    I LOVE Pier 1. I remember my mom taking me there as a child and being amazed by all the pretty colors. My next project is to decorate our front porch. I already slip covered the chair cushions with some beautiful fabric i picked up on clearance. Now I just need a new rug, pillows, side table and accessories.

  85. Love me some Pier One. I would go for the Catalina outdoor rug, Catalina Stripe & Flower Lanterns and the outdoor pillows; I love the peacock pillow.

  86. I love all the things you picked out! The pillows are so fun and bright and the hanging lanterns must be so pretty at night. From Pier 1, I would pick the Blue Jeweled Mini Lantern, Outdoor Ciudad Armless Chair, and the Calliope Mum Rug. Thanks!

  87. What fun! I would choose a white wicker rocker with red scatter daisy chair cushions and hanging lights. Your patio looks adorable and would be great in the morning with a cup of coffee!

  88. I absolutely love the outdoor Angelique rug, outdoor calliope spice pillows and the outdoor rania mosaic table! They are such a beautiful way to add color and style to an outdoor space! Oh the fabulous summer cookouts I would have! Never mind the food!!

  89. At the top of the list is an outdoor Papasan chair with outdoor cushion. I also love the Taster Party pitcher and the Clear Beverage Tub.

  90. What a great giveaway!! I love Pier 1 and I love their entire Catalina collection this year. I would definitely want some of those adorable place mats you got and I love their Catalina Cove outdoor dinnerware and the chips/dip server. What great, fresh colors to liven up any backyard!:)

  91. Ok I love this giveaway. I would buy the oval pot rack that is on sale for like $35 and lanterns lanterns lanterns for my patio. I love yours by the way.

  92. I would love the Angelique settee cushion, chair cushion, and the metal beverage tub. So cool for outdoor parties! Thank you for the giveaway!!

  93. Love the citronella filled vases! The laterns are a must for setting the mood, and some beautiful sounding wind chimes.

  94. I love what you did with your outdoor space!!
    I would love to have a collection of the lanterns.
    Also some of the beautiful pillows and tableware.

  95. I would really like an umbrella for my patio set, Ice cream bowl set- too cute and the Candles

    nelly dot barney at yhaoo dot com

  96. Thanks for the chance!! I LOVE the Province Brown widow panels. I’m redoing my dining/living rooms and these would be perfect! I do a lot of entertaining and the drink dispenser on a stand would be awesome to have and the polka dot mugs on a tree are just too darn cute to pass up! thank you again!

  97. First, I would love to have the Outdoor Rania Mosaic Table with 4 Outdoor Rania Side Chair’s to go along with it. O no, I have to stop at just 3 items??? Well there’s 5 items I would like and I could definitely find more with a $100 gift card :)

  98. To spruce up my front porch – I would pick the sunburst lanters, floral terrace pillows (love!) and the love birds doormat. If I had money left over, I would then work on the back porch. I need lots of help!!

    I love what you picked out! Those placements are the cutest thing ever!

  99. 1. Sandshell umbrella
    2.Yoyo braided rug
    3. Some hanging lanterns like you got.

  100. I would get an outdoor rug, a side table (probably the daisy one) and a lantern!

  101. Your spruce up looks great Tracie! I would love to spruce up with an umbrella, some pillows and glass lanterns!!!! Thanks for a chance to win!

  102. My three must-haves are the citronella filled candle holders, the beautiful outdoor cushions, and the colorful paper lantern string lights! :)

  103. Here are my 3 must haves (in no particular order):
    White Wooden Floor Lantern
    red metal beverage tub
    bamboo tasting party starter set

  104. I love the Pavillion pillow, the cool diamond rug, and the Hammered Blue Drinkware because my outdoor space is in serious need of color and cheer.

  105. Your outdoor space is very pretty. I love what you have done. Now on to listing my three must haves. There is so much I like but here are three: Lanterns, Outdoor Garden Stools, Outdoor Pillows.

  106. Love your transformation! For me I’d probably pick…
    Santa Barbara Rocker – Mocha
    Red Scatter Daisy Settee Cushions
    Peacock Paper Lantern


  107. Catalina Cove Outdoor Dinnerware for some fun outdoor eating.
    Outdoor Jepara Dining Table because it is so cool for outdoor dining!
    Stacking Armchair – Green also cool for outdoor dining!

    Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!

  108. my 3 must haves:

    a garden stool
    drink dispenser or beverage tub
    and a lantern or citronella candles

    Love all their bright colors for outdoors. Love your greens and blues – so pretty! All those pillows really changed up your swing and I love the lanterns hanging on the side – add those to my list too :)

  109. The yellow peacock pillow and outdoor tango pillow for my double aderondack setee. And a red metal beverage tub. Thanks for the give-a-way.

  110. While I would love to replace my old patio table and chairs, that’s out of my budget for this year. To spruce things up a bit I’d like to add the Outdoor Catalina Cove Hammock, striped doormat, and a couple of red metal lanterns for the table.

  111. I love the swing! On the picture it looks blue, which I also like. If you painted it yourself, is it blue and what color blue?

  112. I would love to have new cushions for my outdoor wicker furniture. The green pavilion settee cushion with the matching chair cushion would be pretty. They would look good with the outdoor Adair pillows. I also need an umbrella for my outdoor table for some shade. I would pick the aqua umbrella. Thank you for the chance to win.

  113. love your patio! I would have to get the metal butterfly, (just like it) and the lime green tub, and the floral umbrella just to go with my tropical prints on my chairs and bench.

  114. oh wow –

    i love the Taza Round Outdoor Table

    and the Iron Heart & Beads Wind Chime

    and the Outdoor Carabelle Planter

  115. Love the patio spruce up! My 3 must have’s are:
    Umbrella tealight center piece
    Flower with Bird Stake in pink
    Catalina cove outdoor dinnerware
    Thanks for the great give-away.

  116. Love the dishes and place mats that you used! AND, the green glasses! Perfect!

  117. Beautiful colors Traci! I love the pillows and the lanterns. My outside needs as updated as my inside

  118. I love the aqua umbrella,. The Catalina cove chip and dip. Ocean paper lantern set and any or all lanterns. I love pier One. Your backyard looks so pretty. I love backyards in the summer. First place I head when I wake up in the morning. Thanks for the chance to win.

  119. Love what you’ve done to your house. Enjoy your blog!! I love the standard yellow umbrella…but the chili is fun too!

  120. I would pick up the adjustable chaise lounge, the ciudad counter table and the mocha counters tool to go with! I’m moving to a new apartment and these would be perfect for relaxing on the porch!

  121. Summer must- haves are colorful new chair cushions, seaside lantern and an ice cream bowl set!

  122. I would love to get some pillows for my new black rocking chairs, some cute lanterns and maybe those beautiful bowls you picked out! Love them!!!

  123. I love the Daisy paper lanterns. I can imagine using several of them to make a chandelier on our screened porch. I need to have the outdoor green petal pillow, maybe 2 for our chaise lounges. My third love is the Citronella filled candle set. These would be great on our patio table. It was really hard to choose just 3 things.

  124. I just love the lanterns and what you did with your swing!

    Indoor/Outdoor Yellow Pavilion Chair Cushion, Red Bird Plate, and the red Peacpck {illows would make for such a neat table area in our yard!

    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

  125. Love your patio! I purchased the lanterns and hooks at Pier 1 , but my question is how do you keep the hooks from sliding to the center pole? Thanks!

  126. I love Pier 1 … so it’s hard to narrow down just a few choices. But I would love to have the drink dispenser, some of those gorgeous pillows, led candles, and some of the lanterns.

  127. I like how pretty your table look and how your swing looks more inviting to sit in it.

    My 3 wishlists would be, a lantern so that my outdoor coffee table will look nicer, a rug for for outdoor table (it will soften the look of it) and a beverage tub for my kids friends. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  128. We have NO patio furniture and just closed on a house with a great backyard deck. So my wishlist includes big ticket items. I would get the Ciudad Outdoor Dining Table and 4 of the Blue Outdoor Stacking Armchairs to go with it. :)

  129. Metal Beverage Tub, Aqua Umbrella, and santa barbara glider
    OHHH so much fun working

  130. I would like the Whimsical Garden settee cushion and 2 of the chair cushions. My patio furniture is in dire need of new cushions.

  131. The Love Birds Doormat; Outdoor Terracotta Petal Pillow and the Coco Cove Outdoor Wicker Settee are on my “must-have” list for this summer.

  132. I choose the following 3 items because I want less mosquitoes and more birds! And all 3 would add a cute touch to my patio:

    A Set of Citronella Candles (turtle & frog)
    Snail Oil Burner
    Doves on Pedestal Birdbath

  133. I adore the Chas, Hibiscus, and directory chair for different rooms in my house!

  134. I have an empty patio!! So, I would love the Angelique umbrella, the polystone umbrella base, and the Adjustable Chaise Lounge!

  135. I would pick the red casbah chair, the peacock pillow, and the daisy paper lantern. I need a nice comfortable reading place and this would do it.

  136. I’d love these items.Santa Barbara Rocker – Light Brown;
    Santa Barbara Table – Light Brown;
    Outdoor Calliope Maui Ottoman Cushion
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  137. I would pick the Aqua Market Umbrella, Outdoor Garden Stool and Daisy Side Table

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

  138. Wow, I love everything that you chose at Pier 1. You have very good taste. Thanks for showing me the possibility to make an outdoor area pretty and enjoyable. My top 3 picks for my must have list this summer from Pier 1 are:

    1) Pagoda Umbrella—Need some shades and I love this color. It makes me happy just looking at it.

    2) Daisy Swingasan™ Chair—I know my kids would love to sit in this chair. It’s totally gorgeous and cute. Hey, it matches my Pagoda Umbrella too!

    3) Doves on Pedestal Birdbath–My little girl adores birds and I’m sure this bird bath would attract many birds to our outdoor area. I love it.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  139. I would pick Marchella Counterstool , summer floral tumblers and the Flores Divided Server. They are all beautiful and I love the colors. I would definitely need them to complete my outdoor table!

    pokergrl8 at

  140. I love the Santa Barbara bistro table (light brown), Indoor/Outdoor Calliope Latte Chair Cushion and the Santa Barbara Glider Settee – Light Brown. This would go great on our back patio porch. We really could use some new furniture.

  141. Hi, I am new to your blog, and love it. My three must haves from Pier One for my backyard this summer are the swingasan chair, matching table. and I would of course need the stand to hang the swing. Thanks :)

  142. My comment is above, but it said I did not enter my e-mail…Thanks, Cindy Wilson

  143. How do I pick just 3?

    I loved the outdoor scatter daisy pillow, the peacock pillow, and the fused glass lanterns.

  144. I would love to spruce up my back porch and get it ready for summer meals. I’d choose the multi coir rope doormat, red scatter cushions (ours are horrendous) and also choose the aqua umbrella (we’ve never had one for our table) I love the bright colors!!!

  145. So many things to love at Pier 1!!!
    I love the white Flounce pillow in ivory, the Sunset area rug, and the Mexicali dinnerware. So cute!!!

  146. I really like the potted agave plant, the metal nailhead lanterns, and the oversized outdoor tray. They have great stuff!

  147. Love, Love, LOVE the peacock s&p shakers!! and the daffodil table….and the yellow stacking chair~~thanks for the opportunity to win!

  148. I Love Everything at Pier One but summer MUST HAVE’S are for sure the:

    1. Green Metal Beverage Tub… I think this is an amazing Must Have because it’s so dual purpose, you can of course serve your beverages in it, but it can also help by carrying all your out door things OUTSIDE…or even if your doing a S’More night, it could totally store add’l wood you are going to need during the night!!

    2. Citronella Filled Candle Set…Is a MUST HAVE to help keep those nasty little buggers at bay…these candles are so bright and cheery they go with any outdoor space and how cute would it be to use the basket they came in to store your place setting sets on the table as well for your BBQ!!

    3. Outdoor Synthetic Wicker Baskets…are my last MUST HAVE, not only because they match the beverage tub but again the VERSATILITY of the piece, so I would use the Baskets as Chip Holders during my BBQ’z, Marshmallow holders for S’Mores, A Carryall when I’m out sunbathing with my teen, it can hold, suntan lotion, glasses, a good book, her ipod…Endless possibilities.

    My Fav thing about ALL my must have’s…they all come in at about $100!! Thanks and hope I win!!

  149. I’ve been in love with the pagoda outdoor printed umbrella since I got my Pier 1 catalogue in the mail. Also, I’ve been eyeing the Santa Barbara arm chairs since my other outdoor chairs are on their last season. Since I’m looking at outdoor furniture, the Santa Barbara glider would look great on my patio, too!

  150. You backyard looks awesome! I love the napkin idea– so clever. I also love those lanterns. I need to hit Pier 1!

  151. I love the hanging glass lanterns, thanks for the review and giveaway. My favorites are the outdoor ciudad corner chair and ottoman – they’re a comfy set to rest on while getting some sun on the porch, and the metal beverage tub which just looks cool and would come in handy for parties.
    songyueyu at gmail

  152. I am already a huge fan hence they are mentioned numerous times on my blog:
    must have include:
    1. Double papasan for the kids
    2. Items from their tastings line
    3. More outdoor pillows

  153. I would like the Mexicani serving bowl, the Flores Platter, and the Global Napkins.
    tarter95 at hotmail dot com

  154. i love the Calliope Mum Rug, Outdoor Petal Pillow – Green, and Mocha Outdoor Wicker Stacking Armchair

  155. Hi! I went to the website and I ADORE the hanging lanterns..they will look great hanging from my overhang porch! My son is going to put up hooks for me! I also LOVE the Rustic Red Lantern..I have a Pier One mosaic tile table on my front porch and I need three lanterns to dress it up! Since my shutters & accents on my house are red, they will look awesome! And also I ADORE the Poppies dinnerware, red accents for the same reason! To match my white house with red shutters and gingerbread accents! thanks for the entry I will tweet also!

  156. I would want the Outdoor Sunflower Birdhouse, Assorted Hanging Glass Lanterns and the Umbrella Tealight Centerpiece.

  157. Hard to pick only three so many beautiful things I need for this summer entertaining! Gotta have some of their Mexicali Dinnerware,Plush Dining Cushions – Clay for my chairs and Fused Glass Lanterns

  158. I’d get a Pagoda Umbrella Santa Barbara Outdoor Glider Settee – Mocha and
    Red Scatter Daisy Settee Cushion for BBQ party in my back yard

  159. Love the red peacock pillow, jeweled blue lantern and the catalina cove yoyo braid rug. It’s time to go shopping!!

  160. I like the Outdoor Tango Pillow,Outdoor Daisy Side Table,
    and the Twisted Optic Drinkware – because I love the colors!

  161. I like the Double Papasan Chair for comfort, Papasan Table Base for ease and the Fused Glass Butterfly Lantern to light the night.
    Thanks for the contest.

  162. I can’t pick just 3!!! I guess the striped doormat, any of the lanterns and the beverage tub!

  163. Outdoor daisy Bistro Table (to match the Daisy Swingasan chair I already have and love!), 3 indoor/outdoor yellow pavillion chair cushions (to re-do the old rattan outdoor furniture we have which is surprisingly IN right now), and the Bee Birdhouse because how ADORABLE is that thing?!

  164. I really like the Scroll Umbrella Centerpiece, the Black Metal Lantern Stake, and the Cathedral Lanterns. These would help light up our small back yard around our pool. Thanks ~

  165. Your outdoor space is lovely! I really like the colors you went with…I’m a total sucker for blue. I love to entertain and make the most of my small space issues so I’m adding to my list a Ciudad Corner Chair, Ciudad Ottoman, and the Ocean Paper Lantern Set. I love the versatility of the Ciudad line and the paper lanterns will be the perfect pop of whimsy!

  166. I would LOVE a new umbrella, candle and a lantern (or two) from the amazing choices that Pier 1 has to offer.

  167. Love the whimsical chair cushion, yellow flutter placemats and square modern lanterns.

  168. 3 must haves for my patio
    2 adjustable chaise lounges, the outdoor rania accent table, and citron umbrella….why? for relaxing in the shade in the lounger and the table for a place to put my drink

  169. 1. yellow outdoor stacking chair (s)
    2. Floral “Welcome” Doormat

    3. Hanging Lanterns with Stand

    I picked these because we have a small apartment patio that I like bright colors on! All 3 are cheery and compact.

  170. I choose the Mexicali Serving bowl, Summer wavy tray, and Flores Platter because I like the colors and they would brighten up an outdoor summer party.

  171. I would love the blue outdoor pillows, citronella filled candle holders, and one of the doormats! Love this giveaway!!!

  172. Love the Dog Planter, the Teal Glass Hanging Lantern and the Assorted Stone Fairies for my new Flower Garden that my Husband and I just made in our backyard! It’s sooo hard to choose, Pier 1 has so many unique and beautiful Garden Decorations! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  173. I love, love, love pier 1 !!!! Just bought a new dining room table there Memorial Day weekend! I love the opportunity to win so I can fill my back patio with great stuff too!

    The Podasan swining chair , the red metal beverage tuba and ANY of the outdoor cushions would all be great additions to my patio!!!

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway!!!

  174. Are you and I separated at birth??? I love Pier One!!!! I have been looking at those lanterns for awhile now. Bought new cushions for my chairs in the kitchen and bought some new dishes “for display” purposes in the kitchen too! They are too pretty to eat from! I admire them and wash them every week without food ever touching them! Can’t wait to meet you next week!

  175. I’d like the adjustable chaise lounge, the mosaic flower accent table and a couple tulips director chair covers because they would make our patio so much more pleasant this summe

  176. The Outdoor Ciudad Ottoman, corner chair and the armless chair would make a fabulous seating area – much like what I had (that finally literally fell apart last year)

  177. love the mexicali dinner ware, 2 santa barber rockers and a santa barber bistro table. would be on my shopping list

    I love the mexicali dinnerware because it reminds me of our honeymoon in Mexico. The chair would be perfect for rockin in the yard while watching the kids play

  178. Those lamps remind me so much of the one my daughter has to remind her of our trip to Greece 2 summers ago. Very pretty

  179. my outdoor space would be much improved with the welcome doormat, hanging glass lanterns, deluxe angelique chair cushions from Pier 1. Thanks for the give away.

  180. I would buy:
    2 Outdoor Papasan Chairs
    One Green Metal Beverage Bucket
    and the Tropical Bird yard decor

  181. Three items on my must have list are their Potted Agave, Banana Bark Floor Mirror, and Seagrass Laundry Hamper with Liner & Lid

  182. I would get the following items to enhance my backyard to make it more suitable to outdoor entertaining:
    1. santa barbara rocker
    2. santa barbara end table and
    3.cathedral lantern

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  183. I am in love with the peacock mirrored pillows and the peacock lanterns. After reading your post I see the peacock salt and pepper shakers and the hanging colored glass lanterns that i now must have. You back yard looks great! I love the colors.

  184. Love the Catalina cove pillows. I saw them in my good housekeeping magazine this month and will be buying them as they will go perfectly with my banquette! I also love and have to have the Catalina cove hammock to relax this summer and that will go great with the beehive drink dispenser.

  185. I would get the outdoor chaise lounge with the catalina cove and pavilion pillows (yellow) to make a nice haven for reading out in the yard.

  186. I need new outdoor furniture so my 3 choices are the Santa Barbara settee and ottoman and the Angelique settee cushion – perfect for reading.

  187. i love so many things! in particular: the tasting party brights, outdoor ciudad chair collection,and the pavillion pillow.

  188. i love the Outdoor Petal Pillow – Green,Outdoor Catalina Cove Hammock and the Peacock Pillow – Yellow.

  189. I love your outdoor decoration, so pretty!

    The 3 outdoor products that are on my “must-have” list for this Summer are:
    1. Chili Pagoda Umbrella, I like the style and the bright color since my indoor is black & white.
    2. Outdoor Rania Mosaic Table, I like it’s design and
    3. Two paira of red Casbah chairs to match the umbrella and table.


  190. my 3 choices are: Daisy Swingasan™ Chair, Whimsical Garden Settee Cushion, and Outdoor Daisy Side Table. I love daises in general and this series is just fun!

  191. I picked the Outdoor Citron Chair Cushion, Santa Barbara Glider Settee – White, and the Santa Barbara Rocker – White.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  192. So hard to choose three, but I’ll try =)

    The small citronella candles especially the frog one is just so darn cute!!
    I love, love, love the geometric pagoda umbrella
    Finally, the Santa Barbara Dining chair in mocha is just lovely =)

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