I have really enjoyed decorating the patio area. I have a few things for spring and summer and I went all out for fall, purchasing pillow covers, signs, a floral arrangement, and lighted ceramic pumpkins. Since I decided to move away from the burlap and farmhouse style Christmas decor, I decided to use all of it on the patio. I just purchased a Christmas garden flag and two pillow covers. After Christmas I realized that I did not have any decor for winter.
My spring and fall decor coordinates with Colter’s sofa cushions but when purchasing Christmas decor, I just ignored the brightly colored fabric and found pillow covers in red and green. I continued ignoring the bright fabric when searching for the winter decor. My mom purchased the cream and black “Just Chillin” pillow for me when we first moved in so I brought it back out and decided to carry the black and cream to the rest of the patio.
I found the inexpensive cream and black pillow covers on Amazon. They would probably look better with the cream cushions that came with the chairs but those cushions are difficult to keep clean. I brought back the tic-tac-toe board that my aunt made. The Christmas cactus that my other aunt gave me is still blooming and adds some color to the patio.
If you are looking for outdoor lanterns without glass, good luck. These are the only ones I could find. I am sure the glass on an outdoor lantern is pretty tough but this is the dog’s patio where we play fetch and run around on a regular basis.
My aim is not too good and like me, my dog is a bit clumsy so it is best that we avoid anything with glass out there. All of these glassless lanterns also use battery powered outdoor candles. The smaller lanterns have candles with a remote control.
My mint plant took a hit one cold night but it seems to be making a quick recovery. The mint and basil have hung in there but based on my current record I am not sure if I will be potting many more outdoor plants. I am happy to report my pansies out front are really happy and my agapanthuses are perking up as well.
I am liking all these lanterns and the neutral decor. I brought back the dragonfly flag, which will probably stay through spring. I want to find a cute bright flag for summer.