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Even though this blog looks like my old one, Debbie-Dabble, "Debbie-Dabble Blog" is my new Blog that I created on June 23, 2016, after my old one was hacked through my Debbie-Dabble Face Book Page which I have now deleted!!

I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe. I recently went Part Time after working full time night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 32 years and have been in nursing for 38 years!

I DABBLE IN A BIT OF THIS AND THAT!!!!

" IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN"
George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Bright and Colorful Patio, Part 2, 2018

  Welcome!!

Today, I will be sharing the other half of our back patio!!!

But first, I want to Thank Bev, over at Eclectic Red Barn, for featuring my post, July 4th Front Porch and Yard, as her pick  from last week's Wonderful Wednesday Link Party!!!
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In my last post, I showed you this half of the Patio......
 I call it my side of the Patio because this is where I usually sit......
 Click HERE if you missed that post......

As I mentioned before, I went with bright colors for the back Patio!!!
We have a small awning off the back of our townhouse to protect the Patio from the Sun......
In my previous post, I left off here at the back door.......
First, I want to share the area that I call "The Bump Out"....
 A few years ago, I added pavers to the middle area of the patio to accommodate a table, chair and an umbrella........
When we got a larger umbrella, I added another little area to move the umbrella out further into the yard so that we could open it without hitting the awning....
And YES, I was the one who laid the pavers......... after all I am a Carpenter's Daughter!!!!
I bought this lime green folding chair and table at Ross's several years ago.......
Looking out into the back yard from under the umbrella......
You can see that the chair and table fit perfectly here!!
 Now do I know what I am doing or WHAT??????

Looking out into the yard.......
Looking at the area from the back of the yard......
Now let's take a look at the right side of the Patio......
This is what I call Joe's side of the Patio.......
You can see why.........
Just like on the other side of the Patio, the edge of the yard is close by........
Here is where I have one of my Fairy Garden tubs........
 This side of the Patio is more of a work area.......
 It is where I kept all my garden tools and my Potting Table......
You may notice that the awning over the Patio does not extend the full length of the patio......
Since I live in a townhouse, I thought it would be a good idea to keep a small area to be able to put a ladder to get up to the roof if need be without having to access it by going into a neighbor's yard with a ladder.........

Again, I am a Carpenter's Daughter!!!

I decorate the outside walls like I decorate the inside walls.......
Subscribing to the Victorian philosophy of More is More!!
I bought the Welcome sign at Big Lot's this year.......
The "Born to Garden, Forced to Work" wooden sign was gifted to me many years ago by my dear neighbor, Elly, who recently passed away.......
I bought this mirror at a yard sale some time ago for $5.00 and I thought it would be perfect to reflect our small Cottage garden!!
 A hanging pot planted with pink begonias......
Garden plaques that I painted........
Over above the power box......
This side of the Patio is smaller than the other side........
One of the 2 new chairs that we bought at Wegman's this year.......
Has the style of an Adirondack chair but the look of wicker!!!
 We bought the cushion and pillow at J.C. Penney's this year on Clearance for 70% off......
Next to the chair is an old file cabinet that I painted bright colors......
It is perfect for storing garden tools and gloves and other garden items.......
And it is metal so it holds up well in all kinds of weather.......
On top of the file cabinet.......

You may remember that I bought these wooden birdhouse at a church flea market........
I painted a wood candlestick and the birdhouse and glued them together.......
Next to the file cabinet is something "new to me'........
A vintage step ladder that was my neighbor Elly's!!
I thought it would be perfect to put flower pots on!!
And I love the color of it!!

On the top of it is a planter with begonias........
And one planted with a marigold......
And another planted with an impatien......
 All these containers were bought at Dollar Tree.....
Over on the end of this side of the Patio........
Is the area where I have what I call my Potting Table......
When we first started taking care of my neighbor Elly's home because she was in a nursing home, her sons told me to take whatever I wanted from the home.........
She had this Baker's Rack in one of her back bedrooms and was using it for storage.......
3 years ago, I gave it a fresh coat of pink paint and now use it as my Potting Table......
It is butted up against my neighbor's garden shed and the fence between our yards to which I added privacy lattice to which hides a multitude of sins..........

The top of the Potting Table........
Update: after I took the original photos for this post, I bought some colored pots so I changed out the clay pots for a lime green and a bright pink pot.......
The bird cage was also from my neighbor Elly's house and I spray painted it bright yellow......
The bottom holds pots, sprinklers and a vintage enamel pot filled with potting soil.......
 I just realized that I forgot to move the birdhouse stake that I intend to paint out of the way when I took the photos!!!!

You can see in front of the Potting Table are pots in which I planted some flower seeds........
The tree to the left is a faux potted tree that I bought many years ago in Target and originally use as a decorated tree in the house..........
Now I have a set of solar lights on the Tree and the set also is strung along the entire length of the Patio.........
An Alberta Spruce in planted in a large pot at the edge of the Patio........
So this is what our small little Patio looks like for this Summer........
I think I have made the most out of our small yard and back Patio........

In my next post, I will be giving you an update on our Cottage Garden sharing what is blooming for the month of July!!!!
 So I hope you will be back to visit again soon.......

And thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

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