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Prep Your Patio for Outdoor Entertaining

Spring has sprung and it is time to take advantage of the wonderful weather! If it hasn’t quite warmed up in your area, don’t worry…that just means you have extra time to prep your patio before it is time for outdoor entertaining! I reside in Texas and we are already enjoying warm temps and gorgeous, sunny days!

Since the warm weather has arrived here, I was ready to get my patio ready for entertaining! I stopped in to Tuesday Morning to pick up a few things to update my space and give it some fresh touches! First up on my list was a new door mat. This gray door mat was perfect for our space. The subtle pattern added a touch of interest and the durable material is great for this high traffic area!

Outdoor Entertaining

Next, I wanted to add some new planters to our patio. Tuesday Morning has a wide variety of planters ranging in colors and sizes! I spotted these unique, metal “suitcase” planters and immediately fell in love. Their unique look brought in a whimsical touch to our space and I just adore them!


I also picked up this tall, metal planter from Tuesday Morning. I loved the height it added and the way it finished off this area! Grouping planters together that are different shapes and heights is a great way to make a big impact with a small vignette.


To update our patio furniture, I simply added a few cute, striped lumbar pillows. Pillows always create a welcoming look and these did the trick!



The last thing I picked up for our patio refresh, was this battery operated lantern. The galvanized metal accented my vintage table perfectly and the soft glow from the candle is perfect to create ambiance in the evening!


Now that the patio was updated, it was time to enjoy it! A girls’ brunch was in order and Tuesday Morning had all I needed to get my table ready!

I came across this cute, French themed table runner and it set the tone for the rest of the table. This runner is great because it can be used all year long. I love buying pieces that can be used frequently for different events.


Next, it was time to set up the tablescape. I quickly spotted this 3 tier plate rack and knew it would work perfectly. This is such a versatile piece, so I know I will use it all the time! For my brunch, it was perfect for displaying all the sweet treats!


This simple white baking dish was perfect for serving the fruit salad and a darling bread board was great for cheese and crackers!


Keeping with the French farmhouse theme, I created a little drink station using glass, drinking jars and a cute, numbered bucket as a drink chiller. The bucket could be used in so many different ways, so it is something I will use often!


To finish off the tablescape, I used a few succulents planted in vintage pots paired with another galvanized, metal lantern from Tuesday Morning. Simple and pretty…my favorite combination!


My table was all set and ready to go, thanks to Tuesday Morning!


I hope some of my ideas have you inspired to prep your patio for outdoor entertaining! You can find even more outdoor inspiration over on Tuesday Morning’s “Styling Your Outdoor Space” Pinterest board! Make sure and follow all of Tuesday Morning’s boards on Pinterest for great inspiration all year long! You can also find their social media accounts here: Facebook / Instagram / Twitter!

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Featured Products:: metal 3 tier plate rack: $24.99 (compare at $64.00); bread board: $14.99 (compare at $29.99); white bake dish: $4.99 (compare at $10.00); metal (drink) bucket: $14.99 (compare at $39.99); bee hive glass jar/glasses: $1.99 (compare at $4.00); metal lantern w/candle: $14.99 (compare at $29.99); script table runner: $9.99 (compare at $29.99); gray door mat: $9.99 (compare at $37.99); metal suitcase planters: $14.99/$18.99 (compare at $29.99/$36.99); tall bronze bucket/planter: $12.99 (compare at $24.99); gray striped lumbar outdoor pillows: $9.99 (compare at $25.00)

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Lindsay Hines

Meet the Contributor

Blog: Whimsy Girl Design

My home Tuesday Morning location: Farmers Branch, TX

My favorite Tuesday Morning department: This is a trick question, right? I love them all! I usually head straight for the furniture, then home decor, stop by the housewares and then end up in the seasonal department. I literally go down every aisle, you never know what you might come across!

A little about me: I am a wife and mom of 2 girls living outside of Dallas, TX. I love bargain shopping, antiquing, eating Mexican food and decorating my home!

What I love to write about: I love sharing my love for design, decor, DIY projects and great deals with my blog audience! It’s a fun place to connect with others who share the same interests!

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  1. Reply Liz

    Love the bee hive jars….do they have lids

    • Lindsay @ WhimsyGirlDesign
      Reply Lindsay @ WhimsyGirlDesign

      Hi there! These particular ones did not come with lids, however, I have seen several that do that are sold in sets or individually. Some also come with plastic straws! Hope that helps!!

  2. Reply deninana7

    I just love all the ideas Lindsay did for her outdoor lunch with the girls. I may do all of them!!!

    • Lindsay @ WhimsyGirlDesign
      Reply Lindsay @ WhimsyGirlDesign

      Thank you!! Glad you enjoyed them!! Thanks for reading!

  3. Reply Maria G. Yeksigian

    I love your store, every Wednesday (my day off) I am in looking around, I also find something.

  4. Reply Shirley D Tucker

    I am searching for two of the large wicker planters priced at $39.99 each please help me to locate these. I live in zip code 36542 but have several T M Stores within 50 miles or less. 251-228-2275. thank you Love your store

    • Tuesday Morning
      Reply Tuesday Morning

      Hi Shirley! If you have the SKU number of the planters, you can use our Product Locator number at (800) 901-0881. Simply enter your zip code to locate a store near you that carries the item. Since we buy closeouts we have limited quantities, some areas may be sold out. We apologize for any inconvenience!

  5. Reply Rosemary's Dotson

    I love your style and how you pulled together your patio door and table. Looks Fanulous!!

  6. Reply Carol

    I love my set of 3 of battery operated candle. Do you you might know where I can find them

    • Tuesday Morning
      Reply Tuesday Morning

      If you have the SKU number, you can use our Product Locator number at (800) 901-0881. Simply enter your zip code to locate a store near you that carries the item. You can also call your nearest store and an associate can assist you. Find the phone number for your store here:! We hope you’re able to find them!