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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!

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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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