This is a picture of the patio when I moved in.
This is how it looks now. There is still a lot of work to do. One of the things I like is the french door that goes out to the patio. That is a lot prettier than a standard patio door.
One of the things that I would like to do is to add some hanging impatiens at the top of the grate similar to the ones you see in a former patio (see photo below) that I had many years ago.
Another view from the patio.I'd also like to add some hanging flowers on the patio similar to the ones I hung on my former patio (many years ago).
One of my favorite parts of my new patio are these pictures of Dear Son. He was only four years old at the time and it was around 8 a.m. in the morning. He had on his Disney shirt and his new "wide leg" jeans in a size 4 slim. It still makes me laugh because I had the hardest time purchasing clothes for him when he was a little boy because he was so slim. The pictures are also my favorite because they are pictures of my two favorite things: flowers and little boys. I used to tell Dear Son that all the time when he was little. Flowers and children are still my favorite things.
These pictures were taken in front of our house.
So to summarize, I have a lot of projects to do:
Paint rocking chairs and table.
Add pillows to rockers.
Re-line drawer with pink toile paper.
Replace bin with a natural basket.
Add hanging impatients and baskets.
Replace cream monogrammed linen coasters with white ones.
There will always be a lot of projects to do but until then, I'll leave you with a photo of my finished patio from many years ago.