June 16, 2009

The Courtyard

Susan of "Southern Daydreamer" is hosting "Outdoor Wednesday", and Barb of "Grits and Glamour" is hosting "A Plant and Patio Party".

We have a courtyard style entrance instead of a front porch. We recently did a Bella Vernici stained concrete overlay on the plain concrete floor and now it really feels more like a room. It is too hot in the summer to spend very long out there-unless it is early morning or after the sun goes down. Nightfall brings out the mosquitoes (and they love me!) so that leaves early morning to spend some time out there. We still need to update the furniture - something really cushy and comfortable would be wonderful. I also plan to add an herb garden soon.



  1. I love the stained concrete. I am going to look into how to do this for our newly screened in porch. We still have some finishing work to do on the porch, but the concrete floor is really bothering me. Yours looks great. I love this courtyard. Very nice.

  2. Your floor looks fabulous! it really does look like a part of your house. I know what you mean about the bugs, but I love the early morning outside the best!

  3. Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday! Your entry and porch are so warm and inviting! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

  4. That is absolutely beautiful. Hopefully one day I'll be able to have something nice like that. Yeah, we just have a front door with some concrete steps. So for now, I can just look at all of your pretty stuff and dream....

  5. How inviting! Your entry and porch really do look like an extension of your house. Thanks for sharing your photos with us.

  6. Very pretty!

    The finish on that concrete is gorgeous!

    Becky K.
    Hospitality Lane

  7. Such a wonderful taste of Italy. Now all we need is a bowl of pasta.

  8. Your entrance is lovely and so graceful.
    Happy Outdoor Wednesday.


  9. Your entrance is beautiful so inviting I love the stained concrete. Thank you for sharing.

  10. LOVE your floor!! just perfect...

    Thanks for sharing.. TTFN~~Claudia


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