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A Pier 1 Spruce Up!

This post brought to you by Pier 1. All opinions are 100% mine.

D and I have a really nice sized porch.  Last year we moved into the apartment on April 30 (cannot believe it’s almost been a year of living here!) and never got around to decorating the porch.  When we moved in a neighbor was moving out and gave us some large plants and pots.  D did a good job maintaining/watering them…until he left for 2 weeks and left me in charge.  Whoops.  Death all around.

But now March 20 has passed and spring has sprung.  The snow (from last week!) is gone.  So it is time to focus on that outdoor space.  D and I would love to be able to sit outside just enjoying our time together.  Since we also love having friends over and would love to be able to entertain outside our entertaining/spring must-haves are chairs and a table or cart to store items on!  I’ve begun my search online for options to make entertaining outside enjoyable and started looking at Pier 1’s website.

We live on the second floor of a three-floor apartment building.  My one complaint about our balcony is that we don’t get enough sun.  Since we don’t get sun, I don’t need an umbrella.  But looking at their website, I’ve fallen in love with this pagoda umbrella.

Think I can maybe talk my parents into buying it for their yard??  I can’t help it.  The colors and style are amazing.  Talk about sprucing up a space!

And as you may recall from a prior post, I do not like bugs.  Now entertaining outside, this is something I have to take into consideration.  I want something that will keep the bugs away, but I also want it to look attractive and not cost a fortune!  Lucky me I found these citronella glass filled yard stakes.

Now I don’t have a yard but we could use a flower pot (like this garden urn planter).  A little soil, insert a yard stake and we’re good to go.  For me the best part, since we’re constantly watching our pocketbook, is that the stakes are only $6 a piece.  I looked twice to make sure I saw the price correct.

The walls surrounding our porch are brick.  So naturally, I’d like some color.  How about these great chairs for only $99 a piece.

Since a lot of Pier 1’s stuff is indoor and outdoor, when we have company in the cooler months, we could easily bring these chairs inside to use!  And I love that they come in four different colors.  Definitely helps to offset the red brick.

And in order to entertain, we’d need something to hold all the yummy food I cook!  The outdoor serving cart looks like it’d fit the bill perfectly.

And when it is just D and me enjoying a quiet night outside?  Their pPapasanchairs have recently been updated.  I think this double Papasan chair would be great!  It would help us since our space is limited.  But they have great individual pPapasanchairs as well … and according to the website, lots of the cushions are currently on clearance!

Take a look at Pier 1 and tell me what is your favorite outdoor must have?  If you have a store near you, check outPier 1 Tweetups  for the opportunity to meet other Pier 1 shoppers!