Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The patio is in business

Not only are we thrilled that our DIY patio hasn't crumbled over the first winter since it's installation, but we have already been out there doing this:
PS - New Glarus Brewing Co is an awesome craft brewery in (surprise) New Glarus, WI that has super tasty beers.  It's on our wish list to go there for a brewery tour and stay in a swiss chalet, since New Glarus is the 'Little Switzerland' of Wisconsin.  How fun is that? 
Not only is the patio a welcome and private place to relax, but our amazing neighbor Margo planted all kinds of eye-candy alongside their garage long before we moved here.  We don't have to do anything but enjoy this rainbow of perennials!
The view doesn't get much better than this when you're sitting out here with a cold beer.
Along with yellow and purple irises, she's got POPPIES!  The orange ones are stunning when they bloom...
But the pink petals are super sweet against those purple centers...
And the peonies certainly don't disappoint, she has pink and white ones to ogle and sniff.
Shaun couldn't help but snip a couple for a little arrangement.  Dude loves pretty flowers.
Who can blame him?

29 comments:

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love poppies and peonies. I don't have either in my yard yet, but I will in the next house, for shizzle.

What a pretty view. Love good neighbors. And, alcohol on the patio.

threeacres said...

Mmmm...Spotted Cow! We love it so much we had free Spotted Cow at our wedding. They have Swiss chalets there? Hmm it's a tiny, tiny town with not much there besides the brewery and a bridal shop. I'm sure the brewery would be a good time though!

Lynett said...

Before I got to the end of the post I was already thinking, wonder if they ever cut a few for themselves? I totally would, they're gorgeous! You're patio look just fabulous!

Kim said...

your patio looks fabulous!!

Brittney said...

The patio looks great!! There's nothing like a beer out on the patio in summer!

Cindy @The Flipping Couple said...

Wow, that looks like the perfect place to hang out every single night this summer. And those poppies are GORGEOUS!! I really want to add some to our yard.

Katie said...

The patio is gorgeous, as are the flowers! You are lucky to have a gardening neighbor!

Kristi W @ Life at the Chateau Whitman said...

I love New Glarus!! The Coffee Stout is my alltime fav. I actually have driven to Wisconsin just to get it. Not kidding.

McCarthy Designs said...

Sara, your patio is looking great! Your neighbour was so thoughtful providing you with a view like that to enjoy! I am so jealous, it looks so nice and warm there, here it looks like it is about to snow! xx

Danielle and Clint said...

I love outdoor louging! It's worth all the hard work.

Design Esquire said...

Your patio looks great, and those flowers are amazing! What a nice neighbor!!!

Lisa said...

The patio looks great!

Ha, all my neighbors grow are weeds and dirt!

Maggie@Okay, now what? said...

Sweet!

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

Looks good ... nice neighbours.

Pine Tree Home said...

I love summer and sitting outside enjoying the view. Love to see you enjoying your space.

Chelsea said...

Beautiful! And how nice of your neighbor to plant all those for you to enjoy, too. :) Aren't patios the greatest?

~Chelsea

cassie @ hi sugarplum! said...

Can your neighbor talk to my neighbor please?! The patio looks great!

Melissa said...

Is that an Ikea vase? I have three similar ones from there that come out in summer for the exact same reason- to hold cuttings. Enjoy yourselves!

Meredith said...

Uff-Da... :) Have you toured the brewery? As a homebrewer myself... I was uber-impressed with their operation... copper brew kettles salvaged from Germany.

Gloria Ruff said...

Looks fabulous! Wish we were neighbors - I'd come join you and bring the beer.

Joi said...

Those poppies are sweet! I don't think I've ever seen them in real life! : )

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

Gorgeous flowers!!! They don't even look real, they're so pretty.

Andrew is a huge beer guy so I surprised him with a private tour at a local brewery in January. He LOVED it. Such a fun thing to do.

Kelly

Deb said...

That patio looks like the perfect place to relax after a long day, while sipping a cocktail and talking...and I'm pretty sure it will get a lot of use this summer :) It's lovely.

Elisa @ whatthevita said...

I want your life. More specifically, I want your patio. Sweet!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Threeacres - the Chalet Landhaus was what I was referring to - so quaint!
www.chaletlandhaus.com

Meredith - I haven't been there yet, but I want to go! We've used a Mr. Beer, but haven't gotten deep into the home brew yet...

Jean said...

If you get a free weekend stay at the Chalet, for you and two friends, for the nice shout out you gave them; Mike and I get to go, right? :)

Freckles Chick said...

We have to admire our neighbor's flowers too b/c we have none. I wish we were one of the lucky ones for whom the previous owner left an English garden for us to enjoy.

But nope. All he did was leave us mice poop & mysterious stains. I do believe he was the male version of your Boozie Susie. If you can think of a name for him, that would be tits. =]

Megan said...

The patio looks fabulous, but what I'm really admiring is the New Glarus. Oh, how I miss their wonderful beer!

Alexis L., The Studioist said...

Your patio looks wonderful --totally not DIY-- and those flowers are gorgeous. I need such neighbors.