Creating an Outdoor Oasis in my Garden and Pier 1 GC Giveaway

by Silvia on May 22, 2014 · 180 comments

in Mi casa / My home, Sorteos / Giveaways

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picnik table before - mamalatinatips.com

This article made possible by a collaboration between Latina Bloggers Connect and Pier 1 Imports. As always, all comments, opinions, and love for the sea are my own.

I’m revealing my new outdoor oasis today and I’m thrilled about that. (I’ll also tell you about a fantastic giveaway at the end of this post, which is thrilling, too.) I’ve mentioned before how we live near the beach and love being out in the fresh air. With summer just around the corner, we’re sure to have family and friends visiting soon, but we weren’t feeling quite ready. Until now!

My canvas?

Our garden, which includes a picnic table and a rather tired old chair. It’s the perfect space to transform.

My inspiration?

The bay, the sunset, submerged colors, I love the idea of bringing the sea right up to my home.

Some people are afraid to make a statement outside because, well, it’s outside. I get that, I really do. But I say, be bold and stick your toes out a little beyond your comfort zone. Come on in, the water’s fine. Anything goes!

For instance, I love how this table runner from Pier 1 Imports contrasts with that old table, and how it incorporates the reds, oranges and yellows of a Pacific sunset. But also it has the submerged blues and greens of the ocean. It’s the perfect start.

Multi Stripe Table Runner from Pier1 - mamalatinatips.comI think an outdoor oasis allows for more mixing and matching with colors and patterns. I like how you can personalize your space with special accents, such as outdoor artwork, planters, lanterns and more. Combinations of accessories can really transform an outdoor space from simple to fabulous!

lantern from Pier1 - mamalatinatips.comI love this sea blue lantern. It was one of my inspirations and I was so happy to find it at my local Pier 1 Imports.

Essential square dishes from pier1 - mamalatinatips.comMixing and matching these place settings with submerged colors – yellow, deep-sea blue, and light green- really imparts that coastal feel.

Turquoise pitches and glasses - mamalatinatips.comPier 1 Imports’ outdoor dinnerware and, in this case, drinkware is pretty enough for indoors, but sturdy enough for outdoors. This shimmering set fits my coastal outdoor oasis theme perfectly.

Flatware basket from Pier1 - mamalatinatips.comThis sea green trimmed basket ties in perfectly with my table and the submerged colors theme.

Rippled serving bowl by Pier1 - mamalatinatips.comI love the asymmetry of this rippled serving bowl.

picnic table after - mamalatinatips.comJust a few small changes can really transform a space, right?

White chair with coral pillow - mamalatinatips.comAnd how about that old chair? A few well-placed nails, some white paint, and a dazzling coral and turquoise seat pillow and the transformation is total. I love the cobalt blue pitcher and glasses. They have always been favorites of mine since childhood and I was thrilled to find them at Pier 1.

Patio after - mamalatinatips.com

It’s more bold and festive now, don’t you think?

I just wanted to take a moment to thank the two friendly associates who helped me to see, touch, and feel everything for myself at our local Pier 1 Imports. I loved tossing around ideas on-the-fly and so did they! Thanks!

Would you like a chance to win a gift card from Pier 1 Imports?

Win it!

To participate for your chance to win one (1) $50 gift card to Pier 1 Imports, just leave me a comment telling me your inspiration for your outdoor oasis, you can see ours here. That’s it! That is your required entry.

Would you like more opportunities to win? I have a few of those, too! These entries are optional:

Enter today for the chance to win a $50 GC to @Pier1 Imports @mamalatina http://goo.gl/b4zlMg #giveaway #Pier1Outdoors

(limit: one tweet per day, just please leave me a comment for each with the link of the tweet) 1 entry per tweet.

Please leave me a separate comment for your required entry and for each optional entry (1,2, 3, 4, and/or 5), so I know how many entries you have, thanks.

This giveaway will end on Friday, May 30th, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PST. No purchase necessary. Open to US residents only, 18 years of age or older. Winner will be randomly chosen and notified via email. Winner must respond to notification email within 3 days or a new winner will be chosen. Void where prohibited. Please no P.O. Boxes. Entries/Comments that do not follow the submission guidelines will be invalid.

Have Fun and Good Luck!

 

 

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May 22, 2014 at 8:31 pm Deb moretti 1

My inspiration is anything yellow. I love the petals lumbar pillows in lemon and the yellow plates you used. So sunny!

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May 22, 2014 at 8:32 pm Deb moretti 2
May 23, 2014 at 4:50 am Tamlyn 3

I love the Mexican tiles and everything Bohemian !! Outdoor garden stool is nice!

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May 23, 2014 at 8:05 am shelly leatham 4

My inspiration is Hawaiian Oasis!!! We try to make everything look tropical and enticing!
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May 23, 2014 at 8:50 am D Schmidt 10

The item that inspires me the most is definitely the Santa Barbara Outdoor Glider Settee

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May 23, 2014 at 8:50 am D Schmidt 11

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May 23, 2014 at 9:40 am Ellie W 13

I love the Crimson Bloom Art outdoor painting. I love the colors, and would like to create a space on my patio around it to imitate a lush tropical garden.

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May 23, 2014 at 9:48 am Ellie W 19
May 23, 2014 at 11:05 am Kristen 20

I’m all about the lighting…I love string lights and lanterns.

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May 23, 2014 at 11:07 am Kristen 21
May 23, 2014 at 4:25 pm Amanda Sakovitz 22

My inspiration is tranquility. I love blues.

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May 23, 2014 at 4:26 pm Amanda Sakovitz 23

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May 23, 2014 at 6:20 pm Deb moretti 28
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May 23, 2014 at 6:24 pm Deb moretti 30

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May 23, 2014 at 6:30 pm Deb moretti 33

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May 23, 2014 at 7:42 pm Thomas Murphy 34

My inspiration is the beach and ocean.

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May 23, 2014 at 7:43 pm Thomas Murphy 35

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May 23, 2014 at 7:46 pm Thomas Murphy 38

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May 23, 2014 at 7:53 pm Janice Cooper 40

I would like something that makes you feel peaceful and soothes you like a nice water feature and colorful cushions for the patio furniture. Make it my tropical oasis.

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May 23, 2014 at 7:54 pm Janice Cooper 41

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May 23, 2014 at 7:56 pm Janice Cooper 43

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May 23, 2014 at 7:59 pm Janice Cooper 45
May 23, 2014 at 10:27 pm Lori K. 46

My inspiration for my outdoor oasis is serene and calm with lots of blues and greens.

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May 24, 2014 at 5:34 am Kelly D 50

My inspiration is the Sunflower Mosaic Accent Table. I would like to incorporate a lot of flowers and bright colors into my backyard oasis.

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May 24, 2014 at 8:26 am Amanda Sakovitz 55
May 24, 2014 at 8:38 am Deb moretti 56
May 24, 2014 at 1:22 pm Jaclyn Reynolds 57

My inspiration comes from bright spring and summer blooming flowers and the woods. I would love a cozy seating area in the woods in our yard!

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May 24, 2014 at 1:22 pm Jaclyn Reynolds 58

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May 24, 2014 at 2:35 pm Gina M 60

My inspiration comes from the vibrant spring blooms, blue sky, and green grass. I love bold and bright colors, and would love to bring them into my deck decor with new pillows and cushions!

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May 24, 2014 at 2:36 pm Gina M 61

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May 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm Thomas Murphy 63
May 24, 2014 at 4:49 pm Ellie W 64
May 24, 2014 at 5:30 pm Amy Orvin 65

My inspiration is the red mosaic table and serving dishes. I’d love to add that to my back porch along with a string of lights and tiki torches.

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May 25, 2014 at 8:13 am Deb moretti 77
May 25, 2014 at 8:41 am Amanda Sakovitz 78
May 25, 2014 at 10:21 am Ashley C 79

My inspiration is lots of flowers and earthy elements. I like to feel immersed in nature when I’m in my backyard.

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May 25, 2014 at 11:31 am Ellie W 80
May 25, 2014 at 12:36 pm Thomas Murphy 81
May 25, 2014 at 1:12 pm Jessie C. 82

I like the colorful oasis. Bright and bold colors.

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May 25, 2014 at 2:46 pm Calli 87

my inspiration is coastal living, here in socal, we love the ocean and try to bring that into our outdoor space.

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May 25, 2014 at 6:05 pm Janice Cooper 88
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May 25, 2014 at 8:56 pm Lori K. 90
May 26, 2014 at 5:37 am Claudia 91

My inspirations is from the weather and bright colors.
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May 26, 2014 at 5:38 am Claudia 92

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May 26, 2014 at 7:42 am Deb moretti 97
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May 26, 2014 at 3:45 pm Ellie W 100
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May 27, 2014 at 8:05 am shelly leatham 104
May 27, 2014 at 8:34 am Amanda Sakovitz 105
May 27, 2014 at 9:46 am Ellie W 106
May 27, 2014 at 1:38 pm Deb moretti 107
May 27, 2014 at 3:02 pm rachel 108

I get inspired by luscious vegetable gardens.

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May 27, 2014 at 4:46 pm Janice Cooper 109
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May 27, 2014 at 8:19 pm Lori K. 112
May 27, 2014 at 10:48 pm Ashley Tucker 113

My inspiration is from bright flowers.

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May 28, 2014 at 7:19 am Deb moretti 118
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May 28, 2014 at 12:25 pm Lori K. 120
May 28, 2014 at 12:34 pm Thomas Murphy 121
May 28, 2014 at 12:45 pm Melanie Montgomery 122

My outdoor space is inspired by a Moroccan theme.

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May 28, 2014 at 1:59 pm Elisabeth 123

I draw inspiration from anything Moroccan!

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May 28, 2014 at 5:15 pm Tabathia B 128

I draw inspiration from an outdoor movie setting, I love the idea of big pillow cushions, blankets and lawn chairs in vibrant colors and dim lights to watch movies outside

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May 28, 2014 at 5:16 pm Tabathia B 129
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May 28, 2014 at 6:36 pm Janice Cooper 134
May 28, 2014 at 7:40 pm alaine 135

I love the summer stripes dinnerware.

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May 29, 2014 at 8:32 am Elisabeth 137
May 29, 2014 at 12:05 pm Meena R 138

I take my inspiration from a relaxing waterfall. I would have a small pond with the water trickling as well as stepping stones leading across my lawn. I’d put in a few lawn ornaments and bricks to make it look serene and peaceful.

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May 29, 2014 at 12:06 pm Meena R 139

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May 29, 2014 at 12:12 pm Meena R 143
May 29, 2014 at 1:11 pm Amanda Sakovitz 144
May 29, 2014 at 1:18 pm Tara 145

I draw inspiration from the beach! Love the calmness and colors.

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May 29, 2014 at 5:02 pm Deb moretti 149
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May 29, 2014 at 5:34 pm Krista M. 152

My biggest inspiration is the beach… love the blues and greens paired with neutrals.

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May 29, 2014 at 6:05 pm Janice Cooper 155
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May 30, 2014 at 9:47 am Elisabeth 160
May 30, 2014 at 11:17 am amanda whiltey 161

my outdoor oasis is inspired by the beach since we live right near one.

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May 30, 2014 at 12:56 pm Thomas Murphy 166
May 30, 2014 at 2:14 pm ellen casper 167

My inspiration would be a a Tuscan theme

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May 30, 2014 at 4:22 pm Ellie W 176
May 30, 2014 at 4:47 pm Janice Cooper 177
May 30, 2014 at 6:25 pm shelly leatham 178
June 5, 2014 at 6:13 pm anabela 179

esta preciosa tu decoracion me encanto y mi inspiracion seria decorar una mesa asi,

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