I usually work on my computer in the dining room next to the French doors that I’m sure at one time went right outside to the patio. Eventually that patio in our cute 50s house was made into[ an enclosed porch. David and I have been talking for a couple years about making that porch, which is now a storage space, back into a usable area. A drive past Pier 1 ushered in some inspiration!
I checked out Pier 1 on line and WOW is there ever some great inspiration there. There is sweet wicker and rattan furniture that’s actually indoor/outdoor furniture. That means we could use it in the yard when it’s sunny but not too warm, maybe with a patio umbrella, also available at Pier 1. When it’s hotter, or at night after the mosquitoes come out, we could use the sake furniture on the enclosed porch with the ceiling fan on. There are so many reasonable priced choices! I had my eye on a wicker living set for that room, which includes a sweet coffee table, couch and chair, but they have patio dining sets too, great for games night outside! But then, I was caught by the papasan!
Papasan chairs, the big bowl chairs with the padded cushions, were introduced to the United States in the 1950s, when our house was built! What a great idea! Big comfy chairs with plush cushions in a more updated stele. What a perfect fit! The 2011 offering in the papasan line include an ottoman, double papasan couch, even a matching table. What a great way to give that enclosed patio a period look, yet with a modern pizzazz!
One last note I’ll mention is Pier 1 Tweetups. There were four spring Tweetups in Dallas, Atlanta, New York City and Orlando. At a Tweetup, Pier 1 reps, bloggers and customers gather at a local Pier 1 and have a meet and greet with gifts and prizes and an opportunity to see what Pier 1 has to offer and let them know what you like! If they have a Tweetup in the greater Toledo area I plan to be there and I hope if you’re in the area, you do too!
I’ve always love Pier1 for gifts, special things and for finding that one or two things that change the dull into the WOW! Now is a good time for some WOW!