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Tropical Summer Deck

With summer in full swing I figured it was time to share our “island get-away” with you!  Yes, I know there isn’t any sandy beach and water nearby but we have 2 fountains that gurgle and add that calming sound of running water.  That’s almost as nice, right? With limited time to travel, we do our best to make our own little sanctuary on our deck!

When it comes to privacy, condo living equals zero privacy! Because of this we put up a temporary bamboo “wall” every spring and block out the world…well sorta. We still hear all the kids and neighbors, but if we play island music really loud we can pretend we are far away!

Shopping at the Dollar Store is always one of our stops when shopping for our paradise.  We find excellent deals (you know… for a buck!) on flowers and odds and ends.  Next stop is Home Depot for inexpensive palms and a splurge on a tropical plant or two as well as the rolled bamboo fence (which will last a couple of seasons).

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The palm tree with Dollar Store flowers inserted into the soil and more flowers threaded through the bamboo.

 

 Tropical Deck Makeover~scrutinizinglife.com A few things from the party store can add just the right tropical flair to an island oasis at home!  www.scrutinizinglife.com

 

We have a very cool water spigot fountain in this picture along with more flowers and real green onions (plop your onion bulbs in water and have continuous onions all summer!).

 

 Tropical Deck Makeover~scrutinizinglife.com A few things from the party store can add just the right tropical flair to an island oasis at home!  www.scrutinizinglife.com

The tiki face with the lei are both from The Party Store.

 

A few things from the party store can add just the right tropical flair to an island oasis at home!  www.scrutinizinglife.com

 

Our 2nd water fountain, more flowers, a live flowering tree, strawberries and some chives.  The smaller tiki which eyes that glow in the dark came from The Party Store and the larger tiki from Lowes.  Next on the list was some string tiki lights, a couple of Dollar Store birds and it our condo paradise is finished!!

 

A few things from the party store can add just the right tropical flair to an island oasis at home!  www.scrutinizinglife.com

 
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