Spring Living on the Deck {Giveaway}

This post is sponsored by Plow and Hearth. Giveaway is closed. 

Good morning and welcome to a new week! It’s a busy week for me. My sister and I are heading to New Orleans on Thursday for a long weekend with Lauren and her family, celebrating that baby Iris’s third birthday. She’s not a baby anymore! Looking forward to a few days down there this time of year. Spring in New Orleans is perfect timing!

Today I’ve got a fun treat to share with you and a giveaway too, so be sure and stay with me to the bottom so you can get in on this one. I am so fortunate to get to work with some of the best companies and brands around and today I’m partnering with Plow and Hearth to share some of what they have for spring outdoor lounging.

Do you know Plow and Hearth? I’ve known about them for years and here’s a little more about them, from their website:

What began as a small retail store in Madison, Virginia in 1980 has grown into 25 retail stores and a multi-channel online and catalog business. Through the years, we’ve remained dedicated to our guiding principles: we treat our customers like neighbors and friends and offer quality products backed by our full satisfaction guarantee.

I can’t tell you how thrilled we are to get to try out one of their outdoor wicker sofas to add to our deck space. What a difference it’s going to make for us out there on the deck now. I have been wanting a full sized sofa out there for a long time and luckily we have the room.

I partnered with Plow and Hearth to add the new full size wicker sofa as well as the floral rugs. Having those cushy rugs underfoot is also a great way to add softness and comfort to a deck space.

I have one side of the deck set up as sitting and one side for eating outdoors and it works great for us. The rugs are 5×7 and both of them fit our 14×14′ deck just fine.

I’ve had the rest of these outdoor wicker pieces, some for years and some I got last year. I love that I chose dark brown faux wicker for an outdoor space like this as it wears really well. I’ve learned that anything white or too light just gets dirty outdoors.

All of these brown wicker pieces flow so well together even thought they are all from different brands. But this Plow and Hearth sofa is definitely capturing our hearts. The navy blue cushions are a nice complement to all the other fabrics I already had out there and it’s an outdoor fabric so will clean up really nice.

Coming out the back door, I also added a Plow and Hearth small matching floral rug to the back door which is nice too for brushing dirt off shoes.

We have enjoyed this deck space so much since I got it all set up last year for our first summer on the deck.

This space is a mix of things from all over and pieces I’ve had for a long time too like that vintage bakers rack.

The sofa is very well built with a steel frame and faux wicker covering it. Those cushions are firm and very comfy.

You can bet there will be some nap taking happening on the new sofa. It’s a huge change from the little loveseat we had there last year. The loveseat moved to the patio below for extra seating down there.

All the birch trees are just now budding out with new leaves, but we’ve had some really nice spring weather already and have enjoyed some days on the deck. When it rains, I’ve got covers for all my pieces and I just pop covers on the sofa, chairs and table to keep it nice and dry during bad weather.

It’s such a cozy sofa and full size is the bomb out here. I have plenty of room to lay down completely with room to spare. Mark and I even both laid down on it over the weekend, him at one end and me at the other.

I went ahead and took a chance with my annual flowers and planted my planters. I love plants and flowers this time of year and love adding them to the deck space.

It’s not so hard to keep them watered here on the deck and last year we had a lot of rain so that helped too.

Watching the flowers get bigger is one of my favorite summer pastimes!

I’ve got some herbs on that planter on the table, oregano, basil, and cilantro.

Miss Holly loves her condo on the deck.

This deck space has exceeded our expectations for outdoor living and the new sofa from Plow and Hearth has really helped in that department. We love having this space to enjoy in the afternoons and evening hours. Those lights on the deck will be lit up more and more this year and we’re about to start the under deck project below the deck with a screened porch. Can’t wait for that and of course, I’ll be sharing it with all of you.

In the meantime, here’s some really fun news for you, my readers!  Plow and Hearth is giving ONE of you the chance to shop their fabulous website and choose something for yourself, with a $250 gift card.

All you have to do is visit Plow and Hearth and sign up for their emails at their website. They will be choosing one winner of the $250 spending spree and I’ll announce it here on my blog.

You have to sign up there to be eligible to win! 

Click over to Plow and Hearth to sign up right now and be eligible to win this fantastic giveaway! I’m so happy to be able to share great brands with all of you and Plow and Hearth is one of those. 

I’d love for you to comment here as well. Are you getting ready for spring and summer outdoor living too?

- Rhoda


  1. Love all the colors you have chosen. It looks very inviting 🙂

  2. Your pots of annuals are making me even more anxious to get mine started. I am in South Central Missouri, so I’m making myself wait at least a couple more weeks. Your deck looks so pretty!! Thanks for the introduction to Plow & Hearth, I’m looking forward to seeing all they have to offer.

  3. Hi Rhoda!!

    What a beautifully put together back deck!! I love the colours very much!! Love the couch and chairs but my favourite item(Which is really hard to choose because I love everything on your deck.) on the deck besides your beautiful Miss Holly, is the bakers rack. I love the colour!!

    Have a great week Rhoda!!


  4. Sharon Lynn says

    Your lovely porch is inspiring me Rhoda! Everything here needs pressure washing and I hate my pressure washer. Never heard of Plow and Hearth. Checking out their site. Love that sofa!

    • Hi, Sharon, we just got a new pressure washer that I’ll be sharing soon and it really was easy to operate. Got our patio all done last weekend myself.

  5. Debbie White says

    Your deck looks so nice! 😊

  6. I feel the same way as the comment from Marilyn. We usually wait until after Mother’s Day to plant annuals due to the danger of frost. We are in the Sierra foothills in California. I can’t wait to see some color after a long winter!

  7. Your deck is beautiful! Love your selections! When will the winner be announced?

    • I think Plow and Hearth is leaving this open for a couple of weeks, so as soon as I know, I’ll announce it!

  8. Diane Taylor says

    Happy spring Rhoda – yes, it is time to get outside! I bought my husband a new power washer for Christmas and I must say, we have put it to good use the last 2 weekends. There is nothing like seeing instant satisfaction while you power wash 🙂 Our home in Baltimore is very small and outdated but we also have a beach home in West Ocean City MD that we love (we bought it with insurance money when my son passed away in 2012). I can’t wait to get out there and power wash all the things. We need new deck furniture so I will be sure to check out Plow and Hearth!

    Your deck looks beautiful! I would spend a lot of time out there for sure!

  9. The sofa looks very inviting and comfy!

  10. Elizabeth Logan says

    Thank you Rhoda for the Giveaway opportunity! I love your outdoor space and I’d LOVE to win this gift card since I have a new patio to use this summer. You can bet I’m going to be shopping their website for some ideas for my space. We’ve had 4 beautiful spring days but sadly there is SNOW in the forecast for the next few days. I’m so sad! 🙁

  11. Love your furniture! We just had a new deck built and I’ve been looking all over for inspiration for our new patio furniture. I really like your rug!

  12. hi i love your blog and getting your emails but i havent received any for a few months. i am minimizing social media and stopped visiting pinterest and instagram so email is my only access to bloggers, i hope you consider emails again!

    • Hi, June, my new posts go out every time I post via email, so I haven’t changed any of that. I can see your email and just checked my email list and you are still on there, so I’m not sure why you wouldn’t be getting them. Looks like you’re signed up just fine, I wonder if it’s all of a sudden going to spam. Maybe check there and if you don’t see them, I can try to unsubscribe you and let you sign up again. Let me know!


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