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. I also have brown wicker and love it. Last year I finally found covers and ordered from the coverstore.com.
    They are very sturdy and have held up well.

  2. Barbara Moore says

    LOVE the sofa! You’d never know everything was purchased separately. I see lots of lovely evenings in your future. I’ve always loved Plow and Hearth. Heading over now to sign up.

  3. This looks so lovely!

  4. It all looks just so pretty. You are ready for summer and you both or should I say all three … Miss Molly ….of you will love it ! Such a great giveaway ! Thanks for a chance to win !

  5. Carolee Fairbanks says

    Your deck looks lovely…I am also in the process of starting our deck for this year, although we are a little later in Kansas! Thanks for the Plow and Hearth give away!

  6. Love your deck space! We live in Maryland so the weather is still iffy and our pollen hasn’t quite started yet, so we haven’t done any good spring outdoor cleaning yet. Just a few pieces have been cleaned so we can use them on the nicer days. Looking forward to warmer weather and being outside more. Enjoy the week!

  7. Debra Schramm says

    Your deck looks great! I’ve always been hesitant to try outdoor rugs on my deck. I just can’t imagine them holding up very long on an uncovered deck.

    • HI, Debra, I take these rugs in during winter months, but you’d be surprised at how well they hold up. The rug on my patio space which I’ll be sharing that cleaning soon, I’ve had for at least 4 years and I pressure washed it to get another season out of it. It’s been outside since we moved in almost 2 years ago. After pressure washing it looks great again!

  8. The first thing I thought when I saw your sofa was it’s big enough for a good nap! Your deck looks wonderful, in all my favorite colors. Are you still getting pollen? Ours is just getting cranked up good. I see we are both under a severe weather alert today, so maybe the rain will wash a lot of it away. Rhoda, do you know about Museum Gel to help hold things securely on your baker’s rack? It was designed by a museum to hold precious objects down during earthquakes. It works great and then a little twist pops the item right off.

    • Hi, Roxanne, we are getting pollen a lot! I’m just going to deal with it and will do a final blowing and cleaning off when it’s finally done. We have birch tree things that will be falling too, so I’m going to keep the furniture covered up when we’re not out there for now. Lots of rain too, so it does help with the pollen. I have heard about museum gel, but don’t know where to get it. I’ll have to look it up, it would help in a lot of spots. Thanks for stopping by, that sofa is superb!

  9. Carol Heffner says

    It looks great! Love your colors as they are what we decorate our deck in too! I add a lot of purple and lavender flowers! Planted front porch and deck this week getting ready for Easter!
    The sofa being full size will be a nice addition!
    We love Plow and Hearth too!

  10. Corena K Kleintop says

    Love your deck. Plow and harth has some really unique things. The wicker sofa looks awesome.

  11. Cher Hamer says

    I entered to win! Great giveaway.

  12. Beautiful outside. Spring has sprung.

  13. I am planning to plant gardenias this year around our screend porch, can’t wait to get them blooming. They are one of our favorite flowers and when they boolm, aw the fragrance!

    Love your deck, nice : )

    • Hi, Rhonda, that sounds great, I can’t wait to get more plants in our back yard too, we want to add more more more!

  14. Your deck looks great! I love the blue and green!

  15. Your deck is beautiful!

  16. Carol (Lewis) Griffin says

    Beautiful! The pollen has almost gone here in Murrells Inlet, SC and I cannot wait to get our house pressure washed especially all the windows, decks and covered porch which we use a lot. Love Plow and Hearth!

    • Pressure washing sure makes a difference, just finished our lower patio getting it all cleaned up and it looks so much better!

  17. We set up our deck last week. Then the puppy chewed one of the cushions – ugh. Maybe Plow and Hearth has replacement cushions that will fit that chair. Thanks!

  18. I totally love your outdoor living space. It’s so inviting. And your choice of colors are so beautiful. The pollen is in full force here in Southeast Tennessee. …maybe this rain today will help wash it all away. Thank you for the chance to win the gift card. I just entered the give away.
    I so enjoy reading your blog each day. Keep up the good work. HAPPY SPRING! !

    • Thank you so much, Sue! The pollen is not going anywhere soon, but I just have to deal with it for now.

  19. Your deck looks so fresh & inviting! I would like to buy replacement cushions like the thick ones on your wicker sofa but I’m not seeing them on Plow & Hearth’s site. Any suggestions?

    • HI, Sheila, I’m not sure where to look for thicker cushions like on the sofa. Hopefully a Google search will bring up some options.


    Your porch is so pretty ,,,So is Miss Holly she is PRECIOUS….Tjanks for the giveaway…

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