Pier 1 Imports has been one of my favorite stores for as long as I can remember. I was excited to work with Mom Central on this ambassadorship program with Pier 1 to help create a backyard oasis. I received product and a promotional item, but all opinions are my own.
Creating Our Backyard Oasis
Somewhere along the line early on in our relationship, Mike and I started a whole pirate theme. We got married on a pirate ship in Las Vegas and most of our backyard decorations have a pirate-type feel for the most part. While shopping at Pier 1 for my outdoor items, there were many items that would work well with our current setup.
Browsing the store can be a bit overwhelming. I love everything, so it’s hard to focus in on any one look. I have never been a person to really follow a theme. I tend to buy what I like and figure out where it looks best later. I am trying to get better at that!
When I brought home the goods Mike said, “Oooh, pirate stuff”, so I guess I did well. 😉 He had planned to have his friends over for dinner for a “fishing awards ceremony” so it worked out well. (That’s a whole separate topic, but his group has a yearly fishing trip and, yes, they have trophies.)
I had always wanted some fun outdoor lights, so I finally got some from Pier 1 and hung them in our screened-in porch. I love the way they look day and night.
The day we had the party was the hottest of days so far this year. After the horrid winter, I am not complaining. We just needed to plan accordingly. The drink dispenser that I got from Pier 1 came in handy. I added some cucumber and lemon to the fresh water and it was a hit. Even the little kids loved it. It was so refreshing and much needed.
The table the drink dispenser is sitting on is also from Pier 1. They have a wide variety of mosaic tables that are classy and unique. Plus, they are lower and make for great side tables.
Another nice touch we added was a votive holder. It has ocean-scented candles in it to add to the ambiance of our outdoor oasis. Oh, and I cannot forget my owl! I had to have this guy. He glows in the dark and everything!!
So, what do pirates serve for dinner?
Barrrghbecue. Sorry, that was so bad.
I set the table with our new place mats and we were ready to serve. Everyone had just gotten out of the pool so they were eager to dig in!
A great time was had by all and everyone complimented our additions to the decor. I had a blast shopping at Pier 1 and will surely be back soon. Just for the record, this swing is on my wishlist. I believe it’s a necessary addition to the oasis. 😉
Have you shopped at Pier 1 for backyard items?
Brigid OHara Koshko
Monday 30th of June 2014
Pier 1 is an awesome store. Any time I am looking for a unique or creative gift I always head there. They never disappoint me.
Saturday 28th of June 2014
Pier 1 is one my favorite stores too! Your pirate signs are cute and funny! I love the mosaic tables; they really add to the ambiance along with the glass drink dispenser. It looks very refreshing with the cucumbers and lemon added into the water. What a comfort in a hot summer day!
Saturday 28th of June 2014
I have not shopped at pier 1 in quite some time, but they have beautiful stuff and I would love to create an outdoor family oasis. You outdoor space can end up being the perfect getaway.
Kristin Wheeler (@MamaLuvsBooks)
Saturday 21st of June 2014
I LOVE Pier 1 Imports. It's right down the street from us, and they always have the most unique things. I love your finds.
Friday 20th of June 2014
Wow! What beautiful outdoor decor!