A Cozy Christmas on the Patio


Hello there! Hopefully you’re not tired of Christmas inspiration yet, as today I’m sharing my final Christmas tour with you as part of Krista’s Seasonal Simplicity Series! If you’re coming here from A Place of My Taste, welcome. But wherever you’ve come from, I’m so glad you’ve stopped by.

Today I’m doing something special, something I’ve wanted to do for awhile now. I’m sharing our patio dressed in some simple holiday spirit! Because I’m in California, it’s actually possible for us to sit outside some nights and enjoy the cool night air, some Christmas tunes, and a glass of wine. Of course, we need a heavy sweater and some blankets, but it is another way of enjoying the season. We have so many hot days and nights all summer and fall that I’m happy to take advantage of the one perk we have!

There’s a special glow this time of year unlike any other. Something magical happens when we slow down and enjoy the season, rather than rushing around. And this year I’m really trying to capture some of that magic. Especially since many years the season has flown by in a blur, and I’m left with a feeling that it went way too quickly.


cozy Christmas patio wicker chairs farmhouse table white lights garland and white roses romantic holiday decorI brought a small tree out here, and also added strings of white lights to the citrus trees and around the fountain.


cozy Christmas patio white roses in champagne bucket on farmhouse table in the gardenCedar garland and silver mercury ornaments create some seasonal cheer without too much fuss.


cozy Christmas patio white lights romantic ambiance outsideI plopped some white roses in a vintage champagne bucket to make it feel a little special. And if you wanted to use this idea for a table inside, you could simply add some placemats and silverware and you’re all set. Casual but chic – and easy!


cozy Christmas patio fur blanket on wicker chair with white roses and wineFaux fur blankets keep us cozy – at least until it gets too chilly and we have to go in!


cozy Christmas patio candles and ornaments on table with roses gorgeous holiday table


cozy Christmas patio with white roses in champagne bucket candles and silver ornamentsAnd of course, lots of candles are a must!


cozy Christmas patio candles glowing white lights romantic holiday table


cozy Christmas patio white lights with roses and ornaments outside holiday table


cozy Christmas patio warm and romantic holiday table outside


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Here’s hoping you can capture some holiday magic, too. Whether that’s sitting outside by the fountain, around a roaring fire, or just by the tree in your living room….




cozy Christmas on the patio romantic table setting outside gorgeous holiday decor


Make sure to stop by my friend Bre at Rooms for Rent next – and some of the other fabulous tours sharing today!



Rooms FOR Rent
Stacy Risenmay
Jenna Kate at Home

Sand & Sisal
Paint Me Pink
Place of My Taste
Maison de Cinq

And the sharing continues all week long!


The Happy Housie
House of Wood
Inspiration for Moms
Town and Country Living
In My Own Style

The Turquoise Home
Amber Tysl
Deeply Southern Home
Tauni Everett


Sincerely, Marie Designs
Satori Design for Living
Finding Silver Pennies
Willow Street Interiors
Confessions of a Serial DIYer

Happy Happy Nester
Life is a Party
Two Twenty One
Tatertots and Jello


Lemon Thistle
So Much Better With Age
Taryn Whiteaker
Love Create Celebrate
Rambling Renovators

Clean and Scentsible
House by Hoff
A Pretty Life
Modern Glam


The Happy Housie
Home Made Lovely
Maison de Pax
Just a Girl and Her Blog
Hallstrom Home

Jamie Costiglio
Sawdust 2 Stitches
The DIY Mommy
Summer Adams
All Things With Purpose




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  1. Christiane Lavoie says:

    Lovely patio, enjoy. It is not possible in Eastern Canada.

    1. Thank you so much! I would love to have snow but since that is impossible, I’m embracing what we do have;)

      Happy Holidays!


  2. Oh the outdoor living in sunny California….so beautiful Sheila! As I write, I am overlooking a pretty snowy backyard…the ice should be clearing soon and then I can break out of the house!….Have a most Merry week Sheila!!

    1. Aww, it’s so funny how the grass is always greener isn’t it?! I would LOVE some snow – any snow!! Believe me, it doesn’t feel Christmas-y if it’s in the 70s!! That’s why I decided to embrace what we have you know?!

      Wishing you a very merry one Shirley!


  3. Stunning! I can’t even imagine spending Christmas on the patio. Thank you for sharing your home on the house tour.

    1. Aww thank you Krista! I know – it is ridiculous! But since I long for the white stuff so much, I figured I should take advantage of what I have, haha!

      Thank you again for having me on the tour. It was a pleasure:)

      And Merry Christmas to you!


  4. It is beautiful! I wish we could still use our patio in the winter. It is currently covered in snow. Love the metallic touches 🙂

    1. Yes, this is clearly not possible where there is snow! But, I’m always so sad that we don’t have that beautiful, classic White Christmas so I figure this is the only perk we have, haha! Thanks for your kind words and for stopping by Stacy!