My Outdoor Oasis and Pier 1

My Outdoor Oasis and Pier 1

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Pier 1 Imports. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating.


It’s been years since I stepped inside a Pier 1. It was a store my grandmother would bring me to often as a child, but I never really thought I could afford any of it.

I was wrong.

I recently spent an hour inside our local store shopping for an “Outdoor Oasis” party.


Unfortunately my budget wasn’t large enough to snag some of this amazing outdoor furniture. The wicker wrap around sofa was calling my name. The combination of wicker and the bright greens and blues would be perfect for my back deck.

After a little daydreaming I was able to purchase several items that worked in well with my outdoor theme.

I had planned a simple gathering and planned on serving picnic type munchies. I set everything up under a big tree in our side yard for sun shelter. Because most of the activities I had planned occurred in my front yard/driveway and lasted well into the evening this was the perfect place for this particular party.


My favorite item purchased is the beverage tub. It is super versatile and the tray that sets in the base is removable so you can pass around treats or leave it in the base and store cups/etc. I couldn’t wait to use it and actually had it set up during our garage sale as well.



The outdoor lanterns not only kept the insects away with citronella candles, but helped with keeping the table illuminated enough to see the goodies into the evening hours.

The most frequented table after sunset was the smores table and being able to see what you are assembling was a nice plus.


My Outdoor Oasis includes friends, fire pits, bikes, scooters, pizza, chips, pop and smores. Oh, and a little outdoor theater projected onto the garage door doesn’t hurt either. I’m saving up to buy garden water features next because I find the sound of water relaxing. This was an amazingly relaxed experience and we already have plans to gather for another one very soon.

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  1. Pam Gurganus says

    I would love to have The Echo Beach Collection to help create my outdoor oasis!

  2. margaret peg m says

    i would definitely get the ‘bocce ball game’ set…i always wanted one of these!

  3. erin dear ( says

    I would love to have the Terracotta Gazing Frog for my flower bed!

  4. Jessie C. says

    Sunset Pier Chaise – Chestnut Brown would help us create outdoor oasis.

  5. md Kennedy says

    My backyard is full of trees so it can be dark. Therefore, a bunch of the Yellow Outdoor LED Candles would be great for creating my oasis.

  6. latanya says

    I like the mocha swingspan

  7. shelly peterson says

    I like the Sunny Floral Melamine Dinnerware and the outdoor Caliente Stripe Rug.

  8. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says

    I would love to have the whole Isabelle Collection!

  9. Kristen says

    I like the
    Ciudad Chaise – Mocha

  10. Seyma Shabbir says

    I love the sectionals like Ciudad Ottoman – Gray to help put together a seating arrangement.

  11. Danielle D says

    Cabana Geometric Pillow – Cobalt

  12. amy rouse says

    Lava Stone Monk with Flute would look great in my garden!

  13. Susan Christy says

    I don’t have much yard decor – I would get the Dragonfly Windchime.

  14. Christina Gould says

    I think the Ceramic Yoga Frog with Green Leaf and the Iron Frog Birdfeeder would help me create an outdoor oasis. Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. I absolutely love the all weather wicker furniture. Mine is looking so shabby!

  16. Ann Fantom says

    I like the Starburst Mosaic Hanging Lantern from Pier 1’s Outdoor Collection

  17. Amy Pratt says

    I would love to have the solar sun windchime.

  18. Serge B says

    A white Santa Barbara Dining Chair

  19. Denise S says

    I would get the Terracotta Turtle Birdbath for my yard.

  20. Margaret Smith says

    I would love the Hammered Flower Table

  21. April Brenay says

    love the faux croc teal tray!

  22. shaunie says

    the MontClair Ottoman and the Hammered Flower Table

  23. Cynthia C says

    The Ciudad Chaise – Mocha would be perfect for my deck.

  24. Geoff K says

    I’d love to get the Blue Reactive Ceramic Planter for our patio to add some color to the space!

  25. carol says

    I really like the watermelon collection of dishes and serving pieces

  26. carol says

    I really like the watermelon collection of dishes and serving pieces

  27. soha molina says

    I liek Ciudad Loveseat – Gray.

  28. Amanda Alvarado says

    We could use the Montclair Settee, Ottoman, Dining Table and Dining Armchairs for our outdoor oasis!

  29. Ashley C says

    I love the Neely Bistro Set in Peacock Blue, would look perfect in my backyard


  30. The Swingasan in Peacock , Echo Beach Chaise with Left Arm Facing , and Rania Table in Red would really help me create an outdoor oasis I’d never want to leave.

  31. Aly says

    I love the Starburst Mosaic Hanging Lantern.

  32. Vunda V says

    i love the terracotta turtle with baby, its SO cute – i love turtles 🙂

  33. Linda Szymoniak says

    I really like the oriental style lanterns. I have some already, but they are really worn and faded and I’d love to get new ones.

  34. Candice says

    I would love to have the Ciudad Loveseat – Gray with the Petals Lumbar Pillow – Tomato. This would make a very relaxing space in my backyard.

  35. Dee says

    I would love the Fairies & Bells Windchime and the Swingasan in Daisy! 🙂

  36. Cynthia R says

    I would love some pretty wicker chairs, perhaps in mocha.

  37. Crystal F says

    I think the Blue Wall Flower would look lovely beside our door. Thank you!

  38. heather eg kaufman says

    I like the Ciudad Loveseat – Mocha.

  39. Amy Orvin says

    I would love the Medium Jeweled Lantern – Black to create my oasis.

  40. Devon F says

    Love this dinnerware! Sunny Floral Melamine Dinnerware

  41. Megan Parsons says

    I love the Hayworth Jewelry Armoire – Silver

  42. Betty B. says

    I would love the Santa Barbara Armchair – Mocha and Citronella Sizzlewick™ Candle – Turquoise.

  43. Sarah L says

    I like the Caravan Gem Hanging Floor Lantern
    Thanks for the contest.

  44. janna johnson says

    I love the outdoor lanterns!

  45. AmySD says
  46. Birdiebee says

    The Swingasan® – Peacock chair would be the beginning of creating an outdoor oasis for me.

  47. Tiffany Schmidt says

    I love the little watermelon bowls!

  48. Michelle Weaver says

    I would like the dragonfly chimes for outdoors.

  49. Lisa Jones says

    Oh how I would love to have an out door sectional, we have even thought about making one from some of the diy things on pintrest but just arent sure where to find some of the needed supplies, but looking at some of the gorgeous ones that they have I think I may have found a better solution lol

  50. Katherine says

    I love this swing Double Swingasan® – Mocha

  51. Michelle C says

    I would love the Hammered Glass Drink Dispenser with Stand. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  52. Hailey Bond says

    I would love to have the Calliope Rugs outside my home!

  53. jillian warner says

    outdoor lanterns

  54. kim says

    I think the Swingasan – Circles swing would make my perfect oasis

  55. Lisa V. says

    I would like some outdoor LED candles.

  56. Monique Rizzo says

    The light up palm tree, perfect for our last day of school sleepover my daughter is having.

  57. Ceinwyn says

    I love the turquoise melamine dinner plates they look so elegant for outdoor dishes!

  58. Robin says

    I would love to get the Santa Barbara Armchair – Mocha

  59. Jillian T says

    I would love to have the Ciudad Chaise – Gray for my Outdoor Oasis.

  60. Betsy Barnes says

    I would love to have the Hamburger Condiment Spinner. It is so cute, plus, it has the perfect amount of spaces for all of our favorite burger toppings 🙂

  61. Jill Myrick says

    I would love to have the Beverage Tub in Red from Pier 1.


  62. Rosanne says

    I like the Mosaic bottle lamp and and the Amalie folding bench.

  63. joni says

    I love the peacock swing. It is so nice.

  64. Erica C. says

    I like the Montclair ottoman.

  65. Shawna O says

    I’d Love to have the Sunset Pier Round Table – Chestnut Brown 60″ and the Sunset Pier Dining Chairs – Chestnut Brown for dinning outside in the backyard – we’ve been having a lot of BBQ’s this year!

  66. Karen Drake says

    I would love to have the Mocha Swingasan® for my patio.

  67. Pam Hoffman says

    Outdoor patio lanterns would be a nice decoration and useful for more light

  68. Stephanie Galbraith says

    I like the Ciudad Deluxe sectional – Mocha.

  69. Jennifer says

    The Aluminum Tilting Umbrella in Aqua would keep the sun out of our faces when we are having a party.

  70. Cheryl Billings says

    I would love the Herb Stakes Set for my garden!

  71. Teresa Thompson says

    I would love to have the Swingasan® – Daisy.

  72. Tammie Venne says

    I would like one of the chaise chairs

  73. Misha Estrada says

    I like the Love Birds Doormat.

  74. Mihaela Day says

    I like the Sunny Floral Melamine Dinnerware 🙂

  75. Tracy Pryor says

    I like the San Martin Chair – Ocean.

  76. tina reynolds says

    I am in love with the Butterfly Rugs

  77. vickie turner says

    Papasan, Swingasan®, Sunasan™

  78. jules m. says

    i’d love the Ciudad Chaise – Mocha 🙂

  79. Jennifer Reed says

    An item from the Outdoor Collection would help me create my outdoor oasis from Pier 1 would be the Redmond Stripe outdoor cushions.

  80. I LOVE the Swingasan® – Peacock, that would look awesome in my back yard! Thanks for the giveaway!

  81. Bryan E. says

    What ? “This giveaway ended at 11:59 PM EST on June 16, 2014.”

    It is only just now 11:00 PM ET !!!

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