Home Decor, Outdoor Spaces

Over the weekend we went to the Gulf Coast.  The first weekend in May is usually bathing suit and boating weather, but not this year…even our tropical zone Alabama Gulf Coast city of Orange Beach was cloudy and cool last Friday.  We decided to check out a new local hot spot, The Gulf

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This outdoor restaurant/bar is situated on the beach at Alabama Point, 1 mile from the Florida state line where the panhandle of Florida meets the eastern edge of Alabama.

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One side of the entrance is flanked by this wall of bright green grass bordered by natural sea oats and grasses

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The entryway is through a boardwalk bordered by sky blue metal corrugated buildings that house the kitchen, equipment, and supplies. The buildings are actually 3 shipping containers that are stacked like giant legos.

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This light fixture was just vertical slats banded by 2 circles of wood.  It looked so cool!  Large chalkboards hung ready to announce specials

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The bar is just through the entry way on one side, and the friendly bartender greets you and gets busy fixing your libation of choice

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Passing the bar you arrive onto a large stepped wooden deck full of funky furniture and tables of all shapes and sizes.  Light bulbs are strung from tree to tree to light up the space at night

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Newly planted palm trees are everywhere and once they’re established their fronds will provide lots of shade from the Alabama summer sun. The furniture is an eclectic mix of vintage finds with an occasional rug and decorative accessory thrown in~

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Plants and grasses are potted in galvanized tins, barrels and other unexpected places.  There is a huge section of perfect bright green grass between the deck and the sand

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Beyond the sand is the water of Perdido Pass, the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico

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In the distance you can see the large Alabama Point bridge that connects these Alabama barrier islands, Pleasure Isle and Perdido Key,  on either side of Perdido Pass

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The deck steps are stamped with yellow stars and the restaurant’s logo

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Surf boards are casually leaning against palm tress and in corners and this grass walkway leads out to more seating on the beach

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Oversized couches and chairs invite you to lounge and relax. The beach in view across the water will be filled with swimmers and sunbathers as the temperature rises…

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It’s hard to imagine, on this gray, windy day,  that during the summer season the waters beyond will be full of fishing boats, big and small,  coming in and out of the Pass

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What a great chair!  This place is full of things that were rescued and given new life, and the energy just vibrates throughout the area with bright colors and funky decor

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There’s even an upper deck for dining and viewing!  Once we had thoroughly checked the place out we decided to get some lunch

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Fresh flowers in pretty bottles decorated the tables

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The menu is written on a large chalkboard.  Order here and find a seat and they will bring you your food

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We choose these comfortable chairs and table made out of a huge slice of a tree

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HH loves people watching so he was in heaven while we waited for our lunch to arrive


We choose simple lunch standbys of a hamburger and grilled cheese sandwich

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I was still snapping photos on my way out, there was fun decor in every space!

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I know we will be back often to enjoy this family friendly spot but I sure was glad I came on this quiet cloudy day with such a light crowd so I could take and share all these fabulous photos.

I got TONS of ideas for decorating our outdoor spaces I hope you did too!


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15 Responses to “Home Decor, Outdoor Spaces”
  1. What a fun place,Jenna. Loved seeing all the photos!

    BTW…I love people watching too.:-)

  2. Maureen says:

    Wow! Thanks! I have not been there yet. Can’t wait to go. Mo

  3. Kim Hood says:

    It looks like y’all had a perfect day! Yes, lots of inspiration there. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  4. I have never been up to this area or even the Florida panhandle. I would love to visit someday. Thanks for sharing.

  5. What a fantastic eatery!!! NOTHING even remotely close to that cool here in Kansas City!!!!

  6. What a great place! I LOVE those chairs you guys were sitting in! And the table too but those chairs are great!

  7. Mary says:

    What a fun spot for dining or a cocktail! Love the eclectic mix of furnishings and the fact that they used cargo containers! Love those chairs, I could sit and people watch endlessly 🙂

  8. It says a lot when a place instantly makes you smile – this place looks so fun, welcoming and colourful. Everything an outside space should be :O)

  9. Mona says:

    looks like a nice spot to eat…great pictures….
    Love, Mona

  10. What an interesting and eclectic place. Love the rugs. We were just in Fairhope, Alabama visiting friends. I love the Gulf coast and I think funky is way cool.

    I’m visiting from the Tablescaper. Hope you have a great weekend.

  11. What a lovely, charming spot to dine. I love those funky, mismatched furniture, the wooden deck and everything about it. And the fact that it’s by the water makes it so irresistable. I’m sure the food is as delicious as its surrounding:)

  12. TracyF. says:

    Isn’t it fun?!!! I live close-by and go here often. You did a great job of presenting what a neat place it is. Just don’t go there in the rain, or you’ll get very wet!

  13. RobinfromCA says:

    What a great place! Sofas on the beach and a wall made of grass are so much fun!

  14. Sarah says:

    What a clever design and use of materials. Thanks for taking us along. ‘-)

  15. This place looks so fun! Awesome people watching.

    Wonderful to have you at Oh,the PLACES I’ve been!

    – The Tablescaper

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