Friday, July 1, 2016

Bringing Out the Red, White and Blue

Happy July!!
Where did June go?

We're about to celebrate 
Independence Day 2016
then the remainder of the summer seems to fly by.

I don't do a lot of patriotic decorating,
but I do like to highlight a few areas of my home 
using treasures from my stash of reds, whites and blues.

I always say,
"The welcome begins at the front door"

Most of you have seen my door urn,
 the one  I change with the seasons, 
well ~
 it gets a little patriotic pop
 by adding ribbon and stars.

Wood and fabric stars with buttons are added to the top.

Americana ribbon is added by creating a fluffy bow
to the base.

To my front red bench, I simply added a flag pillow 
a few little flags in the basket of boxwood and hydrangea.

Easy and not expensive.
By adding little flags here and there, you have instant 4th of July decorating.

Walking inside, I like to have a little seasonal greeting as well.
By placing a few flag stars in the large urn of greens,
it's fast quick and has holiday impact.
I might add, accents usually look better in odd numbers.

To the coat stand,
I simply fill a large metal tussie with a few summer flowers
 and a flag topped with my cowgirl hat.
It's Texas you know!!!

Another quick decorating accent
is to just add double  ribbons tied around a candle with a natural wood star held in place
with a sticky dot. 
The dot makes it easy to change out after the holiday without gluing to the ribbon or candle.
I placed the candle on a red transferware plate 
and it's ready to enjoy.
By the way,
this is a luminary candle on a timer.
Do you have these?
I've enjoyed these for years and have them all around the cottage.
It looks so real when flickering
and the timer setting is perfect.

To the right of the entrance is the dining room.

Here I simply pulled out my red and blue vintage dishes
for the table, hutch and inside cabinet display.

For the centerpiece, I  added red, white and blue ribbon tied to 
three little white birds placed on a red transfer plate for instant
Patriotic style all displayed on my metal cake plate.
To the base I add a wreath of evergreen.

To my basket weave plates by Waverly, 
I added  vintage Blue Willow bowls
and vintage red goblets.

The napkins are a set I hand stitched for my Blue Willow collection.
Sorry I didn't get a better pic of those, but you get the idea.

Inside the hutch I mix red, white and blue treasures.

Vintage platters, soup tureen and cups add to the theme.

And of course, white roosters love to stand here among the pretties.


To the hutch top, I arrange a few more vintage treasures with ribbon,
lace and America wood flag word plaque.

So you see I make it easy and quick using what I have on hand.
By just adding ribbons, candles and flags to the mix it works.
Through the kitchen and out to the patio, I do the same.
It's just enough without being too much!

Thanks for sharing and stopping by to view some red, white and blue.

Do you decorate for the 4th of July?

I'd love to hear how you accent your home.

Have a great weekend and Happy 4th of July.

See you soon.


TexWisGirl said...

i like your button stars and the flag pillow. the ribbons are a nice, easy touch.

Mrs. W. said...

Dear Celeste,

Everything looks so festive! I love the red, white, and blue dishes - Lovely! What a treat to be at your home for the 4th of July.


Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Celeste,
So festive and pretty. Happy 4th. Enjoy.

Unknown said...

Ooohhhh, you got me with the red, white and blue dishes!
Everything is so beautiful and festive.
Happy 4th
Hugs, Gee

Ginny said...

Lovely as usual Celeste! I live vicariously through your decor! I love everything you do to make your home so beautiful!
Happy Fourth of July! God bless America!

Patti said...

Everything is beautiful---very simple, yet elegant.

Your red bench is beyond gorgeous. I love it!

Happy 4th, my friend.


Stacey said...

Very pretty! You do more than I do. This celebration day always creeps up on me. I love the way you combined dishes and the wreath too. :)

Joy Junktion said...

Your home is so lovely, Celeste! I like using the red and blue transferware together in the cabinet! I usually decorate a bit but didn't really have the energy this year, so just a couple of little things and that's it. Less that I have to put away next month :) Have a great Independence Day! Blessings, Cindy xo

Jill said...

Everything looks so lovely! Your dishes are so beautiful, have a wonderful 4th of July!


Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful decorations, enjoy the holiday weekend, hugs, Valerie


Pretty Celestine everything looks so festive and full of joy at your end. Love the entrance, bow and pillow... very patriotic!
Your tablescape is gorgeous too, I specially love the pedestal cake plate.
Enjoy your 4th. of July weekend.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Very festive! I don't decorate for the 4th, though my colors of flowers outside are red, white and blue. Have a wonderful 4th weekend!

Anna said...

Beautiful decorations !!!! All the details are perfect to celebrate the 4th of July !!!!

craftyles said...

Hi Celeste, I love all your patriotic touches. I really love your blue and red tablescape. The little flags and ribbons make your home so festive. Happy Fourth!

Sue Kosec said...

So very, very festive and a perfect way to show your American spirit!

How do I decorate for the fourth of July? Can you believe this year we're all decked out in beige - as in moving boxes. Well, in some of them there's some red, some white and some blue. Have to do this year.

Celebrate big!

Dorthe said...

Amazing front door decoration Celeste, so beautiful, and love the bench with pillow and basket.
Also your room looks so happy in red ,blue and white and the table so wonderfully inviting, dear. Happy 4`th of July .

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your patriotic touches are so pretty and easy, Celeste. I love all your transfer ware in your dining room so very much. Yes, I do add touches around my house. My kitchen table has patriotic decor and my mantle does, too. I also changed out the covers on my pillows to red and white ticking that I made and I have a cross stitched pillow that I made long ago.
Happy 4th to you and your sweetie! Love and hugs, Kitty

Conniecrafter said...

It all looks wonderfully festive for the 4th!! I like your wooden America sign! The way you combined your red and blue dinner ware with the red glasses is so neat too! I think my favorite is the wooden stars with the fabric, so pretty!!
I do have quite a few items that I usually put out but since we don't have a basement everything is stored in my garage and since the kids moved in most of their stuff is in there so I can't get to my decorations this year. It has been so busy and tiring lately that I don't know if I would even have the energy to get it all out even if I could.
Hope you enjoy a terrific weekend, we are in for storms all weekend :(

Debbie Harris said...

For not doing much your home looks lovely and with just enough pop to enjoy the celebrations of this time of year.
Your front door is most welcoming,Celestina.

Have a blessed weekend~

Art and Sand said...

Oh, my! Such lovely patriotic ideas.

Have a great 4th of July weekend.

Red Rose Alley said...

All the red, white, and blue around your home is festive and patriotic, Celestina. I especially like that red bench with the flag pillow, so charming. The red goblets and dishes add a little extra something too. And the blue and white rooster is soooo cute.

Happy Fourth of July, my friend.

love, ~Sheri

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Every things looks so festive - great job of decorating. I didn't do much as i didn't feel like decorating.

Just waiting for my son and gg Kelly yo arrive. Kelly will spend tonight and all day tomorrow with me as Shaun is going deep sea fishing.

Enjoy the 4th...

Hugs, dear friend


Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Celestina, I love you pretty home and the hints of red white and blue throughout the house! Wishing you a Happy 4th of July!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Your decorating skills are phenomenal, Celeste! Every thing is perfectly placed and your dining room....OH HOW GORGEOUS! I want to sit at your table!! Happy and safe fourth dear one!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Love your accents Celestina! Your red, white and blue looks great with the ribbons and flag and on your dining table! I hope you have a great 4th!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love all your red, white, and blue pretty!! I didn't put mine out this busy with the yard sale.

Stephanie said...

Why, I just love your patriotic pops of color, my friend. I have so enjoyed preparing for the 4th of July this year. Normally I don't do much, but this year has been different {maybe I'm just getting older}. When I see the red, white, and blue I almost tear up as I think about America... I have been working on a special piano piece {America the Beautiful} for church tomorrow and when I play it I can't help but get chills as I think of all the Lord has done for our country.

May you have a blessed 4th, dear Celeste. Love to you!

Alessandra said...

I love your blue, white and red! Your tablescape looks fabulous. Happy july dear friend

Anonymous said...

HI sweet Celeste! Oh, everything is so patriotic at your house! I'm ashamed to say, this year I haven't done anything except our American flag outside, which is usually flying anyway. I love what you did to your front door urn! And...everything thing inside looks beautiful! Love all of your pretty red, white and blue dishes in your china cabinet too! Looks like you're all set! Happy 4th!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathy said...

Beautiful and very elegant! The door urn is my favorite.

Kim said...

Fabulous decor, as usual, and I love the sticky dot trick!! I am going to remember that one! :) Happy 4th!

Decor To Adore said...

I adore all of your festive touches. The wooden stars on your door are SO cute! Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Very pretty and festive patriotic touches to your decor. Your table looks lovely and I adore your stone fireplace. Loving the red goblets too! Happy 4th to you. I hope you share this with our readers today 4:00 EST. xo

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

How wonderful your home looks with all the red, white and blue, very festive indeed.
Always love seeing what you do around your beautiful home and garden.
Happy fourth of July and enjoy the new week

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Shut the door!!!! What do you mean you don't do a lot of patriotic decorating!!! It is all over your house and gorgeous..of course! Love your door wreath. As always you have the kindest words, I am so glad you liked the booths at the Flea, between you and me I think it may have grown bigger than I want, or want to handle. I am tossing around knocking it down a little to make it manageable and enjoyable? If you get a chance I would love your thoughts. Thanks Celeste, Happy 4th of July.


Claudia said...

Hi Celeste,
you decorated beautiful for the 4th of July!
Hope you enjoyed and you have a beautiful new week, my dear friend!
Love, hugs and blessings,
Claudia xo

Debby Ray said...

Oh mouth is hanging open in awe of your fabulous red, white and blue holiday decor! I can't even tell you what my favorite thing might be that front door wreath but it's ALL so gorgeous! Happy Independence Day...HUGS!

Unknown said...

Celestina Marie, Happy 4th of July! Great Patriotic Beautiful post! God bless you and this great country!

Donna said...

Your hutch is just gorgeous with your red, white and blue dishes and accessories! I also love the stars and stripes you've added thru out your pretty home. And the flag pillow is so neat! How fun and festive. Happy 4th,Celestina!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Your patriotic spirit is showing proudly. I love your red bench. Looks like you did a lot of decorating for this holiday. Here's hoping your 4th is bright, fun and safe! xo

decorayadora said...

Hi deae Celestina !!! Que bonitas decoraciones del 4 de julio !! Que pase unas lindas fiestas amiga querida

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Love, love, love, my Dear Celeste! So many beautiful patriotic touches! Your table is lovely :) Hope you had a wonderful 4th! blessings xo Karen

La Petite Gallery said...

Lovely, very Patriotic looking.
All set for a happy Independence day.
If you live in Maine it could be the fourth
every Friday and Sat. night. We have no laws.

Kerri said...

OMGosh I love your July 4th decorations!! So festive & patriotic! I adore that ribbon too. Hope you had a wonderful holiday. We went out to dinner and watched the fireworks from our table. One of my yearly traditions :)


Katie Mansfield said...

So pretty. You have a gorgeous house.

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Celestina Marie
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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..