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.

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