I've been doing a little decorating for the fourth. Remember I always have red in my house so it's pretty easy to just add some blue accessories and voila! You're all set to celebrate Independence Day!
I bought new ribbon at World Market when we were in Florida. Very nice quality and thick, which I like. 5 yards on each spool for $3.99 each!
The flag always flies here, and just to keep it real so do the weeds! My new paid weeder - Sarah - will be doing this bed today!
I'm not sure why, but every time I write on something with chalk, somebody feels compelled to touch it with their fingers and smear it!
I brought my red lampshades back out!
This red star always hangs here.
Since we have no rooster in our flock, I couldn't resist this plate from Target earlier this year!
I brought out my red punch cups and used a bit of left over ribbon for the chandelier over the table. (Look - real life again! The doors to the media cabinet look like this most of the time)
I've had this basket for years, and I love it! I use it every summer to corral paper napkins.
This spatterware bowl is always front and center. Can you believe it was a handmade wedding gift? I've had it 26 1/2 years! It lives on top of the refrigerator. We use it frequently, so I like to have it where I can easily access it. This is also a main way I decorate - useful items on display.
I do this over the kitchen cabinets as well. White bowls, pitchers, etc, used as decor but all things we use. I added some blue accents at the beginning of June and they'll stay until we bring out the Autumn decor.
These sweet birds have recently come to my home. My friend gave them to me from her collection of blue and white things. They'll be moving back to Texas in the next year, and this will be a sweet way to keep them on our minds!
Well, as you can see, I stick to my basic design philosophy of using everyday items in your home as decor.
Do you decorate for Independence Day?