Although my decorations have been out for a few weeks, I didn't actually get around to taking pictures until yesterday. I can't believe it's already the 4th of July! We don't have any concrete plans yet except for the usual barbecue and fireworks. I am actually leaving the planning up to Alex. Am I crazy to let my 17 year old plan my festivities? I will let you know how that all goes:-)
On to the displays!
This is my buffet/side table off of my kitchen bar area. I am actually planning on painting it this summer if I can decide on a color.
Some close-ups. I believe that you can't ever have enough cute vintage advertising and that you also can't have a real holiday display without a couple of Magpie Ethel's spun head creations!
This is my humble attempt at a patriotic table setting.
My favorite part about it being the vintage Alaska souvenir tablecloth.
A shot of our Great Room mantle. Have I ever told you how eclectically our home is decorated? Just steps away from this rustic-ness is a vintage decorated kitchen!
Lots more vintage advertising in the perfect patriotic colors! I picked up those old ketchup bottles at a sale a while back. They have stars on the lids and the bottles are embossed with American flags.
Even though he is pink, my McCoy Uncle Sam planter is right at home in all his glory holding a bunch of thrifted flags.
My entryway table which also is going to get a little brightening up soon. See that cute parade hat? I picked that up at a huge thrift store when Rachel and I went to Farm Chicks. I actually got a pair of them for a dollar! I channeled my inner-sister and researched them and found out that they are pretty old. They add the perfect height!
I totally forgot about the lunch box! I found that last year at an awesome estate sale and tucked it away for the 4th. Don't you love finding things that you have forgotten about? The two books it is sitting on I actually just picked up at a sale on Saturday.
This is the awesome picnic basket that I jumped out of the car for while Sister was trying to find a place to park. Yes, the car was still moving. I am not going to let a couple of bumps and bruises stand in the way of my prize!
I hope you all have a fabulous and safe 4th of July. Eat lots of good food and have a festive cocktail for me! Sister found me this one on Pinterest and I can't wait to try it
She is always watching out for me:-)
Until next time!