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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Time for the Red, White, & Blue!

Happy Early 4th of July!

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!




  1. Lots of fun, red, white and blue! I also have the problem of tucking stuff away in my holiday bin and then forgetting about it...but like Christmas when I decorate for a holiday and find some forgotten treasure (like your awesome lunch box). Love the shampoo and water bottle from the barber..I have a couple of them and love their graphics and patriotic color nod. (dance poster is perfect!)

  2. Love love love it all! All your R,W and B collecting over the year totally paid off! I remember when you found that lunch box, and those super cute POP bottles too! It all came together just great!
    Happy Forth to you and your family.
    Erica :)

  3. Wow, great displays- I think I can hear band music playing! ;)

  4. Looks like you are already for the BBQ! Fun display with cool treasures!
    Happy 4th!

  5. Very festive!! Love your holiday décor.

  6. I like everything! Bu, then, why wouldn't I? Doesn't matter that I'm a Canadian, hah!!

  7. My, oh my! I love it all! Especially the flag lunch box and picnic basket. Love it! And I have that thermos...are you suprised? Happy 4th!

  8. I love your holiday decoration posts because it's always so festive around your place! That Alaska table cloth is super cool! When my Mom goes to visit my brother this month I'm going to have her be on the look out for one.
    That drink looks yummy, but would be better with a little something something in it! : ) I'm going to make the Star Spangled Sangria that's been floating around pinterest. Holiday themed drinks are the best!

  9. Your decorations are really making me regret my laziness in not decorating inside this year! This is my favorite kind of decorating, the kind where you really think outside the box, like using the blue jar rings box and the poker chips. You did an amazing job, and this is easily my favorite post today!
    Happy 4th!

  10. What Carol said! The 4th this year has just been a blip on the calendar for us because of the baby due and out of town family coming. But now I'm wishing I'd done more!

    Your displays looks SO STINKIN' CHARMING! I love *everything*. You have such a good eye and great style!

    Heather @ Lark & Lola

  11. Hello patriotic decor!!! I love it all. your displays are so much fun! I have to admit im a bit jealous of all your goodies! Hope you had a wonderful 4th!