Red, white & blue!


Decided it was time to put some festive decorations up for the 4th of July.  
{Seriously.. with all I've had this month I can't believe it is next week. WOW!} 
I love the 4th {maybe a little too much}  it is right up there with Christmas for me.  I grew up in a fabulous little town of Lewiston, Utah.
{I always tell people if you have seen Neapolian Dynamite, well you have seen where I grew up.  Even walked to the drive-in from Middle School to grab a shake now & then} 

I love going home to celebrate the day with my family, friends & neighbors that I lived by & grew up with.  It's always great to line up on Main Street to watch the parade go by & then back to my parents house for a amazing Red, White & Blue party thrown by my Mom.  
{She is a little over the top when it comes to the 4th- so FuN!} 

So I thought with it less than a week away I better get in gear, change the mantle & put some splashes of red, white & blue up around here.  

-My July 2012 mantle, got to document it because I'm sure it won't look the same next year- always have to mix things up- 
I have had these vintage wagon wheels for years {haven't found the perfect project for them yet} but right now I'm enjoying using them as a stand for flags.

I've started to collect flags & keep my eyes open for any at junk sales or consignment shops that I can snag that might look a little well used. 
-love this stripe-y H&H frame, perfect for the mantle this time of year-
Once again my stair ledge is a perfect spot to decorate.  I liked using some of my pop bottle collection to stick sparkly things in this year.  Thought it looked a bit like fireworks - exploding! 

-One of my favorite pictures. Miss Mace holding a bouquet of pinwheels with my Mom in 2001- 

I love my mustard mantle downstairs- it's always the perfect  backdrop for any decorating especially bright reds.  

last but not least the vintage bullentin board case- chuck full of this & that to celebrate the 4th.  I like all the different colors & elements that I can stuff into here.  I'm sure I'll come across some other little somethings to stick in there  too before the month is over.  

Yeah, our house is feeling the 4th of July spirit!  
{Is your house ready too?} 



Anonymous said...

Melissa I always love to see how you decorate your house so cute

Candice said...

Soooo cute! I love all of the vintage goodies in your vignettes! And the wagon wheels as flag holders...fab idea!!

Honeybee said...

Ahh- thanks friends! Angela, I have your frames ready for you- I'll give you a call so we can met up & get them to you.

Angeka Gwartney said...

We must have beeen on the same decorating kick today. Got my adorable H&H frames today and my mantel is now ready for the Fouth in all it's Patrotic Glory! I took a picture which I hope to send to you wants I figure out how to upload my photos to our new computer. That could take awhile. Trust me when I say the frames are perfect!
Angela from Virginia

Tausha said...

I heart you and all that you do in your super cute house! I think that you are fabulous!!!