Red, White & Blue decor

  ** Happy July everyone! **  
Such a fun-filled month that starts right off with a BaNG & the festive 4th of July.
{one of my favorite days of the entire year!!} 

Love the energy & excitement this day brings not to mention all coming together as a country to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy & the blessings of living in this great nation.  This has always been a big day for my family. Growing up in a small town it was such a big day from sun-up to sun-down.  Celebrations going on the entire day.  Still is that way & I still love it.  Looking forward to heading up there on Thursday to be with all my family. 

Since I enjoy this holiday so much I have to go all out to decorate for it.  I leave it all up for the entire month.  
{you know me, no setting up before the 1st of the month & no taking down until the end} 

Wanted to focus on the family room this time around. I think it was the mustard mantle that drew me to it because the bright red, whites & blues just pop against it so well!  It makes such a great backdrop & canvas to play around with. 

Ok, this is my newest, most favorite thing!!  Aren't these letters!  Bought them as a kit, painted them up & added my signature H&H touch to finish them off.  Seriously, so delightful I want to squeal!  
{believe me I have too!} 
They certainly set the tone for the decor this year!  
Oh, & one of my most favorite things in our home- outlets in the mantle.  Genius!  They go on & off with a switch, makes decorating so simple & easy with that right there. 

Can't celebrate a holiday without a garland {or 1 or 2}  Found the tinseled stars years ago at shop, made the stripey straw garland this year {go here for the tutorial} & received this adorable polka dot stitched garland from my sweet friend in Tennessee who sent it to my for my birthday.  
{I've been so anticipating getting it out & putting it up for weeks now.  Thanks again, C!} 

Some of my favorite H&H frames holding sweet photos & memories of 4th of July pasts.  
{Love the pic of my Mom & Miss Mace holding a bouquet of sparkly pinwheels & my 2 little girls first 4th of July} 

 Some Old Glory's standing tall & up right in all their glory thanks to some old wagon wheels.  I've had these for years!  Got them from my hubby's Aunt in Colorado & have used them to stick various things in.  Makes for a great display & conversation piece.  

-Love repurposing & using what you've got around the house in decor.  Looks so much cuter than just stuck in a vase or something-

America's past time!  Baseball is a national treasure so of coarse the Baseball display in the vintage chicken feeder is still out on display.  Just decked out with some glittered stars to jazz it up a bit! 

Our vintage school house display case got dressed up for the occasion too.  Draped a table runner across the top for some flair & posted an H&H sign up on top.  Filled them cupboard up with lots of great stuff. 

 Some favorite photos from past years, scrapbook supplies turned into memorabilia & old school art projects too get tucked into the display.  

Of coarse the display is under lock & key- precious treasures stored inside!  

 Pairings of pillows are always fun too.  Made the Flag pillow years ago with my friend & it's been a favorite to get out every year.  Just found an old flag at a shop, sewed a back onto it, put grommets in the side & tied it closed with some vintage striped ribbon.  Easy & so cute! 
 Found this pillow a couple of months ago at a store on Main Street in Kaysville.  Love old crazy quilts & when I saw this I just knew it had to come home with me.  
 Some red, white & blue chairs all in a straight line way up high. 

 A few other 4th of July favorites. Love this H&H frame {from last year} set with some great little blocks & of coarse more flags!  
{You can never have too many out this time of year!} 
-Used an old grater to stack all the flags in.  Love to look for different things to decorate with-
-One of my favorite frames. Something about this color combo just makes me swoon- 
 This block had me singing, Take me out to the Ballgame & Hey Batter, Batter hey Batter, Batter....SWiNG, I got to just do my thing.
 {you're welcome for getting that song stuck in your head now} 
 Some front door decor. This is probably one of the VeRY first things I ever picked up a paint brush to make.  It was door decor for our apartment door when we were newlyweds.  Such fun memories tied to this button flag. 

A unique way to celebrate the Land that I love!! 

A fun idea {& a bit unexpected} decor for the 4th.  We have been collecting postcards as a family for years.  We get them sent to us from our family when they travel, when the hubby's out of town he ALWAYS sends the girls & I postcard & even when we vacation as a family we each pick out a postcard, write a memory down & address it to ourselves.  Such a great way to journal, record & remember places you have visited.  

-National BB Hall of Fame, our Nation's capital & by beloved Duke University in No. Carolina- 
 Had to get a pic of this patriotic bathing beauty in her red, white & blue swim suit.  
{We go all out to celebrate around here- even with what we wear!!} 

Hope you all have a fun, festive & safe 4th of July.   

-God Bless America!- 



Michelle said...

Love it all! Such fun ideas!!! Love the baseballs in the chicken feeder and all the old pics from years past! I love the mantel downstairs too looks awesome!!!!

Angela Gwartney said...

So cute! Great minds think alike. I put flags in one of my old cheese graters as well. Really love the USA letters and lights.

Natalie said...

Adorable!!!!!!! Just Patriotic to the MAX! Love the Victorian photos in the stars - my mom would be in childhood heaven :)