I decided to go ahead and decorate my front porch for the 4th of July. I tried to get some good pics from the street level, but because we have so many trees, it's hard to get a good picture in the summer. The leaves are full and really hide our house. Time to limb up some of those trees!
See what I mean? Oh well. I love the shade and privacy that our trees give us. So, you'll just have to squint your eyes to see the red, white, and blue bunting on the porch railings.
As you can see (in the above pic) we need to remove our dead pompass grass bushes. They didn't survive our harsh winter! (My husband is secretly happy about it now that he doesn't have to prune them anymore.)
Let's head up the stairs to the porch.
I didn't want to cover up our leaded glass on the door, so I just placed some flags in my pot of flowers.
I also added some flags to my back deck flower pots. (Sorry, no pic.)
Inside, I don't really decorate for the 4th because of my light shabby chic color scheme, but I was lucky enough to have a very sweet blogging friend send me something she made! Carol from Art and Sand, made me a patriotic pillow cover. However, the colors were traditional red, white and blue. So, rather than only being able to use this pillow cover during the 4th of July (outside on my bench), I decided to tweak it just a tad so it could be used indoors year round!
I painted over the red stripes in a grey color. Now, it fits in with my everyday decor and brings a bit of patriotism to my home. I hung it inside this empty frame that I painted in blue (same as the dresser in my foyer).
Y'all know by now that I don't follow traditional decorating rules, right? This was definitely breaking some rules! But, I'm happy that I can keep it up year round or even take it down and stuff it to be used as a pillow as it was originally intended. I may consider getting this matted and have some glass placed over it.
Carol...........thank you again for your thoughtfulness. I never would've thought that I could have a flag pillow in my house and love it so much! Hope you don't mind my tweaking it.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hope all of you have a great 4th of July too!
~ Kelly ~