A Few Simple Patriotic Touches

Hey everyone!  Well, July has arrived and the 4th is coming up quickly.  I don't do much of any decorating for this holiday, but I am patriotic.....love this country and all the freedoms that we have.....so I fly the flag and pop a few small flags here and there.  I was really tempted by all the cool decorations I've been seeing in blogland, but I decided whatever I did, was not going to cost me anything.  So.....I shopped my house for anything red & blue to use with some white things I was already using.  Like I said, I didn't do much, but I'm pretty happy with what I came up with.

I've had this table runner (Pier 1) for years, as well as the placemats -- they do not totally match the runner, but they look good with it!

Hmmm.....I guess I should have done place settings with my red, white and blue Fiesta.  Oh well, just use your imagination!

I made the red & white ticking napkins a couple of years ago and just have them sitting on some very brightly colored salad plates.  I like the small lantern, & it fits nicely on the lazy susan.

I have always liked the stitching and appliqué on this runner.

Okay, this is just more about summer!

I've switched up some things here in the entry, as well as the sitting room and dining room; but I'm saving that for another post.  

Here on my entry table, I just used a tiny vase to hold some very small flags.  I like how this looks with the greenery.

Here is another Pier 1 table runner from years ago.  I wasn't sure how I was going to like it in here, because it's not the typical colors I use in this room; but it's growing on me.  I like the large glass lanterns on either side of my dough bowl filled with faux peonies.

I finally put my cotton boll stems away until Fall and tucked a few flags into one of my white pitchers.  I'm pretty much in love with this big old tray holding the white rooster and white pitchers....I may never move it!

Last but not least, I grabbed a few faux flowers from my "newly re-organized" decor closet, & added them to this blue & white pottery piece that The Man bought in Spain many, many years ago.  The little flag finished it off perfectly.

Well, that's the patriotic decor for this year.  If I don't have another opportunity to say it, I hope you all have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!


  1. I love your red, white and blue touches, Carol! Enjoy the long weekend!

  2. Hi Carol,
    Thanks for coming by today, so nice to hear from you hon. Hope all is well with you, and that you
    have gotten settled back in since your wonderful trip.
    Like your Patriotic touches, flags make anything look good, don't they. I really haven't done any
    on the inside, I only put the flag out and stick some lil flags in my wreath and a basket I have
    on my biycicle on the porch. Still love your ruffled skirt on that table in your foyer, it is just so
    Have a Happy 4th of July Hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

    and God Bless America!!

  3. I love your sweet touches, Carol. I have my flag plates in the hutch and a few knick knacks, but that's about it this year. I saw Michael's is already discounting patriotic decor, and the fall items are out already! Have a safe weekend! :)

  4. I think it's great that you bring out the red, white and blue, Carol! Your table is cute! I am using some red and white and blue and white runners, I don't really have a lot of 'primary' colors. Your table is cute---and you made the napkins? I love them. Wish I could sew.

    I need to get a few flags to poke here and there. I'm bad! ;-)

    Jane x

  5. I think what you did was just right. I don't decorate for the 4th too much, just a couple of reminders around the home of this holiday. Hope you also have a wonderful 4th of July!

  6. When you start with a fairly neutral palette it is much easier to add touches of the 'season'. I love adding the little flags here and there! Praying that you and the hubs enjoy the long weekend, stay cool and laugh lots! Blessings, Cindy

  7. Love, love all your red, white and blue! Have a wonderful 4th of July! xxx Maria

  8. Happy 4th to y'all as well!

  9. You've added some pretty touches for the 4th! Love your runners! You also just reminded me I have some blue and white vases in my stash that I should bring out. They'd work perfectly as patriotic decor! I love shopping my own house for holiday decor. :)


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