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!
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