Monday, May 15, 2017

Decorating for the Summer: A Patriotic Theme (Part 1)

Happy Monday friends!
This year I decided to decorate some of our spaces for the
summer in a patriotic theme.
It's been a while since I've dragged out
my red and blue stuff
so in light of some of the bizarre things going on
in the world (and in our own country),
I wanted a reminder of what we are supposed to be about.


I love to decorate our small entryway
for the seasons...

You may recall that this is part of an old
fireplace surround that I purchased when
I lived in Florida.
It actually came from an old house in
North Carolina,
and here it is back in its rightful state!
The flag banner was a cheapy from
Walmart that I spotted a few weeks ago,
and the mantel is topped with old
architectural salvage and a pitcher,
all of which I have had for a while...

Though I don't decorate with a lot of primitives
anymore, they feel at home in a patriotic
theme, and these I have also had for a while.
They were purchased in a shop in
Micanopy, Florida and made
by a couple of different
They are standing on the galvanized
milk box that I stand our little
farmhouse Christmas tree on.
I love the tinsel "sparklers"
that the big guy is holding!

If I were a REAL artist,
I would want to create works
with facial details such as these...

I don't want this post to be too
picture heavy,
so tomorrow I'll bring you
part 2 of my summer decorating.

Until then...


  1. Hello Sue,
    Love your primitive decoration, and your sweet friends.So cozy in your entryway- with banner, and the figures, and wonderful old furniture . Hugs, Dorthe

    1. Thanks Dorthe! As always, your comments are so appreciated. I hope your week has gotten off to a great start. XO


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