Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I Love America

The past couple of years I have loved decorating for July 4th. I've been keeping my eye out at antique malls and flea markets but have not found much.
Every year I put flags in my front flower pots from Memorial Day until Labor Day.
This little soldier has been one of my favorite finds from TJMaxx.
I changed out my little green plate with a red one and added red, white and blue gumballs to my candy jar.

Cody hates that I hang something from every little knob but I love doing it! :)
I changed out the message on my little chalkboard to reflect the season.
My mom bought me this cute candle holder last year.
She also got me this cute pillow. It says, "Stars And Stripes Forever".

I had to use my flash on this one but this is where I change out fun seasonal signs. This one says, "America Land of the Free". This was a two dollar find at Oops several years back. I have loved seeing every one's Patriotic decorations and look forward to seeing more. It is quickly becoming one of my favorite holidays.

75 comments:

Melanieshea said...

Love your decorations as always!!! I may borrow your idea and put flags in my flower pots!! How cute!!!!

Jennifer said...

I always love to see what you do for every season and holiday. Everything looks great! Even the things hanging off of the knobs! (o:

Darlene said...

I LOVE all your Patriotic decorations....they are so cute!

Kelli said...

I love your decorations, especially the last one! Happy almost 4th.

Amanda Jo said...

Oh I am ALL ABOUT the Americana look right now!! This is really the first year for me to jump in with both feet like this too!

You have such a GREAT eye for decorating! I'm so inspired by your blog!

Lindy said...

I am definitely going to be putting flags in my flower pots now!

Tiffany said...

I love how you decorated your home for the 4th. You've inspired me to get out and do the same thing, thanks!

The Chubby Dove said...

I like to decorate for the 4th also. Your house looks great and I LOVE your little soldier. :-)

Alex and Jill said...

As always, I love everything!! You kiddos are going to love growing up in that home....you are so festive. :)

((hugs))

duchess said...

You can't go wrong using red, white & blue.
I love it all.

Stephanie said...

Cute, cute, cute stuff! I love americana decorations too!

Stefie said...

Just found your blog from another blog. It just blesses my heart when I see Patriotic decorations, I just love it!!

Thanks for sharing with us!

Jeni said...

You've got the spirit! I want those red and white candles!

Sandra said...

I love your decorations! And what a great idea to place a flag in the pots! Ok, time to go to Walmart and buy a couple of flags. :)Thanks for being such a great inspiration to us.
Blessings,
Sandra

Brittany said...

So cute! I have seen the cutest metal outdoor firecrackers for decor but they are so expensive! I really, really want them!

Anonymous said...

Hey - Dollar Tree or Target Dollar Spot for some FAB American decoration chotckes!
nicole~

Lora said...

I LOVE patriotic decorating in the summertime, too! Very pretty!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You have some cute decorations. I haven't put anything out for the 4th yet. :(
Glenda

Joanna said...

Oh I love all your decorations! I see a couple of things that I am going to make!

its so very cheri said...

Love it all-My last house, I had my kitchen done in a patriotic theme.
I also wanted to let you know I linked your blog yesterday.
Cheri
www.blogspot.com

HeathahLee said...

Love it! I need more patriotic stuff in my house!

Heather said...

Your decorations are so cute! I love that tray in your kitchen with all the goodies in there! It's my fav! You always inspire me to go to antique mall and thrift stores!

Vashti said...

LOVE IT!!!!!! I miss 4th of July fun! Being in NYC for 4th of July was always so much fun.

Rambling Girl said...

Cute decorations....I love seeing everyones decor also for the different hoildays...I never did any decorating for the different seasons until I came to blogger...

Gail said...

Your decorations look great- so patriotic!

I like to hang things on knobs also- but somehow I don't have many knobs on things like cabinets ,etc. Gotta get some more knobs! :)

Katie said...

I have a huge love for the Fourth! So I love all your red, white, and blue! I love to keep flags out all summer, too. So summery!

sherri said...

You have quite a bit compared to me! I started out this year with ZERO patriotic decor...but have since gone on the hunt for red, white and blue things around my house. Now I have a small 4th of July display! Your stuff looks great! I'll have to start collecting like you did.

Mandi said...

Your decorations are so cute! I don't have any patriotic decorations but you've inspired me to start looking for some. :)

julie & joe said...

Looks cute! We bought an Uncle Sam on a bicycle windmill at Opps last Saturday. I need to get out my red, white and blue lights for the front porch.

Karyn said...

Everything looks great. God Bless America!

the undomesticated wife said...

Very festive Shannon!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Love that red, white and blue! Jackie

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Yours look wonderful...my decorations are non-existant! I ought to take two minutes and put out the paltry decorations that I have.

~ Sarah

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

As always looks Wonderful! Love your americana decor!

Jennifer said...

Looks super cute - and patriotic!! I love that flag in your flower pots!!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Cute cute cute and very festive I may add. Love it..as always!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Love all of your touches of Americanca! So cute.

~Amanda

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Very Pretty! I love summer and the 4th of July. Love your pot on the porch.

Girl with the Curlz said...

Shannon I LOVE everything. You have to go to my blog and see the cute rugs I posted about yesterday. They will go with all your red, white and blue decorations.

Vanessa said...

They look great! I never decorated for July 4th. I think I only decoarte for Xmas season! Shame on me!

Angie said...

It all looks great Shannon! I always love seeing your iron tray in your kitchen and how you change it out for the seasons and holidays.

JanMarie said...

Thank you for sharing!! The 4th has always been one of my top 2 favorite holidays! I'm missing not being in the States for it this year so it's nice being able to look at how everyone's decorating!
Have a wonderful week:)

Mandi said...

Love all your decorations. That candyjar is perfect where you have it! How you manage to decorate for every holiday I will never know, but I am so glad you do. I love to see it all!

Mrs. Trixi said...

Your decorations are so cute.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

My birthday is on Flag Day, so I have always had a special love for the flag. I just love your red, white and blue!

A Hint of Home said...

Everything looks so fresh and patriotic for the holidays. You have so many cute things.

Gail said...

Hi Shannon~

I came across this blog and saw this 'Bless our Nest' art print-not sure it is in your colors or not but I had to tell you about it :)

http://www.jeannewinters.com/

Blanca said...

Such a cute collection. I will be putting up my painted flag this weekend.

Blanca said...

Such a cute collection. I will be putting up my painted flag this weekend.

mx2mommy said...

Aww Shannon, you've inspired me to get out my 4th of July deco! I wasn't going to decorate BUT you have inspired me :)

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I just love the Americana. I'm especially loving the star pillow. You always decorate so cute.

Katy said...

I love it all, very fun!!

Jennifer said...

Very patriotic... beautiful! I for one find nothing wrong with hanging something from every knob, hook, nail... etc! ;)

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Hi Shannon! I am putting together a post of what to do with old windows and wanted to include your window project back from June 2008. I just love the idea! Let me know if you don't want it included though. Thanks!

Richella said...

Good for you. I am so glad to see you declare that you love our country. It seems like patriotism has gone out of style with lots of "beautiful people"--and yet they've gotten to be "beautiful people" partly because of all the privileges they enjoy as Americans. I just don't get it.

Anyway, I appreciate your showing your colors and doing it in a way that looks good and is inspiring.

Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

Lovely decorations! I wish I could decorate with nostalgic patriotism, but there's no such thing as vintage Canadiana, since we got our flag in the 60s ;-) I love the star you have hanging on that knob. I think my knobs need some hanging things.

Miss New England Style said...

Great job! I only decorate for Halloween & Christmas because I have no decorating skills but you inspire me :) The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays as well.

ST. MICHAEL'S WIFE said...

Everything looks beautiful, Sweet Girl!

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

I love it all! Those striped candles are SO cool!

Tammy said...

Shannon, I just found your blog via Thrifty Decor Chick. Your soldier and the red & white candlesticks! I too love decorating for the 4th and start at Memorial Day until Labor Day.

Best wishes,
Tammy

LuLu said...

You always have the cuties holiday decor! I just picked up some more little flags for our porch now i need to get them out!
LuLu

Together We Save said...

Beautiful.

jenjen said...

Cute, cute, cute Shannon! I love it all! Happy 4th!

XOXO
Jen

hi-d said...

Fun stuff! You are so creative! Happy 4th of July!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I, too, love decorating for the 4th. But I think I went a little overboard this year. I didn't mean to... I just kept going. Someone should have called, "Security", on me. Hee-hee!
Your decorations are adorable. So cute that your mom feeds your love of decorating. I love that TJMaxx soldier. Dar...ling!!!

TwoHeartsTogether said...

You have such beautiful and rustic designs as always! I need to go to TJ Maxx I didnt know they had cute decor items :]

Happy 4th!!

xoxo
samantha
www.twoheartstogether.com

Marie said...

I really like your decorations! Hope you and yours have a safe 4th of July.

Southern Fried Gal said...

I have been pulled to decorating for this holiday more as well but haven't added much so far. Your collection is so cute as usual! I hope to score some stuff on clearance for next year.

RedAries said...

I am so excited for the 4th!

Kim said...

Love the patriotic decor. You have a great eye for things.

Marie said...

Hello Shannon - love all of your fabulous patriotic decorations! Inspires me to do more around my home this week.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

Everything looks great! I love that gumball dish!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Adorable little decorations! I love having some cute little things like that around for the Fourth. :)
Carrie

Amber said...

Cute stuff!! Love all your decorations. :)

Emily said...

You have such cute decorations for every holiday! Love it!