Hey there everyone!!! well I set off to decorate for the 4th since it is fast approaching us and I thought I would share with you what I did..I was reading sugar pie farmhouse and noticed she had this cute set up on her kitchen table..I loved it and wanted to replicate it..she had hers in a vintage enamelware tub..mine wasn't deep enough to keep the washboard standing straight up...so I used my picket fence box instead..This is what she wrote about the setting:
It’s my little tribute to the American Homemaker…the gal that keeps the home fires burning…the mama that loves and nurtures her children…the woman that glows with “Gumption, Grit and Grace.”
I kept a few things in mine and added the bird on top of the fresh linens..I like the simplicity of it..;) Notice the little uncle sam that is standing in front of it..the only americana thing inside, aside from my red/white/blue lights in each window that I plug in each night..;)
so I had to take out some of my salt dough ornaments and I put them in with my strawberrys and tweaked it a bit..and you know what I love it better this way.:)
I don't have alot of inside decor for the 4th..its all on the front of the house..you can also see a bunting in the upper right window peeking through the trees.;)
I strung red and blue lights up on the porch too..I put the red/white gingham cloth I had on the back porch to the front porch instead..
here is what I put in place of it..;)
can't tell but this is lit up at night..hard to do with a flash.:)
the front arbor lit up with red white and blue rope lights..
I added a long metal spoon with an old little broom and a little metal cup that I am going to put in a little flicker light..I turned the bowls around too...I love this thing...I stare at it all the time..I also ordered something else and it is on its way..I can't wait..I feel like a kid at christmas...I can't wait to show it to you.;)
I got this wonderful doll in the mail yesterday..saw her on Lemon Poppy Seed site..she comes from Kentucky Primitives..I love her stuff and have several of her patterns..I have been wanting an original..;)
a closeup of her kitty..she is sitting on the T.V. console (not shown) right now..I like her there and I think she will stay there for the time being...
I found this from The Calico Rabbit and she had just listed it on her Etsy site..well I had to go and check it out and loved it..so I snatched it up as quick as I could..it arrived yesterday as well..
This is where I put it..I can't wait to paint the bathroom a nice khaki tan and put bead board up..(If I could just motivate the hubby)..and it will look so much better in here..but I love how it looks now..adds a nice prim touch to the bathroom don'tcha think?
well yesterday was fun to decorated..great weather for it too..I then mowed the lawn and set to prune some trees and bushes that were getting out of control and deadheaded some plants that needed it..it is never ending..but I enjoy it..something that you gotta keep up on ..although I now have a huge pile I have to get rid of..but that will wait for the hubbys help...today is another glorious day and the kids are out enjoying the show they always get in the morning...and I am off to make the bed and put laundry away and then hopefully do some sewing today..:) and of course sit outside and enjoy the day..hubby and I did that last night and it was so nice to sit out there together and enjoy the beautiful evening and listen to the birds etc..I love my little outdoor nook that I created..its my favorite spot at the moment..:) I hope you all have a wonderful thursday..has anyone else got their 4th of july decor done..I would love to see it.;) love getting inspiration from others..;)
P.S. I lowered the prices in my Etsy..so see if there is something you can't live without!!!:)