Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Cherries And Patriotic Decorations For The Fourth Of July

Hi, Friends,
How are you? I hope you are well. I hope that you are staying cool. It has been ridiculously hot here in Texas. Summer officially starts today and we are already over the heat. 
 It's going to be a long summer. 

Rather than try to be outdoors at our East Texas house, I did a little tweaking inside. The neutral scheme just lends itself to a touch of red, white and blue. It is fun to sprinkle it about. 

I painted the flag painting quite a few years ago. I still love it. It's nestled in some faux daisies that are among the white dishes.  

When we bought the house and I looked forward to the different holidays and seasons, I knew the front porch would be darling with bunting. It's a low overhang so it was easy to hang it by myself. Bill was resting from his time spent in the heat. 

I got two packages of bunting with three swags at Hobby Lobby last year. 
I cut the swags apart and hung them with screws in between each of the porch posts. 

The remaining swag is cute on the mantel. 
The barn painting over the mantel shelf came from an art fair in Bedford Village, N,Y, during the 70s. The original frame was very groovy and it didn't go with the painting so I reframed it. I decided it might look good out in East Texas rather than hang in a little used guest room at our main house.
 This is the third painting that I've tried in this spot. I haven't had the urge to make further changes which is a sure sign that I'm content with it. The olive green of the barn goes well with our furniture. 
 More faux daisies flounce in a white ironstone pitcher. 

A darling cherry pie recipe sampler is one of my favorite summer accessories. It became the inspiration for a cherry theme in the kitchen. The red and black looks good with the brick backsplash. 

The little cherry pitcher was actually a Christmas ornament that I found deeply clearance at Cloth World which eventually became Joanns. 

Faux red geraniums echo the pop of red from the cherries. 

A thrifted plate was made by Blue Ridge Pottery. 

A campfire marshmallow tin is a fun summer collectable. '

Bill found the Liberty Maraschino Cherry jar on eBay. It's so cute. 

Leftover sparklers are ready for the Fourth. 

A geranium pillow rests on the sofa in the living room. Cottage themed paintings are a common decorating element in this house. We've collected these from all over. 

The air conditioner out in East Texas works really well but a fan stands ready to offer additional relief from the heat. 

The dry sink is a fun piece to arrange for each season and holiday.

A photograph of my grandmother's childhood farmhouse stands as inspiration. 

That's about it for now. 
 I hope you enjoyed having a look at some of our summer holiday decorations. 
Thanks so much for stopping by! 

1 comment :

  1. It all looks fabulous Katie. Have a great rest of the week. xoxo Kris