Wednesday, June 27, 2007

4th of July Decorations

Hello everyone! I did a little 4th of July decorating this past weekend and took some pictures to share with you...

I thought I would add a little red, white and blue to my kitchen window shelves. I found the angel "God Bless America" ornament at Michael's as well as the toothpick flags.


I stuck the flags in my potted plants and the mini wheelbarrow planter was on clearance for $1.00 so I got that too. :0)


I also made a "4th of July" banner for my fireplace mantle...


All you need is card stock, white paper doilies, ribbon and stickers.


My friend, Revee gave me this pretty red rose plant this past Friday. I tucked in a few of the flags and it's an instant 4th of July decoration!


We are having a "open house" BBQ on the 4th of July and since it's only a week away I should start thinking about what we are going to feed everyone! My Canadian friends will also be celebrating this coming week. Canada Day is July 1st.

Do you have any special plans?

42 comments:

Pam said...

Cute decorations! My previous home was entirely decorated in the Americana theme! I LOVE it!but hubby wanted a change in the new house.

dot said...

Kelli, you keep things looking good!
We will probably have a family cookout on the 4th with grilled hamburgers and homemade ice cream.

The Woman said...

Everything looks so pretty! I haven't gotten my few little things out yet. I seem to be running behind lately! LOL

Momma Roar said...

Fun decorations!
We got to my hubby's sister's house. They have a pool and the fireworks are set off just behind their house. So we always have a great view - except our oldest hates the loudness and not sure how the other two will do. So, we may come home early, but the kids to bed, and watch them on tv! :-)

ellen b said...

I've been pulling out the red, white and blue, too. I like the idea of the flags in your plants. We have family flying in for the week so we'll have sight-seeing and dinners out, etc. We will have 20 for a BBQ on the 4th! fun times. An open house is a great idea, have fun!

Penless Thoughts said...

Tastefully done as always. You certainly have that special talent of the right touch!!! We will be "somewhere" along the road on our trek to Nova Scotia on the 4th. I'm confident God will have us at just the right spot for that moment. HE always does.
Susan

Amber said...

How fun! You always think of the little things and they add so much.

It is my dad's birthday the 4th also so we always have an extra, extra special day!

Jodi said...

Very nice, Kelli. I just love that banner ~ cute!

We actually have two birthday between now and the 4th ~ busy days! :o)

Rebecca said...

Mattie just came home yesterday and said, "ummm....what would you say about having a few people from work over for the fourth?"

I said, "That would be fun."

He said,rather sheepishly... "Good because I already invited everyone!"

So-about a dozen people will be coming over and I have NO IDEA what to do. I have overnight guests staying for the weekend so I don't have much planning time either!

So...when you figure out your little party plans-POST them, so I can STEAL them! :-)

Sheri said...

What creative decorations Kelli! So patriotic and pretty!

LBP said...

Love your decorations! Especially the July 4th banner.

We will probably just cook out with our family and take the kids wakeboarding or water skiing, weather permitting!

Carrie said...

We don't really have any plans this year. We MIGHT go to the fireworks. But then again, we're the type of people that will wait until the last minute and then invite everyone we know over for dinner. Makes me wonder if they're expecting that this year? LOL
Love the decorations!
God bless :)

Mrs. Pivec said...

Cute decorations tucked here and there. Very nice, Kelli.

My brother will be in town tomorrow with his twin boys. He'll be staying at my Mom's. We'll be there for swimming during the day and then fireworks at our house that night. I just borrowed a "patriotic songs and marches" cassette from the library to accompany our fireworks! Hee, hee! I'm so tickled. I love music to go with fireworks!

Dani said...

I love your new decorations, how fun! The banner is very cool!

I've been meaning to ask, have you made some more changes to the look of your blog? I thought the wall paper on the sides was new, but wasn't sure, sometimes I can be clueless :-D I really like the look of it.
Dani

Jennifer said...

I love your decorating!

I love summer, especially b/c of the patriotic look you can give things. It always makes me feel so good to see an American Flag!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Susie said...

Hi Kelli,
I love your 4th of July decor. We have a matching angel from Michaels!
I'll post a picture of my decor soon. I'm just getting it finished...
Your house looks very festive...
xoxo

PEA said...

You always decorate so wonderfully for every holiday:-) Everything looks marvellous and it looks like you're ready for the 4th of July!! I'll be celebrating July 1st but not too sure what I'll be doing that day...would like to have a few people over...I guess I should decide soon! lol xox

Lana G! said...

Love decorating for the holidays!

Read Ellen's comment and that's what's happening with us this next week! Can't wait.

Terri said...

I'm not even sure where we're going to be on the 4th! But as long as I'm with Joe and the kids I'll be fine.
Happy 4th!
love,
Terri

Nathaniel and Emily said...

I can't believe it's coming up on two years since I moved out here.

Thanks again for putting up with me, then us, for those months.

~N

Storybook Woods said...

Kelli, it looks so festive at your house. I especially love the banner. Love Clarice

Anonymous said...

i should send you some mini canadian flags to keep your americans ones company....the weather here is sooooo hot and nice, i'm not sure what we'll do...i'm guessing a campfire in the back yard to roast marsmallows...maybe off to the beach if not too crowded..its just us (dh , me and our 2 kids 6 and 4) so take it easy and enjoy dh's day off work monday

Celina in Canada

Christine said...

How precious! We are attending a pool party at my sister-in-law's on the 4th of July. I am excited about it. Nothing is as refreshing to me right now, as swimming in a pool. Blessings!

Anita said...

Hi Kelli!

How nice, I did not know that you even decorate your houses for July 4!

Oh no, I don't have any special plans for the 4th of July since it's just a normal day over here in Germany. ;-)))



Our national holiday is on October 3rd - the day of the German reunification!

Have a wonderful evening (I am just preparing another post for tomorrow's S&T)!

XoX, Anita

Jenn4Him said...

We'll be visiting my Grandma and her husband in Arkansas, not too far from you, I guess! Fantastic decorations. Have a happy 4th and 1st!

Just Mom said...

I love your decorating ideas. I saw some cute flag toothpicks not too long ago, but didn't buy them because I didn't know how to use them (other than for food skewers). You've inspired me -- again. Thank you.

Julie Marie said...

I KNEW you would be the kind of gal who would decorate for the 4th. I hope my 4th of July vintage postcard gets there in time so you can add it to one of your vignettes. Among the other PCs I sent you was an anniversary one, as a belated wedding congrats. My anniversary is tomorrow - 33 years. I HAD to be a June bride and just made it.

Julie

Lynne said...

I love the toothpick flags in plants-I'm a little behind with my summer decorating. Probably have a cookout on the fourth and watch fireworks later. All depends on the weather here.

Mindy said...

Kelli, your decorations are charming as always!!! Love them! At this point we aren't sure what we are going to be doing...quite possibly spending the hoilday at home grilling and enjoying the day together! Blessings to you and yours...

Chris said...

I just discovered your blog and love it and really love show and tell Fridays. I may have to join in!

Autumn said...

I LOVE the banner. It is so cute!
I am pretty sure that we have no plans, but all of our neighbors light fireworks, so we can watch those.

Lori B said...

You are always so creative with your decorations. I love them all.
I need to get out some of my red/white/blue things too.
Thanks for sharing yours with us.

Lori B said...

We are going to Al's cousins lake home for their annual 4th of July gathering. We will be boating, skiing, jet skiing, and hanging out in the lake, plus eating lots of yummy food. Everyone brings something..so it is a huge potluck meal. Lots of family will be there. We are going to be celebrating Al's mom's 80th birthday.
Enjoy your July 4th.

Tracy said...

I love all of your decorations, Kelli! You have so many wonderful ideas.

We'll be here for the 4th. No family close, and some of us will be at Boy Scout Camp. A terrible week to go, but we didn't have a choice. )0:

Tiany said...

Everything looks so pretty!!! Im sure you will have a wonderful 4th with your open house! Cant wait to see the ics! (Hint hint) :-)

We will be going to a friends sons 1st birthday on the 4th :-)

Heather said...

We have no plans as yet, but if our sweet girl is feeling better we will try for at least a family picnic - they are still waiting for the first batch of Mommy Fried Chicken - cold for a picnic! I'm not sure when we started this particular favorite, but they love it!

I like your decorations very much - I really wanted to buy bunting this year - those pleated fans - in cotton, and hubby chose the darker 'heritage' colors! The price was over $200 so now I am searching for a pattern and hoping to make at least one!

So far I haven't fouund a pattern, but how hard can it be? Famous last words!

Vicky said...

Being British/Japanese, we won't be doing anything for 4th of July. In fact since I've been here in Japan, we have been invited several times to join in with American friends' parties, but I have always felt a bit odd, seeing as its a "Thank Goodness We Got Away From The Brits" sort of event!! Never stopped us attending or having a whale of a time though...

Have a lovely day - hope it's not toooo hot.

Mrs. Staggs said...

I like your rocking chair and all of your 4th of July decorations Kelli. The 4th is one of my favorite holidays. I love fireworks and we live very near where they shoot them off, so we usually go down to the lake and watch them.
Your banner is really nice!

smilnsigh said...

Oh I have to start thinking about 4th of July! The front of the house looks well decorated, all this summer. :-) But what will be for the Big Day itself?

Family BBQ I'm sure. And I usually make the dessert. Red, White and Blue of course. Have to start looking for new ideas on that theme. I hope I find something new! :-)

Mari-Nanci

Cris said...

I'll be working on the 4th, but not on the 9th, which is a holiday here. I have sweet memories of my first 4th of July in the US, and also from my last, many years apart. Love your decor, the brick fireplace is so beautiful!

~ Janice ~ said...

Very festive! :o)

Ruth said...

CUTE decorations! We also host a BBQ on the Fourth to all of our old college friends. I can't believe it's Wednesday!!