Monday, June 30, 2008

4th of July Decorations

Good morning! I hope you all had a great weekend. I spent some time putting out my 4th of July decorations. I will leave most of them up through the summer.

Door hanger
I found this door hanger at Hobby Lobby (patriotic decorations are 30% off!). I filled it with greenery, daisies and small flags.

Small pail lanterns line our walkway.

Flags in the flower pots.

I made this table runner last year and my anniversary roses match perfectly. They probably won't last until Friday though, so I'll get some fresh daisies.

For the table runner I cut a strip of fabric with pinking shears and hot glued some pom-pom trim to the ends.

BannerSome of you will remember this patriotic banner I made last week.

I put the leftover table runner fabric on the back patio table.

The centerpiece is a silver tray with various jars filled white beans. The "sparkers" are actually straws with the tops cut off.

Star confetti.

Thank you for looking at my patriotic decorations! We are having a 4th of July cook-out with Phillip's family and some friends from church. We will be busy this week getting ready for all the fun. I hope you have a great start to your week!


The Cottage Nester said...

Your Decorations look so pretty and Patriotic! I love the color combo of RED, WHITE & BLUE!

God Bless You & Your Family!

Anonymous said...

That really looks great Kelli. We don't have something like this, so no need for decorations this time of year, but I would sure love something like this. It cheers up the whole house !!
I like the little light buckets too !!
Have a great day !!

Peggy said...


Anonymous said...

Your decorations are lovely. Have a wonderful 4th and cookout.

Eleanor said...

Have a wonderful holiday and your house and yard look to festive! Love Eleanor

Just Mom said...

LOVE the "sparklers" in the jars of white beans.

Great ideas, Kelli.

ohiofarmgirl said...

I really enjoyed seeing your patriotic decor. It makes me feel guilty because I had decided to skip putting mine up this year since we have been so busy. I may have to rethink that! Dianntha

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

I love seeing the red, white and blue. I love to see how people honor our country.

Keep the pics coming. I so enjoy them and I suspect I am not the only one. Hugs, Linda

nancy said...

Kelli, Every single one of these decorative items is brilliant! They are all so unique. Beautiful, creative ideas and so beautifully done.

Mrs. H. said...

I loved all of your decorations! Thank you for sharing! Have a great week. :-)

Deidre said...

I love all of them - especially the 'planter' on your front door. So cute!

Charity said...

So pretty! I am hoping to do more patriotic decorating next year. I loved your star banner from last week as well.

Simply Heart And Home said...

What a nice idea to post 4th of July decorations. They look great! I love the 4th of July! Our little town has a parade each year. We walk up the block and sit down in lawn chairs and watch the parade pass by! :)

Vintage Whimsy said...

Your decorations look fabulous! I need to get mine put out this week too. I'm kind of behind schedule this year!

Kelly said...

They look great as always, such wonderful ideas!


Adrienne said...

Hi Kelli -
Your home always looks wonderful. I love your 4th of July decorations. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Anonymous said...

Love it all. I need to be up doing that day,but im having a really hard time today. Rian flies out for Iraq and I just wanna hide in bed.

Anonymous said...

How pretty your fourth of July decoragions look! You're getting me into the spirit. Your care for details really show in all your pretties!
Shelia ;)

Love Bears All Things said...

Enjoyed seeing your decorations.
I posted a photo of the pie I made today. It was very good and easy to make. I made it ahead and cooked it later.
Happy 4th,
Mama Bear

the said...

Your lumanaries are really cute. Dont you love decorating for the 4th? I do too!
Your roses are beautiful ,too !
I have some pink ones in an old juice bottle.
Summertime is great :)
Have a good day,

Anonymous said...

Gee, for a Canadian, your patriotism puts some Americans to shame!! Thanks for sharing.

Ruthie said...

Thanks for coming by my place. :) I enjoyed your July 4th decorations. I love to decorate for the holidays - but haven't done as much since we moved.

Susie said...

Hi Kelli,
It all looks so festive :) Hope your 4th of July celebration is filled with fun!

Lora @ my blessed life said...

Very nice! I love patriotic decor throughout the whole summer, too.

Kelli said...

Anonymous, I've been a US citizen for several years now.

Shopgirl said...

I love the buckets, it is something I would do. Have a wonderful 4th of July. We are so blessed to be in America.
Ugs, Mary

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Kelli, your decorations are so inspiring! I guess I should get busy :), thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas and putting some fire under me :).

Theresa said...

Everything is so pretty, Kelli. You've given me some good ideas. Thank you and Happy 4th!


Unknown said...

Kelli, your pail lanterns caught my eye immediately. I love them.

God bless.

Anonymous said...

Too cute. WHere do you get cheap flags like that and your pails?

Happy@Home said...

I love 4th of July decorations and yours look great.

A Bit of the Blarney said...

Very festive!!! Great ideas! Cathy

Terri said...

I never would of thought of decorating the house for 4th of July. They look great!

Kathi said...

Kelli, I am so impressed with your decorating. I forget to decorate for each holiday; they sneak up on me. Have a great week, Kathi

Dawn said...

The only holiday I really decorate for is Christmas. I may put a few things up for Thanksgiving but other than that I don't *do* the other holidays. Just not my thing.

I have all kinds of red,white, and blue stuff from when my hubby came home from Iraq I could have sent you! Oh well, the movers packed it and it's gone somewhere. :-)

God Bless You! Hope you are having a good week!

Dawn (future Texan in 2 days!)

Tina said...

Just love your patriotic decorations!

Michelle said...

How cute, Kelli ~ LOVE everything!!!!

Karol said...

I stopped by your site through someone else's and all I can say is: MY NEW FAVORITE BLOG!!!! Great stuff here and I love it!!

cryssi said...

So Pretty! Lots of ideas. I'm not that creative. But yours is so wonderful.


Unknown said...

Everytime I see a picture of your china I have to run into my dining room and take a plate to the computer and compare. No, they are not exactly the same, but extremely close and very much from the same era I'm sure.

My china is my mother-in-law's, who was married in the '40s. It has the same colors and style as yours. And BTW, our china hutches are of the same style too. Yours is a bit bigger, but they are the same design, probably the same company. Isn't that fun???

Your 4th decor is lovely. You have done a grat job of showing your patriotism. I am asuming you celebrated Canada Day earlier this week? I think I remember that you are from their originally.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I like all your patriotic decorations, especially the sparklers in the jar with beans!

The shortcake sounds delish!

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog!


TwoHeartsTogether said...

Hi Kelli!
I love you decorations for 4th of July SO CUTE.
I posted a link to your site with some photos so my visitors to hop on over and check some more of your ideas on your site! :)

Nancy Hood said...

Cute blog! Added yours to my fav list! Here's the shout out I gave you today!!