Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Patriotic Decor :)

If you saw my yard post last week, then how many flags you'll find inside my house right now should not surprise you :)  Y'all know I love to decorate for holidays - and while Dave is ALWAYS supportive, I'm not sure I've ever seen him enthusiastic about decor... except for patriotic stuff.  He LOVES him some summer decorating!

There are a few flags on the bookshelves in the boys room...







And even Big Brown Bear is in on the red, white and blue action :)


There are a few teeny touches in our family room/entryway...
... this is on my front hall table...

... and it's partner in crime is on the dresser behind the family room.  They're not my absolute favorite decorations ever - but they were $1.40 each.  No joke.  That makes me love them a whole lot more. hahaha



My "big impact item" this year is the GIANT flag (that I made!).

I followed the tutorial from Shanty 2 Chic, but made a few modifications along the way.  I'll go into details later this week - but overall I LOVE it!

I would love to distress it a bit more, but for now it's perfect.

and the best part is that the whole thing cost me under $30 (and that includes all the paint!).  The most time consuming part was the stars... but if you're not as crazy as I am then it might not be quite as bad. hahaha

I tend to decorate the same way I dress - layered :) 
I had the flag on the mantle alone... and it was just that.  Alone.  So I layered on a mirror and new framed family pic and it was much more "me".

I picked up this garlandy stuff forever ago and I wasn't even going to put it out, but Luke INSISTED :) He loves it and so I obliged. hahaha


 And now for the infamous kitchen window :)

I made the chalkboard FOREVER ago and I use it for pretty much every holiday.  The cute little firecracker was a recent Hobby Lobby find and the EL fudge cookies are my weakness :)

I brought the toolbox in from outside because the poor little fern isn't loving the warmer weather and I'm LOVING it!!!


Luke and I made this rocket garland a few years ago with paper towel and toilet paper rolls, scrapbook paper and scraps of ribbon.





I had never made a burlap wreath until this past weekend.  I saw a picture of one I LOVED, took the plunge and was SO excited about how easy it was!!!  Seriously, y'all!  SO EASY!

You can now expect a burlap wreath for every holiday at my house :)

I like hanging wreaths here because I get to enjoy them!  When they hang on my front door I don't get to see them throughout the day.

The red/white stripe was more of a twill than burlap.  It was pricey... but I think it kind of made the wreath.


I have plans for the kids table, but didn't have time to wrap it all up - so I'll save that for another post :)  Hope you enjoyed the little tour - now go buy some flags!

Also - I'm SUPER excited about a new blog series I'm starting....


I love a great party and I'm going to be featuring some fabulous ones thrown by fellow bloggers!  How fun is that?!?!  Birthday party, graduation party, Christmas party, pajama party, etc.   Tomorrow I'm kicking it off with a SWEET SWEET social media friend who throws OVER THE TOP parties.  Be prepared to pink your jaws up off the floor!!!

29 comments:

  1. Oh. My. Goodness. Listen, your house is always fabulous for each and every holiday. Always. When you said, "I think I might put up a few little patriotic decorations this year", honestly, I had something much more lame in mind. Girlfriend, you rocked out the red, white and blue! Love, love, love, loved every single detail!! That flag and the wreath are flipping over the top! For a Canadian, you sure did make this American proud of your decorations ;).

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  2. Love your decor! I am going to have to make that flag and I already purchased supplies to make a wreath. Fingers crossed mine turns out half as cute as yours!

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  3. Your decorations...FAB...can't wait for the party posts! Happy Tuesday sweet lady!!!

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  4. Awesome job! Love that giant flag!! But those El Fudge cookies....um those wouldn't last long in my vicinity! ;)

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  5. Wow! I am in awe at your creativity! Love the flag you painted...can't wait to hear about the process! I also love the little chalkboard in your kitchen. I have a large one hanging in our kitchen with some scripture I wrote on it like 2 years ago. Your creative handwriting with the chalk is pretty awesome!
    The wreath is super cute and you would never be able to tell that this was your first one!
    Have a blessed day!

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  6. I love getting a peak inside your house! You are so creative, and it amazes me that you do all this with three children, when I feel like I can barely manage with one child (and one on the way!) :) Quick question - where are the boys' beds from? We are going to start transitioning my toddler into a "big girl bed" and those are EXACTLY what I am looking for!

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  7. I love your house and patriotic decor! That wreath is awesome! Great job! I really admire how you decorate your house.

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  8. Can't WAIT to see the parties!!

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  9. Totally pinned that same wreath over the weekend! Planning on making it this week :) Love the firecracker and the DIY flag too!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. I love the burlap wreath! It's so "full" looking, which I love.

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  11. Your decorations are so cute,and I love the flag over you fireplace. You may have mentioned this before but where do you keep all of your mantle decorations? I can not wait for the party posts.

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  12. I can't wait to see your tutorial on the flag above your mantel. I saw one a couple of weeks ago at our local bbq place that someone had made using old fence pickets. I told my husband that it didn't look to hard and we are going to attempt it. Your house is beautiful! I love all of your patriotic décor for the 4th of July.

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  13. So I suddenly wan to decorate in red, white, and blue! I never decorate for the 4th because we're always out of town! You did an amazing job on your wreath and flag!

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  14. Love that wreath, tutorial? Or maybe you can just mail me one. :) Love all of your decorations, the rockets are especially cute.

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  15. OMG!! Where to start with everythingggg I love about your decor!?! It just kept getting better and better! The flag over the mantle!? --beyond FAB!! ~& at that price to make!? Nothing better!! ...the rocket garland...obsessed!! And how SWEET it is a mama/Luke memory!! ...the chalkboard I always love & your gorgeous window decor! But seriously that wreath!? I can't handle how amazing it is!! I have 2 I paid way too much for! I need to learn to make them!!! You need to add interior designer to your list ;)

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  16. Everything you do is fabulous!!! I love all your details. I really love the rocket garland you made out of toilet paper rolls. So clever!!! I might have to try that sometime!!!

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  17. Your pallet flag = amazing.
    The little firecrackers = amazing.
    The wreath = amazing.
    Your holiday decor posts are my favorite!
    www.floralandfudge.blogspot.com

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  18. I want to come live in your house, especially with these RED*WHITE*BLUE* decorations!!! They make me so happy. The handmade rockets are just so fun and big puffy heart love the wreath. PS--Love EL fudge cookies too. Yummmmy! :)

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  19. Love the pallet flag! And I LOOOOVE the burlap wreath, I'm gonna need you to do a tutorial!

    Mandi
    Best Little Moore House in Texas

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  20. I am working on my final details for my sons third birthday next month so I am super excited to get some inspiration with your new series. I love everything about your 4th of July decor. I am a little late to the party but this year I am finally doing my own holiday decor...not just admiring others. Love it all!

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  21. ANDREA! I cannot get over how cute your flag and kitchen sink are. BUT I TELL YOU WHAT! THAT WREATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to marry it.

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  22. Listen--I say this every time, but this is my favorite! How are we even friends--your creativity is super amazing! Nice work, mama!!

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  23. I absolutely LOVE the wreath...that needs a tutorial...or an etsy shop so I can just buy it from you.
    -D

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  24. That wrest is amazing! Astounding! Where did you get the instructions/materials/idea so we can make our own? Or maybe we can just buy yours 😉

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  25. The rocket garland is adorable!! Perfect project for little ones.

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  26. That wreath is perfect! And I love your DIY flag!!!

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  27. You gotta get a little Canada flag somewhere in there for the 1st ;)

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  28. Joining you from Kelly's SUYL. Love all the ways you wereably to display small flags. I also really love your wreath. You'll have to do a tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Love the wreath! However, I've been unable to find the blue ribbon with large white stars. Can you please tell me where you purchased that? Thanks! ~Alex

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