Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A Few of My Favorite Things For the Fourth

Every winter my heart yearns for summer.
At long last...it is here!

I never get tired of looking for
red, white, and blue
to decorate for America's favorite
summer holiday.
The 4th!

While I can't remeber where I
found this photo, I found similar fans,
brand new, in a thrift shop this
past spring while shopping with 
Miss Kathy. We will be using them, oh yes! 

(Photo: CountryLiving.com)

I've always wanted to make these
poppers from Country Living
magazine but got tired of
saving the paper towel
and toilet paper tubes!

(Photo: CountryLiving.com)

My pile of ribbons and crepe
paper like this one
 is piling up however!

(Photo: CountryLiving.com)

My attempt at making these
cool rosettes wasn't half bad.
Theirs was just so much better!

What I did succeed in doing
was creating a category in
my shop just for Patriotic
stuff, here.

And this summer will be
very different as I am
decorating our lake house
with a little Americana.

I'll be back with pictures
of our latest updates
and hopefully
some vintage finds along the way...
God Bless the USA and
have a very safe and happy
Fourth of July!


gail said...

Hi Jillian....it all looks so festive and I love your rosettes. Can't wait to see your latest pictures.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I like the ribbons just as they are in the basket -- you've got a centerpiece without even trying! Happy 4th!

The Rose Room said...

love how you celebrate Independance Day and decorate for it, we have an anniversary but don't appreciate it like Americans do! xo