Thursday, July 2, 2015

Every Girl Link-Up || 4th of July Decor

 

Welcome to another installment of the "Every Girl Link-Up!" Today, I'm really excited to share with you a few ways that we decorated our home for the 4th of July! I haven't done much with red, white, and blue touches in the past, but this year seems like the perfect time to start the tradition because of Nolan. He is a little sponge and soaks up every little special thing we do. I have a feeling he will talk about July 4th for weeks to come. It's always fun to spruce up our mantel for different seasons and holidays, so why not America's big summer birthday? :)

 

It's not a holiday in our house without some colorful bunting over the fireplace. I was at JoAnn's looking for patriotic fabric when my eyes fixated on this stars-and-stripes burlap. It was beautiful and rustic, and I knew it was meant to come home with me. All I did was cut out the bunting shape, fold the top over some jute twine, and attach it with a few staples. If you look closely at this photo, you can see the red crayon that was recently introduced to the bricks by a certain three-year-old. ;) (By the way, we're thinking of painting our fireplace white--thoughts or advice?)


Steve and I have been indulging in Dove dark chocolates lately, and the shiny red wrappers were right in line with our color scheme. I picked up some flags from Lowe's for a little over a dollar each. The white milk glass sits on our mantel year-round, and it goes with everything!


I found two gorgeous vintage blue Masons to add to my collection. They were waiting for me at a flea market, and are dated July 14, 1908. They work perfectly as candy jars (or vases)!


The two "Shining Sea" prints in the frames are from PagingSupermom.com. The blue backgrounds look pretty on our newly-painted gray walls. I like having the tune of "America the Beautiful" pop into my head when I see them.

A fresh bouquet of white baby's breath really made everything come together for the look that I wanted.



For the dining room, I found a classic white and blue striped tablecloth at TJ Maxx. The blue crate with white stars was an impulse buy from Walmart, and I love it!


My mom generously brought over some sugar cookies that she baked and iced. They're almost too pretty to eat!

Join Astleigh and me in sharing your 4th of July decor! Grab our button and link up below. I always get inspired with new ideas from these link-ups, and I can't wait to get a peek into your homes!

In two weeks, we are sharing our favorite mocktail or cocktail recipes, so mark it on your calendars :)


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5 comments:

  1. Love it...simple but fun and adds just the right touch to your house. Thanks for hosting!

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  2. I love your decor! It's beautiful and classic! Also, I totally vote to paint your fireplace white! And maybe even the bookcases next to it! Then you could put up a fun print wallpaper on the inside, back of the bookshelves...okay that's my decorating brain spill :)

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  3. That flag bunting is perfection. And you could totally get away with painting your fireplace white.

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  4. I think I said this when you posted Easter decor but I LOVE the milk glass. All the white is so pretty, and you're right, it works all year! I also love the star crate. And when I saw those cookies I was sure they were store-bought. I can't believe your mom made those! They might just be too pretty to eat!

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  5. Your banner is so perfect -- I just love it. And I think your fireplace would look beautiful painted white, along with the shelves. I bet it would be stunning!

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