A Little Bit More Red, White and Blue in the Living Room







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Today, I will finally be sharing a bit more of my Patriotic decorations for the Summer in my Living Room..... 

 But first, I want to Thank Amber, over at Follow the Yellow Brick Home, for choosing my post, Fairy Gardens in the Back Yard and Patio, as one of her features from this week's Thursday Favorite Things Linky Party!!

Thanks so much, Amber!!!

Please stop by and link up to this great party.....

 

I have been on a bit of a posting break......

I was ill last weekend and most of the beginning of last week after receiving my second shot of the CoVid vaccine and I also needed some time to "think" about a lot of things in my life.....

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions.....

Decisions usually lead to changes which everyone fears.....

But the saying goes, "The only Constant in Life is Change"


Lately, I have been feeling that what I share is too repetitive as I pretty much keep my decor the same, even when I do Holiday decorating

I have been thinking I may have outlived my usefulness as far as blogging is concerned....

I feel the same way about Face Book, which has become so embittered and nasty

I am happy to be retired and I truly just want to lead a quiet, peaceful , simple life, free from drama , until I die....

So I have decided that I will be spending a lot less time on face book which I feel has become a very toxic environment.....

People take things way too personally and seem to think that everything you post is about them....

I guess they are not as tough skinned as I am....

  I have also decided that I am only going do a Blog post if I feel I have something new to share....

Maybe only once a week and not the 3 times a week that I had been posting....

It will depend on my mood......

Time will tell.....

 

I like sharing pictures of my Cottage Garden.....


  Which I was so proud of because I thought it was finally starting to look like a Cottage Garden and filling in nicely......

 Until Joe asked what weeds needed to be pulled because the back yard looks like an over grown mess.....


There are no weeds in the back yard, just my annuals and perennials...

I guess it is not as nice as I thought....


STUPID me.....

Anyway.........

 I will get on to today's post as I don't want to bore you any more than I already have....

I was waiting until I got my new replacement camera before I took these photos.....

 

In previous posts, I shared my Summer Patriotic Tree....

 

 

 

 Click HERE if you missed that post....

And my Red, White and Blue "Mantel" in the Living Room......


 

 

Click HERE if you would like to see that post.....

I also shared how I decorated our Front Porch for Memorial Day....





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Along with my simple Memorial Day Tablescape.....


 Click HERE if you would like to see this post....

In one of those posts, I shared a few new things that Joe that bought at  Dollar Tree , using money I was gifted for Mother's Day....

Love these signs.....

And garden stakes......


 This pinwheel......

And even though I told him to buy one of these, he bought 3......

I shared that I used 2 of them here and placed the bird houses in the middle of them.......

And used one of the garden stakes here......

 

 

 

Joe also received this through the mail for donating to one of the veteran's groups....


 A nice little throw......

 

 This is where I decided to display 2 of the Patriotic signs.....

 
I decided to hang one from the valance on the faux window.....


 
I hung it with a peach rose bud shower curtain hook that I had in my stash.....



I hung the other sign the same way on the curtain rod of the Living Room window......

With a peach rose bud shower curtain hook.....

 

 

Today, I will be sharing the area by our front door and what you see when you walk into our townhouse....

I hung a Dollar Tree tinsel star from the curtain rod on the front door.....


Hanging on the star is a sweet angel that was gifted to me by a former co-worker and friend.....

 To the side of the front door is a marble topped plant stand....

 
I placed the large glass hurricane candle holder inside one of those red, white and blue tinsel wreaths....

 

  I taped a small flag to the battery operated candle......


The Hutch in the entryway.....


The only Patriotic decoration here is the USA sign.....


The rest of the hutch is decorated for Summer......

This is the corner where the stairs are....


This is what you see when you walk in the front door....

 
On the stairs against the wall.....
 
 
 
 
 I bought the firecrackers in Michael's one year on Clearance....
 

Again, I simply taped a small flag to the battery operated candles in the lanterns....
 
 
You may remember this Patriotic Angel that I made last year and used in my Memorial Day tablescape this year.....
 
 
 That is a paper Patriotic fan behind it.....

I made the bows on the lanterns from ribbon bought at Dollar Tree.....

 
 And I bought this guy at a church Flea Market many years ago...

Looking down the hall way to the Kitchen.....

 
 
 I bought this sweet Patriotic Lady at an Estate Sale.....

 
I embellished her a bit last year.....

 
 Here you see the last of the 3 new Dollar Tree signs....


I usually decorate this area for every Holiday and Season....

 
 

I usually do a Holiday display on this chair.....

 
When you press the button on this cute Bear's hand, she sings "God Bless America" in Kate Smith's voice!!

 
I threw together this floral arrangement and put it in a vintage vase.....

 
Bought a wood block that looks like a book titled " Celebrating Independence since 1776" at Gabes one year on Clearance....

 
And the Patriotic cup cake dish came from The Christmas Tree Shop....

 
 Underneath the chair.....

 
A "God Bless America" sign and a vintage blue bottle with George Washington on it....
 

I decorated the LED branch Tree with red, blue and silver ball ornaments.....

 
 
 



This is the Patriotic windmill that Joe bought at Dollar Tree this year......

 
 I tucked it into the arrangement that I made for this blue Dollar Tree pot that I embellished with stickers....


This area will stay this way until after the 4th of July.....

Down the hallway going toward the Kitchen.....


  I hung this framed picture from an old Thomas Kinkade calendar above the mirror between the coat closet and the Powder Room door.....

Hanging on the mirror is a wreath that I made.....

 
 I tucked a Patriotic card into the center of the wreath.....

Hanging underneath it is a Patriotic tinsel hat that I glued Patriotic tags to.....

 

And a Patriotic tinsel star......


I hope you enjoyed seeing how I decorated the Living Room for the Summer Patriotic Holidays.....

The Living Room will stay this way until after July 4th when I will change it over for the late Summer and decorate it in my "Under the Sea" theme.....

In my next post, I will be sharing a few more Patriotic Decorations......


And yet another Patriotic Tree!!

So I hope you will stop by to visit again soon!!

Stay safe, healthy and most of all, HAPPY!!

Thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

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