The calendar tells us it is time for another Patriotic Celebration.
And I love celebrating the red, white and blue.
I really love decorating the outside of our home, but this year, I can’t do that as the roofers are putting on a new roof after Hurricane Ian visited SW Florida last year.
It requires lots of patience as almost every home in the Cape is in need of repair.
I will say that I am seeing fewer blue tarped roofs these days so progress is being made!
So I will share a few of my previous decorating and hopefully you will get a few ideas to add to your decor if needed.
I like to decorate my courtyard and this small side cupboard was the perfect place to display a few of my Patriotic dishes.
I made the flag above the cupboard many years ago and it has remained in the courtyard on various walls.
Of course we have to have Uncle Sam standing proudly with the Flag.
This post features more of the red, white and blue.
Click here if you want to see more.
One year, I set up a portable table in the front garden and made a picnic under the shade of a huge Shady Lady tree.
Sadly, …that tree is no longer shading the front of the house as it was a casualty of the hurricane.
You can see the post featuring this picnic here.
And one year, the Captain and I celebrated in the Secret Garden with yet another picnic.
This time I used our blue table and chairs and we ate among the flowers and plumeria tree.
I always loved the smell of those delicate waxy flowers that Hawaiians use to make Lei’s.
Notice I speak in the past tense as that tree was destroyed by the hurricane also.
The year I set up the above table was special because I had found bicycle napkin rings at Pier 1 to match the blue bicycle plates!
Oh how I miss that store. They had so many cute items and if I once went in…I knew I would always come out with decor of some kind.
Of course I still did on-line shopping with Pier 1….so it didn’t really matter if I went into the store or not, I would still manage to find something I couldn’t live without. LOL
If you missed that post…you can visit it here.
One of my favorite posts, (Happy Birthday America), was the above post because I had a copy of the Preamble.
I also used a very old fountain pen and candle holder to use as part of the decor.
You can see the whole table if you click here.
And finally there is this tablescape which I put together using my Liberty Blue Independence Hall dinnerware!
You can see the post here.
I love the Patriotic scenes on the plates.
These are just a few of my favorites and I hope you enjoy them too.
Happy 4th of July as we celebrate our Independence…and please be safe.