Friday, July 1, 2011

Red, White, and Blue......

 Red and White Decor'....who doesn't love this?
Especially on a holiday like the 4th of July!
The Surfboard adds just the final touch!  Love it!
This beautiful photo is from House Beautiful.
 This red and white room has a modern allure all its own!
Just add some drinks, tapas, a few napkins and friends and the party can start!
Photo from House Beautiful
This look is a bit more simple but I like it and you still have time to create it!
Martha Stewart gave this demontration on the TODAY show and I caught the
end of the demonstration!  She used "painters tape" for the stripes and then painted between the stripes for a quick 4th of July table cloth! CUTE!

The month of July opens with a holiday that Americans love!  It would be unthinkable not to enjoy the 4th of July!  Most all of us have memories of this special holiday!  We've always had a party at our house!  Barbeque, hamburgers, hotdogs, baked beans, slaw, and all the trimmings!  Watermelon, brownies, homemade ice cream......and anything else a friend or neighbor might contribute!  We've celebrated with swimming, bocce tournaments, bike decorating contests, parades, and always end it with fireworks!!! 

Our great country honors our soliders and all those who serve in the military to protect our freedoms and privileges that come with being American!  Many churches hold special summer freedom celebrations and programs with patriot music and messages.  Children dress in red, white, and blue and wave their minature flags!  Early in their lives they are beginning to understand what it means to be born in the greatest country in the world!  We should all cherish this time with our families for memories are being made.  Traditions are the ties that bind us to family and friends. Long when the celebrations are over and it just seems be an ordinary day.....we can pull these glorious moments out of our memory bank and celebrate all over again!  Your decorations can be simple and handmade ~ the important part is that you take the time to celebrate!

Enjoy your weekend!
Happy 4th of July!
End the day with a Bocce Tournament!


  1. Can't wait for our celebration this year!! Our firecrackers are ready (L & I) Now we are just waiting on you and Pops to bring the FUN!!! : )

  2. Penny, I love love that first photo !! the chairs, the colors, the style.....
    soooo fun! thanks for sharing that smile during a time of preparation in our home.
    Blessings !!!!!!!!!