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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July 4th Decorating

I love to decorate for the 4th of July.  I think the main reason is that the colors of red, white , and blue are perfect in my house.  My main house colors are barn red, cobalt blue and gold.  So decorating for the 4th is a snap.  Easter always gives me trouble because it is so pastel. Today we will start with the entry.


 If you have followed my blog, you know that I LOVE this cherry desk.  I do a lot of decorating around it.    It dates from 1830-1850 probably  from  New York state .

Of course, there has to be some cross stitch! I love those frames.  I got them many years ago when I lived in Louisville, KY.  There was a great craft show in Cincinnati.  My sister and I went every year.

"A Birds of a Feather" design framed in a Valley House Primitives frame.

I purchased all the things on top of the desk at antique shops or shows over the years.

This little book is dated 1904.  It has lots of advertising for Revere Coffee!



This picture shows my arrangement on top of an old red blanket chest we got at an auction in Louisville.  It was  huge bargain. The DH had gone out to get a hot dog.  He came back in and I said bid!! He didn't even know what he was bidding on!  When we had a repair made, the man told us it was very early 1800's or late 1700's due to the mix of nails he found.

I hope you are having a great week and will join me tomorrow to see my wall of patriotic cross stitch projects!

20 comments:

  1. LOVE the patriotic decor! I added a bit to my place and I want more for next year. Plan to start a little red, white and blue piece to celebrate the 4th!

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  2. I love your decorating!!! It's always fun to decorate for the 4th of July! I so love these colors too. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Barb, Your decorations are gorgeous! I love your desk! I want to stitch the July word play for next year. :-) Have a happy fourth of July! :-) ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

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  4. how wonderful! it is all beautiful! i used to have huge 4th of july parties but not anymore. i sort of burned out on them.

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  5. Looks beautiful, can't wait to see what you come up with tomorrow.

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  6. Happy 4th of July Barb! We are celebrating Canada Day today, but the weather is bad so we stayed at home. I love your decorating as much as your stitching! Have a good day Friday for your holiday!

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  7. Your red whit and blue make it very festive at your house

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  8. Beautiful decorations! Oh, I wish New Zealand would get into the spirit of decorating and celebrating our national day. :-) Wishing you and your family a happy 4th of July!

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  9. Your patriotic decorating is beautiful!

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  10. Everything is looking so beautiful. Particularly the stitched pieces on the cherry desk. I love the wood from cherry trees, it has such a warm look.

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  11. All of your decorations are very pretty.
    Love the pewter lamp!
    Thanks for sharing the pics, can't wait to see more tomorrow.
    Marilyn

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  12. Wow look at how wonderfully decorated your house is! I look forward to the day when my house is set up just as beautifully so I can do the same.

    There are so many American/patriotic designs out there but not a lot of Canadiana, they are few and far between.

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  13. What a beautiful patriotic display!

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  14. I enjoyed my little visit to your lovely home Barb.
    Your entrance hallway looks beautiful decked out in patriotic colours.
    Wishing you a happy July 4th.
    Margaret

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  15. Oh, I love your house so much, Barb! Your colors are a lot like mine :) Those antiques are so lovely and it is such fun to see your pretty stitching--thanks for the great tour!!

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  16. So many great patriotic pieces Barb ! Love..Love..Love ! You are inspiring me to do more ,more,more ! :) Love the quilt with all your red, white and blue ! Hope you are doing well !

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  17. Great decoratiing Barb. Happy 4th!

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  18. Your displays and antiques are fabulous! Love old treasures!

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  19. Wow! Barb, your house looks amazing! I love all of your decorating and your treasures. Truly beautiful.

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