June 21, 2013

quick & easy july 4th mantel

I just realized yesterday that the fourth of July is soon approaching!  We have plans to be at the beach just prior to the fourth, so I thought I better get working on adding some red, white and blue to our house.
Being my favorite place to decorate for holidays, I added these small patriotic touches to the mantel yesterday!  I have star stencils, so I grabbed some blue cardstock from my paper stash and put together this star banner.  To add red and white, I wrapped my candles in scrapbook paper.  I finished it off with borrowing these red and blue picture frames from our playroom.  I feel like it's a good start and I may add to it if I come across any other cute patriotic décor.
There's something about July that I just love! 
It's sizzling hot days and sweet summer sunsets. 
My heart melts for it's patriotic grandeur.

Stars and stripes.

Parades and picnics.

Buzzing cicadas and backyard barbeques.

Fireflies and fireworks.
So adding this beautiful patriotic palette of red, white & blue my mantel really makes me happy and reminds me of many great summertime memories!
Happy Weekend!


  1. Love your mantel!! Fourth of July is totally sneaking up on me this year - don't think I'll have time to decorate for the holiday so I'll just live vicariously through you and other fave bloggers!

    1. Thanks Kris! I didn't realize how close it is until I looked at my calendar yesterday. Have a great weekend!

  2. Looks great! Would love to have you link this up at our Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party - which has a summer theme this week! Visiting from the Freedom Fridays hop! :)

  3. How beautiful!
    You are creative!
    God Bless you!


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