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!