I hope you guys are enjoying summer! It's in full swing here. Looking forward to heading to the beach soon.
I am so very excited about today's post because I have NEVER decorated the front porch for the 4th of July or any patriotic holiday. In reality, we are always at the beach and just never took the effort.
Amber from Follow The Yellow Brick Home asked me if I'd like to participate in a Patriotic Porch Tour! Be sure to check out her blog. She's very talented!
I was really excited because I've been wanting to do something like this for years now…..just haven't followed through.
I spent a whopping $2 on this Patriotic Porch because I already had things in the garage.
If you are stopping by from Poofing the Pillow with Stacey then welcome to Our Southern Home. Stacey has a beautiful blog and home!
Welcome to our Patriotic Porch!
First of all, I had to get past the notion that my entire porch had to scream red, white and blue…. That I had to have red flowers, pillows and accessories.
I am here to tell you that you do NOT!
I think you can weave your country's pride into your home with what you have.
I had 3 packs of simple flags on wooden stakes that were 2 flags per pack in our garage. I bought them probably 4 years ago with hopes of doing a patriotic porch. I purchased them at our local Wilson's Five and Dime. I do remember that!
My husband and our college kids recently cleaned the garage out, and I was crossing my fingers that they hadn't donated them. Score!!! I found them. I don't remember the cost, but couldn't have been much from where they came from.
Patriotic Decor Used
- 6 small flags for pots
- 2- 9 foot buntings from Dollar Tree
- 1 large Flag
- Blue and white china
- Blue and white napkins
At first, I thought I was going to have to go and replace the wreath that I just made! You can find the details in my Thrift Store Basket Wreath HERE. I decided against it. I made this wreath with the intention of using it all summer. I wanted to share with you that YOU can incorporate the red, white and blue with what you have. I had pink flowers in the planters after all so I knew I wasn't changing that.
I am happy with it and wondering why I waitied so long to decorate a Patriotic Porch! It feels fresh, festive and oh, so easy!
The older I get, the more I crave easier and simpler with my holiday decorating! I've learned that for me….less is more! Less to store and less to do.
The way that I decorate our porch and home is with this eclectic mix!
- Thrift store items that I sometimes makeover
- vintage decor
- high-end items
- big box stores
The mirror was part of our bedroom suit. We got a new mirror for it to break up the matching look. I simply painted it.
2 DIY thrift store makeovers here
See that cute little patriotic bunting? $1 from the Dollar Tree! I splurged on 2, one for each French door. That carries the patriotic theme across the porch.
I contemplated covering the pink with pillows with red fabric like I did for my porch Christmas pillows. You can literally change your pillows in 5 minutes…..I timed it! I decided to leave them. Pink is just lighter red….right?
That cute little bunting tied perfectly to the shutter hinges.
I brought out our summer shells from beach trips past. I LOVE the beach! I corralled them in this thrift store DIY project, Farmhouse Tiered Stands.
Here is the other side of the porch. I bought that flag right after 9/11. I actually got teary eyed as I hung it. I remember to this day where I was. I was in my son's kindergarten class helping students with their reading journals.
I'm really into blues these days so fortunately, I already had the dishes, napkins and the hydrangeas are from our yard. This isn't a tablecloth. I love using throw blankets as tablecloths and runners. It doesn't have to fit perfectly. Lay it askew for interest.
Trays are great for the center of a dining table. You can remove it quickly to bring everything back inside.
Just these simple 6 flags have big impact!
I have had a lot of fun creating my Patriotic Entertaining Shop on Amazon. It's got everything from decor, decorating, games and fashion to look cute at your event! You can visit it here or by clicking the above photo.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you were inspired! Be sure to PIN the below image and visit the other amazing blogs on the tour! Be sure to visit next up …..Decor to Adore with Laura! Her home is gorgeous!!