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Sunday, May 30, 2010


I recently showed you our fireplace mantel decorated for our nephew’s graduation dinner.  I know you are going to start thinking the only thing that ever changes around our home is our fireplace mantel.  My husband would argue with you.  He thinks I’m constantly changing things around. 
 This may be the last mantel change for awhile.  I’m thinking the red, white, and blue may stay through the 4th of July (unless I just can’t stand to leave it alone for that long).
 sweet land of libertymantel
 TILES plates
God bless our troops. 
I’m joining Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch and Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life.
MET MON TBLTOP TUES As we Americans enjoy Memorial Day, I hope our celebrations will include remembering those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom.  Thank you so much for coming to see our fireplace mantel again.  laurie


Anonymous said...

Laurie I never tire of of your creative ever changing fireplace! It looks great and so festive both ways!

I think we actually will have the day off tomorrow- Bill asked what I want to do and I have no clue!!! Was to be in NM for a graduation but stayed here for 2 funerals and 2 different guests staying for the funeral services. A nice drive down an untraveled road sounds good for part of the day!

Have a blessed week!

Sarah said...

Laurie, I was hoping we'd get to see the mantel decked out in the red, white, and blue. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day tomorrow! ~ Sarah

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

I love seeing all of the wonderful ways you dress you mantel for the holidays and special occasions...keep it coming;)!

Your red white and blue is one of my favorite! This is such a special day...remembering all of the wonderful men and women who fought and died for our freedom!

Happy Memorial Day!

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie! Oh, I love your patriotic mantle! Those little plates are wonderful! Now don't you dare stop changing things around! I love seeing what you've been up to! ;)
Have a great week.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the Red, White and Blue!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Laurie, I love your mantel. YOu always do the best decorations there. Love all the flags and you do have some of the best Americana accessories. I hope your weekend holiday is the best. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love this red white and blue change, Laurie and I love that you change your mantel often. Always wonderful seeing what you come up with!

SmilingSally said...

Good job, Laurie! I've done a USA post for today too.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I never get tired of your mantel. Now mine.....stays the same except for Christmas...that's rather boring ....don't you think?

Helen said...

One constant we have come to rely on ~~~ Laurie's mantle! And we are all better for the experience! Enjoy this very special day!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh Laurie! You make me laugh out loud....

Love your fireplace re-do....again. :-) I always love what you're up to.


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I would love to have a mantle to change all the time. And I love the patriotic scene. It would be great for the 4th also!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Geez Louise Laurie!
You are so talented and so creative! I never tire of seeing your lovely ideas! Gorgeous and so well done with the patriotic theme!
Happy Memorial Day,

fiberdoodles said...

Oh I love it! Yes, you need to leave that one up for a bit ~ it's great! Happy Memorial day. I hope your staying cool :0)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Laurie, just popping in again to tell you how much I love this vignette. It is just wonderful and should really stay up for the 4th of July. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

The Inspired Nest said...

I love the mantlescape! I agree with Marty, you should keep it up through the summer1 Now is a great time to show some patriotic love!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Laurie, what a wonderful vignette! I am thinking I am with the others, keep it up until July! I love the wonderful patriotic look. I found your blog when I went to A Stroll Thru Life! I am happy I did!


Debbiedoos said...

That is awesome, and I love your tribute....I would leave that for a while too. Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie! Oh, I'm just popping in to tell you I love your new header! So beauty!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)


I love your red, white and blue on your mantel, so festive.


I just wanted to pop back in...I'm so happy you enjoyed my Pink Celebration Table! I had so much fun designing this table to celebrate "PINK"! Thank you for visiting and leaving your sweet comment! I'm your newest follower:)

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I love your patriotic decorations! The little bunting is so sweet. I think I always like whatever little garland you have running along the front of your fireplace. I read somewhere once that it would be nice if we set our flags out every day from Flag Day (June 14) to the Fourth of July. I really like that idea and I like how your decor is perfect for the start of all these red, white, and blue holidays.

ellen b. said...

I really enjoy your evolving fireplace mantle! You have some great red white and blue!!

MimiKay50 said...

A good friend from The Law Firm came to my home Saturday night and we spent over an hour looking at your older blog posts. Thanks to many posts at Bargain Hunting (and chatting) with Laurie we had a fabulous evening. You know how much I love red, white and blue. Last year I planted my entire circle drive in red, white and blue flowers.

Susan Freeman said...

I love your patriotic mantel!!

Susan and Bentley

Susan Freeman said...

I love your patriotic mantel!!

Susan and Bentley

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Laurie!

I love the ne red, white and blue display on your mantel! I think a mantel is the perffect place to play and recreate different looks. I keeps our hubby's on their toes! LOL

Terra said...

I admire your red white and blue patriotic display. You have the right spirit; I posted a photo on my blog honoring our veterans also.

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