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Sunday, June 21, 2015

RED WHITE AND BLUE MANTEL

Red White & Blue Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Honey, I'm home. I know -- You didn't know I'd been gone. I have had a lot going on, and I kind of lost my motivation and my get-up-and-go. I thought I might not return to blogging, but I started missing all of you, so I'm baaack.


Red White & Blue Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

The red, white, and blue have finally made it to our mantel.  I bought these patriotic scene tiles at an estate sale years ago.

Red White & Blue Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I've had these flag trays for too long to remember where I got them.

Red White & Blue Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I love to bring out the Uncle Same figures for Independence Day.


Red White & Blue Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

The plates with patriotic scenes came from a different estate sale.


Red White & Blue Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I filled vintage milk bottles with red, white, and blue star necklaces to hold an American flag.

Red White & Blue Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Two cocktail napkins tied together give the suggestion of a bow on the lamp

Red White & Blue Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I think I bought this garland from the Williams Sonoma Outlet store several years ago.


Red White & Blue Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I cannot believe it is almost the 4th of July. Yikes!
This Summer is zooming by.

Thank you for coming to see some of my red, white, and blue.



This post is partying with Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, Something to Talk About at 2 Bees in a Pod,  Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House, Table It at Rustic and Refined, and You’re Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe with an E.

9 comments:

Candy S said...

Laurie, Your mantle is fabulous with all of it's patriotic flair. Those flag trays are my favorites along with the Uncle Sam's of course.

Judy Ann Lincicum said...

Laurie, you have some beautiful old pieces of Americana that really jazz up your mantle! I really like the arrangement and it's a real eye pleaser! Thanks for sharing!

Christine Graves said...

There she is!! Glad you're back, I was hoping you were doing ok. No worries tho, everyone needs a break now from blogging.

Love your mantle, the patriotic theme is wonderful! I would love it if you linked this up at my Table It Link party if you have time :-)

Angelina B. said...

I think your patriotic mantel is so much fun. I like all the vintage looking Americana!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Laurie, so glad you didn't stop blogging. You would be very missed my friend. Love your mantel and the red, white and blue. All you accents, plates and banners are perfectly patriotic.
Happy Summer.
xo

Ornate Splendor said...

Hi Laurie! Love this patriotic mantle! You've pulled it all together so nicely! Glad you didn't stop blogging. Sometimes I just take a break from blogging for a few months...Otherwise I'd never actually be able to create anything to put on the blog! Happy Decorating and Happy 4th of July to you! Catherine

thepaintedapron.com said...

I'm so glad your back Laurie! No one can do Americana better than you! Your mantle is museum worthy, it's fabulous!
Jenna

Rita C. said...

Hi Laurie, well, speaking of estate sales, your Americana mantel just proves what treasures there are to be found! Love those tiles especially!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Loving it Laurie! You have a bounty of goodies to decorate with and always do a great job! Love your patriotic elements! Been working on some myself but don't have such a nice variety to work with!
I hope all is well and I'm glad you came back.