Showing posts with label PATRIOTIC DECOR. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PATRIOTIC DECOR. Show all posts

Monday, June 24, 2013

4TH OF JULY SNIPPETS

The patriotic celebration begins at our back door.  It had been so hot all day, but when I started taking these pictures, there was just enough breeze to make my flags look blurry. 

4th of July-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

My poor old Uncle Sam is showing his age. 

4th of July-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

4th of July-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

The buffet in our sunroom is showing its patriotism too.  Some day, I hope I’ll learn how to take photos in my sunroom without getting so much glare. 

4th of July-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Long ago, I purchased these patriotic tiles at a junk store.  I thought I’d make a tray with them.  I decided that I could use them on plate stands until I got around to making the tray.  Since I’ve been doing that for about 10 years now, it is beginning to look like I am not going to make the tray.

4th of July-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

 

4th of July-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

In the next picture, I am sharing another of my purchases from the auction I recently posted about.  Do you know what this is?  Although I am probably one of a very few, I still use one of these, but mine is a boring, rectangular shape.

4th of July-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I know this picture is just a silhouette of the object, but I wanted to show you the handle, to help you with your guess.

4th of July Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Yes, it is a dust pan.  I often use mine to sweep crumbs into in when I’m too lazy to bend over and hold a regular dust pan or drag out the vacuum.  This one was apparently a give-away at a furniture store.  Their add, with their 5 digit phone number, is imprinted inside.  At the auction, I paid $10.00 for this!  I actually had people bidding against me, but nobody else was silly enough to pay $10 for an old dust pan.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I’m repeating a photo, because I didn’t want you to leave with the image of a rusty, beat up old dust pan in your head!

Dust Pan filled with Flags-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Thanks so much for visiting me.  I am linking this  post to Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life and Homework Wednesday at Worthing Court.  laurie

Monday, June 17, 2013

FOURTH OF JULY MANTEL

I know what you’re thinking.  “Didn’t I already see her mantel decorated for Independence Day?”  Some of you may remember that I took down the Memorial Day décor and replaced it with Summer mantel décor.  I just can’t leave things alone.

Now, there is an Independence Day parade  on my mantel.

4TH of July Mantel-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

4th of July Mantel-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Everyone got into patriotic costumes for the parade. There is an Uncle Sam on stilts everywhere you look!  I’m glad none of them have fallen down yet.

4th of July Mantel-Bargan Hunting with Laurie

The vintage toy drum that the majorette is standing on was one of my purchases at the auction I told you about in my previous post.  I started the bidding at $5.00, and that’s what I paid for the drum.  Do you ever wonder if something is wrong with you if you want something nobody else wants?  I thought I’d use the drum for Christmas décor, but I decided I could also use it with the 4th of July Parade décor.  (You folks who didn’t bid on the toy drum – are you sorry now?  I’m going to get a lot of use out of it!)

4th of July Mantel-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Even my little barefoot gardener got into the patriotic spirit (mainly because I just put him up there for summer, and I didn’t want to remove him from the mantel and find a place to put him away).

45h of July Mantel-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

 

45h of July Mantel-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

 

4th of July Mantel

On a nearby table, a dog and children are waiting…

4th of July Decor-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

for the parade to march by their house.

4th of July Mantel-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I hope you enjoyed the parade.  I’m linking to Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, Homework Wednesday at Worthing Court, and Summer Inspiration Décor at The Happier Homemaker.  laurie