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.
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.
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!)
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).
On a nearby table, a dog and children are waiting…
for the parade to march by their house.