Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Hooray for the Red, White and Blue


It's time once again for the monthly Pinterest Challenge hosted by Cindy of Country Road 407.


I almost didn't do this month's challenge, but I really like the group of bloggers who participate each month and I definitely need to push myself to blog more often.


If you are clicking through the order of the group, then you were just visiting Benita of Chasing Quaintness whose take on the inspiration photo is lovely.


This month's inspiration photo from Mary of Home Is Where The Boat Is really spoke to me 


because I am a lover of red, white and blue.


Before the styling of the garden bench, a trip to the nursery was in order.


Next I went to the attic in search of the bunting I bought at TJ Maxx last fall.


The pillow on the right (which is normally on a chair in the living room) was made by Emily of Penny and Ivy who uses old fabrics for her creations.


At this time of year I love tucking flags all over the garden.


The pitchfork was my grandpa's and it's a fun way to add height next to the garden bench.


I have had the little wooden soldier for decades and love bringing him out as summer begins.


Dragging all the patriotic decor downstairs is a bit like bringing the Christmas stuff down from the attic, 


but all the red, white and blue will stay out through Labor Day.


So that's my take on the photo from Mary of Home Is Where The Boat Is and now it's time to send you off to visit Carol of Bluesky at Home.


and I do hope you take the time to visit all the blogs for patriotic inspiration.




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24 comments:

  1. Carol, I love your patriotic decor! I especially love the pitchfork and window...so pretty! Have a great day! Hugs!

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  2. Carol love your patriotic touches especially the bunting. One of the nicest I have seen. You have many perfect blue pieces to add to this Grandpas pitchfork looks nice decked out.

    Enjoy your day

    Cindy

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  3. Your patriotic decorations are very nice. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  4. So wonderful, Carol. Your vignettes and settings are always like walking into a painting! love all the patriotic decor!

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  5. Carol,
    I love your take on the challenge!! Love how you decorated the bench with the bunting!! And your blooms are lovely!! I adore how you styled the pith fork too!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  6. Beautiful.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  7. The vintage postcard is adorable and so is the soldier. Your whole display is fabulous.

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  8. Carol, I am always so excited to read your blog and look at what you have been up too. I am so happy you decided to join us this month. I LOVE your style and your blog today. You create the cutest and such a happy place for everyone that comes to visit you. Happy Tuesday!

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  9. I love patriotic themes . . . this is going to be a fun blog party. Thanks for cluing us in on it! As always you have out done yourself . . . I would think that you would be too busy planing and packing for your vacation. Again have a wonderful trip!

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  10. Carol your home was made for such a feature. I adore all of your red, white and blue vignettes!

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  11. Oh man, I'm so glad you joined us this month Carol! This was your month. It all looks perfectly festive but I think that vintage wooden soldier has to be my fave. What a cutie! Love how your PC challenge turned out.

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  12. Carol you have the perfect home for displaying a red, white and blue theme. Love the bench with the banner!

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  13. Yes, this look was right in your sweet spot, Carol! Your vignette is beautiful with the oceanside sunshine making everything happy and bright!

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  14. I love the way you do RWB in your home. It's light and airy, and just so pretty! So glad you ended up deciding to join us, Carol. This is def YOUR challenge! ;-)

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  15. No one does RW and B quite the way you do, Carol! Just gorgeous!!

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  16. I loved every picture that you shared. Your cottage is perfection decorated with red, white, and blue. It's wonderful that you have your grandfather's pitchfork and I like how you used it to display a patriotic postcard.

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  17. Super, super lovely, Carol! I love the contrast of those bright, yellow sunflowers with your red, white and blue decor. The pitchfork is sooooo cool! I just saw the painting American Gothic in Chicago last weekend, and I can't help but think of that. I can't believe you picked up that bunting at TJ Maxx, too. Don't you love finding treasures like that? Everything looks so fabulous together!

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  18. Carol, I love the bunting flag swooped across the back of your garden bench! It just shouts, "Bring on the parade!" Everything is lovely with all the RWB and the huge yellow sunflowers/daisies in their sunny spot!!! I'm glad you have your grandfather's pitchfork here ~ such a nice way to keep family close. <3

    Happy spring to you,
    Barb :)

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  19. Carol, love your bench setting. The pitchfork is a funny, but great vintage addition. Of course, love all your flowers. The blue table is so sweet. I know you’ll enjoy this setting all summer

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  20. Everything looks fantastic! Love how you styled the bench. The pops of yellow play wonderfully with the red, white and blue.

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  21. Carol, I adore Mary's style in all she does, but your version is fabulous too! I think you met the challenge with perfection. I love the idea of a Pinterest Challenge. I'm in need of some motivation to get back on the blogging routine. I published today, and sadly it was the first time since March. I keep saying I'm giong to get back in the habit of weekly posts, but don't.
    You know I love red, white, and blue, so I'm adding some of these photos to my Horray for the Red, White, and Blue. I have my own patriotic things out now too. I love the look for summer!.

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  22. So glad you linked up at Tuesday Turn About, my friend! ;-)

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  23. Carol so sorry I am late to check out your patriotic decor but I am so happy to be here now! I just love how the bright red, white and blue fits in with your bright and happy cottage of full summer fun! I love your buntings and pillows and of course all of your beautiful flowers. The little vintage postcard tucked in the pitchfork is probably my favorite sweet touch. You always have the most awesome little treasures.

    It was so fun joining you for the porch hop this week and of course this challenge too. Thanks for always inspiring me to use more color and to follow my whimsical vintage heart when decorating our home inside and out. I hope you have a summer that brings you many smiles and days of sunshine!

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  24. Your patriotic decor is so pretty! Your cottage is the perfect backdrop for the festivities!

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