Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Stars and Stripes

It's the time of the year when I break out all my red, white and blue


and it's that time of the month when Cindy of County Road 407


 chooses a photo for a Pinterest Challenge.


Last year our patriotic Pinterest Challenge was for a porch so it was fun to decorate the living room this year.


 Cindy chose a pic from one of my favorite designers, the fabulous Liz Marie Galvan


The focus of the challenge is the tray on the coffee table, but my coffee table is narrow so you won't see a tray on it.


I like using what I have in new ways and nothing was purchased for this challenge.


 The sailboat is from Caron's Beach House and the flag blanket was a gift from my daughter - she knows what I like!


 The blue and white pillows are made from kitchen towels I bought years ago -


they were too heavy for drying dishes, but I knew they would be perfect for pillows.


The pillow in the center, made from a vintage flag, is from Penny and Ivy - a sweet friend gave it to me because she knew it fit my style.


The coffee table got a patriotic look with a wooden soldier I have had since the 80's, a little red wagon from Save On Crafts and a tiny patriotic puzzle.


Asparagus fern from the garden, red, white & blue books and old patriotic paraphernalia create a fun look on the coffee table.



The old shopping cart, filled with colorful balls, is always in the corner, but I added a faux arrangement of red, white and blue flowers.


I had fun with this challenge and now that the living room is decorated in the patriotic colors,


I can just hang out on the beach all summer.


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25 comments:

  1. Your vignette brings joy to my heart! I adore your mini red wagon and sweet soldier. Truly fantastic!

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  2. The red, white and blue works very well in your cottage. Enjoy your days on the beach...they are the best!

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  3. Hi Carol, I love this! I love the red wagon, love it! And, that collection of croquet "balls" is a great addition. You had me at red wagon for this one! Happy Day! laura in Colorado

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  4. This is so much fun, Carol. I have seen several of the inspirational blogs this morning. LOVE YOURS!!! xo Diana

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  5. Love the blanket your daughter gave you, Carol. The addition of the red wagon and soldier are great too!

    Cindy

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  6. I love how you incorporated the red, white and blue into your fun, artistic home, Carol! The croquet balls in the shopping cart is one of my faves. Always love seeing your beachside home; so very different than my northern clime!

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  7. This looks fabulous, Carol! I really like how you displayed the croquet balls in the old shopping cart. I also love your pillow, throw, and that beautiful ship.

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  8. This is absolutely adorable. I just love the shopping cart full of croquet balls. So fun. You have some of the best vintage out there.

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  9. Cutest July 4th decor ever! I love it all. The wagon was perfect for your narrow table. I bet your entire home is the talk of the beach. Thank you so much for joining in. I always adore what your do. Pinned

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  10. Carol that is the cutest red wagon ever! Love the display on your coffee table and all the fabulous happy colors in your home. It's always a delight to see how your decorate for every season.

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  11. Carol, Your beautiful decor makes me smile. I just love how summertime it looks. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie
    p.s. love that tiny wagon.

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  12. Love how you are so clever at changing up your decor! Your patriotic living room is wonderful. Enjoy the beach!

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  13. Carol, I love all your patriotic pillows. The throw blanket is wonderful. The little wagon is so sweet as is the vintage grocery cart. You've done a wonderful job of creating a festive and fun 4th of July scene.

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  14. Love all the vintage touches! Great interpretation of the original pin!

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  15. So bright and fun, Carol. Love your sofa with the RWB, and that bench with the wagon is just so adorable. love your style!!!

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  16. Hi Carol,
    Your loveseat with the pretty red white and blue pillows looks so pretty. I love that little red wagon so cute. Your sweet cottage looks so festive for the 4th.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  17. Always love how you use RWB, Carol! I especially am eyeing those pillows!

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  18. Good morning Carol! I can always rely on YOU to inspire me to bring out my beach-inspired d├ęcor. I started out but I want to tweak it because just looking at shells and sailboats helps me feel as if I'm back near the shores of Massachusetts. Looking good as usual!

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  19. Love how you use the red, white and blue and all of your vintage touches!

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  20. Carol, I love this look! So patriotic. Love how you used the asparagus fern in the little wagon. How cool! Hugs and blessins, Cindy

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  21. Your patriotic decor is just perfect... So very welcoming!

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  22. How cute this is! I love the little red wagon on the bench too. Where did you get it? You know red is my favored color.
    Brenda

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  23. Carol, nobody does color like you do. I love it all. I had forgotten that I have a little wagon similar to yours. Thanks for reminding me. I need to get something going..Stay well..xxoJudy

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  24. Carol, perfect!!! Love how you've spread out your patriotic decor around the whole living room!!! The toy soldier is very sweet as is your little wagon. <3

    I think we will all come down to the beach for a visit... :)
    Happy almost 4th to you,
    Barb :)

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  25. Carol you have had a hard year so you deserve all the beach relaxing time you want! Your patirotic decor is amazing as always. I am dragging out my collection of croquet balls now! I already had a few out but after seeing yours I am inspired to enjoy them all for summer.

    Beautiful as always. Happy Fourth of July!

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