Monday, June 24, 2013

God Bless America (4th of July decor)

I told myself that I wasn't decorating for the 4th this year.

No way, no siree, I'm not doing it!

My daughter had all 4 of her wisdom teeth removed on Friday and I've spent the weekend playing nurse to her.  The weather has been simply gorgeous (finally) and here we've been...inside for days.

I guess I should mention that I'm not going to win any Clara Barton awards.  The patient told me I fell asleep once while sitting with her.  lol 

Anyway, sitting inside, playing nurse, led me to decide that I would, in fact, decorate for the 4th.   After all, I only have one little box of decorations, what's the big deal? 

While visiting my mom earlier in the week, she had just shortened her new window blinds.  I spied the discarded blind slats and decided to bring them home should inspiration strike me.
It struck me alright.  I decided to make this sign from the slats:

4th of July is an easy holiday to decorate for, especially when your kitchen colors are red & blue.  I just pulled some stuff from the kitchen shelves.

 Pretty checked & polka dotted pitchers filled with patriotic picks & straws.

 Dollar Tree horns look festive in a red pitcher.  

I used some dotted bowls I had hold my wicker stars from Pier 1 and also flipped upside down to give that silver star a little more height.

I'm glad that I decided to decorate for the 4th.  Let the festivities begin!

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  1. My few decorations are sitting on the table as we speak. Hopefully later today, maybe tomorrow!!

  2. It looks so nice, Gina. I'm glad you decorated for the 4th,too. I do hope your daughter feels better soon....poor girl- xo Diana

  3. Now look what an awesome job you did, Gina! You make everything. Look so festive and fun. Using those slats was so brilliant. I hope your daughter is feeling better.

  4. I am so glad you decided to decorate, too. As always a stellar job ;-). Love your sign made from blinds. Great idea. Beautiful stencil/painting, too. Or is it freehand? xo

  5. Great job girl! When I started reading this post and you said you wouldn't decorate ... I screamed Noooo.....
    silly me! Of course you're going to decorate, I love getting ideas from you :-) Have a Happy July 4th Gina.
    My daughter is getting all 4 wisdom teeth out too, any advice?

  6. How beautiful Gina! I love your sign. I hope you daughter is feeling better. Enjoy your evening, Gail

  7. Cute, cute, Gina. I always love red, white and blue. Clever idea using the slats. That checkerboard pitcher is so cute. Take care of your girl, I remember when mine had hers out.

  8. Love your patriotic vignette! Hugs, Holly

  9. That looks great Gina! I've been such a bad blogger lately but have missed your wonderful creations:)

  10. Oh, Gina! I love your 4th of July decor! So very pretty and festive! Please, come share it at the party if you have time. Hope your daughter gets to feeling better soon. My son had it done a few months ago. No fun!

  11. Looks great!
    I guess I better get
    on the ball. This month
    has flown.

    : o)

  12. I'm glad you decided to decorate! Very nice!

  13. I love your July 4th decoratings Gina! Your so talented.

  14. Fantastic! I love all that red, white and blue! Makes me want to decorate for the 4th now! Gina, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and your good wishes on my recent health scare. I really appreciate it!
    Hugs, Cindy

  15. Oh my goodness, I am going to RUN to my laundry room to see if I still have the pile of slats I was hoarding on a shelf from when I changed my kitchen blinds. I just KNEW there was something that I could do with them.

    Very cute, and I hope the wisdom teeth drama is over by now. We've been through it around here not long ago too.

  16. Very festive!! Happy 4th of July Gina!

  17. The subway art is so cute! I put those little stars on my kitchen table. YOu'll see them on my patriotic post later today.



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