Our small town holds a Memorial Day parade every year and since we live right off the parade route our little street sees a lot of traffic. I like the house to look nice for the celebration. This year I embraced Old Glory and ran with it.
In the area that used to be home to one of our old, gigantic maple trees now sits a pretty little metal bench with a potted geranium tucked into my favorite blue pot. That color makes my heart so happy!
The bench on the front porch needed some patriotic color and I have seen tons of pretty little pillows but thought they would get filthy so quickly with all the pollen. Instead I bought a plastic red and white table cloth from the dollar store. I folded it and wrapped an old pillow inside, tying a knot on the front and tucking in the ends. In the back there is a folded over pocket of sorts and I placed a heavy rock in there so it is less likely to blow away from my porch. That same week I found an "outdoor pillow" for $5 to accompany it.
I had pulled it together for Memorial Day and I will keep it up through Labor Day this year.
How fun are these pinwheels I found in the dollar section of a local store? Who can resist? And, true to form, I had to get a little beachy/coastal touch in there with some starfish.
A defective cabinet door from our kitchen renovation got a coat of chalk paint and a copper tape border. A little word with big meaning declares what makes my country so great.
Nah, I'm loving it. About a week after it was done Mister noticed someone sitting in a car outside our home. The woman behind the driver's wheel had her cell phone out taking pictures. (Glad to know I am not the only one who does that!) I was thrilled that my home has become one of those homes that people like to stop and look at.
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