Thursday, July 2, 2009

Holiday Decor and More!

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It’s that time of year I love…. Summer and the 4th of July.

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When we designed our home, I just knew it had to be white with navy shutters and red accents…

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So my house looks ready for the 4th pretty much every day of the year….

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But I did add a few things.  The first is an old chalk board and an faded flag on the bench.  Keep your old flags, they are great accents.

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I wrote on it with a paint marker for fun.  It was a quarter at a yard sale and has some damage.   It was fun to do….  can you tell I teach at the elementary most of the time…lol.  I love art class!

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And added some ribbon here and there….

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Yep, fake greenery….. I do good to water what is in the ground…lol.  I’m not a good container waterer, if it is out of reach of the hose, it’s a goner….

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But the front walk is looking good…. The hostas are putting on a show….

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Look at this shot from July of last year….

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And this is today!

My hydrangea tree is starting to bloom.  It is still small, but really filling out.  You can see how much it has grown in a year!

There is seven dust on the plants, the jap. beetles are really bad this week.

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Hollyhocks and daylily blooms….plus tons of green….

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This is my Red Heart Althea tree….

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The blooms are so pretty.  It definitely matches the red, white and blue!

   Sorry this is such a long post…. I will do another one with more before and after pics in my next post.

Happy 4th of July everyone!



  1. It looks so festive! Hope you have a wonderful weekend celebrating the Fourth!

  2. Your house looks so feastive and inviting. Have a great 4th of July.

  3. Yes a festive garden/house and the plants are looking good.

  4. I adore your house! We are building a home and I want to do white with navy shutters. I'm stumped on the roof though. Did you go with a charcoal color?


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