Saturday, June 26, 2010

Patriotic Porch

I did a little decorating for July 4th this past week. I don't think I've ever used "red" on my porch before, but really like how it shows up. Red just may be my "new" color. I got the idea for the wreath from a Country Sampler Magazine. I had an old nylon flag that I used to hang on my wooden flag pole. It didn't look good enough to hang any longer, so I decided to use it to make my wreath. I bought cheap bows from Dollar General to complete it with.... reworked them the best I could, so they wouldn't be so flat. I hate flat bows!!! (click on pic. to enlarge)
The red flowers in the fern are $1 red carnations, also from Dollar General. I am going to look for a small flag to use in the fern today, as well as possibly changing out the doormat... it needs to be red or blue. I really wish I had a white farm house.... I would love to have a "bright" front porch to decorate. Maybe one day....

8 comments:

Magia da Inês said...

♥♥ Olá, amiga!
Passei para uma visitinha...
Seu trabalho está muito lindo e criativo.♥
Você é muito talentosa!♥
Seu cantinho está encantador e acolhedor... parabéns!!!
♥Ótimo fim de semana!
Itabira♥♥
♥♥ Brasil

Debbie J said...

It looks very patriotic and I like it alot. Don't you love Dollar General? I can find some neat things there.

Its neat that you have a comment from someone in Brazil. Wonder what it says? I understand "Hello Friend", but thats all.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

It looks great! I love a spask of red everywhere - in every room - and even outdoors. What a creative use for the flag! Love every bit of it!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Penny,
How pretty.I love to decorate for the holidays.

Mis Candi said tell butterbean hello and to stop by to visit her. she loves to hear how she is doing with the heat.

Hugs,
Elizabeth

ancient one said...

Love it... I should get busy and get the flags out...You think you'll get the big fireworks across the pond this year? I'm looking forward to the one's I know are doing fireworks around here...

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

~very nice...I just love red~

Rose Mary said...

It looks great, Penny and a clever way to re-use your flag! I think the 4th is so much fun to decorate for, and I usually leave it up all summer.

Your comment on my blog cracked me up! Okay, so it's not really flag etiquette (sp???) but, I've got lots of the same type decorations!

Just Breathe said...

It looks very festive and American!