A Little Bit of Red, White and Blue

I gave the kitchen eating area a little patriotic lift this weekend.

The table had been in my family for years and after my Mom died, I brought it to my house. The black chairs were a super duper deal at the JC Penney outlet store a few years ago. I paid under $100 for all four (for all you nit-picky people out there that will email me to tell me that there are only three chairs – I moved one chair for the photo). The chippy white cabinet on the left was bought for $20.00 at a garage sale last year.

I made this little sailboat last year out of a piece of tree and some vintage ticking fabric.

Some flags were added to my ice cream bucket that I bought at Springfield this year. This thing is turning out to be a very versatile piece. Now if it would only make ice cream, I’d be in business.

It’s setting on the red Cosco stool that I bought at the fall farm show. Another versatile piece. Red goes with so much – Christmas, Valentine’s Day, 4th of July.

You have to have sparklers for the 4th! I think it’s the law.

No idea what the chicken has to do with anything, but he’s been setting on the table ever since I bought him, so I kept him there.

I found this graphic on The Graphics Fairy, printed it out onto card stock and stuck it in a flower frog. Who knew flower frogs would come in so handy?

My internet and cable have been pretty much hit or miss the last few days due to the storms on Friday and Sunday. Here one minute and gone the next. Just as soon as I start working on something, poof, it’s gone. So, I’m going to hurry and post this before the internet disappears again. I’m certainly not complaining though. We were only without electricity for 6 hours, lost one tree and are having internet and cable problems. Many, many people have it so much worse. Please keep those people in your thoughts and prayers!

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  1. says

    I am sorry you have had such miserable storms, Pam. Love all your 4th of July decorations. Really love e the stool and the ice cream bucket- I just went and bought a bunch of flags that look about the same size as yours. Blessings to you- xo Diana

  2. says

    Oh I love it. Your table and chairs are lovely and your vignette is perfect. The ice cream bucket is just perfect and the flags are perfect in it. The little boat is so cute, how lovely for the 4th. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  3. says

    Pam, I love your decor. Your little boat has planted a seed in my head….when my g.daughter comes for a visit again, we are making some of those.:):)Smiles, Susie

  4. says

    You are in my prayers along with the people out West and the people in the East.
    Your items for the 4th are so cute and patriotic. You always give me ideas too. I like the sparklers in the jar and I REALLY need to get one of those frogs! They come in handy for holding recipe cards too!
    Darling vignette! And your table is one I’ve wanted for years. How wonderful that it has such meaning for you. Have a great 4th and I hope your electric stays on.

  5. says

    The minute I heard of Ohio storms I thought of you and started praying and will continue to pray for others there. I love the ice cream bucket with flags. Have a splendid and safe Fourth. xoxo, olive

  6. says

    I’m completely smitten with your bucket. Sorry for the storms. Your patriotic vignette is fabulous. Wishing you a happy 4th! Stay cool!

  7. says

    I love your red chair! I’d love to paint mine red, but for now I’ve got a rust colored kitchen and it just wouldn’t go. Your patriotic decor looks great in your bright, window filled eating area!

    We had a storm come through tonight and knocked out the power for 5 hours. I haven’t checked out the damage yet, since the power just came on and it’s 1 am. We’ll see in a few hours.

  8. says

    I now I should be commenting about your holiday decorating but I just want to say, for the millionth time, that I love the quality of your photos. You totally had me on the first one! m.

  9. says

    I agree with you about RED. It is so holiday friendly! It’s difficult to watch the news about the storms…It reminds me of Hurricane Katrina. I’m glad you were spared some of the very worst effects and pray that everyone will recover soon.

  10. says

    Firstly, sorry about the touch and go internet — summer storms have been so bad for so many – hope that is the worst of it for you – now, I also have to say that you are cracking me up about the nit-pickies — isn’t it just amazing what people feel they have to email you about, lol!

    I LOVE your red, white and blues and agree that red really is versitle….so are flower frogs – love the shape of yours. Wish I had a place for one of those vintage red cosco stools — my grandma had one that sat in her kitchen.

    Happy 4th!


  11. says

    Love your display and the sparklers in the jar! I used the same graphic fairy design and made my cousin a apron for her 4th of July party.
    Someone would actually email u about just 3 chairs? your kidding me!

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