Monday, June 25, 2012

Red, White and Blue

I've been decorating for the Fourth as you can see.
I finally repainted my vintage chalk board with Martha Stewart chalkboard paint. The old surface was messed up and you couldn't write on it. So happy I took the time to do this.
The little banner is a freebie from Jenny Harris at her wonderful blog- Allsorts. You can download these freebies and cut them out then string them on bakers twine.
It's hard to take pic's through glass, but my dear friend Donna gave this to me and I used my vintage Uncle Sam and a cute Liberty tag I picked up. Can't remember where-sorry.
On the new mantle- a flag bouquet.
A little bit of Texas. I made the little Tx flag at a rug hooking workshop years ago.
Close-up of the embroidery-primitive style is always fun to do-no straight lines.
My big clock and patriotic horns in my entryway. I'm getting into the patriotic spirit! How about you? Dropping son off at the airport this afternoon-he's going backpacking in Europe for a few weeks. Lucky him! Wish I could do that. Have a great day!!


  1. I love your patriotic spirit!!! :)

  2. I love all your fabulous Red White& Blue decor!You are getting me in the spirit for July 4th! Yeah, for your son's adventure!

  3. I love all your festive patriotic decorations! They look wonderful and I'm charmed by your vignettes. Great job!

  4. All of your decorations are so cute! I never knew that so many women decorate for the 4th of July...I think that's great. I love the chalkboard and little banner. I bet your son will have an amazing time!
    Erica :)

  5. Everything looks so great and patriotic. Your chalkboard is darling. Never would have thought to repaint one? Genius. That Jenny B. banner is so cute. Smiles...Renee

  6. Your home looks so darling! Love the chalkboard! Gotta get my stuff going here! Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. LOVE IT! That little graphic is great and the bunting across the chalkboard, I must make one!

  8. Love all your pretty and vintage patriotic goodies!! So fun! Hope your week is wonderful! xo Heather

  9. Everything is so darling and festive Leslie, love it all!

    Thank you for reminding me with your charming Uncle Sam (what a dear friend you have and wonderful gift!) that I found a repro of a Uncle Sam mechanical bank at my parents - now if I could just remember where I put it?!!

    Happy early 4th of July!


  10. Leslie, your decorations are so amazing and I am totally jealous! So many unique pieces, like that milk bottle and clock, and the most special of all is that little quilt you made. Can you please come over and decorate my house?!

  11. Hi Leslie!
    I love your red, white and blue post! This is my favorite time of year to decorate and search my friends blogs and flickr for patriotic posts. Your home is a doll house! I love your wonderful collection of Patriotic pretties! What an awesome quilt you have so skillfully stitched! It is so perfect for your display!
    Happy Rednesday, my sweet friend and thank you for your kind comments!
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