Hi everyone! Thank you all so very much for stopping in here to see what I’ve been up to as of late…a-n-d…I’ve, as you will see as we go through this little post, have been keeping myself very busy. As y’all know by now, decorating and redecorating for each Season/Holiday is a passion of mine. So as we were approaching Memorial Day at the end of May, I started to plan, create, and get myself all revved up to start my switch out to my Patriotic decor. I normally will switch everything over to the Patriotic by Memorial Day and that is how it will stay until after the 4th of July. So instead of talking y’alls ears off here, let me show and tell you (via my YouTube video tutorials and tours) how I achieved my goal of bringing in some of the Patriotic. By the way, I only redecorated the back side of the house, I left the living room, dining room, and foyer alone. Okay, so here we go. I started with our mailbox, here is how it looks after I took inspiration from that mailbox cover—trying to create the same feel in the back trough that is depicted on the cover:
So while I was outside, I went ahead and did some more decorating up by the house. I switched out the lightpost wreath to a deco mesh one that I had made last year, I also switched out the decorative flags, placed a burlap wreath that I had made a couple of years ago on the front door and then I added a few Patriotic things to the red wagon decor.
Here is my YouTube video where I show you how I put that mailbox decor together and then I give you a tour of the front sidewalk decor and beyond. 🙂
Next up, I moved on into the house and I started redecorating at our kitchen table by replacing my red and white gingham tablecloth with a navy blue one and then I added a table runner on top.
I made the lantern centerpiece to pair with that runner. Here is a my YouTube video where I show you how I put the centerpiece together:
Next up, I worked on a few accent centerpieces:
And here is my YouTube video showing you how I created those three centerpieces:
And last but not least, I finished decorating the rest of the family room including several “cozy corners”, the mantel, the hearth, the kitchen hutch, and more. Here are some pictures first, and then I’ll give you a link to my home tour video:
And here is my YouTube Home Tour Video:
Last but not least, and a little bonus footage, Chris and I took a trip down to Hampton, Virginia to go to the “Bodacious Bazaar”. Chris’ Mom had a beautiful wind spinner that we wanted to purchase and the vender that supplied that spinner was going to be at that bazaar. Here is a little video of our road trip down to the bazaar, and then I haul what we purchased.
And here are a few pictures of where we placed that sweet bike, chair, & lantern shepherd’s hook. Both spinners are in the backyard along with the butterfly balancer 🙂
And I brought a little of the Patriotic feel to the bike and the chair. 🙂
Chris rigged up some low voltage lights and attached them into those lanterns and they come on and go off with the rest of the pretty accent lighting in front of the house. 🙂
And that, my friends, is that…As I mentioned above, I’ve been a busy lady. 😉 It does feel good to get everything switched over though, it was a task, but, one that I totally enjoyed!
Until next time, y’all take good care! ❤
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