decked out for a patriotic summer...
starting out with Memorial Day,
then toss in the Olympic Games
and we are singing Yankee Doodle Dandy all summer long.
Rusty bed springs make perfect cone holders!
The curly wire jutting off each side, reminds me of fireworks.
Here is the link for these cones
...the directions say to use card stock.
Mine are coffee dyed computer paper...what I had on hand.
The stairs are Done!
I love being off in the summer...
getting up early, before the sun begins its morning shine.
I was always lacking sleep as a young mom...
with dreams of sleeping in.
now, I can pretty much go to bed when I wish and rise whenever...
so it seems I would sleep in,
I love to get up early,
especially when there is no agenda
other than thinking about the day ahead,
while counting my blessings along the way!
flowers from coffee filters...easy peasy...
I must say,
I am having a love affair with paper, lately.
Notice my outdoor flag,
leaning...waiting to wave this morning.
As soon as the paint dried...
we were so proud and anxious to purchase a flag!
For anyone just joining or browsing my blog,
my husband spent 20 years in the military.
I am very proud of his service to our country
& have a multitude of fond memories of my days
as an Air Force wife
& Mother to 5 Air Force Brats!
Also, the precious times spent
with my sisterhood of Air Force wives,
bonded by adventure, homesickness
so young, we were...
I wrote "Love One Another" adding a touch of Valentine's during February
...decided to leave it, when I redecorated my cloche for summer with "Land that I Love".
A bed spring makes a good "frog" to hold materials upright.
The eagle is a thoughtful gift picked out by our youngest son,
for his dad,
at his school's Santa's Gift Shop, back when he was a little guy.
The flag has sentiment linking back to our Air Force days.
Cloches are 3D collages...and I adore collages.
It's fun embracing each season, family event,
I do not desire to tear apart my whole house.
I get great celebration mileage by redoing my entry...
one no hassle way to give each season a nod
is my entry table and cloche.
My accent of red works well, for most holidays.
loving my black and white doors...
Can you see what is peeking just beyond the door?!!!!
Our New Driveway and Pavers!
The lamp is Goodwill,
while the cool red script shade is Joann's Fabric.
The red shutters are trash finds, I painted,
and of course that is old blue, you see a bit of.
Sandra dried the awesome Hydrangeas,
& the number five is from
the Victorian Lady Tea Room,
Janice has other numbers, too.
What's your number???
This Grandma is lucky.
These little two year old darlings love to dump the toys,
but they are so good with my
They love each other and their cozy corner,
and my heart overflows with love for them.
for the SUMMER!