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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

★RED, WHITE & BLUE★

Just thought I'd share a little bit of red, white and blue from around the cottage. Between the awful heat and the roofers next door scaring the living daylights out of her, it took me three days to get a good shot of Cupcake in all of her patriotic glory. I'm very disappointed though that she kept ripping off the sparkly Uncle Sam hat that I bought especially for her! 
The green cabinet, all decorated.
On top of the old bookcase.
A gift from my sweet friend Jackie.
Out on the front porch, on the little yellow formica table I found last year, I've put a vintage kitchen towel and those USA blocks. Sure wish it was nice enough to sit out there. It's going to be 100 degrees the next three days. 
I made the picket flag and painted the milk can several years ago. The can sits there year round, and as you can see, the top is in desperate need of a fresh coat of paint.
I found this Christmas star light at a garage sale, and I knew right away that I would use it in my patriotic decorations. Can you see how sparkly it is?!
I put it in an old watering can with a bunch of pinwheels and flags, and it sits by the back door. I've tried taking a picture of it all lit up, but it just ends up looking like a white blob of light. So you'll just have to take my word for it, that it looks pretty darn sharp at night!
BIG Uncle Sam! I made him a few years ago, and he's taller than I am. That's his spot every year, by the garage door, and that's because I can see him from the kitchen window. The house is all decorated on the outside, but it's nice to be able to see some decorations from the inside of the house too!
I Pledge Allegiance To The Flag Of The United States Of Meowica! Wishing everyone a safe, happy and cool 4th!

28 comments:

Kim K. said...

Wishing you a fantastic 4th! Love all the decorations...especially the festive watering can. I might need to "borrow" that idea sometime.

Debby said...

It all looks so sweet esp. the cat.

Barbara said...

Great decorations and CUTEST CAT PICTURES EVER!

Marty said...

Adorable!

chris mckinley said...

Happy 4th of July! Love the picture of Cupcake!!

chris

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Cupcake is so cute! Wish I could see that hat on her! You know I love all your Patriotic decor....I keep adding a little each year to mine! Love that sparkly white star! Hugs, Linda

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh! Cupcake is adorable! Boots would go nuts with that on. It all looks great, like the watering can the best. Happy 4th!

Rosie said...

Perfectly Lovely!
rosie

My Vintage Mending said...

Cupcake...you look darling. Parade worthy. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Fourth....at the old Glory...smiles..Renee

sissie said...

What a darling post. I think Cupcake looks so adorable and very patriotic. Your porch and all of your decor is very REd,White&Blue!!!

hugs
Sissie

Martha said...

Everything looks beautiful! I like your kitty best of all. I'm a new follower :)

Carol said...

Cupcake...all grown up! At least on the outside.....She looks wonderful!
I like the flag you made. And Uncle Sam looks great too!
It's nice when you can enjoy the outside from inside...esp in this heat!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Well Cupcake looks very festive! I love all of your great decorations, the picket fence flag and especially the light up star! It's fun using Christmas items for other holidays. Happy 4th of July:@)

Debbie Kay said...

Adorable post............Happy 4th!

Debbie

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Looking festive and wishing you a happy fourth!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your kitty is so darling!! Wishing you a very Happy 4th!

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

ThreeOldKeys said...

That is one adorable cat.

I really like the painted picket flag. All your RWB is great!

Mecky said...

It all looks GREAT, Carol!

Cupcake looks adorable in all her Old Glory!!!

Happy 4th!!!

vintage grey said...

Oh, I am in love with Cupcake!! Such a sweetie! Your patriotic decorations are so lovely!! Wishing you a Happy 4th of July! xo Heather

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Carol, wishing you and yours a Happy July 4th, yahoo!!!! Love Cupcake all decked out, so sweet. The Cottage looks Red, White and Blue wonderful, great job. Enjoy, Blessings Francine.

very merry vintage style said...

Love your watering can idea! And that kitty is too sweet. Have a great fourth.
Mary

craftyles said...

Carol, I love the green cabinet and Cupcake is adorable. I know how the hat thing goes-Max goes crazy if I try to put something on his head. All your decorations look great! Happy Fourth to you!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

I love all your holiday decor, but especially your USA table! I have a yellow topped formica table on the porch too...so cute! Of course, kitty is the cutest :-)Happy 4th!

Kathleen Grace said...

Happy Independence day! Thanks for visiting and saying hello. I love your beautiful blog:>)

Creative Breathing said...

Wonderful 4th of July decorations. Inspiring photos, each one! Elizabeth

janice15 said...

Kitty looks so sweet with her bow...I would have loved to see her in her hat...love the milk container...Happy 'Thursday' with love Janice

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Kitty looks like she is all decked out to celebrate!
Love the arrangement in the sprinkler! Great idea!

hugs,
Deb

Jann Olson said...

Meowica made me laugh. As always, your vintage holiday decor looks so festive.
Hugs,
Jann