You're never going to believe this, but I haven't decorated inside for the 4th. At all. ME, whose favorite holiday is the 4th of July! It's a disgrace, isn't it? Rest assured, I made up for it on the outside of the house! I must say, Old Glory Cottage sure does live up to her name when the patriotic holidays roll around!
Can't wait 'til the Black-Eyed Susans begin to bloom beneath the bushes. It will be a riot of color!
I made this wreath a few years ago, and it hangs on the front door. Let's head out to the front porch.....
I made the picket flag and painted the milk can alot of years ago!
I coveted that spindle with the flags from Terry's Village for a long time but could never afford it. Years later I found one at a garage sale. If you wait, it will come!
The porch swing. That OLD GLORY pillow was a gift from Sue at It's A Very Cherry World! Ok, now let's walk around to the back of the house. Did I forget to warn you that this was going to be a long post with lots of pictures? Consider yourself warned!
The back porch, with minimal decorations.
Thinking outside the box. I saw this sparkly Christmas tree topper at a dollar store and knew right away that it was going to be perfect for the windowbox. It looks really cute at night all lit up. I'd share a pic, but it just ends up looking like a big white blob....
The birdie in the cage got a sparkly party hat!
Finally found my very own Tonka truck at the flea. Sorry Mr. Old Glory, but I swiped a few of your firecrackers!
Watering cans in need of fresh coats of paint....
When I saw these star tablecloth weights at Dollar Tree last year, I had a really great idea of what I could do with them. Problem was, I didn't buy them right away and never did get any until this year.
They clip onto things so easily.....
Like an umbrella! Finally, an idea brought to fruition, and it only took a year!
A hen and her chicks in the garage windowbox.
BIG SAMMY, another project from years ago. He's taller than I am!
The red bicycle. Sure wish I could think of something patriotic to put in that basket on the back. Any ideas?
Well it was driving me nuts, not being able to share the cuteness of this, so I just went outside to try to get a decent shot. And it actually worked. YAY!!!~~~~So now you've seen Old Glory Cottage in all her patriotic glory. I hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July!