JULY 4TH IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER SO I SPENT A LITTLE TIME ADDING RED, WHITE, AND BLUE TO THE FRONT PORCH!
Can you believe June is almost over and we’re headed into July? Here in Michigan June’s been a cool wet month so I’m looking forward to July being a little nicer. Just yesterday I got outside and did a little July 4th Red, White, and Blue decorating on the front porch.
Yesterday was my Mama in heavens birthday, it’s the first birthday without her, and I’d decided I wasn’t going to decorate the porch this year. After feeling sorry for myself I thought maybe if I did it would take my mind off everything and brighten my mood.
I knew last year after the 4th I’d purchased new flag bunting to use this year so I went in search of them. I’d never taken them out of the package and to my surprise they were much smaller than I anticipated. My intentions were for them to stretch the entire length of the front side of the porches roofline. As you can see that wasn’t the case so I improvised and made due.
I searched the cabin for pillows in red, white, and blue but only came up with blue and white. I’ve long gotten rid of everything red in our home so blue it is this time. I did find red and white buffalo check fabric in my stash but I wasn’t in the mood to sew pillow covers. I stepped back and admired the simplicity of it all and decided it worked just fine.
After poking a few American flags around into my flower containers I thought it looked quite festive and not overdone. Just the look I needed, and it did take my mind off of things. Finding joy in what I was doing is just what my Mom would have wanted.
Right after I finished decorating and taking a few photos a huge storm blew in, whipped all the pillows from the furniture, toppled plants, soaked the deck, and even tore flags from the plants. It came and went so quickly I didn’t even have time to react. Once it was over I headed out and righted all it’s undoing again.