Make Home Yours - Americana Touches for July 4th!

Happy 4th of July!! We're spending a quiet day at home, without any home projects - just relaxing... and house sitting for neighbors who went away. Jeff is doing some grilling, and later tonight, we'll head over to a local park (ironically called Fourth of July Park!) to watch the fireworks. Hope you enjoy a fabulous July 4th - either with friends & family - during a staycation or relaxing during a weekend away! 

Happy 4th of July!
Land of the Free - Because of the Brave!

Although we're quietly celebrating America's birthday today, I did layer in a few simple Americana touches to our home for July 4th... Most of it was created with books (I've collected from travel + secondhand shops), flags mixed with faux & fresh cut greens, plus pulling out a few red & blue dishes - the blue & white chinoiserie accents were just shifted from another room -- and I made a simple vignette at the entrance mixing a thrifted chair I recently refinished (details posting shortly!), and tossed my favorite denim jacket on it, along with a simple flag pillow...

Summertime - Stars & Stripes! 
(Lamp + Black Shade + Panels from HomeGoods)
And if you know me: my must have for summer are fresh palms (picked up 2 for $14 at Lowe's in May!) They not only added a dash of green to the space for summer, but having them in the planters on the end tables gave  them height + they're easy to move to the deck to water...

Secondhand stars - a trio previously rust, I painted flat white - the third is on the front door en lieu of a wreath...

Sleepy Sephora and a summer afternoon nap... 

Fresh cut greens + shells I collected from a recent trip back to Florida (Vero Beach!) earlier in June... 

A (fuzzy) sneak peek at the latest fabric wall art I created (from secondhand bamboo frames + a table runner!) - and another sweet pic of Sephora. Love her - and she really loves it here!

My bicentennial glass cylinder, I thrifted back in Florida (2010) and I pull out every July 4th... 

Stripe melamine plates and solid cobalt dishware from HomeGoods nested inside of 1 of 2 woven trays I scored at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore (High Point)...

Great photo book of America, I picked up at a consignment shop...

Collected thrift books, topped with a frame from HomeGoods - The picture is from us on Newport Beach, CA last May for our anniversary (why keep all those memories on your phone?? Print a few faves and frame them!)

 The third star really pops on the front door - and relates to the pops of white flowers I've planted...

Happy 4th of July!
Stay safe & thanks for stopping by!


  1. Loved seeing the interior photos of your new home. You do such a fabulous job of decorating! Please share more interior photos.

    1. Thanks Carol! And yes - more interior projects posting soon!! Stay tuned! :)

  2. Love your home decor and your outside decor. Great job as always.


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