Thursday, June 14, 2012

Patriotism in the Countryside

I've had some plans for the side porch off the mud room but haven't had time to complete them.  When I saw an arrangement similar at Holly Mathis Interiors, I knew I wanted to do this for the 4th of July.

I love the rustic look of it!  We used 3 old lawn tools, grapevine and some more of that Dollar Tree garland that I used in the patriotic mesh wreath.  I inserted 4 American Flags that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.

I used Hunter's chippy blue metal chair to set ther fern in.  I inserted more flags and pinwheels.  I had planned on painting a flag on it and still might do so if I have enough time.  It just needed more sanding that what I thought.

Well, I still have more patriotic touches to make before our annual 4th of July barbeque!  I'll be sharing them with you as I get them completed.  To see some of my inspiration, check out my Pinterest board.
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Sharing with:
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Addicts (not so) Anonymous @ Addicted 2 Decorating
Patriotic Link Party @ The Checkered Apple
Patriotic Project Linky Party @ Itsy Bitsy Paper Blog
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch


  1. Love it! Can't wait to see what else you do!!!

  2. HI Tammy, really love your tool, 7/4 arrangement. How in the heck did you hang that up? It looks heavy with the garden tools. Can't hang thing on outside of our house as it has siding and somebody I know has a fit if I want to put anything up outside. I'll have to see what I can make in a planter or something. Good projects, all your arrangements are great, good inspiration.

  3. Thanks Tammy for sharing the really great ideas and inspiring others to do the same! Love that blue chair!!!

  4. Both of those decorations are so stinkin' cute and I wish I had thought of them. Love them!

  5. I just love how it turned out ... the rusty rakes and tools are so perfect!



  6. Very clever! I'm enjoying seeing all your patriotic decorations. I love to bring out the red, white, and blue for the summer months.

  7. Hi Tammy. That's the cutest arrangement. I love your tool patriotism. And there's nothing like country life. I'm glad I found your blog over at Addicted To Decorating. Now I'm a new follower.

    I'm a big fam of the metal chairs too. I wish I could find some more of them for a steel.

    Have a great weekend…Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

  8. This is great! So fun and unique. I hope you will link up to my Patriotic Project Parade!


Thank you so much for all your lovely comments! I try to return the favor and visit each one of you! ~Blessings, Tammy~