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Friday, June 29, 2012

Vintage Inspiration #94 Patriotic Party and a Give Away

You didn't think you'd get by without a
 sunporch 4th of July now did you?

I love to change things up on the sunporch for the holidays and seasons, so decorating with a patriotic feel lasts most of the summer. I found this great Patriotic Bunting a few weeks ago and knew this was the perfect spot for it.

 My hubbs collects old flags, so I stole borrowed this one which is out here year round. It's faded and worn, but says so much to me. I think it must be an old school room flag, with 48 stars. I have it draped over my old chippy door.

Each year it's something different out here, as I like to change up the quilts and pillows. This time I went with my frenchy red toile quilt with ticking and floral pillows and a needlepoint one in the middle. Patriotic, but romantic...

An old plant stand is one of the girls' favorite perches

Flag advertising plate from 1919

and a zinc flower bucket with a little "red, white, and blue"

Hope you enjoyed the visit!

Here's some great inspiration from last week:

 Succulent wreath and tutorial at One More Time to Celebrate

 Angela from Number Fifty Three had some Bucket Envy and 
found a great way to come up with her own version!

Jennifer from Town and Country Living, used an old crock and gave it an updated Frenchy look with a Graphic's Fairy graphic.

shared this wonderful "girl's bedroom" from her local home tour.
Don't you love this large as life message center?

Hope you'll join in today,
anything Patriotic including recipes, traditions, celebrations,
DIY; any kind of summer fun!
And still including "all things vintage or vintage inspired"
remember to have a link within your post to be featured

Don't forget the big
 3 Year Blogaversary Give Away
going on till July 8.
Click here to enter

Hope you can visit these other great Friday parties!

Bring on the fun!


Kelly_Deal said...

Debra, your porch is gorgeous!

Olive Cooper said...

Debra, I would not miss your sun porch in any season and the cat makes that shot for me. I have not given the 4th any thought and you know why. It is amazing I brushed my teeth-or have I? hugs, olive

Mary said...

Love your flag festooned sunporch and your hubby's old flag tugs at my heart strings! Thanks for hosting :)

Cristina Garay said...

Wow! Your porch looks amazing!! I love every detail you put in it!

Debbie Booth said...

Hi Debra, I never ever get tired of your pictures of your sun room, or your kitchen, or your paint projects...etc! It is always fun to look and ooh and aaaaah! I get ideas and then I get more ideas! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

shannon i olson said...

Your shots look fresh out of a magazine!! wonderful place to sit

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Your porch looks wonderful! Love all your picks this week too! Thanks for hosting!
Blessings, Lorraine

Laurel Stephens said...

Your porch is spectacular. It's so cozy and cheerful, and there are so many fun things to see. I love the bunting and flag pillow especially. Thanks so much for hosting your party today.

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh my goodness Debra! Your porch all dressed up for the 4th of July is just spectacular. You really know how to celebrate Independence day! :-) Thanks so much for hosting us!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Your porch is the best patriotic feature I've seen to date. Even better than the magazines! I love the way you draped your hubby's flag and kitty is just too cute! The fabric on the furniture is really lovely. Thanks for hosting, and thanks for featuring my French kitchen crock!

Jody and Stan said...

Debra, I love your sunporch and that bunting is too cute! What a wonderful room to decorate with all your Patriotic treasures. Love it!


Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

The sun porch posts are always good but this one was exceptional!

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos , very festive ! Have a great day !

{ Kristen } said...

What a fun patriotic porch space! I love the flag bunting!!

Ceekay-Thinkin of Home/Doublewide Decor said...

Hi Deb....hope your week is going well...joined the party this week!!

Trisha said...

I want a sunporch! Yours is so beautiful and inviting!


Creations By Cindy said...

Love it all girl and been pinning away! Thanks for hosting. I've been biting at the bits for this party! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Sherry said...

What a gorgeous post! Such eye candy!! No magazine could do it better! Love this and pinned several shots! Thank you for hosting and for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

While you're decorating with red, white and blue, I'm turning green with envy!!!!


Becca said...

Ohmygosh!! Your space is insanely amazing! Umm- WOW!
xo Becca

Donna said...

Oh, Debra, I'm drooling - how gorgeous!! And of course I love your girl on top of the old plant stand! I'd say you've outdone yourself! Bravo!... Donna

Katie Goldsworthy said...

Your room is beautiful!!!

Thanks for hosting
@ Creatively Living

must love junk said...

Your porch looks SO fun!! Thanks for hosting :)

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Debra, Love your patriotic porch! I remember your wonderful decor from last year - gets gooder and gooder (as my husband would say)
I love the features - and appreciate you hosting,

Liz - Imageremix said...

I'm fighting the green monster of envy as I take in your fabulous patriotic porch. Everything is beautiful and American and says Summer with a capital S. That quilt looks good enough to snuggle up with despite the heat. Thanks for sharing your great design and for hosting your fun party.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love your patriotic sun porch. Thanks for hosting.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is such a gorgeous sunroom/porch!
I love all the special flag touches, the reds, the wickers, superb!

On Crooked Creek said...

Your sun porch is a Patroitic Delight! I love the faded flag draped over the chippy door!!! Your pillows are truly romantic against the red & white toile comforter! Perhaps the cat is perched atop the plant stand to get a "bird's eye" view of this beautiful room. I could linger for hours, dear friend!

AngelaECS at Number Fifty-Three said...

Thank you so much for featuring me! I love your porch--especially that flag bunting! HAve a great weekend, Angela

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh how I love the patriotic theme, and it looks even sweeter on your beautiful porch!

Anita said...

Well, I don't have anything 4th related, but at least it is summery! Thanks for hosting, and what a beautiful porch!!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your porch is gorgeous and the features terrific! Thanks for being a lovely hostess, and for linking to Potpourri Friday!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your sunporch is always so charming, Debra. Love the patriotic decor. Thanks for hosting.

Eclectically Vintage said...

Love your red, white and blue porch!! The old flag over the chippy door looks so festive.

Gina said...

Your porch is simply gorgeous all decked out for the Summer holiday!

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Awesome looking sunroom!! Love the flag on the door :) Hope you don't mind, I've added a couple of blue and yellow (Swedish) entries as a contrast to all the American colours today :D Greetings from Australia♥

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

I always love seeing what you've done in the sunporch area...it looks so festive and fresh!

Thanks for hosting Debra!

chateau chic said...

Your sunroom looks great all dressed up in its red, white, and blue.
Thanks for hosting, Mary Alice

Tammy Henderson said...

Wow this is breath taking! I love it!

Erin said...

Outstanding, Deborah! I gasped at the first photo! Am pinning this for future inspiration. :)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your porch is SO lovely, Debra! I am a big Americana fan, and really love this week's party! Thanks for hosting!

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Your sun porch would make any "yankee doodle dandy" proud! I absolutely love the way you blend the colors. Perfection and balance as far as the eye can see! And in closing, your sweet post makes me think of the song Grand Old Flag.... "Your the emblem of...the land I love...the home of the free and the brave..."
Thanks for sharing Debra,
Blessings & hugs,

Good Time Charlie said...

Deborah your sun room is absolutely stunning! Let me find my book, I will bring the lemonade, I am coming over!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Debra!

Oh I just ADORE your patriotic decor!!! Amazing to say the least!!! :) Well I am linking up this week...have done so in months, so I am excited about it! :) Thanks for the opportunity to link up with other fabulous bloggers!


Fruto do Espírito said...

Receber sua visita será uma surpresa maravilhosa.
Gostaria que também seguisse o meu espaço que, a partir de hoje torna-se extensão de sua casa, para minha alegria.

With love to you!


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That's Testing!

I will fear no evil,
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And my cup runneth over,
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This is a blessing!

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This is eternity!

May the Lord bless you and keep you!


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lynn said...

i think this is my favorite look for your porch, debra! everything is so pretty--love the banner! have a great weekend!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Debra: I'm a new follower and would love for you to visit the Cottage too. Your patriotic sun porch is fabulous and your little girl looks like my little girl..Happy Thursday..Judy

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Your porch looks amazing!! I need to get some R, W and B going at my house :) I linked my deck up for the party...thanks for hosting! Laurel

Cozy Little House said...

I ADORE that sun porch of yours and look forward to seeing how you're decorating it for different seasons! Wish I had one too!

Jann Olson said...

Hi Debra, your sunporch is always so cheery. Love it all decked out Americana style. Hubbies flag is wonderful and I love how you displayed it. I love Red, White, and Blue so I have been looking forward to this party. May be back when I post about my front porch. Thanks!

Sarah said...

Debra, I've been waiting to see your sun porch decked out in red, white, and blue. ;-) I usually add some patriotic touches to our sun porch for the summer months, but haven't as yet this year because I've been out of town. You are inspiring me to get myself motivated this weekend. ;-)
Thanks for hosting! ~ Sarah

Shelia said...

Hi Debra! I just love seeing your porch any time of year, but it's so festive and darling right now! Love your quilts you use and those pretty flowers. I'm crossing my hand over my tiny heart right now! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

GORGEOUS porch, Debra!!! I could spend all day there! So nice!
I don't have my 4th of July porch ready, but I should by early next week. ;) just in time he he!
Linked up part of my house tour. thanks for hosting.

Cottage and Broome said...

Your porch is just beautiful! Love all the vintage flags and the new bunting. I bet you spend a lot of happy hours on that porch. Laura

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love the holiday decorations, Debra! Thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

andrea@townandprairie said...

I'm all linked up,and thank you for hosting! Your porch pictures are beautiful. I love the editing you did with the grain effect... very vintage, just the way we like it around here!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Your porch is absolutely beautiful decked out in vintage 4th attire! Looks like a spread from a magazine! :)

Hope you have a wonderful 4th and Thanks for hosting!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Thanks for hosting Debra and a great big thank you for adding Shabbilicious Friday to your Friday party list... you are so sweet!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Love your sun porch!! It is so welcoming and love all of the red, white, and blue. I linked up!

Robin from highpointcircle.blogspot said...

Your porch is gorgeous. I don't decorate for the 4th--it would disrupt my seashells--but you tempt me! Have a happy 4th!

classic • casual • home said...

That is thee most festive and patriotic sun porch! Your kitty seems to be enjoying it.

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Thank you for hosting, and for sharing your fun and patriotic sun porch--love all the details! ~Zuni

Louise (Elsie May and Bertha) said...

A beautiful porch, I'd love one myself, though the lack of Sun is probably just ad much of a hindrance than not having the space for one! Love the quilt too. I hope you have a great 4th of July :-)

FleaingFrance & French Shopping Tours said...

So happy to be back at the party! Happy 4th of July to you and your readers. Thank you again for having such a lovely weekly event.

Sweet Melanie said...

Everything is just so lovely...it inspires me to go do mine now! And I usually never decorate for any holidays besides Christmas...so that is a compliment, lol!

I am sharing your page on my facebook with the book give away and have found you on fb. So happy! I sure would love to win the give away!

Thanks for sharing with us!

Bliss said...

I passed up two red/white stripped pillows yesterday at a sale because it never occurred to me that I could make a patriotic theme work in my cedar porch. It's actually a prime spot with minimal effort. Silly me. How nice yours looks. Kitty needs a touch of red white and blue too.


trash talk said...

You know how I feel about that sun porch of yours, but I gotta say...what a great tie-in to your giveaway.
It's so C.W.H. inspired, but so perfectly you.
Love ya!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Debra, LOVE your porch!! It looks so great! I especially love the old flag draped over that chippy door! LOVE that!

Have a great 4th!

Lou Cinda

Curtains in My Tree said...

all I have done is put 3 small american flags in large flower pots out front of my house

I love your porch

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your porch is so pretty! I like the tone of your photos. I would love to admire a space like this for a few weeks. Wonderful job!

Susan said...

Oh, I just love that bunting Debra! Your porch looks so cozy. I didn't quite have a patriotic post, but definitely vintage stuff
from flea marketing with Petite Michelle Louise and Karen from A Shabby Moment in Time. We had a ball & it reminded me of your description of the weekend with Anne and Elizabeth. Although we didn't get as 'friendly' as y'all, Michelle did whack my derriere. :)

Art and Sand said...

When I grow up, I want to decorate like you. Your sun porch is wonderful. I just redid a little cabinet in 4th of July decor and put little touches around the house. I have little tweak to make before I do a post. I am going to be brave and link to your patriotic party.

Thanks for so much inspiration!

Scribbler said...

Your sunporch is so inviting! My post didn't qualify this week, so I am just over here looking at all the links.

I didn't know Westbrook had a new book -- I'll have to check this one out.

Cap Creations said...

what a fantastic sun porch! such a great space you have there.

thank you for hosting. have a good weekend.

Candylei said...

Love how your cat is near the birdcage! What a sweetheart. Love the red quilt too! Have a super weekend! Thank you for hosting the par-tay every week! ;-)

Bohemian said...

Your Patriotic Summer Porch is so Inviting and All-American! Love it... Thanks for Hosting such a Fun Patriotic Party... I'm Sharing an Older Post from last week that I set about decorating for a 4th of July Sale Celebration... haven't gotten around to decorating the House because we've had a Family Emergency and so things are very hectic and sorrowful right now. So this Post has really Cheered me up!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Kathie said...

Just found your blog! Love that old flag and all of your great patriotic decor!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Debra - Your sun porch all decked out for the 4th of July...is the prettiest Independence Day display I've ever seen. You really outdid yourself on this one. That room is always lovely but you brought on the elegance to 4th of July. The best!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

after seeing your fourth of July decorations I want to take mine all down and do them over!

ever inspired,

Polly said...

lovin' that bunting!

Little Miss Maggie said...

I love your porch and that old flag is awesome. I love old flags. Thanks for hosting the party.

Sherri said...

Hi Debra! What a spectacular display of things. And I LOVE the old Flag on the chippy door. I would love to sit and read in that room...it looks so inviting and happy. It's gorgeous. Hope you have a great upcoming week and thank you for showing all the lovelies! It gets me in the Patriotic mood for sure :) xo

Suzanne's Pastimes said...

Your Patriotic decor is the most beautiful I have ever seen! Thanks for hosting the party. I have linked up and look forward to visiting some of the other wonderful links.

Ethereal PLUS what I Love said...

Thanks for hosting !

Jeanine said...

Your sun porch is beautiful! Where did you find the patriotic bunting?

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Debra!

What a wonderful sunroom and all the patriotic decor makes it so festive for the summer!

Thanks for hosting this fun party!

xoxo Bunny Jean

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Oh, I want your sunporch! What a great place to host a 4th of July party!

Thanks for hosting and have a great 4th!

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