Saturday, June 25, 2016

Scenes from the Patriotic Sitting Room

Hi Everyone...can you believe the 4th of July is next weekend?
Before it's come and gone, I thought I'd share with you
 a few pics from the Kitchen Sitting Area
where I've added a few flags and some Patriotic Color.

I wanted to keep things simple in here,
so the first thing I did was put out a white quilt as a base,
then add some pillows.
I know it's a stretch for French Toile and the Stars and Stripes on one sofa,
 but I was going for the reds and blues, and nothing too overdone.

I changed out my little tool carrier with some red transfer ware
and an old chippy red flowerpot with ivy.

I can't take credit for this fun flag mason jar candleholder.
I found it on Pinterest, as I'm sure many of you have seen.

It's an easy fix, just take a small flag and wrap around the jar
 with garden twine or string.
I have a votive candle inside, or a tea light would do.

This tote is pretty small, but since I move it a few times each day
I didn't want anything too big or cumbersome.

I have several pairs of old flags,
so these are tucked behind the mirror with a little garland of faux flowers.

I finally changed out the old watering can's Spring Daffodils
for a more Summery Bouquet.

It's been a month since my CTO heart surgery, and I'm getting better at a snail's pace. I have better blood flow through that artery and I'm really thankful, it's just that it's taking what seems forever to get the anemia dealt with. I've been taking high powered iron supplements, but it's only been this last week that I have gotten past the dizziness and weakness that I've been living with for the last 9 months. That has kept me from driving and doing much. It took a loss of a lot of blood during the surgery for the doctors to realize I was anemic and have been for my whole life. I just thought my heart was to blame for the weakness and overwhelming fatigue, not realizing that it was a combination of things that was my problem. I have an appointment with a new Internal Medicine doctor, so I'm hoping we can get to the bottom of what this blood problem might be. 

I'm sorry I don't have fun new things to share and honestly, it can be a little boring around here. At times, I think I just won't post anything, but I do have a little spark left in me to stay with the blog and hope that soon I'll be back to more of my old self, sharing a few new shops and fun places. Thanks for hanging in there with me, and all your encouragement. I've said before I don't like talking about my health woes with you all. I like to keep this a place for some inspiration and creativity, but that just wouldn't be completely honest, so you're stuck with the truth, ha ha! OK, just pretend you're seeing this for the first time! lot's of love...have a great weekend!

joining in for these parties:

Sundays at Home at Love of Home
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Show and Share at Coastal Charm
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Inspiration Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Share Your Style at The Essence of Home
Thoughts of Home on Thursday at Decor to Adore

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