Friday, July 5, 2019

Stars and Stripes in the Hearth Room

Hello Friends, Hope you're having a wonderful
 Independence Day Weekend!

I wanted to share my Hearth Room that has a few Patriotic touches with you all before everyone starts packing away their flags and buntings. In the past I've gone all out on vintage red/white/blue fun decor things, but this year I'm still in "gotta find it first" mode. So I have the pared down version.

I brought out my red Toile quilted coverlet and pillow and a few vintage retired flags for a more subtle approach. Red and Summer just seem to go together!

I've been keeping a small quilt on the ottoman since this is my place to take a "sit down" and put my feet up. Besides there usually is a cat sprawled up there claiming the territory for themselves. So I want to keep it covered.

The mantel received a small change up with a couple of small vintage flags and an old Patriotic Insurance plate from exactly 100 years ago this year!

My Toile pillows are here on the sofa
 and an old ticking pillow with a flag sewn on.

If you missed the spur-of-the-moment debut of my kitchen, you can read it here:

Now go have fun y'all, Enjoy the Day!

*(please do not comment negatively on my use of my old retired vintage flags.
 They were found at flea markets, many times crumpled and in disrepair.
 I honor the flag, the military and our country)

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  1. So pretty and such an inviting space. This is where I would live.

    1. thanks Marty, I DO sneak off to cozy up pretty frequently. I keep my laptop next to the chair so it's easy to be lazy sometimes!

  2. Looks so patriotic and pretty for the 4th. I love the way your kitchen opens up to your family room.
    Happy 4th.

    1. thanks Kris, hope things are going well with the move. Have fun and don't overdo it!

  3. Your summer decor gives your hearth room a relaxed but cozy summery feel! So pretty!!

    1. thankyou Zenda, hope you're having a great weekend!

  4. Good morning. I wanted to let you know, from your previous post. You can look at for handles for your cabinets. I did mine from there and I got a bunch for a reasonable price. I hope this helps. Also everything looks amazing. Take care.

    1. oh, thanks so much. I haven't even thought of that! I found some on Amazon but they had really bad reviews. I'll get looking!

  5. Debra,
    Oh, I loved your comment "gotta find it first" mode!
    Being a Military Wife, I so~o~o understand this!
    For me, it's "Did I get rid of that?"
    Love the red & white toile!
    Love seeing the flow of your home from Kitchen to Hearth Room!

    1. Hi Pat, yes, that's always my next question! hope you're having a great weekend!

  6. Hi your new cottage home........its so YOU! It looks like the perfect canvas for your beautifying and yet not much character. Downsizing is in our future I know and would so love to find something similar when the time comes.....Thanks for sharing.

    1. HI Linda, thanks so much, I just came from your blog, and read thru your last few post. I have to tell you the wicker furniture on your porch is wonderful, especially the fabric covers you shared in that great print. so adorable. I love dark wicker!

  7. This is such a lovely space, Debra! I am in "have to find it first" mode, too!

  8. I just love your style of decorating. You have done some amazing things to your "new" home. This is such a lovely room. So cozy and inviting. Have a wonderful weekend. Karie


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