Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy July 4th!!! Some Patriotic Decorating and Gardens

Happy July 4th everyone. I hope you are taking advantage of your day of freedom to do something fun!!  I wanted to share some of my patriotic decorating and gardens with you today. I found this bench at an antique store and just loved it.  The crocks are all cracked ones I've picked up here and there.

Impatiens do really well on our front porch. I made this flag a year or so ago.

I had my grapevine tree inside on the fireplace hearth and decided to put it outside for the summer.  I should find something to decorate it with. 

I had to put this crock in front of the ladder because the cats would climb it in the middle of the night and I was afraid they would knock it down and scare us to death!!

These are just pics around our front porch. I think all the flowers are finally growing and filling in like I had them pictured years ago when I planted them. 

This is along our back sidewalk.  We need new mulch....maybe sometime yet this summer??

Here are some more of the treasures I picked up at a garage sale last week. To think....I almost didn't stop.  The lantern is definitely hand made and the tin egg mold is my favorite.  I also picked up a towel rack.  I didn't get a pic of it because I need to see if my dad can do a little gluing and clamping on it first.

I have reached my goal of 250 followers so it is time for a giveaway. Check back later this week for a picture of what I'm giving away plus the chance to sign up.  I also just had my 100th post so I am celebrating that also. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful holiday. 



  1. I love your stone porch!!! Everything looks so nice!! Happy

  2. Hi Melissa, everything looks great! Love the stonework on your home too.

  3. Hi Melissa...well fantastic decorating....and that stone is beautiful!
    Love the cute.

    Great finds!!!

    Congratulations on reaching your milestones.

    Hugs, Karen

  4. Love those treasure you found,, isn't it nice when we don't have buyers regret??

  5. The outside of your home looks wonderful. Like you, my flowers also have started growing. Now if only we can enjoy them some before the cold weather sets in.

    Those are some great treasures that you picked up :) So many things you can do with them all...

    Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July.

  6. love everything on your blog...looking for primitive garden ideas!! I will be back!!!


Thanks for stopping by. I truly appreciate it!! Have a wonderfully prim day!!~~Melissa