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Summer Decorating...

It is feeling like summer here!  With temps in the 90's today, the summer decorating I've been slowly adding feels just right!  
As I mentioned in my last post...
I love red, white, and blue in the summer...

Isn't this fun old plate?  I found this last fall at the thrift store and knew it would be a great piece for summer!

We have a lot of family gatherings around this table...

A vintage minnow bucket filled with Scrabble letters 
leftover from my Junk Bonanza selling days, 
makes a whimsical holder for flags...

A great Americana painting has an unexpected home on this hanging grocery store chalkboard...

The chalkboard was a thrift store find, and I found the painting 
at a garage sale last summer for $5...

I added a little red to the hutch...

Red signs add a graphic touch...

I love the look of a vintage flag...

and a great old truck.

A fun little necklace of stars 
makes this mannequin ready for a party...


Thank you for all of your wonderful comments on my last post!  
If you would still like a chance to 
receive the ephemera I shared there, you can
It will be open until Tuesday, June 14th, 9PM CST. 

Hope you have a great weekend!

Until next time...


  1. Linda - Love all of your red, white and blue. That watermelon plate is gorgeous.


  2. You have so many fun pieces that I have a ball pinning them!

  3. love the watermelon plate...and that white truck...sigh...if you ever decide to part with that truck please let me know..:) I have that minnow bucket...mine has a plant in cute!

  4. You're looking mighty festive there!

  5. I love your red, white and blue decor. So interesting and unique. That watermelon plate is just perfect for this time of year!

  6. The vintage flag and the watermelon platter are my favorites! Your summertime decorating is awesome!!

  7. Oh, everything is just so gorgeous! What a great use for that minnow bucket! The watermelon plate is absolutely beautiful. And the old Tonka truck ... swoon. I never would have dreamed I'd feel that way back when I was fighting over Tonka trucks in the sandbox with my brothers!

  8. My grandmother had a few watermelon plates similar to your platter. My mom was lucky enough to inherit it. Your decorations are so pretty.

  9. Your home is so gorgeous!! You truly have such a talent for putting things together in the most lovely way!

  10. Linda, I love the watermelon plate. It's is the perfect summer dish. :):) Your hutch looks great with the red, white and blue touches. I too love old looking flags. Now I have to get busy redoing my center piece after visiting you. :) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  11. Very fun watermelon plate! I always enjoy visiting your blog to see what you have been up to! Fun pig sign!

  12. I love your watermelon plate and I'm kicking myself for passing up a Campfire marshmallow tin. ;)

  13. Linda, I love something in every single picture!!

  14. You are GOOD my friend! My husband would love you for your patriotic decor as in the first few photos. He's a history buff and knows everything and anything about every single president right up to #44!!!!

    Love what you've done. You can't go wrong with red, white and blue. Not only does it meld together, summer hosts some patriotic occasions! Again, ask hubby.

    Jane :)

  15. Beautiful decorations, Linda! I especially love the signs, the flag collection in the bucket and that sweet old truck.
    Have a great weekend!
    xo Julia

  16. The old truch looks authentic. The american flags and the painting with 'God Bless America' caption, add a good touch of patriotism to your home decoration.

  17. You have the best vintage goodies to decorate for summer, Linda. Love the pops of red, and especially your American flags.
    Mary Alice

  18. I love thrift stores and vintage, and all the items in your photos are beautiful treasures! Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

  19. I love how you make little changes throughout the year and keep things so pretty and fresh. Inspiring. :)

    Karen x

  20. Love all your unique and pretty patriotic touches, Linda! I am coveting that red transferware platter:) The minnow bucket with the flags is just too cute! x Karen

  21. Your summer decor is just perfect! You always have such a good eye for how to display your beautiful vintage finds.

  22. You sure know how to decorate, Linda. Love, love, love all your festive vignettes. Pinning!


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