Friday, June 28, 2013

Stars and Stripes Forever Mantel



Summer and the month of July, call for a little red, white and blue to give a patriotic and seasonal feel to my mantel. I like to keep things clean and simple in the summer, since I go all out for fall, but I think just a few touches of 4th of July colors are fun and mix well with the red items already on my mantel.

This red, tin star is perfect for this theme and I also use it in my Christmas decorating.

This Stars and Stripes Forever printable can be found here and I added the sparkly red, white and blue stars to the 8x10 frame for some added fun and interest. I love the subtle gray background on this print.


The candles and the red geraniums, with a bit of burlap for texture, were all part of my regular, summer mantel and work well with the other red tones in the room. If you missed the post on how to make the red, white and blue banner, look here for the easy directions.

My July mantel is fun, without being over the top. We will enjoy these simple, patriotic touches over the 4th of July holiday and beyond.

Have a wonderful weekend - I will, because it's my birthday weekend :-)


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  1. I love this, it's perfect in it's simplicity! I decorate my patio and that's about it!;-D

    Have a wonderful birthday, Vicki!


  2. What a great mantle for summer. Simple says so much while Red, White, and Blue is the perfect summer color scheme. =)

    Have a very Happy Birthday this weekend! Enjoy your special day!

  3. So patriotic! I have put out a few things but more to do... I am gonna make the banner today with the granddaughters:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  4. Your mantel is so cute! I love it. I only decorated two tables this year (dining room and breakfast table)....

  5. Love your mantle. Sometimes simple is best. Happy Birthday!

  6. You did a wonderful job with your mantle. It reminded to get out my John Philip Sousa CD with 'Stars and Stripes Forever' on it. Happy Birthday!

  7. Very patriotic..good job..Happy 4th

  8. That is exactly what your beautiful mantle, and not over the top. Very refreshing to see such lovelyness.

    And I adore the star...oh do I ever.


  9. Your mantel is lovely - not over the top Patriotic but makes the statement. I really like it.

  10. Happy birthday! Your mantel is lovely. The added sparkle to the frame is perfect for that print. Have a great weekend. Tammy

  11. Beautiful! Love the geraniums,especially. Now if I only had a mantel . . .

  12. Your mantle looks great! I love that red star and red geraniums are perfect for summer. Happy birthday! (it's my b-day weekend too!) Have a fun and safe 4th!

  13. Happy Birthday to you and to America. '-) Your mantel is perfect for all summer long.

  14. Cute, cute patriotic mantel. Love those big red stars. Enjoy the Fourth.

  15. So many of your have wonderful red, white and blue decor which makes me think I'm missing out by not having anything patriotic.

  16. Your mantel looks so beautiful. I love the star. I almost bought one the other day, just the texas girl in me still creeping out. lol Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  17. Cute! I love the picture frame. :) I would LOVE for you to share this over at my link party, Ginger Jamboree! I also have a great giveaway going on that you should enter!

  18. Vicki, hope you had a wonderful birthday. Your mantle is simplistic beauty. Love the added bling to the frame! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  19. Vicki, you've added the perfect touches to commemorate the Fourth of July - beautifully done! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  20. Very pretty! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!


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