Fourth Faves

By Kate Riley July 2, 2010

A big thank you for all those who linked up to the Stars & Stripes Party this week, you all amazed me with your creativity !  I loved visiting your links and seeing how you style your homes, thank so much to all of you for sharing, it was a lot of fun !

Here’s just a few of the patriotic treats, projects, and displays that stood out to me . . .

sweet something table and hutch Red, white, and blue tablescape and hutch display at Sweet Something Design


Simple glitter letters on shelf with flags from Eighteen25

4th of July Patriotic cupcakesRed, white and blue cupcakes by TidyMom


This is one patriotic picnic over at Stone Gable !


reading nook pretty handy girl This closet turned reading nook by Pretty Handy Girl



wooden flags 

Thrifty Decor Chick’s painted wooden door decor, and a larger hand painted wooden flag by Stephanie at Under the Table and Dreaming 


Pinwheels from Crafty Sisters and Martha’s star medallions by Kimberly at Attempting Creative

 pretzels and vase filler

Chocolate dipped pretzels by Amanda at Serenity Now and and this delicious-enough-to-drink vase filler from Lindsay at A Design Story


banner and posy pins

This homemade banner from The Clueless Homeowners and these posy pins by Randee at Life is Good

So many creative ideas out there, thanks so much to everyone for participating in the party ! 

What are your big plans for the long weekend ?  Are you traveling somewhere or staying at home ?  Do you watch a fireworks show in your town ?  We’re serving up BBQ to our friends this weekend, and I’m definitely making some sort of delicious summer berry themed dessert, like one of these. 

Delish !

berry desserts Red, White & Blueberry Trifle; Red Velvet Cake; Ice Cream Wrappers; Red, White & Blue Parfaits 


Next week, I’ll show you more pics of the upgrades in the living room  . . .

Until then, wishing all of the American readers

a very Happy Fourth of July !

Have a great weekend everyone.



  1. Thanks for hosting the party! I enjoyed seeing pictures of your favorites. There sure are some talented bloggers out there!

  2. Yes, many thanks for hosting this fabulous partaaay! So many clever ideas. Now I’m ready to start thinking about autumn and all the projects that season has to offer. :O)

  3. Wow! So flattered that you mentioned my little project! Thank you so much for hosting. This party really put me in a celebrating mood! I definitely have to make those pinwheels and the posy pins next year.

  4. It was a great party, Kate! I got several visits and many of the bloggers whose sites I commented on took the time to comment on mine–a measure of success for a blog party, in my opinion. ;)

    Thank you so much for the link love! I’ll look forward to checking out some of these you’ve mentioned today that I haven’t seen before. :)

    Have a wonderful 4th of July!

  5. Some great ideas! I had lots of fun seeing the other links people shared. Thanks for hosting the party and the shout out Kate!

    Looking forward to a relaxing weekend – well, maybe not – too many unfinished projects ;-).

  6. Darn, wish I had known about the party! I did a 4th table and will be doing another one tomorrow for our dinner group that I could have shared. Love all the ones you showed topday! Isn’t Yvonne amazing???? She astounds me! Have a great weekend! XO, Pinky

  7. thanks so much for mentioning little old me & my patriotic posy pins. it was a great party with lots of beautiful photos & great ideas!

    happy 4th!

  8. Love the many cool ideas from your party! Thanks for hosting and allowing us to see al the creative folks out there in bloggy land. I made a Red Velvet Cheesecake for our dessert. Once I put the cream cheese icing on it I will top it with some blueberries for additional color. The blueberries and blackberries around here are in perfect form and hubs and I have been just eating by the handful for snacks. Gotta love that about summer! Have a great weekend.

  9. I love 4th of July! Your images from today’s post and yesterday’s were wonderful. We’re going to a BBQ at a good friend’s house—I’ve been ask to bring a killer brownie recipe I got from Pioneer Woman’s Tasty Kitchen.

    Happy 4th!

  10. Your treats look delicious! I forgot about red velvet cake…I think I’ll make one for the weekend! Thanks for sharing!
    Ms. Sharlotte’s…Southern Reflections

  11. This was a wonderful party. Kudos to you for hosting–and for bringing out the best in so many people!

    Hope your Independence Day is full of fireworks and fun!

  12. Love them all! We didn’t get to decorating this year as we just returned home from a trip and are moving our oldest into her first apartment tomorrow, but I will definitely keep all of these great ideas in mind for next year (hopefully a more calm, quite 4th!).

  13. Kate, Thanks so much for including the wooden flag in your post – I greatly appreciate it. This was by far of my favorite parties ~ Love all the red white and blue. Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend. Thanks again. Happy Fourth! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  14. Hi Kate! There are so many creative people that are showing their patriotic red, white and blue! Thank you so much for including me in your post today!
    I think we live relatively near each other… I live outside Lancaster, Pa. Small world~especially in bloggland!
    Have a blessed and happy 4th!

  15. Hi Kate – I received my prize from your lavender give-away yesterday and it is soooo delightful. A million thank-you’s to you for your sweet note and gift. I wrote about it on my blog Gail-Friends and posted your link so my friends can visit you. God bless you, and have a wonderful 4th!

  16. What a great show of the BEST colors on earth…RED, WHITE & BLUE…we are so lucky to live in this great nation…awesome way to show it!!!

    Have a safe and happy Fourth of July,

  17. Love all the inspiration!! The vase filled with strawberries and blueberries is a favorite of mine, great idea, Happy 4th to YOU!!

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