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 . . .
Red, white, and blue tablescape and hutch display at Sweet Something Design
Simple glitter letters on shelf with flags from Eighteen25
Red, white and blue cupcakes by TidyMom
This is one patriotic picnic over at Stone Gable !
This closet turned reading nook by Pretty Handy Girl
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
Chocolate dipped pretzels by Amanda at Serenity Now and and this delicious-enough-to-drink vase filler from Lindsay at A Design Story
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.
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.
Thanks for hosting the party! I enjoyed seeing pictures of your favorites. There sure are some talented bloggers out there!
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)
Okay…now I’m in the mood for Independence Day!!!
Thanks so much for the mention Kate, you’re awesome! :)
I can’t wait for our family 4th celebration and put that tablescape to good use! Thanks again!
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.
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!
This all certainly gets you in the mood to celebrate the 4th! Enjoy yours…Janell
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 ;-).
Thanks Kate for hosting and for the highlight! Enjoy your weekend!
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
Love the ideas, especially the glittered USA.
Love that reading nook! Susie made a big ol’ flag too…
thanks so much for mentioning little old me & my patriotic posy pins. it was a great party with lots of beautiful photos & great ideas!
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.
I love all of these fabulous ideas. I better get movin’, I gotta go get me some more red, white and blue! Thanks!
So many cute, cute ideas Kate. Those pinwheels are adorable!!
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Oooh, love your new header! Great ideas for the Fourth too. Hope you and the fam have a great weekend!
Thanks for the mention! Love all these other great ideas for the Fourth!
Have a great weekend!
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.
That red white and blue trifle made me laugh out loud! Bet it tastes good too.
The reading nook is gorgeous, but I love the dresser, too!
A million thanks girl friend!!!…..Have a FANTASTIC and SAFE 4th!!
Your treats look delicious! I forgot about red velvet cake…I think I’ll make one for the weekend! Thanks for sharing!
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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!
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!).
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
Thanks for posting the great ideas! I wanted to share another 4th idea with you!
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!
I just love this time of year! Everything is so colorful and bright.
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!
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,
Love all the inspiration!! The vase filled with strawberries and blueberries is a favorite of mine, great idea, Happy 4th to YOU!!
Your decorations are wonderful…so patriotic….Love it…check out the Giveaway at A Baby Changes Everything
Have a safe and happy Fourth. Celebrate America
totally made our day… being featured on your blog!!
thanks so much. we enjoyed checking out everyone’s great projects!!