Grand ‘Ole Flags in Blue and White

Hi there! I am back from a little vacation adventure

celebrating our anniversary in the beautiful countryside of Kentucky.

I have lots of photos and stories (a haunted one too) of our trip

to share with you next week.

In the meantime, when I got home, in-between many loads of laundry and those chores

that need to be done after being away for 5 days, I adorned by coffee table with

the Grand ‘Ole flags.

Patriotic Vignette - Housepitality Designs

In decorating for the various seasons and holidays

I have been trying just to embellish existing decorative items.

Oasis foam was placed in the sugar bowl to hold the arrangement of flags.

Patriotic Vignette - Housepitality Designs

I  added a few items such as the book

that is appropriate to the theme of the vignette

and the blue hydrangeas for the blue, in the red, white and blue.

Patriotic Vignette - Housepitality Designs

Flags and streamers of stars from my stash to add some sparkle.

Hydrangeas - Housepitality Designs

I purchased this great “Uncle Sam” crafted from clay a bazillion years ago at a craft fair.

He is one of my very favorite Americana pieces.

His arms and legs are moveable.

Patriotic Vignette - Housepitality Designs

A very proud salute to the celebration of Independence Day.

Americana Vignette - Housepitality Designs

A very quick change of a few items embellishing the existing decor

changed the look from a cool summer look of blue and white to Americana.

Americana Vignette - Housepitality Designs

A simple and non-overwhelming look for the 4th of July holiday.

Americana Vignette - Housepitality Designs

Here’s wishing you and your family a most wonderful and safe 4th of July.

Long may she wave!!!

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  1. You and Uncle Sam are ready to celebrate!
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  2. Amy Kaminski says

    Simple and beautiful! Looking forward to your vacation stories 🙂

  3. It looks very patriotic and beautiful!

  4. Fun and festive, Shirley! Love that Uncle Sam. 🙂 Happy 4th to you!
    xo heidi
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  5. Donnamae says

    Looks perfect! I like that term….non-overwhelming…I think you are on to something! Hope you have a Happy Fourth!

  6. I like the term non overwhelming too. I have been doing the same thing while “summerixing” the house with m y shells. You will see what I mean next week too! I am so happy that you got to meet and catch up with Sheila! It is so much fun to actually meet fellow bloggers in person! Have a great fourth. I know what you mean about the laundry and chores after being away!!!
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  7. Happy Anniversary Shirley! Your coffee table looks gorgeous. As you already know, I adore blue and white pottery, and it looks beautiful in your simple, but elegant patriotic vignette. The Uncle Sam is adorable and adds just the perfect touch. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Fourth of July!!!
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  8. Belated Happy Anniversary and so glad that you had a great time on your vacation. Yes, there is always so many chores to do after a vacation.

    Your flags look amazing – very nice vignette. I also love Uncle Sam, such a great find.

    Wishing you and yours a Happy 4th of July.


  9. Very pretty! I like to do as you…decorate for the holidays with my regular accessories. I just love your sugar bowl w/flags!
    Glad you are home safely and that you had fun in Kentucky! It was a delight to meet you and Tom! And I hope we can meet again sometime. Have a wonderful 4th. Sheila
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  10. What a patriotic vignette, Shirley! Love the Uncle Sam! Will be looking forward to your posts on Kentucky! Happy 4th Weekend and Happy Anniversary!
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  11. Shirley, this is such a beautiful vignette for Independence Day! It is so elegant. Your blue hydrangeas just pop in contrast to the red chair. Everything looks beautiful, as always. Have a Happy Fourth of July!

  12. Everything you pulled together looks very Patriotic and Great. You do a great job with your vignettes! UncleSam is cute…
    I also like the Flag that looks upside down that to me saids….Our Nation In Distress! GOD BLESS AMERICA!!! Happy 4th of July

  13. Another great vignette adorned by those gorgeous hydrangeas! So pretty for the 4th! Can’t wait to hear about your trip about your trip. Happy belated anniversary and Happy 4th!

  14. Very pretty Shirley, my Hydrangea hasn’t bloomed yet. I also planted Limelight this year. Total about 20 now!!! Love your Uncle Sam. Do I want to hear about the ghost?


  15. Sherry myers says

    Beautiful, Shirley! And welcome back home. I love the arrangement. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Independence Day celebration. I am looking forward to hearing about your adventures to Kentucky. Thank you in advance for sharing with your readers.

  16. I love the way you incorporated the 4th into your decor. My word for this year has been SIMPLIFY. That is an excellent way! I look forward to your pictures of Kentucky. I spent over 20 years of my life there. Met my husband there, and both our daughters were born there. I still have a lot of family there too. Happy 4th of July.

  17. Happy Anniversary and Independence Day Shirley! That book is one of my favorites and has a stunning collection of Americana. Long May She Wave!
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  18. Happy 4th… Very pretty decoration…

  19. I like how you described your Fourth Decor touches as embellishing existing decorations. Your fresh hydrangea blossoms are beautiful. Your book looks interesting and such a cute Uncle Sam.
    I did several similar things with adding small american flags to my clam shell filled with starfish and smaller shells as well as adding flags to a flower arrangement.
    Happy Anniversary.

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