But since I’ve remarried and have a blog…my family gets to have better decorated holidays! I was always so busy decorating other people’s homes – that mine suffered for quite awhile. So, I spent today decorating. My granddaughter, Meghan, came over to help and my husband put up some stars and stripes buntings for me on the porch and did some other odds and ends things that helped me out a great deal. A big thanks to both of them!
One of the toughest things for me this holiday was trying to find red, white and blue things. I used to be a “blue” person back in the 80s, so I had a few
next to none ’cause I sold most of them accessories that would go. I’ve had the blue pitcher/vase since the mid 90s – I bought it in La Conner, Washington during the annual tulip festival. I never missed a festival while I lived in that state – it’s a gorgeous vista that I could never get enough of.
I collect teapots – so I have a good supply of blue ones. The rest of the items I had on hand because of my home staging business. Placemats, plates, napkins, napkins rings etc – you need to have those items on hand at all times. The red plates were a bargain ($3 a piece at HomeGoods) – couldn’t resist! The red mercury candle holders – were from Christmas…but the color was perfect!
I hope that everyone has a safe and happy, healthy Fourth of July! I am hoping that the weather here on Long Island will hold up for a barbeque. We’re grilling chicken, salmon and corn on the cob. Hope it won’t have to be done with an umbrella over our heads!!
Have a great holiday!