Life at the Cottage

4th of July Decorating

We love to have family and friends over for a backyard barbecue. I thought I would show how I decorated our backyard inexpensively for our barbecue. I had the patriotic plates, and pulled other items from our home. Cut flowers and a few dollar store items and we are ready.

White vase filled with flags www.lifeatthecottage.com

White vase filled with flags http://www.lifeatthecottage.com

Flowers are not the only thing you can display in a vase. Grab a hand full of dollar store flags and put in a white vase to show off out great American Flag.

Battery operated paper lanterns from the dollar store are great grouped in a bunch. They add light in the evening in addition to color and pattern. I hung them in the corners of the iron pergola over our dining table.

Silver Star Napkin Rings www.lifeatthecottage.com

Silver Star Napkin Rings http://www.lifeatthecottage.com

The napkin rings were found at a yard sale. I love mixing and layering patterns as long as they compliment each other. It is an easy way to add interest to a table. Dollar store stars accent the table.

Ribbon tied on Chairs www.lifeatthecottage.com

Ribbon tied on Chairs http://www.lifeatthecottage.com

Ribbon is a fun way to decorate the chairs. My cushions do not compliment a red, white, and blue theme so I opted to use ribbon. The chairs are comfortable without cushions but for next year I may sew slipcovers for the cushions.

The center piece is red roses from my yard with accent flowers and small dollar store flags.

View into the Garden www.lifeatthecottage.com

View into the Garden http://www.lifeatthecottage.com

Through the garden gate I leaned an old shutter and draped another dollar store flag and added an iron chair planted with flowers for a focal point.

View into the Garden www.lifeatthecottage.com

View into the Garden http://www.lifeatthecottage.com

Now to cut up some watermelon, ice down drinks, fire up the barbecue, grab the potato salad…

Happy 4th!

Mary

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This entry was published on June 12, 2014 at 6:48 pm. It’s filed under Cottage Garden, Holidays at the Cottage, Where I Live and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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