June 21, 2012

My patriotic tree and other decorations...

All of Josie's flamingos have officially flown away (minus those that are helping us with croquet). I've replaced Josie's tropical flamingo birthday tree with my patriotic decorations. 

Those prize ribbons are a nice filler this year on the tree. I've also given the top of my china hutch a patriotic makeover too.

The red wooden dollhouse furniture were acquired while we were away on our 20th wedding anniversary.  They will go in my craft room later this summer.

I filled this glass jar with strips of red, white and blue paper that I picked up at Dollar Tree.  I also tucked in a few mini flags.

I can't open the lid of the Cracker Jack tin.  I had hoped to use it as a base for my feather tree, but its sealed up tight.  Don't you just love the little sailor?
The Yankee Doodle story record is another new acquisition.  Isn't he sweet?   I don't want to rush the month of June, but bring on the RED, WHITE and BLUE!



Jboo said...

So cute!! Love that cracker jack tin! Yikes - the 4th will be here before we know it -- slow down summer! :)

vivian said...

OH dont you wish we could have a 4th of july picnic party together! just think of all the decorations and fun foods and chitter chatter! Love your tree!

LBP said...

Oh My Goodness! I would just love to see those adorable decorations in person! They are fantastic! Mine are pathetic! But you have irspired me to make a few to add to my collection. Why have I never thought to do a patriotic tree? I do a Halloween tree, an Easter tree, and a Valentine tree????



Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Oh I love all of your patriotic decorations :) Is the tree house getting a splash of 4th as well? Happy Summer guys!!

craftyles said...

I love it. The tree is wonderful with your ribbons and I love the way your patriotic vignette came out. Cracker Jack,vintage goodies the dolls. Love it all. So great that you have celebration tree for every season.!

Lee said...

You have a gift for finding great treasures as well as displaying them! Love your tree, as I do each time you change it up.
I visited Wilson's East Antiques in TC yesterday but came away with only one tatted handkerchief-disappointed. Guess I have visited too many good antique and estate sales recently.
Hope you find ore treasures to share with us while on vacation!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Your tree is a beauty!! I just love all the great decorations on it!! So original and festive!!

You done good, girl!!


All of your decorations are just so cute and perfect for the upcoming Holiday!!

Have a great day!


Joanna B said...

How festive! I always love your holiday tree.

Heather said...

All the red, white, and blue looks so cute on the tree!

Katia said...

Bellissimo albero e decorazioni stupende, adoro come voi americani festeggiate l'anniversario dell'Indipendenza. Al contrario qui in Italia quella che sarebbe la festa nazionale più importante , il 17 marzo, quando si commemora l'unificazione nazionale, non succede niente, è un giorno come un altro, in cui si lavora, si va a scuola e nessuno mette neppure una piccola bandiera tricolore fuori della porta della propria casa....e questo è molto triste!

vintage grey said...

Oh, I love all your 4th of July prettiness! The Cracker Jack tin, and the bottle brush tree are so neat. I really need to get a tree to decorate, I just love it!! Happy Thursday sweet friend! xo Heather

Nellie said...

Very festive! The 4th is only two weeks away from yesterday! xo Nellie

Lynn said...

Wow oh Wow oh Wow!!! I so love all of your decorations!! I love the paper in the jar ideal! May copy that one!! Your home is always so festive and welcoming!
Have a wonderful weekend. WE are trying to stay cool in NC! It is sooo hot and the humidity is so high!! Can't have the furbabies outside for more than a few minutes till the sun goes down. If they are out longer than that, they are all panting like crazy and waiting at the front door to go in. It is too hot for them even to go lizard hunting around the porch and carport!!

Janet said...

So much vintage inspiration here and of course, I just love your tree!

My Vintage Mending said...

Dripping in Glory. I love your new record...I can't believe how great every one of your trees come out. Over the top...smiles..Renee

Elizabeth said...

Love the decorations and the tree!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

WOW...Loving all your decorations! Awesome new creations in the last post! I think it would be great fun to create with you!!!
Deb :)

Cheryl G. said...

Oh you are so clever!
I love the tree and all your decorations!

Gail said...

Love, love, love all your red, white and blue...very talented!!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Kim - Everything looks awesome!! Love that cracker jack tin - as well as that kite:) and the star spangled hat on top of the tree is perfect. I love how you celebrate!

NanaDiana said...

Kim-You are just amazing the way you keep that tree updated and fresh looking. Love the kite and the hat on top? Perfect- xo Diana

Tammy's in Love said...

CRACKER JACK TIN! I bought a vintage glass jar at the thrift and couldn't get it open. My brilliant husband took it and held it under the stream of hot air coming from the corn popper. Show off! Metal expands when heated, it opened easily. Try it!


Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

Oh Kim! Wow! Your collection is incredible and so beautifully put together. Happy 4th!

Chenille Cottage said...

What a delightful patriotic post, Kim!! How I love meandering through artful blogspot this time of year!
Your blog is absolutely wonderful!
Three cheers for the red, white and blue!
Carolynn ;)

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