Friday, July 4, 2008


Happy 4th of July to you! I hope everyone has a nice day planned! We are just spending a nice quiet day of relaxing on the porch. I love the colors of the 4th and I would like to share with you some things I've made this year and some of my decorating on the porch. I'm just trying my hand at altered art, not real good at it yet.
Below is a cake topper that I made using a paper cone, french ledgers from 1901 and some vintage clip art.
Please feel free to click on the pics for a larger view.
Here's some pics of my porch decorated for the 4th. I'll just let you browse.

I love my vintage ice cream palor table and love to decorate it for any holiday!

Another piece of my altered art, a tussie mussie to hang on the back of a chair.

One of my Holly Hobbie's that I invited for lunch.
A little 4th of July dress form.
I just cross stitched this little 4th of July picnic that I made into a little quilted wallhanging.
If you look close you will see some little ants carrying off some strawberries.
A few closeups of the big table.
My new Bethany Lowe Bowl
Altered art firecrackers.
This ice cream sundie my daughter made in high school.
This 4th of July house lights up but I don't have it lit right now.
The quilt on the chair is an old feedsack.
A few views from the porch.

A little cross stitch that I did years ago but still love it.
One of my Brandwine Houses placed in a wreath
New picnic dishes that I just got from Victorian Trading Company.

Thank you so much for stopping by, have a Happy and Blessed 4th of July!
Blessings, Shirl


Miss Rhea said...

It looks adorable Shirl !! Are the kids coming to your house for the day ? How Fun !! The tussie and the hat are great, you did an awesome job !! :)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I love all your red white and blue. You sure do have everything looking very patriotic!

vickie said...

WOW Shirl, I want to come join the party! Everything is just fantastic! Oh, and the view from the porch is so pretty. Your pics should be in a magazine.

Judy said...

Hey Lady, You did a wonderful job and I love it all. I have a little parlor set like that out back. I have been to busy to even get flowers out on the deck this year.

Shelia said...

Happy Fourth of July, Shirl! Oh, your post today is so beautiful! My what beautiful decorations you have and your table is so beautiful. I really love all your little needlework pieces. Hope you've had a wonderful day!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kari & Kijsa said...

Absolutely beautiful decorations! Perfect for a fabulous Fourth!Thanks so much for joining in teh fun flag parade!

Happy Independence Day!
kari & kijsa

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What great images! Thanks for sharing!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh Shirl , love all your red white and blue ! Do you happen to remember where you got the tablecloth on your little round table ? Or is it vintage ?

rosechicfriends said...

Shirl...your posts never fail to AMAZE me! Wow on all of your gorgeous 4th goodies...Love the Tussie on the cake! It all looks so inviting and just wonderful...I'll be by later for cake!!!

Happy 4th!

Renee said...

Wow! Absolutely beautiful!
Sweet blessings!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Shirl Shirl SHIRL!!!! This is just the prettiest post EVER!!! I LOVE it ALL! Oh, my, how long it must have taken you to set it all up! Who needs a magazine when we've got YOU?!?!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Beverly said...

Shirl, everything looks so festive and patriotic. I know you must have fun decorating, and I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend.

Dana said...

I thought I decorated to the hilt for Independence Day----you just left me in your dust!!! Love, love, love em all!

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

What a glorious 4th you created Shirl! WOW. Love the cake topper you made. This makes me want to collect more and more... I just saw those moda gingham plates and passed, now I'm kicking myself!

celestina marie said...

Hi Shirl, I love everything about your 4th of July display. What a perfect spot for your family gathering. You really know how to decorate for a party. I love the sweet figurine playing croquet.
Happy 4th of July!
Big hugs, Celestina
la rea rose

Secondhandrose said...

Shirl, you sure do know how to decorate for a party! You should hire yourself out. Very pretty. Karen

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a wonderful collection of July 4th decorations! I'm glad I found your blog, I look forward to seeing more!!


Sweet Designs said...

Wow, wonderful, I love your tablesettings!

Pearl said...

Shirl I can spend hour after hour looking and drooling on your blog. Your porch and gardens are breath taking! Your work is so beautiful. You have been in magazines right?? If not you should be. I continue to pray for our troops and your son. God bless, Pearl