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Red, White And Blue Flag Pillows for the sofa

When I think of summer I think of red, white, and blue in my home.  Summer unofficially starts on Memorial Day and ends with Labor Day with the Fourth of July sandwiched in between.  So I usually trot out these patriotic colors early in the summer and keep them in place until Labor Day. 

Starting with my front door I put up a red geranium wreath from Amazon.  I have pots of geraniums and ivy on either side of my front walk and on the actual holidays I pop in small flags (Amazon).  As we enter my front hallway I have a flag pillow from Homegoods.  In another corner I found this handsome needlepoint pillow that I think is sharp, (here is a similar one,).

 In the great room I have three attractive wavy flag pillows that I found this season at Pier One.  I like how this pillow is bold enough to stand alone on my love seat but also looks great flanked by two tan (Homegoods) pillows on my couch.  

Each season I change out my decorations on my ottoman.  I start with a large rectangular flat basket (Pottery Barn), to which I added a long garland of ivy (Homegoods).  Then I placed a large red book on one side of the basket which I topped with two hurricanes and cream unscented candles (Crate and Barrel).  Lastly on the other half of the basket I placed two silk red geraniums (Michaels).  On the side table I arranged three smaller silk geraniums in an old milk bottle crate (Homegoods).

On the floor behind my sofa, but facing the adjacent kitchen I put a rustic red, white and blue box on top of some very old Hartman luggage! Here is a similar Kleenex box cover that would be cute on a counter or in the powder room.

In my powder room I put out a darling ticking striped hand towel (Crate and Barrel) (another cute option are these towels)as well as vintage flag paper towels in a tray.  Again on the actual holidays I pop out my Uncle Sam nutcracker.

On my kitchen window sill I have a little rooster vase.  Usually it’s empty but come one of these holidays he might be sporting a red flower from my garden.  And speaking of gardens,  on my deck again on the holidays I trot out pinwheels (Amazon) especially if it’s windy and the grandkids are coming over to play.  Lastly on my back door (which most everyone uses)I have a great wreath made from cotton bolls from Cracker Barrel!  Who knew?

As I said in the About Me section of my blog I am that crazy person who LOVES decorating for any reason, holiday or season! Go red, white and blue!

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Here’s a blog post on red, white and blue outfits.

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