Jul 3, 2010

Celebrate Independence...

I've been out front most of the morning cleaning and decorating the front porch in anticipation of our company tomorrow.   I just love the 4th of July, don't you?  It's such a no fuss, stress free kind of holiday.  Easy paced BBQ,  good times with friends and family...good food (on paper plates)...grandkids running around...add a nice bottle of wine and how much better can it get!


I thought I'd share a few pictures of my front porch all decked out and ready to welcome one and all...



I just love these white rockers...



It's so easy to change out the pillows and they become perfect for any holiday...



I made these simple pillows last year with some fabric that was given to me by my SIL...


add a few patriotic picks...(I told you I'd been shopping)...


and some red and white flowers...



and we're ready for you to stop by and sit a spell...

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, whatever you do...

and remember to pray for those who help ensure we can celebrate our freedom each and every year.

Blessings,
Patty

America, America...God shed his grace on thee...

I've linked up with Between Naps on the Front Porch for Metamorphis Monday and
A house in the roses for Show off your cottage Monday...

27 comments:

Mica said...

Happy Forth to you! Looks like a welcoming porch..Mica/The Child's Paper

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Do you have room for one more??? have a great stress free day

Happy 4th
Carol

Shelia said...

Hi Patty! Oh, what a lovely porch you have. I too love those comfy looking rocking chairs! Hope you have a wonderful celebration with your family!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

marie said...

Your front porch looks wonderful ~ Very inviting! I'm sure your guests will find it so welcoming! Your patriotic decorations are the perfect touch.
Happy Independence Day to you and your family!

P.S. I got my package today...I'll be sending the encouragement card to my friend this week. Thank you so much. I know she'll love it!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Patty,
Your porch is just as darling as it can be! I love all the reds and blues!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Patty, your front porch is really really pretty, I love it! Thanks for sharing, and happy 4th of July!

Leslie said...

It looks beautiful. Have a wonderful day.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOWZA ... this is fabulous! Everything looks so amazing! WAY TO GO GIRL!!! Here's wishing you the best 4th of July ever!! AWESOME JOB!

Sewn With Grace said...

Your porch is just gorgeous! Hope you are having a wonderful 4th of July!

Housewife Bliss said...

Stunning porch! Popping over from Met Monday and glad I did, I just love what you have done. This is our first 4th of July in the US after many many years away, I just love all the red white and blue that I see everywhere. Hope you had a lovely weekend.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your porch is lovely and so sweet. I really enjoyed my visit.

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

BEAUTIFUL FORTH OF YULY DECOR PLUS SUCH AND INVITING PORCH....SANDRA

gena said...

Such a charming porch ! I hope you enjoyed your holiday !

gena
www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

I want to come sit on your front porch. I love your pillows and your plants are so pretty. Hope you had a great 4th. It is one of my favorite holidays both to host and decorate for.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

What a welcoming porch... love the crisp white and reds!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

very welcoming porch and I love the colourful and cheerful ambiance. I don't sitting at the porch all day long!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

What a delightfully inviting porch you have! I love red, white and blue.
Brenda

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

Gorgeous flowers and the red is great! I have red chairs on my porch, too. :)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just a warm and so inviting porch you have made...I love those rockers and your sweet pillow..Thanks for sharing...Hope you have a GREAT day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sandy said...

Beautiful porch!!! Hope your holiday was all you had hoped. Thank you for praying for my son, Jase.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Patty,
Your front porch looks so very charming!!I adore those rockers and the pillows are darling!!
What an inviting entrance to your lovely home!!

Debbie

Heaven's Walk said...

Cute cute cute! What an adorable porch, Patty!

xoxo laurie@heavenswalk

Debra from Bungalow said...

SO welcoming. It's lovely!

Meadowsweet Cottage said...

It looks delightful--I love the Fourth, everything from patriotic music to BBQ :)

Becca said...

Since I've been traveling, I didn't get to decorate for the 4th, but I loved seeing your beautiful porch! Wish I could have been there to celebrate!

Barbara said...

What a wonderful spot!

Diane said...

Gorgeous porch..I don't have a porch, but a couple of decks, want to come and do mine....LOL....love it!