by laura janning

Patriotic Mantel

June 29, 2014

I had a little fun with some .99 duct tape (you can read about here), and created this 4th of July table setting and patriotic mantel, as we get ready to celebrate our nations independence this week.

Our 4th of July tradition around here is a backyard barbecue with tons of watermelon and messy popsicles, accompanied by a firework display hosted by dad in the backyard. One of his favorite highlights of the year....kids too.

We top our evening off with smores around our firepit and talking about our favorite highlights and fireworks of the day, and hoping that the day would not have to end. 

What do you have planned for the 4th of July this year?

For this great nation 

PS- to make my stars and stripe pillow before the holiday, click here


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  1. Love your patriotic mantel...those stars look awesome!! Every year good friends of ours have a pool party and both of our hubbies do a firework display at night...we have a great time!!

  2. I love it, it looks fabulous and not over done. It's the perfect 4th mantel for sure :) Pinning!!

  3. Your home looks so festive all done up in red white and blue! I think the party at YOUR house sounds great! We will probably cook out and we may go see a fireworks display. We're playing it by ear at the moment. We don't have an annual tradition for that holiday. Sounds like a good idea though.

  4. Love your mantel decor. Y'all sure have fun. Not sure what we are doing this year.

  5. Nice! not overdone and I like that a lot. (flags hanging from mantel are backwards -- field of blue always goes in upper left as you view flag)

  6. This is so so magazine worthy! Looks like it came right out of the pages of Country Living!!! I hope it's okay that I copy!!! LOVE this Laura!

  7. How absolutely adorable! I love the idea of the flag banner on your mantle and the beach sign I know you had to make yourself. You are the best designer. I hope you get paid to do so!

  8. Your mantel looks stunning; very stylish and very patriotic. Hope you enjoy the week leading up to the 4th!

    If you have a minute to spare I'd be so thrilled if you could pop by and share your post at my weekly Say G'day linky party. It's on now and this would be a fabulous addition!

    Best wishes for a lovely week,
    Natasha in Oz

  9. Love it all, Laura! Thanks for linking up at Inspiration Monday Party! I pinned your fabulous-ness! Happy 4th!

  10. I have mantel envy! Love, love, love it! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Monday!
    Happy 4th of July,

  11. I have mantel envy too. I love the metal stars, they are so cute. I was getting ready to redo my mantel for the summer with a beachy look but the Americana look just melts my heart. Maybe I 'll add some patriotic tape to my metal stars and leave them out for a while longer and leave the beachy thing for August. Thanks for the inspiration..... Candy


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