I’m not a patriot, not by the conventional definition anyhow, but I do love a good party theme. And this all-American celebration of freedom – The 4th of July – seems to have (d)evolved into an all out orgy of consumerism, bbq-ing, and adorable decorating motifs.
I guess I have a soft spot for kitschy Americana with a beachy twist, but the July issue of Martha Stewart Living that my friend Anne passed onto me got me all revved up with good ideas. (I made a hand-printed tablecloth using strawberry baskets and potato masher!)
And besides isn’t red white and blue such a perfect color palette? Blue in sharp contrast to red, with white as the foil, bringing it into balance. I like it. I like it alot. In fact it’s my new favorite aesthetic lately.
Here’s some pictures from the scene around my home these days. Keep in mind, we’ve just had a birthday to celebrate, then a national holiday, that and well… I just like to decorate.
It makes my world a little brighter and let’s face it, what is beauty if not a good photo opp?!
What colors and imagery are inspiring YOU right now? Do you have a favorite holiday you like to decorate for? If you have an inner ‘Martha’, what’s her stylistic obsession this summer? Inquiring minds want to know… and I’ll read all about it this week from my lounger on the beach, lakeside.
Happy celebrations y’all!