I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse with my Hubby Joe, work full time night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit, have a small Craft Business on the side and I DABBLE IN A BIT OF THIS AND THAT!!!!


" IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN"
George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......

" IF YOU DON'T DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO, YOU'RE A FOOL! "
Joan Rivers

My One Little Word for 2015 is LIVE!!
Please click HERE to read about why I chose this word!!

BLOGGING FOR FUN AND FRIENDSHIP!!!!!!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Summer Patriotic "Mantle", Patriotic Decor 2015, Part 2

First, I want to Thank Linda, over at Crafts A La Mode, for featuring my post from last Summer, My Bright and Colorful Patio 2014, Part 1, in her amazing post, Hundreds of Ways to Make This Your Best Summer Ever!
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Put some color and whimsy in your outdoor patio.

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 Thanks so much, Linda, who also hosts What To Do Weekends Party!!!!

Soon I will be sharing my Bright and Colorful Patio and Cottage Garden for 2015 and it is even more colorful than last year!!!

And I also want to Thank Richella, over at Imparting Grace, for featuring my post, My Front Yard Flower Beds 2015, from last week's Grace At Home Party!
Thanks so much, Richella!!

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In a previous post, I shared some Patriotic Ornaments that I made for my Patriotic Tree...
 If you missed the post, please click HERE....

Now I want to show you more of my Patriotic Decor for 2015.....
In this post, I will be showing you the Top of the Entertainment Center.....
I am calling this a "Mantle" even though it is the top of the Entertainment Center in the Living Room......
 I decorate it like a "mantle"......
It will now stay this way for most of the Summer, celebrating the Summer Patriotic Holidays....
 These Carolers were bought at The Christmas Tree Shop several years ago.....
 So were the Cupcake dishes.....
The Tree was bought at J.C. Penney's a few years ago at Christmas.....
It has Battery operated LED lights on it......
I decorated it with red and blue ornaments bought at the after Christmas sales......
And topped it off with a bow made out of Patriotic ribbon......
The Goblets and Pitcher were originally sold by Avon but I bought them at Salvation Army!!
This one has George Washington on it.......
I placed a cute Patriotic Greeting card in the middle...
The plate was also bought at Salvation Army......
This Goblet has Betsy Ross on it!!
And the Betsy Ross Decanter is also from Avon but bought at a flea market!
And these 2 handsome guys were also bought at a flea market....
Lit up at night......
So there you have it!!
All decked out for the Summer Patriotic Holidays!!
 In my next post, I will share the rest of my Patriotic Decor for 2015!!
If you missed my post on my Memorial Day Front Porch for 2015, please click HERE

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I hope you will come by and visit  again!!

And thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

Hugs,
Debbie

I am linking up to these parties:

SATURDAY
 The Creative Collection Link Party
 Pink Saturday
  Saturday Sparks

 Say G' Day Saturday 
Party Junk

SUNDAY
 Bouquet of Talent Linky Party
Share It One More Time Sundays
DIY SHowcase 
Silver Pennies Sunday
 Snickerdoodle Sunday
Sundays at Home
Share It Sunday

MONDAY
Inspiration Mondays
 Busy Monday
  What'd You Do This Weekend? 
 Make It Pretty Monday
 Mod Vintage Mix Monday
 Blue Monday
Merry Monday Linky Party

TUESDAY
 Wake Up Wednesdays 
  Ducks in a Row Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop 
 Wow Us Wednesday
 Sizzle into Summer Party
 Vintage Inspiration Party
What's It Wednesday
Before and After Party
Party in Your PJ's

THURSDAY
 Homemaking Weekend Link Up Party
 It's a Party
Share Your Style Thursday Link Up Party
Home and Garden Party Thursday
 Share Your Cup Thursday
 Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 
Inspired Creations Linky Party
My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday
Grace at Home Party
Idea Box- Thursday Linky Party

 FRIDAY
 Simple and Sweet Fridays
Home Sweet Home Friday
 Show and Tell Friday
Friday Favorites
   Flaunt It Fridays
  What To Do Weekends
Friday's Five Features Party 
Fabulous Fridays - every 2 weeks
Friday Features Linky Party
The Creative Exchange
 Anything Blue  Fridays

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Memorial Day Front Porch 2015


First , I want to Thank Dee, over at Meatloaf and Melodrama, for featuring my post,
Ready for Summer on the Front Porch, from last week's Snickerdoodle Sunday Party!!

I also want to Thank Kathryn, over at The Dedicated House, for featuring the same post, Ready for Summer on the Front Porch,   as the Most Viewed on The Sunday Showcase from Make It Pretty Monday!
Thanks so much , Dee and Kathryn!!

Please stop by and visit and link up your posts to these great parties!!!
I know you are probably sick of seeing my Front Porch by now but I wanted to show you how I decorated it for Memorial Day!!
And I promise I will not post about it until July 4th when I will share with you how my flowers are growing ( hopefully, they will be)!!!
Amazing how adding just a few Flags can create a great Patriotic Look!!
I switched out my Summer Plaques for a few Patriotic Plaques.....
Hung a Wreath that I made a few years ago on the Front Door.....
 Changed out my Flag......
 A Patriotic Basket that I made.....
 Added a Bow and Dollar Tree Plaque to the Tree on the Front Porch......
 Another Bow and a Patriotic Bunting to the railing.......
 My Flower Towers are doing well........
They are starting to fill in nicely!!
 Just a few simple touches to show your Patriotism!!!
And I added more flags to other areas of the Front Yard!!
 My Urns have started to fill in too!!
I hope you enjoyed the Memorial Day weekend but also that you remembered to pay your respects to those who fought for our Freedom and paid the ultimate price doing so.........
 I worked Sunday night but had Monday night off....

The kids came over for a "Cook In" .

We had a nice evening together that warmed my heart!!

I will be sharing more of my Living Room  Summer Patriotic Decor that I will be leaving up for most of the Summer in future posts....
 Joe is on vacation this week but I am not as I am saving my time for my Knee Replacement Surgery.......

More on that and going Part Time soon in a future post......

If you do not have a blog, PLEASE do not be a No-Reply Blogger and give me some way to reply to your comment.  If I can not find a way to reach you, I will reply on the post where you commented so please check back......

If you want to know how you can tell if you are a No-Reply Blogger, Debra , over at Common Ground, wrote a great post about it. Click HERE to read......

I hope you will come by and visit  again!!

And thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

Hugs,
Debbie

I am linking up to these parties:

THURSDAY
 Homemaking Weekend Link Up Party
 It's a Party
Share Your Style Thursday Link Up Party
Home and Garden Party Thursday
 Share Your Cup Thursday
 Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 
Inspired Creations Linky Party
My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday
Grace at Home Party
Idea Box- Thursday Linky Party

 FRIDAY
 Simple and Sweet Fridays
Home Sweet Home Friday
 Show and Tell Friday
Friday Favorites
   Flaunt It Fridays
  What To Do Weekends
Friday's Five Features Party 
Fabulous Fridays - every 2 weeks
Friday Features Linky Party
The Creative Exchange
 Anything Blue  Fridays

SATURDAY
 The Creative Collection Link Party
 Pink Saturday
  Saturday Sparks
 Say G' Day Saturday 

SUNDAY
 Bouquet of Talent Linky Party
Share It One More Time Sundays
DIY SHowcase 
Silver Pennies Sunday
 Snickerdoodle Sunday
Sundays at Home
Share It Sunday

MONDAY
Inspiration Mondays
 Busy Monday
  What'd You Do This Weekend? 
 Make It Pretty Monday
 Mod Vintage Mix Monday
 Blue Monday
Merry Monday Linky Party

TUESDAY
 Wake Up Wednesdays 
  Ducks in a Row Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop 
 Wow Us Wednesday
 Sizzle into Summer Party
 Vintage Inspiration Party
What's It Wednesday
Before and After Party
Party in Your PJ's

Please take some time to visit these terrific hosts and all those joining in on the fun!

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