Happy July 4th!
I am spending the glorious day with games, a parade, family, friends, food and fireworks.
Here is a visual of our morning here in Linville…
Check out my piece from 55 Downing Street today.
Nothing is better than the All-American holiday July 4th. Our celebration of independence is a favorite holiday because it’s pure joy. Many of us relish that this day is not associated with loads of gifts and candy but, a holiday of family, fireworks and food.
It brings everyone from all walks of life together with one common uniting factor, American pride.
Image from Little Baby Garvin
I’ve gathered inspiration for this joyous day in America. I’m going to cover all the bases with entertaining and interiors.
Tell me this isn’t the most festive beverage you have ever laid eyes on?! Serve these up this weekend just in time for the fireworks! This may also be the easiest drink to make, just a little of your favorite champagne topped off with an upside down bomb pop &garnished with a sparkler. See the simple directions HERE.
Images from Women’s Day / Betty Crocker
Pie…We all need pie and the holiday is defined by Americana.
The Stars and Stripes pie recipe, as featured in Women’s Day is a perfect cherry and blueberry pie to WOW your friends on Americas Birthday.
Need a little gift to drop off at the neighbor’s when you attend their cookout? Well Betty Crocker has a fun Chex Mix for you.
Image from Set Sip Serve
Flowers are a beautiful way to dress up your picnic or party table. Luckily Red White and Blue is easy to achieve. I turn to Set Sip Serve for entertaining ideas like these beautiful tablescapes. Individual Mason jars or mugs with separate color flowers are a cute idea too.
Images from The Neat Life / The Enchanted Home
Hydrangeas are a Summer staple and these multi-colored beauties from Better Homes & Gardens in a tiered etagere are so pretty and simple.
I wanted to share “Old Glory” interiors at their best. I often think people can associate the American Flag in interiors as being too country or rustic, but here are some of my favorite examples of the beauty our star spangled banner can offer to your decor in the very chicest of ways.
Images from Thomas Hamel & Associates / Ashley Whittaker Design Apartment Therapy
Happy 4th of July everyone!!