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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Porch Decorating Inspiration Needed

(wishful thinking)
Not My Porch

Good Thursday friends and followers. I've been wanting to freshen up my front porch for some time now. I couldn't think of a better time to do it than now. With Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day upon us, I thought a Patriotic Theme would carry over for several months and I would only have to make a few minimal changes over that period of time.

I tried to pick some Internet pictures that might work with some things I already have. My mother in law gave me an old wagon that could be used for a display similar to this one. Of course I would have to paint it. It is a bright yellow wagon.

I have a larger galvanized tub that would handle a display like this one. Anyone know of a good place to pick up flags at a cheap price?

I know I have some bunting but I don't think we have our regular flag anymore. Maybe it would work just as well hanging at the end of the porch. What do you think?

This would make a beautiful door hanger. I know I should have an old wreath somewhere that I could take apart and add blue and red flowers too. Any ideas for making the firecracker for the middle?

I believe I am on the right track with my ideas but I can always use a little help from fellow decorators. I have a few other pieces here and there that I could incorporate as well I suppose. If memory serves me, I have a flag throw, some flag pillows and maybe a mat or two. Possibly a rug or two in red or blue? I welcome all ideas.

Well I'm off to dig out some decorations. Maybe I will get in some shopping this evening if you guys come up with some good ideas for me!

Hugs and blessings,



  1. hi, Amy
    I really like the wagon idea!!! My wood wagon I filled with impatients~I picked up some little flags at Lowes~I didn't really shop around much for them~ so not sure if they were cheap~did you try dollar store~ they might have some~ I like the look of flags popping out of flower pots~in the flower beds~ just everywhere~
    have fun decorating~ look forward to seeing pics~
    keep safe from the storms

  2. I love to look at decorated porches!...I've tried decorating mine but often times in the summer we have thunderstorms with driving rain and it all gets blown away and messed up!

    I've got inexpensive teastained flags in my shoppe but they might be too small for a large bucket...a floral supply/craft store like Michaels, Ben Franklins, or Hobby Lobby, should have them this time of year!


  3. Hi Amy, love the red, white and blue theme!! I am working on trying to get a few things out in my house. With the exterior still unfinished I am not even attempting that.8-)
    Not sure what the firecracker is but you could get a dowel stick and drill a small hole and add some red,white and blue string of some type. Paint the stick red or even a flag design.
    Love the wagon idea. And like Teresa, use flags in flower pots etc. Go to Country Sampler online if you don't have the magazine. They have lots of patriotic ideas in the current issue.
    Good luck, can't wait to see pics!!