Archive for the ‘Holiday Decorating’ Category

Monday Must-Haves: Every Day is Independence Day

Monday, June 5th, 2017

We would be remiss if we didn’t feature some new summer home accents that celebrate the red, white and blue all year long. Incorporate these must-haves into your decor or make a bigger patriotic statement this 4th of July.

Americana Stars Hooked Floor Runner

Happy 4th of July Sign

Made in the USA, this wall art speaks for itself.

Patriotic Puppy Sculpture

The newest addition to Bethany Lowe’s puppy sculpture collectibles, this little guy is excited to celebrate Independence Day.

American Flag Jute Braided Baskets

Decorative and functional, these jute braided baskets give you storage solutions with patriotic spirit.

Americana Stars Hooked Accent Rug

Available as a rug and floor runner, the rich colors of our Americana Stars collection are as timeless as this summer holiday.

Vintage Country Star Placemat

There’s no doubt you already have ideas for a Fourth of July centerpiece, but this placemat will complement whatever flower arrangement or decorative display you create on a dining room or sofa hall table.

Independence Day Must Have Home Accents

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Styling a Patriotic Front Porch

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Make a patriotic statement on your front porch or stoop and celebrate Memorial Day, Independence Day or the US of A all year long using just a few simple home accents. Take a look below.

Patriotic Front Step

  • Depending on how much work you feel like putting into the patriotic look, you could paint your front door red for a pop of color perfect for Americana celebrations. However, you can still achieve a charming red, white and blue scheme without such a drastic step.
  • Geraniums make perfect flowers for a front step. Their lush blooms and leaves fill out the space, and their beautiful red color is just perfect. Put them in terracotta pots, ceramic planters or an American flag styled planter for more detail.
  • The doormat is a functional decorative; keeping dirt and mud outdoors while adding beauty to your porch. This one welcomes guests and ties in the USA theme with American flags and geraniums.
  • For the door and to make your front stoop really pop, place a floral wreath that complements the patriotic look while providing a natural home accent to the outside of your home.
  • To complete the stylish patriotic look, add a flag either to the side of your home or with a flagpole in the ground. Read up on proper flag etiquette, and let it fly all summer long!

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The Real Simple Way to Dye Easter Eggs

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Dyeing Easter eggs is a great activity for adults and kids alike. Have an Easter egg dyeing party beforehand and incorporate the eggs into your spring decor, or offer it as an activity during Easter weekend as your family and friends gather around.

Easter Egg Race SculptureThere are a variety of Easter egg dye kits available, as well as fun food coloring options, but you can also use natural ingredients to make your own dyes. We like Real Simple’s ingredient list and related video, which offers instructions for making a handful of fun colors to decorate your eggs with.

For blue, you guessed it, blueberries come into play. Turmeric makes yellow, and a paprika mixture gives eggs an orange hue. Raspberries are perfect for pink, and coffee grounds can give a white egg a traditional brown exterior. Find the complete ingredient lists HERE, and let us know if you try any of them out this year!

Real Simple All Natural Easter Egg Dye

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