I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse that was built in the mid 1970's, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe, who is a Retired Letter Carrier. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before I had Knee Replacement Surgery and officially Retired in 2019 after 41 years working in Direct Patient Care ... I am LOVING Retirement!!!!


George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Summer Patriotic Decorations, Part 1, 2017


Every year, I decorate for the Patriotic Summer Holidays!

I usually keep these decorations up all Summer long.......

Today, I will be sharing the first of my 3 Patriotic Trees........
In the corner of the Living Room, is a 6 foot white Tree that I have decorated......
I do want to point out the peach lace curtains in the background.

I changed out the other curtains and drapes for these peach lace curtains for the Summer which I have not used for a few years.

They have given the Living Room a light and airy look for the Summer!
The tree is decorated in red, white, blue and silver........
I placed a red, white and blue party decoration on top of the Tree because it reminds me of a firecracker and fireworks!!
Underneath it is a bow made from 2 different Patriotic ribbons and 2 mini flags.....
There are streamers made from 4 different kinds of Patriotic ribbons........
Also at the top of the Tree, is a wooden heart........
I used red, blue, white and silver garland, bought at Dollar Tree, a few years ago........
Many of the ornaments on this Tree were bought after Christmas on Clearance........
Red, white, blue and silver balls........
I made these ornaments using stickers, a few years ago....
Over the years, I was able to find some Patriotic ornaments........
I also used quite a few red, blue and silver star ornaments......
And you might remember these ornaments that I bought at J.C. Penney's after Christmas this past season........
The Patriotic Bear ornaments were bought several years ago at Micheals......
If you keep your eyes open and think a bit outside the box, you can buy ornaments after to Christmas to use for other Holidays and Seasons.......
I also decorated a bit underneath and around this Tree.......
On a pedestal on the side of the Tree........
Is an urn that I once used out of the front porch.......

Joe bought this boxwood ball at Wegman's at the end of the Summer season last year........
I strung some lights around it, placed it in the urn and tucked a few mini flags in it.......
An Uncle Sam figure sits in front of the urn........
Another Uncle Sam figure and a blue glass bottle with the face of George Washington on it rests at the base of the pedestal.......
3 Patriotic bears sit on a bench under the Tree......
They are all dressed in Patriotic garb!!!!
Another red, white and blue figure.......
On the chair next to the Tree..........
Sit 2 Patriotic bears..........
This Tree will stay decorated like this until the 4th of July is over and then maybe I might do something else with it.........
In my next post, I will be sharing 2 more Patriotic Trees and the rest of my Patriotic Summer decorations........
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  1. Oh yes, I love your patriotic tree! I haven't done a tree in a while.My youngest daughter has out her red, white and blues. Hope you have a wonderful day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. Your trre looks beautiful! I can't imagine where you keep all your decorations since you do so much all through the year! Thanks for sharing this! Have a beautiful weekend!!!!

  3. I really love the patriotic tree you made, i like very much the american decors
    Hugs Alessandra

  4. Such a wonderful patriotic corner you have there, and you have quite the wonderful collection of ornaments you have found, Love the teddy :)

  5. Your Patriotic tree this year is the prettiest you've done so far! I think the rippled ribbons down each side are my favorite part! Have a safe and fun holiday week end....hugs..

  6. Your patriotic decorations are perfect for Memorial Day, Flag Day, and July 4. You have quite an extensive collection of red, white, and blue decor -- very creative!

  7. Debbie you have gotten the red, white and blue out in full force. The tree looks great and I really love your little stuffed animals.

  8. Debbie, your patriotic trees are always so festive. What a great job! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. What a beautiful way to show your patriotism, Debbie! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  10. Debbie, Sorry I've been missing is actions for a while, tied up with family things, but I wanted to stop by and see your beautiful decorated tree! It's really gorgeous!! Love those new ornaments you added too. Pinning! Hope you are having a lovely summer so far! Take care of you and Joe! ~Laurie


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