Fourth Faves

July 2, 2010

A big thank you for all those who linked up to the Stars & Stripes Party this week, you all amazed me with your creativity !  I loved visiting your links and seeing how you style your homes, thank so much to all of you for sharing, it was a lot of fun !

Here’s just a few of the patriotic treats, projects, and displays that stood out to me . . .

sweet something table and hutch Red, white, and blue tablescape and hutch display at Sweet Something Design

 

Simple glitter letters on shelf with flags from Eighteen25

4th of July Patriotic cupcakesRed, white and blue cupcakes by TidyMom

 

This is one patriotic picnic over at Stone Gable !

  

reading nook pretty handy girl This closet turned reading nook by Pretty Handy Girl

 

 

wooden flags 

Thrifty Decor Chick’s painted wooden door decor, and a larger hand painted wooden flag by Stephanie at Under the Table and Dreaming 

     

Pinwheels from Crafty Sisters and Martha’s star medallions by Kimberly at Attempting Creative

 pretzels and vase filler

Chocolate dipped pretzels by Amanda at Serenity Now and and this delicious-enough-to-drink vase filler from Lindsay at A Design Story

 

banner and posy pins

This homemade banner from The Clueless Homeowners and these posy pins by Randee at Life is Good

So many creative ideas out there, thanks so much to everyone for participating in the party ! 

What are your big plans for the long weekend ?  Are you traveling somewhere or staying at home ?  Do you watch a fireworks show in your town ?  We’re serving up BBQ to our friends this weekend, and I’m definitely making some sort of delicious summer berry themed dessert, like one of these. 

Delish !

berry desserts Red, White & Blueberry Trifle; Red Velvet Cake; Ice Cream Wrappers; Red, White & Blue Parfaits 

 

Next week, I’ll show you more pics of the upgrades in the living room  . . .

Until then, wishing all of the American readers

a very Happy Fourth of July !

Have a great weekend everyone.

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34 Responses to “Fourth Faves”

  1. Paula says:

    Thanks for hosting the party! I enjoyed seeing pictures of your favorites. There sure are some talented bloggers out there!

  2. Laurie-Jean says:

    Yes, many thanks for hosting this fabulous partaaay! So many clever ideas. Now I’m ready to start thinking about autumn and all the projects that season has to offer. :O)

  3. Okay…now I’m in the mood for Independence Day!!!

  4. Thanks so much for the mention Kate, you’re awesome! :)
    I can’t wait for our family 4th celebration and put that tablescape to good use! Thanks again!

  5. Sarah says:

    Wow! So flattered that you mentioned my little project! Thank you so much for hosting. This party really put me in a celebrating mood! I definitely have to make those pinwheels and the posy pins next year.

  6. It was a great party, Kate! I got several visits and many of the bloggers whose sites I commented on took the time to comment on mine–a measure of success for a blog party, in my opinion. ;)

    Thank you so much for the link love! I’ll look forward to checking out some of these you’ve mentioned today that I haven’t seen before. :)

    Have a wonderful 4th of July!

  7. Janell Beals says:

    This all certainly gets you in the mood to celebrate the 4th! Enjoy yours…Janell

  8. Some great ideas! I had lots of fun seeing the other links people shared. Thanks for hosting the party and the shout out Kate!

    Looking forward to a relaxing weekend – well, maybe not – too many unfinished projects ;-).

  9. candace says:

    Thanks Kate for hosting and for the highlight! Enjoy your weekend!

  10. Pinky says:

    Darn, wish I had known about the party! I did a 4th table and will be doing another one tomorrow for our dinner group that I could have shared. Love all the ones you showed topday! Isn’t Yvonne amazing???? She astounds me! Have a great weekend! XO, Pinky

  11. dianereeves says:

    Love the ideas, especially the glittered USA.

  12. Love that reading nook! Susie made a big ol’ flag too…

    http://www.susieharrisblog.com/2010/06/old-glory.html

  13. randee says:

    thanks so much for mentioning little old me & my patriotic posy pins. it was a great party with lots of beautiful photos & great ideas!

    happy 4th!

  14. Carol in Indian Springs says:

    Love the many cool ideas from your party! Thanks for hosting and allowing us to see al the creative folks out there in bloggy land. I made a Red Velvet Cheesecake for our dessert. Once I put the cream cheese icing on it I will top it with some blueberries for additional color. The blueberries and blackberries around here are in perfect form and hubs and I have been just eating by the handful for snacks. Gotta love that about summer! Have a great weekend.

  15. I love all of these fabulous ideas. I better get movin’, I gotta go get me some more red, white and blue! Thanks!

  16. Karena says:

    So many cute, cute ideas Kate. Those pinwheels are adorable!!

    Karena
    Art by Karena

  17. Oooh, love your new header! Great ideas for the Fourth too. Hope you and the fam have a great weekend!

  18. Thanks for the mention! Love all these other great ideas for the Fourth!

    Have a great weekend!
    Kimberly

  19. Karen says:

    I love 4th of July! Your images from today’s post and yesterday’s were wonderful. We’re going to a BBQ at a good friend’s house—I’ve been ask to bring a killer brownie recipe I got from Pioneer Woman’s Tasty Kitchen.

    Happy 4th!

  20. Tricia Rose says:

    That red white and blue trifle made me laugh out loud! Bet it tastes good too.

  21. Struggler says:

    The reading nook is gorgeous, but I love the dresser, too!

  22. TidyMom says:

    A million thanks girl friend!!!…..Have a FANTASTIC and SAFE 4th!!

  23. Sharlotte says:

    Your treats look delicious! I forgot about red velvet cake…I think I’ll make one for the weekend! Thanks for sharing!
    Sharlotte
    Ms. Sharlotte’s…Southern Reflections

  24. Richella says:

    This was a wonderful party. Kudos to you for hosting–and for bringing out the best in so many people!

    Hope your Independence Day is full of fireworks and fun!

  25. Lauren@SimplyLKJ says:

    Love them all! We didn’t get to decorating this year as we just returned home from a trip and are moving our oldest into her first apartment tomorrow, but I will definitely keep all of these great ideas in mind for next year (hopefully a more calm, quite 4th!).

  26. Kate, Thanks so much for including the wooden flag in your post – I greatly appreciate it. This was by far of my favorite parties ~ Love all the red white and blue. Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend. Thanks again. Happy Fourth! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  27. Thanks for posting the great ideas! I wanted to share another 4th idea with you!
    http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com/2010/07/feature-friday-mint-clandy-create.html

  28. Hi Kate! There are so many creative people that are showing their patriotic red, white and blue! Thank you so much for including me in your post today!
    I think we live relatively near each other… I live outside Lancaster, Pa. Small world~especially in bloggland!
    Have a blessed and happy 4th!
    Yvonne

  29. I just love this time of year! Everything is so colorful and bright.

  30. Gail Golden says:

    Hi Kate – I received my prize from your lavender give-away yesterday and it is soooo delightful. A million thank-you’s to you for your sweet note and gift. I wrote about it on my blog Gail-Friends and posted your link so my friends can visit you. God bless you, and have a wonderful 4th!

  31. Susie says:

    What a great show of the BEST colors on earth…RED, WHITE & BLUE…we are so lucky to live in this great nation…awesome way to show it!!!

    Have a safe and happy Fourth of July,
    Susie

  32. kathysue says:

    Love all the inspiration!! The vase filled with strawberries and blueberries is a favorite of mine, great idea, Happy 4th to YOU!!

  33. Teresa says:

    Your decorations are wonderful…so patriotic….Love it…check out the Giveaway at A Baby Changes Everything

    Have a safe and happy Fourth. Celebrate America
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  34. totally made our day… being featured on your blog!!
    thanks so much. we enjoyed checking out everyone’s great projects!!

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