Saturday, July 13, 2013

My Cottage in July

 July is here (I know, we are actually half-way thru the month already. Wow! Where does the time go?)
 I hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July weekend! We had family over for a BBQ cookout and to see fireworks on the lake.
 We grilled hotdogs and also served pulled pork near the waterfront.
 My flag welcomed guests to "our pad".
 Even though the 4th of July is past, I decided to leave my patriotic decor up for the rest of the month.
 On the front step. . . my yellow potted Asiatic Lilies are in full bloom.


On the sun porch, I still have a few patriotic things on these Japanese lanterns.

 My red star hangs in the window, while my photo of the Bald Eagle that lives on our lake sits framed on a pedestal table.
 Of course, my favorite pillows fill the futon sofa and my patriotic heirloom quilt drapes the back.

 I still love displaying my "beachy" decor, like these window items. . . a stained glass sailboat(I made at our local pottery store) and a sitting pelican I got in Florida many moons ago.
 On a side table sets some more beach decor.

 Hope you are all enjoying July. May your summer be full of beautiful days and fun times.

“Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace” Spanish Proverb

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  1. What fun! Looks like the perfect place to enjoy the 4th :) I think lots of folks keep their patriotic decor up for the month...great idea.

    Hope you can make it to our next Vintage Market at Emiley's Haute Cottage during Dixie Days in North Webster...would love to meet ya :)

    1. Hi, Cindy. Thanks for stopping by! I always love hearing from you! I will definitely be looking for you! at the Vintage Market!

  2. Looks like a great 4th of July celebration! I love the patriotic decorations. I like to decorate for the holidays even though the kids are grown, but haven't really decorated for the 4th before (aside from a flag outside). Looks fun! I also love your stained glass sailboat that you made! It is perfect for your "beachy" theme!!

    Blessings, Joan

    1. Hi, Joan! Thanks for stopping in and checking my post out! Yeah, I'm not much of an artist, but had some help at the pottery(and stained glass)store, so my "work of art" actually came out half-way decent looking! :-)

  3. The view is gorgeous and your festivities look so much fun.

  4. LOVE the backyard!!! Beautiful view and there are a few pieces of décor you have that I wouldn't mind having in my home ;)

    1. Hmmm! Wonder which pieces of decor you liked the most! Thanks for stopping by. Have an awesome week!

  5. Looks like you had a lot of fun! Since hubby had stomach problems on 4th of July we kept it simple this time and stayed away from food! He's well right now though:)
    Thanks for visiting me earlier!


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