I'm all for patriotism and celebrating our independence.
What I don't like is tacky big box store decor.
Where is the creativity in that?
It's the equivalent of cheap store bought Halloween costumes.
Independence flair doesn't have to be a fallback to the 1990's Americana country look either.
An understated look is what I am going for, where the impact comes from one single statement piece.
I am all about Fourth of July flair that is classic and chic.
It can be as simple as adding one flag.
It can be as fun as stenciled stars,
or as easy as adding a patriotic napkin,
or a free printable to a frame.
A couple of small flags add a simple flourish to planters.
or a centerpiece.
Keeping it simple helps to focus on the sentiment behind the holiday. Plus I don't have a lot of money invested in items that I will either discard or need to store.
Happy 4th and God Bless America!
1.Carl Christensen, Still Life Photography
6. One Good Thing by Jillee
8. Birch Lane
10. Goodwill free printable 2014
11. At the Picket Fence
12. Unknown google image