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17 June, 2017

Patriotic Farmhouse Mantel

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Patriotic Farmhouse MantelThe 4th of July will soon be here so I have decked out my mantel to celebrate! It's a simple farmhouse design with lots of galvanized goodness, paper stars, rag balls and garlands in stars and stripes!

LAST YEAR'S PATRIOTIC MANTEL actually used several of the same elements but had lots of extra bling for the little grands!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Patriotic Farmhouse MantelBut this year's mantel is more my style...pretty uncluttered, really. There are just several high-impact large pieces, the star of which, so to speak, is the wreath!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired 3-D Paper Star Wreath]My POTTERY BARN INSPIRED PAPER STAR WREATH was easy and inexpensive to make...just scrapbooking paper folded into 3-D stars!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Patriotic Farmhouse MantelA vintage-y zinc planter is filled with a collection of  rag balls in stars and stripes along with shiny red Christmas balls.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Stars & Stripes Rag Ball FillerThe RAG BALL FILLER was another fun and easy-to-make project that has actually been rather versatile!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Patriotic Farmhouse MantelA festive garland in more stars and stripes was actually a $7.00 Walmart cute and inexpensive that it wouldn't have been worth my time to try to make my own!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Patriotic Farmhouse MantelMy favorite barnstable lanterns, a purchase made at Joss and Main several years ago, seem to find their way into all of my farmhouse-inspired mantels!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Patriotic Farmhouse MantelAnd finally, here's another look! It's actually been up since before Memorial Day and may stay there past the 4th of July since stars and stripes just say summer to me!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT  Ten Fun and Easy Ideas in Red, White and BlueAnd just in case you are looking for even more inspiration, here are TEN FUN IDEAS IN RED, WHITE AND BLUE, including several of the projects on the mantel as well as other favorites of mine! I hope you'll check them out!

Thanks for stopping by! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants. 
Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for the Show and Share Party , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Inspire Me Monday, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home on Thursdays,   French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday, Tatertots & Jello for the Link Party Palooza on Fridays
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  1. I almost bought the banner at Walmart, but didn't. I'm going back to get one as yours looks like it is high quality for the price. Very festive!

  2. Debbie,
    Love your red, white, and blue everywhere.


  3. It really looks so festive and inviting! Thanks for sharing. Happy week to you! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  4. Debbie - when you decorate for the holidays throughout the year, do you remove your "french" items? I really couldn't figure it out when I was looking at the 4th of July pictures.

    1. Hi April! Yes, I remove them in several locations, including my mantel. But others, such as my Quimper collection, stay out all the time.


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