Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Americana Decor

We in the U.S.A. are getting ready to observe Independence Day (July 4). Most of us get into the holiday with fireworks, picnics and of course, our flag. We celebrate *stars and stripes* and the *red, white and blue.* Here are some interpretations of these. Red, white & blue cottage; Red & white kitchen with amber waves; Stripes at a dressing table; Shining blue sea inspiration; Americana bowls (click on photo to link); blue painted paneled bath; Country Living Red dishes; White Stars inspire white starfish decor; Using flag images as curtains; Sparkler snacks...and the real thing (my favorite). Have a safe and fun holiday!   






































































29 comments:

Mrs. G said...

Happy 4th to you and yours. I adore that little red, white, and blue cottage.

Jojo said...

Have a safe and happy holiday.

Rita said...

I love America! It's the greatest country in the world. Have a good 4th!

Flick, said...

Lovely post Janean, I really like seeing patriotism at it's best and the red, white and blue just happen to look fantastic together as well! I like the last image the best too... can't go past the real thing.
:) Flick

It's me said...

Hello Janean.....how are you?? ...enjoy 4th July.......happy summer days........love...Ria...

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Janean,
Could that little cottage be any cuter!!!???? Also, I have the exact same red bar stools in the cottage at the Inn. Love this post!
xo
Robin

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

Janean,

I adore Americana inspired decor! Thanks for the inspiration. Have a happy and safe 4th!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Dolores said...

We are so blessed to live in this wonderful country...... Happy 4th!

I love, love, love the cottage with the rose arbor and red gate.....

Hope you're doing well....

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Love that first little cottage. Have a spectacular Fourth!

Suz said...

you know Janean You have made me think about the patriotic dishes I have collected throught he years and have packed away. What better year when our country is in such turmoil..to get out those dishes and begin again to celebrate our great heritage of individual freedom..what makes our country so great...and maybe I'll just hang out my new Don't tread on me flag
Loved the cottage...I wonder who lives there....it's beautiful
Happy joyous fourth of July to you

Julie said...

Janean,

What a wonderful blog with all the awesome eye candy you always put out for us. I love all the red and whites. Didn't the yellow bell pop out in that one photo? PRETTY! The water looks so inviting. wow...I hope you are doing okay. So much we go through in this life and have to contend with in the journey and yet life continues to march on... but we know God is good. He is beside us in it all.
Have a wonderful Fourth. We truly are blessed to live in this country. I feel it keenly this year.
Blessings to you Janean. Have a good day. Thanks for the great blogpost! Hugs.

All Seasons said...

Hello dear Janean,
Have a nice 4th July !
You have let see us beautiful photo's, thank you.
Have a nice summerevening ☼
Hugs from Holland
Patricia

Deb said...

great photos...Happy 4th....

Marina Mott said...

Stunning pics!!!xx

Pondside said...

We started our marriage with a posting to Philadelphia many years ago, and that was the beginning of my love for classic American decor. It doesn't get much better - the colours, the comfort, everything about it.

Barb said...

Hi Janean!

I love Americana ~ it is truly my style, I'm kind of a mix of country and americana and primitive . . . hummmmm? Happy 4th of July to you, I hope you have a fun and safe day with lots of *BANG*!

Hugs,
Barb

Cindy - Letters From Midlife said...

I do like the patriotic theme, especially for porches.

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Janean! Great post and I am in love with that darling garden gate!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

kpaints said...

Happy Fourth!! Love the Americana...especially the red half door and white floral arbor!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy holiday to you, sweet friend! ♥

myletterstoemily said...

i will take one of each, please!

have a lovely 4th!

Karen said...

Oh, Happy 4th! Love decorating with the red, white and blue!

lambi said...

Dear Janean, have a good 4-th!
Thank you for beautiful photos and inspirations:)
Hugs:)

Technodoll said...

I think it's Canada Day here today. Hard to tell when you don't leave the farm to go anywhere, LOL!

Have a great celebration, whatever you're doing! xoxo

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Oh, I'm lovin that cottage! I love the 4th of July--such memories!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Janean! Beautiful photo's .. I loved the blue and white bathroom and the red and white dishes and shelves. Most of all I loved that gate with arbor...I've got to show that to my hubby! I hope you're almost ready for Sunday....enjoy your Friday....Maura :)

Donna said...

Hope you have a lovely 4th weekend! Red, white, and blue decorating is so classic. Love the idea of the decorated pretzels.

Susan B said...

Wonderful post with great photos! I love the one with the cottage.

Have a wonderful July 4th weekend!

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Love that "Red, White, and Blue" anyway I can get it. Thanks for the great pictures. Hope you had a sparkling 4th, Janean.