Friday, July 1, 2011

Three Cheers for the Pink, White, and Blue!

Hip, Hip, Hurray! It's almost Independence Day! I've had the blues for a while because I have been sick and I am still battling with my funders over my grant I just wrote so I needed to do something creative to lift me out of the funk I've been in. I remembered that I had a small box of Independence Day decorations in the attic. James happily got them down for me (he is such a sweetheart) from their hiding place in the hot attic. I opened the bin to discover that the things in the box would not fit the decor of my home . . . there just wasn't enough pink!!! So I picked a few things out of the bin and . . . gave them a makeover!!! Now I have some really sweet pink, white, and blue (and silver) decorations that match the decor of my home and help celebrate Independence Day!

Aren't they just darling! I am so excited about how sweet they turned out!

It was a lot of fun to turn that red, white, and blue stuff into something soft and pastel. And you better believe I broke out the glitter! Silver glitter to be precise!

After I painted the chunky stars and the hat, I painted the cute firecrackers you saw in the pictures with the stars. They are just so cute! Then I got inspired to make some other festive things like this darling altered bottle that I filled with chunky silver glitter.

I also added some festive sweets to my display like these pink, white, and blue candies and . . .

these sweet pink, white, and blue star sugar cookies. They taste just as sweet as they look!

Then I got inspired to make a banner for Independence Day. I am so happy with how it turned out. It certainly is a celebration of the pink, white, and blue!

Do you think the banner needs something? If you have any suggestions please leave me a comment! I want to make it as cute as it can be!

So here are a few shots of the whole vignette all together. What a lovely way to celebrate Independence Day!

I know the dresser that everything is displayed on is not so pretty but I bought it at a garage sale for $10 with the hopes of giving her a makeover. I'll have to get my white paint out and get busy! I'll let you know how she turns out!

I want to thank Beverly for hosting another wonderful Pink Saturday party for those of us that just can't get enough. I hope you enjoyed my sweet pink, white, and blue decorations to help celebrate Independence Day. Please leave me a comment because I love hearing from you! I hope you have a happy Pink Saturday, a blessed weekend, and a safe and fun Independence Day!

Blessings to You!

Love Tammy


  1. Hi Tammy--WOW!! I love what you created--it's spectacular!!! I love the pink...amazing!
    Happy PS!
    and Happy 4th of July!

  2. Love the Pink white and blue!!!!!
    Enjoy your Holiday!!!
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  3. Tammy,
    I adore how you changed up your pieces to have them fit your decor and make you happy!
    A great idea!!
    I hope you have a great Holiday weekend!!


  4. Oh my goodness! I was just thinking about having a pastel decoration display when I realized I didn't have anything in Pink, white, and blue! And look at you! You've done it already.

    Looks great!


  5. What a wonderful idea! It's pinktacular! You are so creative. This is the first time I have been by your place and I have enjoyed the visit.
    Hope your weekend is blessed!

  6. They turned out very cute....
    And I love your blog banner too.
    Have a pinkishly beautiful Independence Day weekend.

  7. Everything is beautiful! Great job!

  8. I love the pink, white and blue-so very patriotic and pretty! Your banner is very sweet too! Have a happy 4th of July weekend!!


  9. May her flag fly high & proud forever over this great land ... may God see the changes we need & grant us that blessing.

    Happy 4th, sweetie.

    TTFN ~

  10. What a cute idea, love the pink in place of the red!!!! You have really been busy, and I LOVE the banner, so cute. Good job girly!!!
    I'll be over for a cookie, save me one. LOL
    Love ya

  11. Happy pink/ red white and blue. What a pretty blog you have! Blessings, DE