First of all, Happy Memorial Day, all! For those who gave their lives, we are forever grateful. There is no way we could ever repay your sacrifice – so we do our best to live to make you proud. Thank you.
Second of all, fitting for today, it’s time for this year’s Patriotic Holiday Shelf!
I normally decorate the holiday shelf in a patriotic theme in time for Memorial Day, and leave it up through July 4. (That still leaves a little bit of a gap in between my Easter shelf and Memorial Day…but I haven’t quite figured out what to do with that yet!) So this year I kinda did an Easter/Spring shelf and it worked a little better. (Check it out HERE in case you missed it!)
But for now, here’s last year’s Patriotic Holiday Shelf (CLICK HERE!) and now…
I normally decorate with apples more in the Fall, but I think these added a nice pop!
Along with some blue glass and red and white baker’s twine, of course! And I had to make sure the flag got in there, too!
All of these lovely items just make me think of summer!
And you know we’re big Coke fans at our house – this is an aluminum bottle that we snagged from Texas de Brazil when we were there for my hubby’s birthday. (There’s a twin bottle in our Coke-themed office!)
Here’s the token bling – you knew I couldn’t leave the bling out, right? And it makes me think of fireworks!
I made this lil’ banner after I saw the idea for using the striped straws…somewhere. I wish I could remember where I saw it so I could give you a link!
And of course, I had to throw this up on the door to tie it all together!
So there you have it:
Whatcha think? Does it scream “patriotic”? How do YOU decorate for the summer?