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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

May 29, 2011


We have slowly gotten our porch and outdoor decorating done. With the bad weather, it hasn't been easy. It is S. California and we had another frost last night...it is almost June...and warm weather only visits us now and then! I painted a flag on an old door left over from our renovation. Hubby insisted we hang it to show it off.
Joining in with several fun parties today!
I used masking tape and spray painted one color at a time and then hung a metal star over the navy blue square instead of painting stars. I love it~ And the more weathered it gets the more I like it~

Joining in with these parties!

Happy Memorial Day!
I'm proud and deeply moved to be an American! How about you?


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Beautiful, I think hubby made a good call to hang thr flag door!


Andrea said...

It looks great! What a nice spot to enjoy an evening meal or a nice iced tea! Have a great weekend!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Wow! How beautiful! A nice space to enjoy with family and friends :)

RAINBOW-The Colours of India

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I think hubs was right....you needed to put that door out there! Fantastic!

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

What a fun place to relax. LOVE that door!

Anne Lorys said...

Wow Debbie, it all looks just wonderful!
I think I have major porch envy right now. :-)


Lil Raggedy Angie said...

Absolutely Beautiful and Patriotic!I love that door , breathtaking!Great Idea! And Most Definately I AM PROUD TO BE AMERICAN! HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY!Hugs
lil raggedy angie

Heaven's Walk said...

Hi Debbie ~ What a clever and creative idea! Great job on that Americana door! And I must say...WOWZER....on that view of those mountains from your home! Beautiful!!!! I can't even imagine waking up to see that scene every morning.... :)

xoxo laurie


Beautiful place and what a perfect setting for ice tea and a good conversation with a friend while enjoying summer days! Your hubby was right, you really put that door out there! Very nice.
Have a nice week.

Sunny Simple Life said...

Love this. The dresser with the flowers spilling it is so cute. Very patriotic porch and I love me some patriotism. Hope you have a great Memorial Weekend.

xinex said...

I love it! So patriotic. Your garden is beautiful too. Happy Memorial Day!..Christine

abeachcottage said...

It looks great, Love your porch, so inviting.

Angela McInnis said...

Hi, Debbie! I am your newest follower and love your blog! Your door reminded me that I have an unused one in the attic...think I'll climb up there and get it down! Thanks for following my blog..can't wait to get to know you better!
Angela McInnis

Unknown said...

I am in love with your door! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

Hi, Debbie!
I popped over from Between Naps on the Front Porch, and I'm so glad that I did! I love the door, and I especially love your beautiful garden. Happy Memorial Day!

The Dragonfly On Iron Gate said...

How darn cute. I just want to pop in and have a piece of blueberry pie there ! What a well loved porch ! New follower ! Happy Memorial Day to you ! Jules ♥

Gail said...

An adorable explosion of Americana.
I especially like the flag and flower chest.

Marie said...

It must have been so much fun setting all that up. So beautiful!

~ Marie

Simple Home said...

I love your flag!! Where is the hole for the doorknob though? I don't see it anywhere. You covered it well :-)
Your porch looks so pretty. It's been cold here too, but today was beautiful. Maybe it's finally about to warm up.
Have a great week!

Jill said...

Your garden is sooo wonderful! Love love love the fun, eclectic, creative look it has. You've inspired me!

Also, thanks so much for your sweet comment on my embroidery. I did the stitchin' but I can't take credit for the adorable pattern. It's from Stitcher's Revolution, and the pattern set is called Kitch'n Stitch'n. The set is full of so many cute patterns~ I love it!


Unknown said...

I love the door! Bravo! you are so clever! Nic eto meet you and plan to follow you, hope you'll visit me too. have a wonderful week. I love America too, Sunny109 :)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a wonderful porch and I LOVE your door flag -- what a great idea. Your garden drawers are so cute too. What a lovely surrounding you have. Thanks for your visit too.

Dani said...

Hi Debbie,

I LOVE your door! You are so creative; I would have never thought of that. Thanks for inspiring me.