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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.

June 27, 2012

Red, White and Blue Home and Porch Tour

Hey everyone! We had a fun swimming day here at our house. Lots of little ones splashing and giggling, hot dogs, cupcakes, candy. You know...all the food groups!
I even had the little ones help me with the table.  
We made little cupcakes and set them on my favorite little red vintage stove.

We filled buckets with candy, the most important food group first....just kidding!  

I made the napkins, cut squares out of checked fabric and hemmed the edges. Went really fast.
Found the red checked glasses on Etsy.
I adore red checked goodness for the kitchen and dining room.

Little vintage stoves are perfect for serving little miniature cupcakes on.

I'm sure most of you have seen my door that I painted into a flag using masking tape, and spray paint. So don't throw out those old doors!

 Some of my quilt collection. I adore red and white quilts! Can't seem to get enough of them. This is an inexpensive bookshelf that I attached an old vintage door to using hinges and wood screws. I store some of my vintage quilts in it.

And on one of the guest beds I have a red and white quilt, adorned with lots of pillows in reds, white, and blue.

The hoosier in the kitchen is ready for guests with a patriotic brunch. I will show more pictures later on...

I  have planted many red geraniums plants in containers on my back porch. They are easily moved around and I love the happy pop of color that they add to the porch.

Old quilts, and pillows soften the chairs so everyone  can sit in comfort on the porch and pass the afternoon along.
Glad you stopped by for a visit!


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Oh, I so want to be sitting there and resting in that beautiful guest room...and I am not just saying that!

Sarah said...

What a cute party, Debbie. Looks like your home is full of patriotic spirit. Love it! Happy 4th!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

This is great Debbie!
I love the colors.. my fave, the outdoor decorating is gorgeous, and you have such wonderful decorating touches!
Happy 4th!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Great table and decor. Love all your RW&B elements, and the sweet help getting it ready.

Olive said...

The darling wee stove is perfect for cupcakes. Love all your red and white quilts too. Visiting from Common Ground. Olive Out

Angie said...

What a delightful place to sit and enjoy summer! I love the combination of red, white and blue so much. Love it!

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Looks like you are all ready for the 4th of July. Very nice!

Number Fifty-Three said...

Hi, I found your link on Common Ground and I just wanted to tell you how much I love your American flag painted door. Definitely adding this to my must do list. Angela

chateau chic said...

I love all your patriotic goodness, Debbie!! What a fun tablescape and party with your wonderful food groups!!
Mary Alice

County Line Road said...

I love a woman who uses color! That red play stove is adorable. I am now off to search for one.

Marlis said...

I love your quilts.. they are wonderful pieces. So glad to see you using them. Your able with the mini ovens is sooo charming. so glad i stopped by. xo marlis

Unknown said...

I love what you did with the old door, thanks for the inspiration.
Have a great weekend.

Ethereal PLUS what I Love said...

That is the most adorable guest room ! :)
New follower, Francine

Honey at 2805 said...

Adore all of the RW&B! This post just says 4th of July! I could definitely be comfortable as a guest!

Thanks so much for linking this gorgeous post to Potpourri Friday!

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie! Oh, your sure do know how to do it up right ~ inside and out!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a beautiful post, Debbie! I just love everything about it...pure eye candy! How cute is that charming tablescape with the sweet little vintage toy stove!? Thanks for stopping by my sunporch post, too!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hey Debbie, I'll be right over! cupcakes, hoosier cabinet, guest bed, pillows, quilts, doors as flags...oh wow!! Just so fabulous!!

Audrey said...

oh my ... just love all your touches of red. Red and white quilts are my favorite too. Great look all over and so inviting.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures.

Bohemian said...

Your Patriotic Theme and Styling is so Inviting and Bright! Loving that Guest Room Ambiance!!! And the FOOD....... yum!!!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Kathleen said...

Debbie, it is so festive! I love red checks too! What a great table. I am sure everyone loved it.
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish and have a great 4th! God bless America!