My summer mantel has taken on a small transformation just in time for Flag Day. And I might just leave it like this for the 4th of July as well. But then, it might just get another transformation. We'll see.
Can you spot the changes from my Memorial Day mantel?
I changed out the print on my chicken wire frame. I added the star made from a folding ruler. As well as a cast iron star.
I added an Americana wooden flag I've had . And layered an "Old Glory" tin sign in front. I found the tin sign at Tai Pan Trading on my trip to Utah. I had a 25% off coupon. I hate paying full price for anything.
This fan medallion was a keeper from my Memorial Day mantel. It works for all 3 patriotic days.
I got the American wooden flag a few years back from Terry's Village on clearance. They have one fairly similar on their website this year for $16.00. I'm sure I didn't pay that much for the one I have. It would be really easy to knock off.
The only change on this side of the mantel was that I used a different fan medallions.
I just love flags. Most of my little flags came from Target Dollar Spot over the past few years.
I even made me a flag garland. I just scanned a vintage looking flag cut out I had on hand & duplicated it on Picasa to fill up one piece of card stock. I cut them out & used my mini clothespins to attach to a piece of twine.
I love Flag Day as it was my Grandma's birthday. So I get to think of her every time I see a flag.
The small wooden star ornament was picked up last weekend at an antique store in Old Town Temecula. It was marked 90% off. So it cost me 29cents. Such a deal. I bought 3 of them. Now I am wishing I would have got all 6 they had. Regrets, regrets.
Have you made a star out of a folding ruler? This particular ruler barely had enough sections to make this one. The cast iron star came from an antique store last year.
I got all my "Patriotic" decorating done this past weekend. So now I will have something to share over the next week. Seems like it's always feast or famine with my posts.
But that is how I have always been. I hate to do anything that I'm suppose to do. I guess I would rather blog surf than make my own blog post.
Do you decorate for Flag Day or for the 4th of July?
4th of July Link Party @ Not So Simple Housewife
Sat Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots and Jello
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Wow us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style