My living room is ready for the 4th with the mantel decked out in red, white, and blue. This display started with the creation of a patriotic bandana wreath. After it was crafted, I shopped my decorating stash for red, white, and blue items and came up with this display.
Red candles with white bases tie into my patriotic theme beautifully. My dad bought the candlestick on the left for my mom long ago and the two wooden candlestick holders on the right were thrifted, repainted, and distressed. The small glass votive are usually used only at Christmas but make an second appearance in June to celebrate the 4th. Red wire is wrapped around each vase.
It’s hard to believe that the 4th will be here in just a few weeks. We are still deciding how we’ll celebrate. Camping at the lake has been discussed. Let’s just say that I haven’t camped in many, many years, so we’ll have see about the camping thing. My idea of camping is staying in a hotel.
Since this is an Olympic year, my mantel may stay decorated in patriotic colors until the closing ceremonies. I’ve always loved the Olympics and am looking forward to watching and cheering for the USA.
Are you ready for the 4th?
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