Decorating for the Holiday

My living room and school room display many “patriotic”type decorations year round.  We have a lovely print of Washington’s Prayer at Valley Forge above our mantle.

My handsome husband made the beautiful old-fashioned flag that hangs over our entertainment center out of old, backyard fence slats.

I do, however, enjoy decorating the outside of my home for the summer holiday period.  About the third week in May, I love to hang out our buntings and ribbons.  I leave these up until just after the Fourth of July.   We live out in the country, on a fairly busy road, and I hope that my home brings a smile to those who pass by.   The neighbor across the road said that she likes looking across and seeing the buntings fluttering in the breeze.  And the crusty old horse rancher around the corner told my daughter that they were “rosy”.  LOL!!!  Here are a few pictures of my house, as well as some links to some beautifully decorated homes on other blogs.

The front of my house, and…..


The wreath on my front door (ala Mrs. Wilt at the Sparrow’s Nest)

(I took this picture crooked, the front screen door is actually straight! LOL )

Mrs. Wilt has some other great patriotic holiday decorating ideas here and here . She also has been doing some great patriotic posts this week.

Also, don’t miss the beautiful home of Susan at A Place Called Home

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6 comments to Decorating for the Holiday

  • You have such a beautiful home, and I love, love, love all of your patriotic decorations…. the flag your hubby made is too cool… he is very talented.. thanks for sharing the pictures!

    Jennifer R. in Mississippi

  • Uhhh…Dear…..the front screen door IS crooked and I don’t think it can be helped.  Love your Hubband

  • Thanks for coming over and visiting my blog! I had actually visited you the other day but didn’t say hi, so it was nice to make your aquaintance. I’ve also enjoyed your daughter’s blog and can see why you’re so proud of her- no greater joy than to see your children walking in the truth.
    As a Mama of young children it’s such an encouragement to get to learn from older women who have raised children who love and serve our King!

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  • I found your blog the other day and have enjoyed reading it.  I have also wanted to try my hand at Mrs.Wilt’s wreath but have not your had the chance.  Yours turned out beautifully.  I look forward to your future posts.

    Have a blessed day,


  • Just stopped in to say hello…I found your blog through Susan’s blog.  The pictures of your home are just lovely.  I have a blog if you’d like to stop in for a visit some time… .  I also have a home tour website if you’d like to take a look at that…it’s .