Tag Archives: 4th of July

Red, white and blue fabrics

With the upcoming 4th of July celebrations upon us, many of us think of red, white, and blue as the unofficial colors of summer.   These patriotic colored fabrics however prove that the colors of the United States are seasonal and timeless.

Chairloom updates this classic chair with Duralee’s ikat print Sulu American Beauty

Chairloom Duralee Sulu AmericanBeauty

Robert Allen’s bold Artful Floral in poppy

Robert Allen Artful Floral Poppy

Robert Allen fabrics were used to create this picnic scene at DIFFA’s Picnic by Design event

DIFFA picnic with Robert Allen Fabrics

A modern outdoor fabric by Duralee

15708-206 Duralee fabric

Birds of a feather flock together in Thibaut’s Imperial Garden collection

Thibaut Imperial Garden Giselle

Achieve a vintage look with Stout’s Telford in Sangria

Stout TELFORD 2 SANGRIA

Studio 773 Americana pillow collection

Studio 773 American Pillows

Saffron Marigold’s Kashmiri shawl inspired vintage paisley print bedding in blue, red and cream.

Saffron Marigold  Bedding red white and blue paisley

Thibaut sets the scene poolside in their Batik print from the Courtyard collection.

Thibaut Courtyard Batik

What the colors of the United States flag represent: The colors of the pales (the vertical stripes) White signifies purity and innocence, Red, hardiness and valor, and Blue, the color of the Chief (the broad band above the stripes) signifies vigilance, perseverance and justice.

Mr. H says: My patriotic heart beats red, white, and blue-Enjoy!

4th of July dogs

Independent Style

“Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea.”  ~John Gunther
As our country gets ready to celebrate our 235th year as an independent nation its time to show off our national colors of red white and blue to honor the occasion.  Here are some hip ways to incorporate this dynamic combination.

Patriotic pillows from World Market

World Market flag pillows

It doesn’t all have to be stars and stripes as shown in this casual, Williams Sonoma, table setting in our country’s colors.

Fourth of July table Williams Sonoma

Fly Old Glory.  Check out the protocol for flying the US flag at this web site: www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagcode.htm

Fourth of July flag

The furry friends can sport the colors too.

Fourth of July dog

Create a festive cocktail: The Yankee Doodle

1 ½ oz  SKYY Infusions Grape vodka

1 tsp. Sugar

4 slices of fresh peeled ginger

Top with Soda

Muddle grapes, ginger, and sugar in pint glass. Add ice and SKYY Infusions Grape Vodka. Shake vigorously and strain into cocktail glass over fresh ice. Top with soda and garnish with raspberries & blueberries!

Mr. H says: America is a tune that must be sung together-Enjoy!