This weekend, I encourage you to invite friends, family and neighbors to enjoy in the holiday festivities. Offering a front-row seat for all the outdoor activities, the front porch is the perfect spot to spend this Independence Day. Whether you are enjoying a BBQ feast or sharing a collection of irresistible snacks, make the most of your celebration with summertime favorites and simple bursts of decorations.
This beautiful wrap-around porch of a restored 1905 farmhouse, is decorated in a traditional fashion with draped bunting. I have always loved the classic look of red, white and blue striped bunting in half circles displayed proudly on a crisp white home. The striped linens, and paper medallions lend a patriotic spirit to the door and a classic cruiser bike delivers a festive greeting when parked on the front lawn.
Utilize fresh blooms as a beautiful centerpiece to your Fourth of July tablescape. You can offer a refreshing drink to your guests with an infusion of some of the season’s best indulgences. Steep handfuls of sliced strawberries, cucumber, and basil in spring water for at least an hour, then serve over ice for a thirst-quencher that will keep you sipping throughout the afternoon. Plump cushions invite guests to find a comfortable spot to enjoy warm conversation and cooling breezes. I hope you have a wonderful weekend of celebration!
How do you celebrate the Fourth of July?