Thursday, July 2, 2009

Patriotic Decorations and Our Back Patio/Pool Area

This is the only area I have decorated in the house. My mantle over the fireplace (remember you can click on any photo to enlarge).
She is feeling very Patriotic holding the flag.
I think he looks like he would be marching in a parade.
Out back under the covered patio.
Can you see the tin Flag wind chime hanging there?
Our table decorated for the holiday! See the 4 glasses and the 2 pedestals the birdies are on? I found them at GW this past winter and they were .49 cents each. Some of you that have been around blogland a while might recognize those little
A view around the patio going to the pool.
This is to show you our patio area. Our back covered patio is 12 ft. wide by 50 ft. long. It is VERY nice! From this photo there is still patio to the other side of the is just messy so you can't see it right now.....hehehe
I know this picture is blurry but we have blue rope lights around the pool and under the patio cover (right down the house line) and they look so neat at night.
I hope all of you have a fun, safe July 4th holiday.


Marilyn said...

Darlene, your decorations are so pretty. Love Charlie Brown. Your patio is to die for. Love it and it is huge. How nice. Love the lights but esp. love your table decorations. Wow, it is so festive. I hope you enjoy your holiday. My mouse died. Or I actually killed it. I plan on getting a new one today. This little pad on the notebook is the pits. Stay cool.

Amelia said...

Your 4th decorations are great...really like the ones outdoors.

Stay safe and cool this weekend!

duchess said...

Looks like it's time for a party.
Love all the red, white & blue.

April said...

I am definitely in the patriotic mood now! Great job, Darlene! Hope you and your family have a fun and safe 4th, too!

Stacey said...

Hi Darlene! Your decorations look great! The pool area looks so inviting. Your yard is very green.

I haven't done a thing for the 4th. Our son comes home from camp on the morning of the 4th and that's really all I care about. He's been gone 3 weeks. We will go see the performances of Seussical tonight and tomorrow night.

Diane said...

How pretty! I haven't done a thing for the 4th. Can you say La-zee? LOL! Maybe I'll do a little something when I'm off work tomorrow. My oldest son and his wife (who happens to be carrying my first grandchild!!) are coming over for a cookout Saturday so I probably should do something. Love your decorations. Have a great weekend!!

Rambling Girl said...

Love your decorations Darlene! I hope you and your family have a great 4th!

Laura said...

Looks great for the holiday weekend, and a dip in the pool will be perfect!

Ramona said...

Good Morning! Your decorations look I am really in the mood for a party. I love your patio...I would be spending a lot of time sipping lemonade and napping. Great post!

Smiles ~ Ramona

Joanna said...

I love all your decorations!! Oh I love those rope lights on the stairs going up to your deck...I will have to do something similar! *smiles*

mysteryhistorymom said...

So festive, Darlene! I need to get my act together and decorate... Lori

Ginger said...

I love the patriotic decorations!!
Happy 4th of July.

Beth at Aunties said...

It all inspires me to to bring out the decore for our family. The time has flown by I am have fallen behind.
Enjoy a special 4th with Lexie in your very fun and festive home!

Happy 4th!

Marilyn said...

That was totally crazy about the rain you were in yesterday. Imagine pouring and then nothing just a few miles away. No rain here either. Boy, I dread seeing our water bill too. Bad about your water ban. So far not here but we have had it before and it is awful. I feel so bad for the plants and lawn. 40% chance Mon. if they don't change that. Hope we both get a good soaking. Enjoy the 4th.

Michelle said...

perfect! Darlene you always do so good with all of the hoildays. Are ya'll doing anything special? These decorations are perfect for whatever the plan. Have a great

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Darlene
Your mantle looks lovely and your patio and pool areas look great. I especially like your 4th July table setting and those cool pool lights.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

The rag garland looks adorable there--so festive!

~ Sarah

jennykate77 said...

I L-O-V-E the patio! I looks so inviting...especially on these HOT Oklahoma days! The blue rope lights leading up to the pool are really cool! Love your Americana decor!

Hope you guys have a fantastic 4th!

Smilingsal said...

You're all ready for a fun time on the 4th. I hope you have a happy one!

Lana said...

Your decorations are so pretty! That makes me want to run right out and buy some decorations! I don't have any 4th of July decor...I thought I would wait until it goes on sale at Hobby Lobby this year and then decorate next year!

Shelia said...

HI Darlene! Oh, I just everything you have out! I don't have any patriotic decorations! Shoot! I love your garland you made! It's precious!
Your outdoors looks great too!
Have a wonderful 4th!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Gretchen said...


I love all your patriotic decorations.

What a great patio? It looks like such a wonderful place to relax.


vintage at heart said...

So what time are we invited for the festivities????:)) Looks like a fun time at your house and all of the decorations are so celebratory!!!!
Have a wonderful 4th!!!

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Darlene; I love how you decorated your mantle, it is just so pretty not too much and not too little.... love it.... Oh and your patio and pool area,,, gosh geeee I so love it, you have a very wonderful eye for style. how comfy and fun it all looks, hey come and do my patio and pool... PLEASE!!!!!!!! LOL A VERY HAPPY 4th July


Neabear said...

Everything looks so pretty and patriotic. I love the cover you have on the table. Awesome. Your patio looks like a great place to relax!

Controlling My Chaos said...

Darlene, I want to come sit on your porch and drink a glass of lemonade. It looks so dang cozy.

Debbie @ said...

Hey Girl! I bet it is hot today in Oklahoma! It is very hot here. We live in the mountains above Palm it's high desert...and boy does it get hot. Thanking God for our is just like yours. People don't have in ground pools up in the mountains...but we love ours and it is perfect for us. Hope your weekend is wonderful!
Loved your post by the way!

Judi said...

Hi Darlene
That is a large patio great to sit under when its hot and when its rainy. You probably eat out there quite a bit.
Nice to have it so close to the pool or rather the pool so close to it.
have a very Happy 4th of July..

Shauna said...

Hope you have a great 4th of July weekend :)

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Looks like you are so ready for the 4th - have a great one! Your decorations are wonderful. Have a fantastic weekend! Blessings, Cathy

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

All your arrangements are adorable...everything! Great job! Where in the world did you find the little "Parade guy"? SO cute!
Loved your comment about finding it hard to craft with a mischievous little kitty and poodle around. Sounds like the old days when our kiddos were young, huh?
Thanks so much for adding your prayers to the rest, where my mom was concerned. Everything went so much smoother than I imagined...and I'm sure I know why. : )
Have a wonderful 4th Darlene.
Oh, and did your necklace arrive safe and sound? I hope it did!!!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Darlene you have the most amzing decorations for any holiday that I have seen .. I love coming here to visit .. and already I am thinking about how great you do Halloween (and I do have that pumpkin head on a stick like yours girl !) ..
I hope you and your family have a great weekend and the weather is just right to enjoy your time on the patio by the pool : )
Thanks for stopping by my blog the way you do girl : )
PS .. hubby doesn't have spell check up with his computer here , so mornings when I am on it .. well .. you know how it can be ? LOL

Carrie said...

I love all your decorations!

Happy 4th

Dawn said...

Your decorations are very festive! I bet the pool is a wonderful place to hang out in the summer! It sounds like you have a wonderful patio! You must spend lots of time out there!

take care,

Our Complete Family said...

You are all set for today Darlene!
Love all your patriotic decs!
Congrats also on your one year of blogging~ that is great!
Hugs, Les

Daphine said...

Everything looks GREAT, Darlene! I hope that you all had a great holiday!

I am soooooooooooooo missing my pool about now.

Deb said...

Looks like you had a fabulous 4th of July Darlene! Your back patio looks fabulous!!

Nancy said...

Darlene, Your decorations are wonderful! And, so is that fabulous covered back patio! Loooove those RED chairs! ;) Nancy

Shannon said...

Love all your decorations!!

southern queen bee said...

Your patio is so beautiful, aren't garlands are so much fun to make. Now next weekend I am gonna look for me a little sundress. I have not worn a dress since my work Christmas party.

Shelia said...

HI Darlene! Oh, I'm so glad you popped in to see my guest bedroom and Dear One you would be welcome any time at all! Hope your 4th was great!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Heather said...

very cute decorations! i'm going through pool withdraw since coming to Texas, lol. Ella and i are missing our pool time. that's ok we'll be home in a couple weeks and back at the pool!