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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The 4th of July is Headed This Way!

Welcome Glitterinas!

I hope you are enjoying life as June is flying by
and July is quickly approaching.

It's crazy how fast the days are MeeMee always told me 
as I got older the days would go faster.  

I should have believed her.....she was soooo right!

Since the 4th of July is heading this way at warp speed, I guess
I had better get ready!

Here's our dining room table all decked out in
red, white and blue....

I used several small tablecloths....

.....all layered on top of each other.....

I like the way they all go together.
What do you think?

I folded another tablecloth and let it run
down the rungs of my little red ladder.

A vase of silk bluebonnets and Indian paintbrushes
fits right in with the red, white and blue party
on the dining room table!

Some pretty ribbon and a little, red metal bucket
finish off this tablescape nicely.

When we have company and eat at the dining room table,
the little red ladder sits on the floor
so everyone can visit!

I enjoy getting my 4th of July box 
out of the storage room.

I like having little touches of Americana
around the house....let me show you!

The handsome guy in the flight gear is
my Dad.  He was a tail gunner in WWII.
His plane was shot down during a mission and he
was held in a POW camp by the Germans in 
rural France
for nine months.

I sure am proud of his bravery and sacrifice!

Uncle Sam was wondering what plans you have for the 4th of July?!

I hope you have something fun planned for the 4th....

maybe a picnic.....

or a camping trip.....

or a BBQ.....

or a party at a friend's house.....

or relaxing
with a big ol' glass of sweet tea while
swinging in a porch swing!

Thanks so much, Glitterinas, for letting me share
 some red, white and blue with you!

Until next time,

Partying with......

Monday, June 9, 2014

Greet Spring (or Summer) With It's Own Sign!

Welcome to the craft room!

Come on in, Glitterinas....we're going to 
do a little painting today.

I am so glad you stopped by!

I have some good heavy pieces of cut lumber 
left over
from a scarecrow sign I made in the fall.
I want to use a piece to make a
sign welcoming Spring!

I picked out a mossy green for the background....

.....painted two coats and let them dry.

Using a medium tip sharpie, I wrote happy spring at the top and
drew little "stitch" lines around all four sides of the sign.

You might want to make your sign say "happy summer"......
goodness, time is flying, isn't it?!

I cut some paper circles and a few leaf shapes from pages of 
an old farmer's almanac.

Then, using watercolors (borrowed from the grands' stash)
I painted a color wash on the circles and leaves.

These dried quickly.

I stacked and glued the circles, drew 
some marks on the petals, and glued a button
on each flower.

I played around with the placement of
the flowers on the sign until I was
happy with the way everything looked......

Then I drew on some stems and glued the flowers 
and leaves on the sign.

I splattered some yellow paint over the entire sign
because I thought it looked a bit flat and dull.

Hmmmm, that helped.....

I let the sign dry....and stood it at the
end of the kitchen island.

It will be here welcoming spring and
guests into our home!

I'm not putting the paint away.....I want to paint a
Rules for the Pool sign next.....

There are some cute ideas out there.

Do you need a new sign at your house?

Give these little mixed media flowers a try.....they are easy and fun!

I am so glad you stopped by Pink Glitter today.

Thank you!

Until next time,