Friday, June 24, 2011

Thyme to show your true colors! RED, WHITE AND BLUE!

We will be at our new home on Cape Cod
for the
4th of July
so
I decorated my porch
 in
RED, WHITE AND BLUE
I found this old sifter at a thrift store
and
decided to make a floral arrangement in it


I purchased some red, white and blue artificial flowers


I made the banner!
You can find the
TUTORIAL
 to make a banner like this in
my blog post
Thank you to
Kim Dewalt
from
for
this tutorial which I found
in the
February - March Issue
of
Prim Sisters Gazette

I bought some twig vines to put around my porch window


I had the stars


I added white lights


I wired a piece of floral styrofoam to the inside of the sifter
then covered it with moss
then I added the flowers
and
banner


I used an old flag to attach the banner to
I drilled holes in the sides of the sifter
to
wire on the banner
I added rusty bells using rusty pins
using this recipe
RUST RECIPE
1c peroxide
1 c vinegar
3 tbls salt
Combine all ingredients in a throw away container or glass.
 add bells, pins etc. and let set 1-2 days in mixture.
the mixture will most likely foam up and come over top of container
Remove items with a slotted spoon
and
put on cookie sheet with shallow side,
let sit in sun for day or too, can also dry indoors.



I cut out and painted a
Uncle Sam to put by the door


I love how it all came together!



What do you think
of
my porch?


Hugs,
Lynn



































































































































6 comments:

  1. I love what you did, it looks so nice and welcoming.
    I am thinking of moving my table into my hooking room, since I have more space now. The cats have been running around on it and knocking things over, so time to make a new painting spot where they can't get to.

    Debbie

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  2. Your porch looks wonderful! You did an amazing job on your flower arangement!

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  3. Your porch looks great and primitive! Love those chairs...thanks for the rust recipe. I can use that!!

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  4. I think it is perfect!! LOVE the grapevines addition to the window. Nothing like being on Cape for the 4th!!

    HUGS!!

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  5. Beautiful - as usual! The flower arrangement is so unique and just perfect for your porch. Great job! Have a ball at your new home for the 4th. Dawn

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Lynn Barbadora @ Painting Thyme Needfuls

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