4th of July Decorating Ideas: Decorate a Tree

While we continue to enjoy all the beautiful table settings posted for yesterday’s Tablescape Thursday, I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the other decorations Marie has up for the 4th of July.  Marie’s home is always a wonderful flurry of activity.  With 4 children and 6 grandchildren, there’s always something fun going on. The day Marie and I last got together, she had a big group of children in her backyard taking swimming lessons from a local swimming instructor. They were all so cute!  I wish I still had a house full of kids running around, I miss those days. ~~~SIGH~~~

Marie has a large, white tree in her kitchen that she decorates throughout the year.  Since it’s white, it make a great backdrop for lots of holidays occasions.

Here’s how it looked at Christmastime.  You can see it in more detail in this post:  Tour a Beautiful Victorian Home Decorated for Christmas, Part III

Kitchen-Christmas-Tree

You may also remember how it was decorated for Valentine’s Day in this Valentine’s Day Decorating post.  Each year Marie hosts a special event called  Hearts for Heroes which benefits a local aviation museum so a heart tree was perfect for the occasion.

Valentines-Day-Decorating-Tree

When Easter came around, the tree saw another dramatic transformation.  So fun!

Tree Decorated for Easter

And here it is all decked out for the 4th of July.  It’s like a big 4th of July party and fireworks show happening right before your eyes!  Don’t you love that festive topper!

4th of July Tree

Even though it was sunny outside, you get a hint of how it looks when lit up in the evening in this picture below.  I bet at night it’s really beautiful.

4th of July Tree

I tried to capture a few close-ups for you so you could see how the tree was decorated.

4th of July Tree

Love the flag hearts, I think they are my favorite part of the tree.  I have this thing for hearts and combined with a patriotic vibe, they’re perfect.

Wouldn’t it be fun to have a white tree to decorate throughout the year?  White trees are usually very inexpensive and easy to find.  I’ve seen them in Hobby Lobby and various other discount stores over the years.

4th of July Tree

Hutch Makeover for the 4th of July:

The hutch in Marie’s breakfast room got a makeover, too.

Kitchen Hutch Decorated for 4th of July

You can tell what a special person Marie is just by all the love and fun she puts into decorating her home for her family and her community.  Every single time we get together and go out to lunch, we ALWAYS run into someone who stops or comes over to our table to tell her how much they enjoy her seasonal outdoor decorations. If you missed seeing how she decorated outside for the fourth, you’ll find that post here: A Patriotic Porch for the 4th of July

4th of July Patriotic Decorations

 

Do you have a hutch, shelves or area in your home that you change out for the holidays or seasons?




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Comments

  1. Awesome. I am heading to Maretta next weekend and I plan to drive by and see this house. My SIL has pointed it out before but I really didn’t pay attention. But I will this time.

  2. Peggy Thal says:

    Wow! Marie sure goes all out. It looks beautiful and very fun. I bet the children love going to her home and will remember the decorations when they are older. Great memories. Thanks for sharing Mary’s home. Happy 4th of July!!

  3. Love it! Love how Marie makes her home so inviting and fun. Does she do all the decorting herself? Big job! If you mentioned it, I missed it. Thanks for sharing her home and thanks to Marie for sharing!

  4. Mary from Virginia says:

    Hats off to Marie! She has some creative energy for sure. Her home must be a whirlwind of fun. If I was having a party I would have to use some of Marie’s ideas!

  5. Susan, you don’t happen to remember where you purchased your cute shore “birdie,” do you?
    Thank you for the info about your Summer Breeze sign. Even though it wasn’t purchased at Sawdust City, I also believe it was purchased there. Lovely people at Sawdust City. Going to add some “coast” signs for those of us at the coast but not on the beach. Sawdust City, incidentally, is owned by a woman! : )
    If you don’t remember where your cute bird came from, I will have to scout around. You certainly have a discerning eye.
    I saw the bird in the tablescape with the Pottery Barn shell charger knock-offs. They’re great, too!!
    Thanks for terrific posts!! LOVED the garden among the pines earlier this week ….

    Carolyn

    • Thanks, Carolyn! Glad you were able to get the sign…I love that silly sign. About the shorebirds, I have two of them and it’s so hard to remember now where I found them. I bought them years apart. One, I think, came from a little antique shop in Marietta, down on the Marietta Square. I don’t think it’s there anymore. The other one came from either TJ Max, HomeGoods or Marshalls. I still see them in there every summer and they are always very reasonably priced. Often when I see them in gift stores, the prices are ridiculous, so it took me a long time to find the two I have since I wouldn’t pay the really high prices. Be sure to check HomeGoods, TJ Max and Marshalls. You may even find one in Tuesday Morning or Ross. Those are all my go-to stores for bargains summer decor items.

  6. Maureen says:

    WOW

  7. pam ~ crumpety cottage says:

    Every time you feature something about Marie’s house I marvel and wonder where she keeps all her decorations when they’re not in use. I’d love to see Marie’s attic. It would have to look like a shop, with all the pretty things!

  8. Susan,
    How beautiful! I too wonder where she stores everything. She has an eye for decorating. Do you have a tour of her home in another post? I am new to your site but have looked back several times; I may have missed it. 🙂
    Blessings,
    Shelly

    • Hi Shelly, Actually I do. I took pics all throughout her home back at Christmastime when her home was on local tour. You’ll find all those posts under the category The Holiday Home at the top of BNOTP. Once you click on The Holiday Home, then click on “Christmas,” then click on “Decor.” Or, here a link that will take you straight there: http://betweennapsontheporch.net/decor-ch/ The posts are all labeled, “Victorian Home Decorated for Christmas, Part XXX” and it’s a 5 part series of posts. Her home even has a secret door! 🙂 Loved that!

  9. Marie is still busy decorating, I envy her stamina. I am still trying to catch up on things after my long vacation. Her 4th July decorations are exquisite, love her tablescape. Hmmm…I wonder if I can get her over here at Christmas time to do mine!! 🙂

  10. I love the ‘Marie’ tours. Visiting her home is a wonderful treat full of inspiration & fun. Thanks for taking us on another tour! (It’s given me a real ‘need’ to make those flag hearts.)

  11. I think it’s beautiful and awesome, but just looking at it wears me out! Because I know how many hours it takes to decorate like that for every season. Red, white & blue is one of my favs so I think that one is my favorite.

  12. Marilyn in Mt. Vernon, VA says:

    I need a little “Marie spirit.” She is truly amazing. Thanks for sharing, Susan!

  13. Loved seeing this as I also have a white tree that I am keeping up all year long and currently have it decorated with Patriotic decorations… I always have several tree decorated for every holiday in my home!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

  14. Now THAT’S what I call a dedicated decorator!

  15. I don’t like trees for any other season, but only for C’mas, but I love this white tree with the blue and red..so fun and patriotic! Thanks for sharing, dear Susan.
    FABBY

  16. Oh..and adorable hutch too!
    FABBY

  17. All I can say is “Wow”! Your room looks so beautifully decorated.

  18. Debbie Zinser says:

    and I thought I put up a lot of trees (8), she’s got me beat! Love all the collections and especially those huge ornaments on her front lawn! I’m so envious!!

  19. Kathy O. says:

    Wow. Marie looks like a lot of fun. You are lucky to have her in your circle of friends! I have a question about those really cute glass roosters. I thought that I was done starting new collections, but those are really cute. Makes me want to start collecting them myself. Where are they sold?

  20. i bought most of the glass roosters at Home Goods over the last 4 years. The other few I bought here and there, some from catalogs, some from Hobby Lobby and some from cute little (as my mother would call them) “what not” stores.

  21. Can you give me an idea how many pics are in the first Red/White/blue tree? I want to do that with one of my Christmas theme’s. I have the white tree already. Thank you.

  22. I love all the different trees. I’m going nuts trying to find pics for a wreath Im making for my young granddaughter. Nowhere in central NJ! Where did you get yours? I see some in the patriotic tree.

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