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A Patriotic Porch for the 4th of July

Welcome to the 229th Metamorphosis Monday!

When we last visited Marie’s beautiful Victorian home, it was decorated for Easter.

Porch Decorated for Easter

If you missed that post, you’ll find it here: Decorating for Easter

Porch Decorated for Easter

A few months before Easter, the porch was decorated with red garland and big red hearts for Valentine’s Day.  It was still cold weather and the trees were all bare.

Victorian-Home-Decorated-for-Valentines-Day

Spring is here, actually almost summer and Wow, what a difference!  Everything is green and lush.  Marie has transformed her home once again, this time it was for Memorial Day (already passed) and for the 4th of July.

Victorian Home Decorated for 4th of July

Happy 4th of July!

4th of July Decorations for Home Exterior

The porch is perfect for decorating. I especially love how it looks all decked out with patriotic bunting.

4th of July Bunting for Porch Railing

At night you can see the lights, hard to see during the daytime in these pics.  The little red, white and blue balls hanging down from the porch, also light up at night.

Decorating for the 4th of July and Patriotic Holidays

Love the bunting…it’s my favorite part!

Porch Decorated for 4th of July

A few close-ups…

Red, White and Blue Bunting for 4th of July

Patriotic Bunting for the Porch

Marie’s red door is the perfect color for a 4th of July wreath.

4th of July Decorations for Front Door

 

4th of July Door Wreath

Such an inviting porch!  Uncle Sam neeeds to have to move over because we want to sit in the rocker and enjoy this porch.

Flag Pillow for 4th of July

A large wreath hangs on the French doors leading from the dining room onto the front porch.

4th of July Wreath

Inside, Marie has the most beautiful firescreen for patriotic holidays.

Patriotic Eagle Fire Screen

Isn’t it amazing?!

Patriotic Eagle Fire Screen

Thanks so much to Marie for opening her home and letting me share all her wonderful holiday decorating.

4th of July Decorations for Home Exterior

Looking forward to the Before and Afters posted for this Metamorphosis Monday!

 

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Comments

  1. What a wonderful porch, Susan! Hope you are doing well. Sending you hugs…Debbie

  2. that house is just so fun to decorate for any holiday.

  3. Susan….I was so happy to see that beautiful southern wrap around porch of Marie’s when I first glanced at today’s post!
    Her home is always so beautifully decorated for the seasons and this has got to be one of my favorites!…Just love those “finials” by the doors!!…Cannot imagine how wonderful her parties are!!…thanks for sharing her porch with us today…and thanks for hosting Susan!…have a wonderful week!

  4. Thanks for sharing Marie’s patriotic porch Susan! Love the bunting and the architectural details on the red door are the star of the show!

  5. I always love seeing what Marie is up to! On my to do list this week is updating my porch decor for the 4th, so this is a great inspiration for me, thanks!
    Jenna

  6. Susan, it is always a treat to see how Marie has decorated her home for each holiday! It looks so festive and I know her family (and all her neighbors) must appreciate all her efforts. I can’t decide which of those wreaths I like the best!

    You are in my thoughts frequently and I hope you are doing ok!
    Jane

  7. Marie sure knows how to rise to each occasion…I love how festive she is!
    Thanks again for hosting a great link-up every Monday! :)
    Have a great day!
    Julie

  8. Absolutely love seeing how Marie decorates her beautiful home for each Holiday!! And it looks beautiful all decked out in red, white and blue!!

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

  9. Susan , thanks for sharing Marie’s beautiful front porch, so full of inspiration. fondly ~lynne~

  10. Marie’s decorations are stunning!!!!!!!!!

    Jeanine

  11. Thanks for another festive holiday post. It is astounding to see this house as it changes from season to season.

  12. I am always blown away by the beauty and charm of this home! Thanks so much for sharing, Susan, and for hosting this party!

  13. Susan, thanks to you and Marie for the great inspiration to decorate our porches. I really enjoy her selections and I’m sure her family enjoys everything. Thanks for hosting the party.

  14. That is such a gorgeous place! I love the bunting too. I was looking at some the other day, now I wish I had bought it!

  15. Love this patriotic inspiration Susan! Thank you so much for hosting.For some reason when I submitted my photo I got a message that I did not add a back link.Which I did :-( I will recheck it again but it is there :-)
    xx
    Anne

  16. This is a lovely home! I have enjoyed seeing the seasonal decorations of this grand home! Thanks for sharing this and hosting another great link party!

  17. Peggy Thal says:

    Such great decor for a Fourth of July party. Very festive and fun. I bet it looks beautiful at night. Thanks for showing Mary’s decorations.

  18. Thanks for sharing Marie’s beautiful porch….and for hosting!

  19. I love all the red, white and blue buntings used on this house, so pretty. Thanks for hosting, Laura

  20. Marie’s home is always beautiful, Susan. Thanks for sharing it. I especially love the way she used the bunting. I also LOVE her ornament wreath. I wonder where she found it? It’s very unique. Thanks again!

  21. Hi Susan. Thank you for sharing the great 4th of July porch and for hosting again this week. Hope you are a feeling a little better this week. Blessings to you, Patti@OldThingsNew

  22. Thanks so much for hosting!
    KC

  23. Why did I think Marie’s enthusiasm just pertained to Christmas? This sounds like so much fun. This house was made for entertaining. Good job Marie. Susan you have found a wonderful friend to play with.

  24. Well I know that house very well…that’s our ex-governors house over on Whitlock Ave……I love to drive past it and see how they always decorate….Me and MArie share the same hairdresser….

  25. Mary from Virginia says:

    Who wouldn’t love to have that porch! Gorgeous!

  26. Hi Susan….what a neat porch..thanks for hosting again!!! Christine from Little BRags

  27. Linda Page says:

    Since the porch comes with the house, I will just take the whole house!!! I love to see bunting on houses. There are a couple in my neighborhood that have the patriotic bunting and it looks so nice. Thanks for sharing.

  28. What a beautiful patriotic display! Thanks for hosting! Life to the full! Melissa

  29. I always admire Marie’s decor especially the seasonal porch. The wreath on the french doors is adorable. I find myself viewing the post twice to ensure I haven’t missed anything. Thanks for sharing.

  30. What a beautiful house and great porch. Decorated so beautifully for the 4th. Come and visit Cloches and Lavender. I would love your feedback and follow on our new journey!

    Cynthia

  31. I love Marie’s porch! Do you have photos of the interior of her home on your site?

    • Lori, I do. I did kind of a full tour back at Christmastime. So just click on “The Holiday Home” category at the top of BNOTP. Then click on “Christmas” and then click on “Home Tours.” You’ll see all the posts of the different rooms under there…they are numbered Part I-VI (1-6). Wait until you see her granddaughter’s bedroom, it’s one of my fave room, although I love them all! The library is another one of my faves…it even has a secret door!

  32. Hi Susan and Marie’s porch is just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing it with us. I’m still holding you in my prayers and pray your broken heart is mending. One word of advice…I so understand and just want to say, don’t wait too long to get another pet. We had a little Boston who lived for 15 years, she was literally my third child. We had to put her down and I dreamed of her, would cry for her thought I would never want another pet. After about 5 years we got Chloe Dawn and Susan, my grief was released. Chloe didn’t take Sugar’s place as they are totally different but my heart got the chance to love again. Now we’ve had Chloe for 13 years and she’s my little darling fuzzy child too. Just saying all this because I know how it hurts. Love you, sweet friend.
    Blessings,
    Shelia ;)

  33. You have an amazing house! Really sweet decorations on your porch! :D

  34. Thanks for hostessing the party! Mary

  35. Their porch is amazing and that great brick design in the sidewalk is awesome.

    I love how they decorate for each season and that you share with us.

    Thank you for hosting, Susan.

  36. Cecilia says:

    OMG, Susan,
    you know I love this kind of decorations!
    I love this sooo very much… wish it was the 4th of July all year long! ;-)
    Susan, you’re absolutely right, that patriotic firescreen is just… UNBELIEVABLY BEAUTIFUL!
    Marie has such a great taste! Do you have more pictures of her beautiful garden? I can see some interesting giant decoration items there, too…
    ~Hugs to you, my friend~
    Cecilia
    P,S. Susan, what happened to your cute bunting? :-)

    • I still have it, just haven’t put it up again. It was really hard to hang by myself…dangerous on the ladder. I need to get my mounting thingy attached to the a column so I can at least fly the flag that I have.

  37. Cecilia says:

    LOL, Susan,
    I meant the cute patriotic bunting garland you added to the white picket fence in your header… :-)

  38. Susan,
    It’s been 4EVER since I’ve visited. We have been in the middle of a huge move/remodel… but, I’ve missed my blogging friends. And I’ve missed the inspiration. I looked you up, added you back to my sidebar so I can keep up with you & hope you & all the girls will motivate me to decorate this house when we get unpacked!

  39. Hi Susan,
    I love the patriotic porch on that beautiful house. I have been looking for ideas on what to do for Christmas as the old house is on tour this year and this beautiful home was pinned so many times on pinterest as well as your link party filled with amazing ideas. I was filledwith all kinds of inspiratrion! I can’t thank you enough for the party and I will be pinning away for hours thanks to you! What a beautiful home!

  40. Love the porch. I would love to see her backyard/ pool in the summer.
    Also any idea where the decorations on each side of the door was purchased?
    Thanks

  41. Liz @ Quirky Vistas says:

    Oh how I love this porch and the bunting is amazing! I so wish we had homes like that around here and people who decorated for the fourth with such style and patriotic flair! Thanks for sharing it and thanks for hosting the party! I don’t have a before and after this week, but I sure love to come by and see everyone elses!
    Liz

  42. Thanks for hosting the party! That porch is fabulous…. I have to start planning my Fourth decorations soon, so this is so inspiring!

  43. My first party ever! My mom told me about it! I am new to blogging and am looking forward to many more parties! Daisy

  44. Thanks so much for hosting, Susan!

    Jeanette

  45. Thanks for hosting! Have a happy week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  46. What an awesome house – LOVE the porch – I appreciate you hosting,
    Kathy

  47. That is wonderful! I love the red, white and blue with the white house. I need to get some decorating done – very soon. I’ll add that to my list ‘o things to do!

  48. I always enjoy seeing this lovely home. That fireplace screen is AWESOME!
    Thanks, Ginger

  49. Hi, Susan!! Thanks so much for hosting your Met Monday Party!! So happy to be back linking up with you!
    Love your 4th of July Decorations!! I hope you are enjoying a wonderful week!
    Hugs and Blessings,
    ~Theresa

  50. I love that big porch and those buntings are my favorite too! I’m really intrigued by that fireplace inside and how the brick work was done on it- and of course the firescreen is pretty awesome!

  51. Vicki Daugherty says:

    Whew! Makes me tired just looking at all her porch decorations……she must be like the Energizer rabbit! (I do hope she has help with those outside decorations.) When they built that house to replicate a Victorian, it was a requirment to include that wonderful wrap around porch! Who doesn’t love that? And I can’t even find a wreath that I like!!! Bad me. Vicki in KY

  52. I love this house! Was it custom built…or do you know if there is a floor plan available? Gorgeous!!

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