Tour this Beautiful Victorian Home Decorated for the 4th of July

Welcome to the 492nd Metamorphosis Monday!

Happy Monday! It’s the start of a brand new week, looking forward to sharing it with you! On Saturday I shared a few photos of how Marie’s beautiful Victorian home is decorated in celebration of this year’s Independence Day.

Victorian Home Decorated for the 4th of July

 

Let’s go in and see how she decorated inside!

4th of July Decorating, Southern Porch

 

The family room was very festive! I bet the mantle is so pretty at night with the lit garland!

Fireplace Decorated for the 4th of July

 

At Christmastime, Marie has a live tree here in the living room. Once Christmas is over, out comes this large white tree that she decorates throughout the year for all the holidays like Valentine’s Day, Easter, etc…

4th of July Tree, Decorate a tree for Independence Day

 

Marie said she leaves her 4th of July decorations up all summer until it’s time to decorate the tree for Halloween.

Decorations, White 4th of July Tree

 

Here are a few close-up pictures of the ornaments on this Independence Day tree.

Ornaments, Decorations for 4th of July Tree

 

One tip Marie shared, in case you are thinking of putting up a white tree to decorate throughout the year: Marie cautioned against storing a white tree in attics or any place that gets really hot. She said that it will cause them to turn yellow. She’s even seen that happen when a tree is near a window where the hot sun beats down on it. So probably best to place a white tree where it doesn’t get a lot of sun, especially the late afternoon sun.

Ornaments & Decorations for 4th of July Tree

 

Love the topper on this grand 4th of July tree! Looks like an explosion of fireworks!

Tree Celebrating Independence Day

 

Marie also decorated her main staircase for the 4th.

4th of July Staircase Decorations

 

So much fun!

Staircase, 4th of July Decorations

 

Marie always creates a fabulous centerpiece for her large kitchen island. I love these giant firecrackers! She just ordered some new wine glasses and unboxed some of those during my visit. You can see one in the photo below.

I don’t think she’ll use them in this year’s tables, though. The tables were already set and ready for upcoming parties. I’m looking forward to sharing those with you this Thursday for Tablescape Thursday!

If you would like to see more of Marie’s home, including her wonderful kitchen, check out this previous post: Tour a Beautiful Victorian Home Decorated for Christmas.  At the end of that post, you’ll find links to post/tours of other rooms in her beautiful Victorian home.

Thanks so much to Marie for opening her home to us and to so many others throughout the year! Her creativity and love of life really comes through in all that she does! Such a joy to see!

Festive 4th of July Centerpiece

Looking forward to all the great Before and Afters for this week’s Metamorphosis Monday!

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Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing Marie’s beautiful Victorian home! Her patriotic tree and decor are amazing! Happy Independence Day, Susan!

  2. Mary from Virginia says:

    Marie is something! Beautiful decor for July 4th! I need some of her energy.

  3. I would have scoffed at a July 4th tree, but Marie really makes it so festive and beautiful. Great idea! It could also be set up for Memorial Day and left up for Flag Day and then into the 4th.

  4. Peggy W Nodine says:

    Marie has a beautiful home and decorates it so wonderfully. I really enjoy seeing her decorations, thank you for showing us all her beautiful things. Have a wonderful 4th of July in Georgia. Thanks Susan.

  5. Cyndi Raines says:

    AWESOME tree! And all her decorations are great! Thanks and Happy 4th of July to you Susan. “Sweet Land of Liberty, let freedom ring!” ♥️

  6. I am always amazed at Marie’s decorating skills for every major holiday, and the Fourth of July is no exception! But where does she find all her themed ornaments? She must be always looking for new ornaments throughout the year that will go with a particular holiday. I know at Christmas you can find some that would work for the fourth, but have never seen that much this time of year. What a way to add sparkle to her home, no wonder she leaves it up until fall! Thank you for putting these pictures up!

    • Marie Barnes says:

      Barb, I find a lot of decorations at pier one and a place called Tuesday morning as well as Hobby Lobby. There are several online stores like Christmas lights etc. and treetopia that have patriotic decorations including eBay and Amazon. You can also order from pier one.

      • Than you Marie for the answer. I have a small white tree I put up for Valentines Day, Saint Patrick’s, Easter and Halloween and decorate it accordingly, but never over summer for the Fourth. You have beautiful ornaments on the tree! I have bought some Halloween ones at Pier one. You must get people stopping in front of your house all the time just to admire it, and I’m sure many look forward to the next holiday just to see it.

  7. Mandy Williams says:

    Love posts of her beautiful home and festive decorations. Such a joyful home!

  8. I so love seeing Marie’s home decorated for every Holiday!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us again!! Beautiful!! Thanks too for hosting each week!!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

  9. Someday I hope you’ll share Marie’s storage. Her decorations are fabulous, yet it just blows my mind as to the amount of storage it must require for all her holidays!
    Hope your 4th celebration exhibits your freedom of choice, whether you choose a small or large gathering, or no gathering at all! Thanks, always, for inviting us in to share with each other.

  10. Hi Susan! Thank you so much for hosting your party for us AND for sharing Marie’s stunning decorations. I am SO glad to hear that she keeps the decorations up all Summer…that is a lot of decorating to do for just a month or so.

  11. Marie’s home is always amazing! Thank you for showing it to us.

  12. Awe…how beautiful is her home! WOW! Loving all the red, white and blue. Happy 4th to you Susan. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  13. Bobbi Duncan says:

    Susan, thanks for sharing Marie’s gorgeous home. You can really tell she loves any opportunity to celebrate and make fun times for family and friends. Hope your 4th. is a good one. We watched Longwood Gardens fireworks last night and they were especially good, with some new ones we hadn’t seen before. Hugs!

  14. Michael says:

    Marie’s tip regarding white trees turning color due to heat is very enlightening. I had a white Christmas tree that I loved but it turned yellow/brown and I couldn’t figure out why. I kept it stored in the rafters of the garage so I bet it was due to the heat. Thanks for the tip. I was hoping to get another; if I do, I’ll store it somewhere else.

    • Oh, I bet it was the heat. I never knew that about white trees either. Makes me wonder now if green trees change color when stores in hot places, only maybe we don’t notice it as much since they are green and not white.

  15. It must be truly delightful to have Marie as a friend. Her decorating is so cheerful.
    On a different subject, I owe you a huge and well-rested thanks. Yesterday I got tired of struggling with my pricey memory foam pillows which gave me nothing but bad memories. I looked up your old post on bed pillows, drove off to the nearest Dollar General store, and plunked down $4 for two awesome pillows. (The website said they were $2.50 but they were $2 at the store.) Last night I slept better than I had in months! Spread the word -/ these pillows are great!

    • That’s awesome! That’s where I’m still buying mine. I notice they get a little too flat after about 6 months, so I usually buy another one around then. So for $4 a year, I’m sleeping a whole lot better. 🙂 So glad it worked for you too, Brenda! Amazing the difference a pillow can make, isn’t it!

  16. I must sound like a broken record but Marie is amazing!!! I can’t believe all she does, and does it all to perfection! Thanks so much for sharing this!!!! OMGoodness, just realized my info is filled in!!! Whoo hoo!!!!

  17. Marie does a fabulous job!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Katherine

  18. OMG! This is like C’mas only in Red, White and Blue !
    I wonder if I really would love to transform my house at every chance, therefore I admire your friend Marie… amazing !
    Fabby

  19. Well she really brings forth a festive spirit! My mom had a couple of white Christmas trees and they yellowed. They got stored in the garage when not in use and I think the heat got to them. I love that stemware she got- I was going to order them from Pier 1 since they aren’t available at the stores. Wishing you a Happy 4th!

  20. Tina Reynolds says:

    Susan and Marie, I always enjoy your wonderful photos of your outstanding homes.
    This morning I really needed a shot of inspiration. My husband and I are trying to do some painting and general sprucing up of our 1886 Italianate/Victorian. Our house is located, as Hoosiers would say, “right smack” in the downtown area of our small mid-western city. Living in spotty urban areas is never easy, but I always want to take the very best care possible of our home. During the laundry/mud room painting process we discovered a roof leak. A big, big roof leak. More complex and involved than my time will allow to explain, it has proven to be discouraging! Because of the nature of the house and its age, we decided to hire a real first-class specialist to propose the needed new roof and repairs. We learned a lot! In the past nothing had been done correctly, perhaps because the workers didn’t actually know how. Now, we are in for a very, very big project to put all of the various complexities of our roof into good order. The cost will likely curtail the other indoor projects that I had looked forward to so much. We will prevail—it will just take a lot more time! Today I am decorating for Independence Day anyway! Thanks for the very cheery, gorgeous Fourth decorations you shared and how they lifted my spirits!

    • I know how discouraging that is when you have big plans for one home improvement, then something else like a leak completely overrides your original plans. You will definitely prevail, Tina and it’s going to fabulous when it’s all done! I hope the roof repairs go quickly so you can get on to the “fun” stuff. 🙂

  21. That was an explosion of r/w/b!! Lv’d it!! Go 4th and CELEBRATE!! franki

  22. From your neighbour to the North; A HAPPY JULY 4th to both you and Marie and all your American readers! Do fully appreciate Marie for inviting me into her beautiful home as immensely enjoyed the tour. -Brenda-

    • Thanks so much, Brenda! The fireworks were going off all around me last night here in the neighborhood. 🙂 You just had big celebrations too, right? Happy belated Canada Day!

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