Summer holidays and patriotism, they make me think of red white and blue, but once we were living along the gulf, I found myself wondering how old glory paired up with vivid coastal hues.
Apparently, quite well.
I think they go together like the beach and music.
We started fresh when we bought our Florida home. I left the tubs of holiday decorations up north. I wanted something different here. Yes, a new color palette, but I would also have to learn how to infuse my holiday style with a coastal flavor.
I immediately liked this cobalt blue, aqua and red combination with just an understated patriotic napkin added for that holiday nod.
Flamingos and flags? Love it.
Creating a vignette with items I already have, especially if they are vintage? And then adding a bit of coastal flair? I'm all about it.
Pinterest is teeming with red white and blue 4th of July cocktails, but this idea of incorporating the tropical colors of a watermelon into the festivities seems a bit more in line with the unexpected and fun look I am going for.
Then again, perhaps keeping it old school and giving our flag center stage, but with a creative twist, is all that is needed,
From sea to shining sea,
no matter where we are in these United States,
we are privileged to live here.
We will be flying our flag proudly and celebrating all that it symbolizes.
Wishing all of you a Happy 4th!
Chartreuse house with flag - unknown
Pale turquoise front porch with flag - Hooked On Houses
Bright pink house with flag - Rachel C Photography, Flickr
Lime- green home with turquoise door - Beach Bliss Living
Coastal style pillow - OBX Trading
Patriotic flamingo tumbler - Zazzle
Vintage vignette with flag, pink flowers, and antique toy truck - Fox Hollow Cottage
4th of July watermelon - Pinterest
Flag draped in doorway - Domain
Flag hung vertically with white furniture - Veranda
Flags in planters around the pool - Pinterest
Flag wrapped Palm Trees - Imagine
Stars and Stripes umbrella next to pool - WSM Aquatics
Flag hung between two Palm trees - San Diego Union Tribune
Land of the Free and flag at the beach - Linda of Coastal Charm