Some Red, White, and Blue...and Some Blog Fun...

Hi everyone!  It's been awhile since I've posted...
lots of family gatherings and beach time going on here!  
With the long winters in Minnesota, 
we like to enjoy every minute of these warm, beautiful days!
This week, I am beginning to add some summer decorating 
into our home...with red, white, and blue colors!  
Here's a few photos from the porch...





Next post I'll share more of the decorating I'm starting to do...but I have a little blog fun to share with you today, too...
some red, white, and blue ephemera and crafting goodies 
to help one of my readers do a little decorating, too! 















Fun, isn't it? 
If you'd like to throw your name in the hat to receive this, 
just leave a comment below 
and be sure I have a way to reach you by email!  
It ends Tuesday, June 14th 9 PM CST.

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.

Hope you are enjoying your summer, too!

Until next time...


55 comments

  1. Your right summer is meant to be enjoyed...cause winter will be back. Looks so nice!

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  2. I can see your in the mood for 4th of July, me too. I can't wait to get out my flags and things.

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  3. I think you are fearless and fun to put off blogging to have some warm weather fun, Linda. I think I may need to take a break soon. I'm in over my head!

    This is a really nice giveaway---you all the way!!

    Jane

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  4. What a fun collection of red, white and blue. I love your ladder display. So pretty.

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  5. Everything is pretty, Linda, but that ladder with the towels is special, I love it.
    Amalia
    xo

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  6. Hi Linda, I love the pop bottles with the flag. I think I am going to copy that idea. :):) You inspire me. I saw on Sunday Morning(CBS news) with Charles Osgood, a feature of a man who collected matchbooks. I thought of you. The man had so many, some very odd and cute books. He was called an Luminist, one who collects matchbooks. I thought you'd like to know about that. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  7. Love the summer touches and red, white and blue are always a summer favorite here as well. Oh the lovely ephemera, throw my name in hat please! Happy June!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  8. The weather has been gorgeous here in northern IL, too so I've been spending a lot of time outside and not much online! We need to take advantage of every beautiful day in our region, don't we? I love your ladder with the vintage linens...that is just gorgeous. Your vintage ephemera is perfect for decorating for the Fourth of July...yes, please count me in on this wonderful giveaway! :-)

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  9. Linda, I am sorry...I never finished spelling the correct word for the fellow who collects matchbooks...it's luminologist.xoxo, Susie

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  10. In Texas we've had rain, rain, and more rain - but in between we've had hours of sunshine without it being too hot. Love the red, white, and blue decorations, especially the one from Iowa (my home state). Have a safe and happy summer!

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  11. Linda,
    Love all your red, white and blue things. You have a great collection. Happy Start to the Summer.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  12. I have seriously missed your posts and so glad you are back. I am amazed at your collections of red, white, and blue, and would love to see what I could do with those items. I already have a few antiques bottles, and at least one of them is blue.

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  13. Love the vintage decor! Perfect for Flag Day and other patriotic occassions!

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  14. Please enter my email/name in the bowl. Love all these little fun items. Thank you. contact email is binky931@yahoo.com if I am lucky enough to win. Have a great summer and take care.

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  15. Love the ladder with the towels! But everything is great! Summer is so fun to decorate patriotically.
    JoAnn255@Comcast.net

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  16. It's already been very warm here in Oregon, and will hit 100 degrees this weekend. I'm definitely ready to get out my patriotic decor and celebrate all things red, white and blue!

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  17. Ooh, I love all your vintage bits of red, white, and blue. Just what I need for some early summer inspiration.

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  18. Love all your touches of the red, white and blue!!
    What a awesome giveaway! Would Love to be entered.
    Sandi
    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  20. Love your decorated ladder. I have one in the basement ready for some painting.

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  21. Linda - So good to see your post. What a fantastic collection of red, white and blue darling items. Thanks for the chance.

    Have a great weekend.

    Judy

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  22. I'm glad to see you are a patriotic girl too. I'm red, white and blue all the way. Happy early Summer my friend.

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  23. Love the Ice Cream tag. So fun! But I don't want to think about the butterfat% in the ice cream! I just discovered your blog and love it!

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  24. I'm sure you enjoy getting outside after the long winter. Just when you're getting out we're going inside to hibernate until the long, hot summer is over. Love all your red, white and blue.

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  25. What good ideas to use for the 4th!
    CarolS.
    sandyzoo45@comcast.net

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  26. Linda, fabulous collection of Old Glory crafting fun!!! Lori pinkfadedroses@sbcglobal.net

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  27. I love a bunch of vintage fun!
    Brenda

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  28. I really love the ladder display ... thank you for the giveaway chance! Brenda
    olmscheid1959@gmail.com

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  29. I agree with Amalia, that ladder is amazing!! I like the bottles, too! I have a few...somewhere. Now you have me wondering where they are!

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  30. What a fun collection of red white and blue Love the blue dishes and the ladder display is really cute Love using soda bottles Please enter me in the giveaway Thanks Linda m 5054oldcars@att.net

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  31. Your red, white and blue decorations are beautiful, Linda! Your ephemera pack is wonderful but the overseas shipping costs would probably be too high.
    Enjoy a lovely Sunday outside!

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  32. Love the patriotic colors of this ephemera pack! Thank you for the opportunity to win! rush88888 at gmail dot com

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  33. You always have the cutest bits of ephemera! I love how you've decorated for the 4th!

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  34. I adore all your vintage linens, and the way you display them!!

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  35. Love it all, so many wonderful touches. The linens are divine!

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  36. You are my decorating guru, Linda! Love, love, love! x Karen

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  37. Love all the things you find and the way you put them together Linda! Red, white and blue is one of my all time favourites...and your ephemera pack is just gorgeous!
    Helen xox

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  38. Linda, we've missed you. Great to have you back. Those goodies could mean a whole lot of fun and projects, for somebody ... maybe me :D Guess we'll see LOL.

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  39. What a patriotic "pow"! Very festive, for sure! πŸŽ‰πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽ‰

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  40. Love all the red white and blue! We are a military family and are always proud to fly our flag. :)

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  41. You have such a great way of putting things together! Love that ladder display!

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  42. I love all your wonderful treasures. I especially love your large black hand with lettering on it. You truly have a gift for displaying it all.

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  43. Love your collection of red white and blue ephemera and would love to add it to my stash. gigi.britt@yahoo.com

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  44. What a fun giveaway. I love all the red, white & blue. Thank you for the chance to win. francaswell3@verizon.net

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  45. kacoplen@yahoo.com
    Really enjoy your blogs. You always share a lot of things we can do our self.

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  46. I looked at this post on my phone, but just had to get home to see all the gorgeousness on my computer screen. Love it all and would love to win that fun paper! Christy@naomiandolive.com

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  47. Enjoy r adding your blogs! So creative and right up my alley! I love thrifting and repurposing vintage finds.

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  48. Love the red, white and blue :) I especially like your ladder with the vintage linens; I have yet to find one...

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  49. I love the way you decorate! Great giveaway!!

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  50. Thank you for the chance! I love how your brain works in all things!

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  51. Hope I'm not too late (or too far away (UK)!)

    Karen x

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  52. love, love, love Americana! this pack is the best vintage Americana!!

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