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20 minute decorating -ideas for the 4th of July

Today it is all about simple 20 minute decorating ideas- and with this being the week of the the 4th of July- I thought I would share a few ideas for adding a bit of red, white and blue to your home and table for any get togethers you may be planning.

First up- Let's talk decorating.

The best thing about the 4th of July for decorating? It is SO EASY.  All you need to do is grab a few of those $1 tiny flags at the market and place them nearly anywhere for instant patriotic charm.

I love them in a tiny pitcher or bottle


and on the mantel outside

or on the side table in a little bottle.

And my favorite - a vintage flag on the greenhouse. You can also do this on a barn, the side of your house or on your porch. It instantly adds patriotic charm.

And on the table. 
So simple to add a burst of red, white and blue-
with your place settings.

Use a blue transferware or pattern dish 

You can also add blue stemware with white dishes

These white dishes are Bella Bianca 

And of course- you can always add those colors with dessert.

I love this cake that is full of red, white and blue inspiration that is from my book

Simply top a white cake with blueberries, blackberries, raspberries  and strawberries
and add a few sprigs of rosemary and tiny sugar roses

Your family and guests will love how it looks and how it tastes- it is decadent! 

Don't miss what my friends are sharing this month as well-

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Happy 4th of July decorating everyone!


  1. Everything is beautiful, as it always is! I love the American flag, and your displays are perfect! Happy Fourth!

  2. Perfect Courtney! That's my kind of 4th of July decorating! ❤️

  3. Really great. Simple and elegant, but those dishes! Do you have any suggestions to buy new like these only less expensive. Love the look but its a bit hard on my wallet. Thank you.

  4. Happy 4th of July to you, too!

    Barb :)