Home Decor, Proud to be an American!

Like so many places, every year there is a  parade in our little coastal community for the 4th of July

4th mailbox bow thepaintedapron.com

Our house is near the finish line so we have to make sure it looks festive!

porch bunting thepaintedapron.com

front door thepaintedapron.com

Come on in, friends often stop by after the parade

beach boy on the 4th thepaintedapron.com

There are decorations everywhere!

boat with napkins centerpiece thepaintedapron.com

This boat has been decked out in red, white and blue since Memorial Day, but I took some things out and added some wine glasses

4th centerpiece thepaintedapron.com

along with cloth and paper napkins for easy grabbing from the center of the kitchen island

4th of July porch thepaintedapron.com

The back porch is ready for action too, with lots of red, white and blue places to sit and relax~

4th on the porch thepaintedapron.com

fishy vignette thepaintedapron.com

flag centerpiece 5 thepaintedapron.com

flag house thepaintedapron.com

outdoor porch decor thepaintedapron.com

funky signs 4 thepaintedapron.com

funky signs thepaintedapron.com

These weathered signs are part of the under the porch decor

funkdy signs 2 thepaintedapron.com

It’s always cool and breezy down here

funky signs 3 thpaintedapron.com

The challenge of having a coastal home here is the salt air and storms.  The salt will ruin anything in a hurry and the wind will blow it away~

usa decor thepaintedapron.com


flag decor thepaintedapron.com

beach bar thepaintedapron.com

We’re in the process of making some kind of outdoor kitchen, that can withstand the elements.  Another challenge is the fact that we have to put all the furniture away and get it all out again as we come and go, especially during hurricane season.  I would love to have some completely furnished outdoor areas full of loungy sofas with bright pillows and tropical foliage….But, things have to be put away securely and plants have to be hardy and able to survive if we’re not around to water daily.   Nature provides plenty of her own beautiful things to enjoy and we try to keep things simple…

tiki bar thepaintedapron.com

HHjr is converting this old tiki bar into a double Green Egg cooking station


The more grills the merrier and far as the guys are concerned.  Currently they only have 3, which is a dangerously low number for them, but they do almost all the cooking when we’re here so they can have as many as they want!

outdoor bar thepaintedapron.com

It’s a work in progress so you’ll have to check back, we have lots of ideas and plans~


in fact, they went out yesterday and bought this table~I wanted a big antique farm table made out of a beautiful hunk of wood {$5000, Yikes!} but we went with the more practical solution of a $100 table from Home Depot.


Once I get it jazzed up a little, I will like it


It will be a great place to eat or  hang out in the shade and the breezes while the guys are busy cooking.


“Rocket birdhouses” {Hobby Lobby} are blasting off from the pots flanking the steps to the beach and the pier



where the boat’s outriggers are proudly flying the American flag and the University of Alabama flag, of course~


Uncle Sam?


Is that you?

Happy 4th of July week!


I’m joining  these great parties this week:

the Tablescaper for SEASONAL SUNDAY

Uncommon Designs for MONDAY FUNDAY

Between Naps on the Porch for TABLESCAPE THURSDAY


A Stroll Thru Life for INSPIRE ME TUESDAY

The Gunny Sack for TIME TO SPARKLE

Memories by the Mile for TUESDAY TRIVIA

Savvy Southern Style for WOW US WEDNESDAY

Worthing Court for HOME{WORK} WEDNESDAY

Alderberry Hill for MAKE THE SCENE MONDAY

The Dedicated House for MAKE IT PRETTY MONDAY

No Minimalist Here for OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY

One More Time Events  for SHARE IT ONE MORE TIME

21 Responses to “Home Decor, Proud to be an American!”
  1. lulu says:

    Wow, you make me think I need to run out and pick up a few things red, white and blue! Would you believe I have none? Looking at your photos I can see why the family enjoys this place so much.

  2. Everything looks so patriotic! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Very festive – I love the metal stars and stripes star 🙂

  4. Wait a minute. You’re telling me that table with the attached benches only cost $100 at Home Depot?!??!! Seriously, Jenna? Oh, goodness….I am going to pop in there on my way to Mom & Daddy’s house today to check them out! I assume there is assembly required, but I could probably just pay someone to do that. That picnic table would be terrific out in our yard under the old oak tree! There’s a sort of “community” picnic bench one property over, but I’d prefer to have one right smack dab in the yard with easier access. Just $100? That’s great!

    I love it that you have decorated so much for the 4th! That’s neat that you guys’ house is at the end of the parade, so friends can just pop in for a cold one and a snack! Having a beach house seems like such a cool thing!!! I understand it has its challenges, but still….lots of fun!

    Do you remember where you got the bunting for your decks? I can’t seem to find any fabric bunting around these parts. Just plastic which I really don’t want. We have a Colonial-style house, and bunting would look fabulous in summer!!!

    I’m thinkin’ Uncle Sam is going to need to grow into that hat! 🙂

    • Yep, it was put together too! I’m going to paint it with Behr semi-transparent wood stain that is a paint and wood protector in one, and comes in colors! We figured for $100, even if we have to replace it every few years, that was a no-brainer!

    • Hey Alycia, I forgot to tell you that I got the bunting at Hobby Lobby. I’ve had it for years but they still carry it, I saw it the other day…should be 30-50% off now too! Did you get a table? Jenna

      • Hey, girl! Thank you for that on the bunting!!!!!! I will swing by there during my errands this afternoon! I hope they have some. It just looks so neat! I haven’t gotten the table yet because Ramon wants to see it first. You know how men are! I’d like to get a couple of them so that I can paint them different colors for different uses. I’m being greedy now! 🙂 Thanks for the heads up on everything!!!

  5. Everything looks great Jenna! I love the red, white and blue.

    We put things away here and we are here most of the time. Missouri weather!!:-)

    Happy 4th of July!

  6. Mary says:

    Love all your patriotic decor Jenna! Your signs are so fun & festive~ I’m sure you painted them, love the hurricane one 🙂 I know those guy love your grilling station for your big green egg! We have to batten down the hatches at the lake for storms which has been frequently recently, I can only imagine on the coast!

  7. Tammy says:

    Wow everything is just beautifully done! Would love it if you came by and shared it at One More Time Events…http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/06/share-it-one-more-time-features-and_29.html Hope to see you there! Hugs Tammy

  8. Your home is just fantastic and perfect for entertaining…no wonder this is your niche in life. Just too fun!

  9. Thanks for stopping at Quirky Vistas to leave me your thoughts on my little painted planter gift. What a beautiful home you have, and your patriotic decorations are great. Love that your town has a parade. Happy Independence day. It sounds like you’ll be celebrating in style.

  10. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    First off, your placer is absolutely stunning, I love, love, love it . Your decor is so perfect. God Bless America and you have shown your pride so well. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  11. Carol Cook says:

    Love everything you have done. You house reminded me of those we saw on Dauphin Island and then I read your About and saw your house is in Alabama.

    My husband is an artist and I try to do something creative every day. Because he earns his income as an artist, he has the studio, but I do my creating in the garage or the house.

    I will back to see ore of your creativity.

    • Thank you Carol, I bet the creativity flows constantly at your house with two artists in residence! I am so lucky because my husband is so supportive and lets me do anything I want even though he can’t visualize it. Do you or your husband have a website or gallery? Thanks for visiting and commenting, I look forward to your future visits. Happy creating!

  12. Tammy says:

    Thank you for sharing at One More Time Events… Hope to see you again this Sunday! Happy 4th of July!

  13. Love it! Can I come stay? It looks like such a fun, festive, and relaxing place to be.

  14. hollybertone says:

    Hi Jenna – Your beach house is amazing. I’m moving in!!! Southen Scraps – I know you called dibs first but I’m already packing the car LOL! I love everything but I think my favorite is either the little glass beach circles or the little candle beach chair. Hugs, Holly

  15. Oh, goodness! Jenna, it’s lovely. Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the fan features tomorrow at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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