I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day. Company came to visit me for a long weekend which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Prior to the visit, I wanted to try adding red, white and blue for the holiday. I like to do things sweet and simple. I usually get into trouble when I complicate things. Have you ever heard of the KISS principle? I discovered it early in life.
K – Keep
I – It
S – Simple
S – Stupid
Inspired by so many posts about dollar store bandannas and wanting to keep it simple, I made two pillows for the patriotic look using red and blue bandannas from the dollar store.
I considered all red? red and blue reversible? I kept it simple and did one all blue and one all red. Sew two bandanas together around the edge or use iron on hemming tape. If you want to make a pillow cover that can be removed, leave the 4th side open and close with a zipper or velcro for no sew. I love making simple pillow covers; I put the velcro side at the bottom.
I changed the back pillows to deep red and off white – gives it a more farmhouse look.
The red and blue really pops against the white.
For my table I always like to start with a cotton tablecloth – this one is blue, white, and red plaid. Add a blue bandanna, a red jug, white plate and sea shells, I am ready for the flowers. I bought two small bunches at the local grocery store for my red, white and blue mix – including a red rose, red carnation, blue hydrangea, white lilies, and lots of baby’s breath.
My holiday company is leaving this morning, and now I must get back to several projects I started last week. I have moved furniture around in my second bedroom and now must decide what I will give away and what I will keep. Also, I am in the middle of a sewing project from new material I got at the thrift store. More to come on that later.
Have a blessed day!
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