Flamingos On the 4th & Celebrating Old Glory

Thursday, July 7, 2016

I'm pretty crazy about flamingos!
Always have adored them!
What's not to love about the pretty, pink, naturally-born whimsical birds?

To celebrate the 4th,
I thought it would be fun to give a few a fun, festive makeover.

I honestly imagined the birds could be transformed quickly and easily,
but boy, were they ever a booger!
...a learn-as-you-go project!

My daughter spray painted them with a base coat of "for plastic" paint.
But the paint easily chipped.
After a few more coats, and hand-painting the facial details,
I topped them off with a Mod-Podge, making their finish much more durable.

The flamingos took longer than anticipated,
but they turned out pretty cute, don't you think?


The flamingos greeted guests, our church-folks, as they arrived 
for a 4th of July Cook-out and Fireworks, we hosted at our lake house
Sunday night!

My daughter, Ashley, crafted the rag patriotic garland...

Not only did we celebrate the birthday of our great country,
but Mr. Ramblings' 50th, as well!

My mama use to always say,
there's nothing I liked better than to plan and decorate for a party!
So just maybe she's right!  ;)

The food tables arrangements... 

Ashley painted the jars.
Sure is good having her close by again!

Sweet little front door greeter...

A few festive touches around back on the screened-in porch...

Last year's 4th of July project, a pallet flag.

Pinterest idea borrowed, a few red, white, and blue stars,
painted on the lawn.

My son is a very patriotic fellow!
His favorite holiday is the 4th of July, proudly displaying Old Glory on his truck.

Didn't realize it had gotten so dry at the lake.
Hopefully the scattered showers we're getting this week will green up the grass!

Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July Weekend!
I'm enjoying a few days at the lake,
"on lake time - just chillin' it,"
and catching up on some reading...  my favorite vaca pastime!
Life is good!  :)


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  1. Rhonda, those flamingos are hilarious. What an inspiration! I best your guests loved them. Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design LInk Party.

  2. I love what you did with the flamingos for the 4th! All your patriotic decor rocks, love the little boy greeting your guests with his American flag. Great job!

  3. Oh my goodness! So many great ideas I don't know what to pin first!

  4. Hi Rhonda! I love seeing your pretty picture - the one of you!! :)

    You know I bow to your skills each and every time you post. The flamingos are darling and so is all the rest of your July 4th decor.

    Happy Thoughts of Home friend.

  5. Rhonda, what a fun and festive lake party! Love all the details and the flamingos are just too cute! Pam @ Everyday Living

  6. Oh my! Your flamingos are adorable! Love them! ;)

  7. What a hoot Rhonda! I love all your festive 4th decorations, I know your guests had a fabulous time!

  8. Hi Rhonda! I love how the flamingos turned out! Everything looked wonderful for your party and I'm sure your guest were amazed! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  9. Rhonda!
    These are just toooo cute for words:) Oh my love your joyful style of decorating and I love flamingos too!
    Great to have you share this inspiration with us at TOHOT!

  10. I love flamingos too and yours look adorable! I also love the flag pallet. Really, all of your decor looks perfect for a special holiday celebration. Glad your family had a great time!


  11. Rhonda, those flamingos are the cutest ever! Love all of your patriotic decorations. After your wonderful tablescape feature last week, I added a Buddy L truck to my "list!" Diana found hers--now it's my turn, right? Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm!


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