Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Red, White & Blue Inspiration, Part 2

Hi, All! I love patriotic holidays and red, white & blue so much that I have tons of pictures to share, even after last week’s post (here). While last week was mostly about red, white & blue gardens and other great inspiration from our trip to Newport Beach, California, this post is more about home—our home specifically.

ChickadeeHomeNest Southern Living Patriotic tiered basket-001The table is set! Won’t you join me for a patriotic luncheon? I used my Ballard Designs Southern Living tiered basket (love, love, love it—it’s so versatile!) as the main attraction and to save room on the table by using it to hold the dishes, napkins, mugs, etc.

ChickadeeHomeNest Southern Living Patriotic tiered basket8 The flag is actually a scarf (coincidentally, a souvenir from our Newport Beach visit). The Warren Kimble Colonial sugar and creamer are ready for the coffee to accompany dessert, which includes fresh fruit: cherries in a pewter star dish (a GREAT gift from a friend many years ago), and strawberries in a blue-and-white bowl. The silver underplate for the strawberries complements the pewter star dish and adds a bit of “ummph” to the bowl, rather than setting it directly on the table.

Collage, Patriotic, 6 2015

As you know…no holiday decorating is complete at our house until the china cabinet is done! As you also know, I’m The Lazy Decorator, so a few touches of red added to the blue-and-white Spode Delamere, and voilà! A subtle “salute” to a patriotic holiday! 

 ChickadeeHomeNest Patriotic China Cabinet

ChickadeeHomeNest Patriotic China Cabinet4 After our luncheon many of the pieces found a home in the china cabinet.

ChickadeeHomeNest Patriotic China Cabinet5

ChickadeeHomeNest Patriotic China Cabinet8 These flag stirrers were a great find (wish I remembered where!), as was the blue-and-white pitcher—DO remember where I found it—at a second-hand store!

ChickadeeHomeNest Patriotic China Cabinet3 Hardly is there a time when you don’t find blue hydrangeas somewhere in our home—and a great addition they are to our red, white and blue decor!

For some reason I feel like people are decorating earlier for the Fourth this year—have you noticed that? I don’t mean stores—they had Fourth of July merchandise out in March, I believe! Do you think it’s the earlier-and-earlier Christmas decorating habit that is spreading even to the Fourth? Will be, like the stores, be decorating for the Fourth in June? Or just carry it over from Memorial Day right into the Fourth?

Speaking of Memorial Day, I have one more picture to share with you! We were in Florida over Memorial Day weekend, and thinking ahead, I took the flag scarf, AND A SMALL FLAG, in order to observe that day while we were there~

Chickadee Home Nest, Memorial Day Remembering those who serve and have served is important—even while on vacation. Thank you to all of them, and their families.


Since I’m seeing more patriotic deco, I’m feeling pressure to get my decorations out. I also want to get my posts done, in the hopes that they’ll offer some ideas and inspiration to you. I get so many ideas and inspiration from you all, that it’s the least I can do! :) That’s what blog friends are for, right? Next week’s post will be the front porch, so stay tuned!


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From my nest to yours~



  1. Oh I love all of your patriotic my friend and so glad to see you BACK! I want me one of those three tiered baskets! Happy Tuesday! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. I love that tiered basket thing, and all of your patriotic displays are spot on!

  3. Oh, my, Zuni! I love your Red, Whote and Blue posts! I always look forward to the 4th of July just so I can enjoy the beautiful, patriotic color combination. Your hydrangea is perfect in this setting adding a soft blue, and your china cabinet display is just lovely. I need to get going on my July 4th preparations!

  4. Hello sweet Zuni! It's so good to stop in for a visit.....I have missed visiting your blog. I hope you are doing well and your summer is off to a great start :)

    Thank you for sharing this delightful and inspirational post with Roses of Inspiration. I just love all of the red-white-and blue touches. Enjoy your afternoon! Hugs!

  5. I have to start with the last picture- that was a beautiful tribute and wonderful picture you captured! The Warren Kimble pieces are great! I added a touch of flair to my already existing plate rack. I think it's plenty without changing everything. Love the three tiear basket- I can see that would be a fun piece to use for a lot of things!

  6. Oh dear Zuni...que belleza de ROJO, AZUL Y BLANCO!!! Each image is gorgeous and that wire like tier is awesome! Your WK things are fabulous and I just love, love the mugs on that gorgeous hutch!
    You are preparing yourself for a fun 4th. of July I see. I still have to make me a table at least.
    Thanks for liking my pedestal cake stand. De verdad! I have always drooled over Susan's since I'm blogging and just the day before I ran into it, I thought about it cause I saw a post of hers. Than it was just a coincidence that I went into the European Antiques store and saw it. I was meant to have it !!!
    Have a great weekend amiguita preciosa!

  7. love your tablescape! so pretty.. what I really love is that big 3 tiered basket. Im all decorated here and have been for a couple weeks. but I'll be switching out from patriotic to a beachy theme in about 3 weeks or so. I might actually be getting too old for all this decorating! lol!
    thanks for sharing!

  8. Thanks for sharing all your patriotic inspiration, Zuni! Your decor looks lovely and your hutch, as always, looks fabulous.
    Your Newport Beach vacation must've been so much fun!

  9. HI Zuni, your patriotic décor is wonderful! Love the tiered stand. My friend, Ann just gave me an oval one and I am loving it! Your china hutch always looks wonderful. And yes, let's always remember those who serve! I get my Patriotic out in June and leave it for Flag Day and up until after the 4th. I enjoy it for a month. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. This looks so nice! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!


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