Thursday, June 29, 2017


As I have been adding vintage finds and décor pieces to my porches and garden areas, I realized a theme happening with all the new things....RED! No matter where I am decorating or the existing color scheme, it seems I am drawn to put touches of red here and there.

On my sage green and aqua front porch I balanced the chippy red, white and blue heart on the wire flower cart to add some patriotic décor.

I style my (beloved) wood plant stand every year with lanterns, antique pots and jugs. This year I added my wooden flag and God Bless America sign.

I found the ox harness at a yard sale and it just happened to be painted red. I had to have it, although I had no idea what I would do with it. Then I remembered seeing one at a barn sale with plants hanging on the ends. It is quite unique.

My faux red succulent pops in the black Bokar Coffee can and the EXIT sign adds color to this little vignette.

I was getting so envious of all the vintage rolling carts I have been seeing on other blogs that I wanted one out of sheer envy! I never ever thought I would find a red enamel one in great condition. I found it at an estate sale I just happened on one day. I thought about selling it, for one second, and then I styled it like a potting bench.

My side porch is tones of sage green so this pop of red geraniums is just right.

In my garden the red Bee Balm are blooming.....

The red Verbena are blooming...

And the garden art flower stake I won from Tuula at Thrifty Rebel Vintage last year, is blooming.

I was so undecided as to whether or not to paint my first DIY toadstool that I decided to wait and see if I could find another wooden bowl to make one to paint. I recently found one at Goodwill and went to work painting two coats of chalk paint, adding white polka dots and two coats of polyurethane. Now I have two!

It sits in front of my red enamel chairs and red vintage plate.

I planted fifteen Zinnia plants this year....of course there are red!

Happy Fourth of July!

Enjoy the RED, white and blue!

AnnMarie xoxo

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  1. Lovely red accents and your garden looks great!

  2. Oh my goodness, AnnMarie, I am in love with all your beautiful red pretties! I love everything! The ox-harness and red rolling cart are wonderful and the little red metal chairs are so adorable. Love your 'toadstool', too. Everything looks so cute! Hugs xo Karen

  3. Fabulous! You have a lot of great, unique outdoor decor, AnnMarie. I've never seen a red ox harness and certainly never one used as a plant hanger, but what a super idea! Love the red enamel cart and how you have it styled. Oh, that wall shelf with the red geraniums! If it's missing, I didn't take it. Although I'd be tempted to. And the toadstool is beyond adorable. Love it all!

  4. LOVE all your splashes of red, AnnMarie. Your red cart is very cool. I can see why this pretty didn't end up in your li'l shop. I never tire of seeing your amazing porch and all the pretties you have decorated it with. It is so delightful!

  5. Hi AnnMarie, Everything is so inpsiring in your garden and on your porch. I love the darling toadstool. It turned out great and looks so nice by your red chairs. Wishing you a nice weekend. xo

  6. Red is my fav color!! And I am so excited that it is incorporated into so many holidays!! Love your red chairs and 3 tiered rolling table! Enjoy the 4th - I have all my red dishes out and ready to party!

  7. Ann Marie, your cute toad stool is so adorable! At first I thought it was much bigger until I saw it near the mini chairs. I've thought about doing something like that, but garden projects are on hold for me.

    How serendipitous that you found that cart. I think it was waiting for you :).

    Bee balm us certainly at its peak now. Yours looks very happy :).

    Happy 4th!!


  8. Love all the pops of red in your garden! I tend to use a ton of red also, and planted lots of red geraniums this year! Have a happy holiday weekend!

  9. The red adds a really nice color to all of your decorations. I really like that flower cart in your first picture!

  10. Aren't you just having a ball with all your red and aqua - very retro and cute. Hope you're enjoying your summer!

  11. Loving all your pops of red. I do love those metal carts and hope to find one myself someday! Your mushroom is so it!

  12. Everything looks wonderful. You have it all styled perfectly...and that red! Swoon....

  13. Your Bee Balm looks great! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  14. I love red in the garden as well! I have always wanted a red rolling cart, missed one by just a few seconds at a thrift shop one day. Another lady got to just before me. It was only $5. Love how you styled yours and the ox harness is so fun as a plant hanger! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  15. Perfect touches of red and patriotism fill the air at your home!
    Your vintage collections are always the best and make my heart happy:)
    Hope you are enjoying your post Fourth of July day!

  16. Your garden is so pretty and I too love the red. That wooden flag is really nice. I hope you had a fun time celebrating the 4th. Thanks too for sharing at C&C with J&J. Enjoy the week and weekend.

  17. Red is my favorite color, so I'm loving your red accents, AnnMarie. The red geraniums are a fantastic contrast against the wall, and the red rolling cart is a fave, as it reminds me of one my mother had (hers was green, though). All of the red is so cheery!

  18. Loving the reds girl! That rolling cart is the cutest thing. Hope you are doing well. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  19. Loved your post,especially the pretty rolling cart!


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