Happy 238th birthday, USA!
Can our holiday weekend get here fast enough? I'm sure this week is one of the most popular weeks to take a vacation for residents of the United States. The weather is typically ideal (although those of us from North Carolina and up the east coast are awaiting forecasts whether tropical storm Arthur will hit us). And given the national Independence Day holiday, most businesses will close for at least one day. When you only have a limited number of vacation days, it's a bonus to take a week off but use less than five vacation days.
I'm finally in summer mode. I don't know why, but I always feel energized in summer to get projects in my home done. Maybe it's the longer and unencumbered days that school vacation provides us moms. And for many summers (but not this one), I've had one or more of my kids away at overnight camp. So, in spite of work commitments and the draw of spending hazy, hot and humid days at the beach, I manage to get good stuff done.
With the holiday weekend upon us, it's a good time to show you some of my current favorites in our nation's favorite color scheme. Enjoy!
Middle row, left to right: Updated Louis Chair in blue metal from Wisteria; Bistro Napkins from Anthropologie; Independence Toile fabric by Quadrille (photo by John Knott courtesy of House Beautiful).