A Quickie….OR…..Summer in Seattle

June 24, 2013

People say that summer in Seattle doesn’t start until July 5th.  (The 5th because we’ve had so many rainy 4th’s of July).

I tend to poo-poo that statement though, because summer for me starts on my birthday in the beginning of June.  That’s when I get into a summer state-of-mind no matter what the calendar or the Weather Channel says.

But with the weather forecast for this first official week of summer proclaiming rain, rain, rain (I know, it’s Seattle, right?), I could almost be persuaded to agree with those naysayers.

Until I came across these fabulous 4th ideas that got me back into a sunny state-of-mind and looking forward to the 4th of July.  All photos via Hostess With The Mostess and featuring Fanciful Events and Craft That Party:

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Lady Liberty

Old Fashioned 4th

Here are more vintage Americana 4th of July party ideas I fell in love with.  All photos via Lia Griffith Handcraft Your Life:

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FourthofJulyDrinkStation

FourthofJulyHotdogStation

FourthofJulyPicnic

FourthofJulyWaterBottleLabels

FourthofJulyWatermelon

FourthofJulySweets

FourthofJulyPinwheelWindsocks

I probably won’t be able to do my own version of either of these themes this year with a newborn.  But I am in love with the details in both of these old-fashioned fourth’s and look forward to incorporating some of these ideas into my 4th of July next year!

Check out my 4th of July Pinterest Board for more great 4th ideas! Continue reading