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Don’t mind me. Just enjoying a fun little patriotic moment in my hallway. :)
I’ve been moving my little faux olive tree all around my house and when it landed in this spot I fell in love. I decided I needed something else to sit with my tree so I pulled my two woven ottomans together and of course they were calling for.. you guessed it.. one of my flag lumbar pillows! I can’t have that pillow without the coordinating banner so there you go. Instant patriotic decor in the hallway.
This year will definitely be a different 4th without fireworks, parades and parties, but I still wanted to make it feel special for my kids. I pulled up past pics of the 4th that we’ve spent with family and developed 15 8×10’s for my shiplap wall. So many good memories we get to be reminded of every time we pass through this hallway!
*I used painter’s tape to hold the pictures.. but you already knew that. :)
I’ve had this basket since the holidays (it’s the one I used for the trees on my Christmas porch!). It was all I could find that was a close fit, but it felt a little big for the olive tree so I ordered a few inexpensive options to try.
I love all of these cute baskets! I could tell the black and natural would be too small and the largest basket would be too big so I tried the middle two. I was feeling a bit like Goldilocks at this point. :)
I snapped this with my cell on a cloudy day so it’s bad lighting but this was option #1. I just didn’t love it as much.
Option #2! This basket is a favorite but I felt like the design would be too busy with the stars, stripes and pictures. (Keeping it for something else!)
So ultimately I ended up with the basket I started with! Ha. Still a little big, but the best basket overall for this spot. Sometimes you just have to try a few options to appreciate what you already have. ;)
I love how this fun decor brightens my hallway but what I love more than that is seeing my kids stopping to look at the pictures throughout the day. I see them laughing and remembering fun moments with their cousins and I see my husband stop and smile and get misty eyes looking at the picture of my girls with his grandma who passed away not long ago. This is the type of decor I love having in my home the most.
We all need to be reminded of fun memories right now. Remembering good times in the past gives us hope for more good times in the future.
I’m so grateful that this wall does exactly that. :)