Summer Decorating

I know it seems a little early to start our Summer Decorating, but I got so busy that the Hoosier Cabinet never got decorated for Spring. So I gathered up my scrapbook paper and looked over the colors for inspiration. I was planning on using the Lifestyle Crafts Fancy Envelope Tabs Die Cuts to make a banner, and then spotted the red,white and blue paper and quickly decided a Summer Theme would be perfect.

We have started to prepare the house for Nick’s graduation party, so every little bit that I can get done now will help later.

Bringing in all the elements that we love about Summer, I added items for a Picnic, roasting S’Mores and Baseball. A large part of our Summer is spent at the ball park and Nick’s graduation party will be a Baseball Theme {more on that soon}, so the Baseball Mitt was a perfect addition.

On the top, I added an Antique Metal Picnic Basket, a flag that belonged to my great-grandfather, Aqua Mason Jars and a pitcher filled with ivy cut from the yard and a few red,white and blue items to add some color.

On the middle shelf, I added a very old Colonial Banner and the Baseball Mitt.

More of my favorite…Aqua Mason Jars were added to the next shelf, a slice of watermelon, some Chocolate Kisses and Summer spelled out with Scrabble!

Then came the goodies for a picnic and our favorite…S’Mores! The giant marshmallows in the jar, graham crackers, chocolate bars and the marshmallow roasting sticks. A Vintage Gingham Check Apron and a glass pitcher filled with red and blue straws and more Scrabble Tiles spelling Picnic completed the shelf.

And now…this adorable and SUPER easy Summer Flag Banner

Summer Banner Supplies:


  1. Cut out the tags and mark the middle where the string will lay
  2. Add glue to one edge
  3. Place on string and fold over, press to seal the edges
  4. Hang and enjoy!

I hope my Hoosier Cabinet inspires you to start your Summer Decorating, and of course, if you don’t have a Hoosier…you can certainly use these ideas to decorate your Mantel or other spot in your home.

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Disclosure: I received Lifestyle Crafts Products for my review. As always, the opinions are my own.

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  1. This is adorable! I have an old hooier-style cabinet that my grandpa made probably around 1920. It’s so jam-packed with dishes and bowls (all of which are really pretty cool) I don’t think I could do this exactly but it sure has given me a few ideas! Thanks for the great pics!
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  2. Love your hoosier cabinet and how you have it decorated for summer. That green plaid picnic tin caught my eye right away. Love it.
    Mary Alice
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  3. I love it!!! you are making me think what I am going to decorate now!!!
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  4. I have always wanted one of those cabinets but I have never had a home that I could use one in :( I love how you decorated it tho. So many little details and I am sure I can find a few ideas to incorporate into my own summer decor ;)
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  5. Terri Betz says:

    Just beautiful! Love Summer and you inspire me to dig out & decorate! Thanks!

  6. Michelle B says:

    I’m missing my old cabinet! It was really a very old decrepit hutch but was fun to decorate anyway. Just no room for it in this tiny house. :-( So, I enjoy watching yours evolve over the seasons!
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  7. Great job!! Love the patriotic decor! I’m your newest follower on FB! I’d love it if you would link this up to my link party going on now!!

    If you’d like to follow back we’d love to be your new bloggy friends! ;)

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  8. That’s such a fun cabinet! I love the chippy paint. Your banner is adorable … I love the summer accents!
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  9. Hannah says:

    My grandmother has a Hoosier cabinet in her kitchen! Your banner is geat!! My Sundae Scoop offering:
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  10. Ruth says:

    I’ve never heard of a hoosier cabinet, but I love your stylish decorating! It’s awesome!
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  11. marie says:

    this whole display is absolutely beautiful! i love all the details you put into it and it is so perfect for summer! i’m loving the banner — totally gonna make myself one. :) we’d love for you to link this up to our Sunday Best link party going on right now.
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  12. Sheryl says:

    VERY Cute! Thanks for all the fun ideas! —Sheryl—
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  13. Tausha says:

    Your Hoosier cabinet is absolutely darling! I love that you used a flag with an old mitt and ball. Darling! You have inspired me. I am definitely pinning! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Have a wonderful weekend


  14. This is so sweet and bright and fun. I ma READY for summer:)I would be super excited if you linked up over at my Anything Goes Link Party going on from 6 MST Friday till midnight Monday.
    xxx, Kim
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  15. Stacey says:

    This is so cute especially those polka dot plates!
    I would love if you came by my party happening now to link it up!
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  16. Kayla says:

    I love the tattered flag that you used, very nice touch!
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  17. Anja says:

    What a cute, simple and yet elaborate decoration! I love how it all comes together so nicely!
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