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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Decorating with Vintage State Fair Ribbons

I have added some vintage State Fair ribbons to the Farmhouse feel that I am giving the kitchen.    Winning a blue ribbon at the State Fair is one of the highlights of a farmers year,  right?

I thought my dried flowers deserved  blue ribbons.....

A couple of pink ribbons too.....

This sweet metal sheep won a blue ribbon!

The blue ribbons were all gone......

So, the rooster had to settle for a pink one.....

I bought all the ribbons the vendor had  (4)  so I had to steal a couple from the roses to see how they would look attached to the ribbon banners tied to the back of my chairs.       I like them there too!     The blue chair is H's and the pink one is mine!

 You may remember that I had two pink piano stools under the snack bar before.   Well,  I moved two chairs in from the studio and put the piano stools......

HERE.   under the Hoosier table.

  H was always  having to move a piano stool over here  (the Hoosier does double duty as an office) so,  I moved them over here permanently!
The Hoosier also servers as a coffee station.

We took a quick trip thru Fredericksburg on our way back home from Port Aransas.     The blue bonnet fields were just gorgeous around Fredericksburg and I couldn't resist picking up a Hill Country Bluebonnet candle at the Circle E store.  

I will have a nice flower pot after my candle is gone.....

My sheep also came from Fredericksburg.

 I picked up a few packets of blue bonnet seeds to plant in the back yard.

I still have one more area to do in the kitchen and I will have my Farmhouse kitchen finished....see you soon!


  1. Penny - Love your use of ribbons! Especially the ones on the back of the chairs. Cute idea!


  2. Love your blue you are using in your kitchen with the farmhouse look.

  3. I get so tickled when I visit you. I can feel the joy you take in decorating with a new theme. It's addictive, isn't it? Everything is looking cuter and cuter! The ribbons are a great touch!

  4. Cute ideas and I love your sheep!


  5. Your decors are so lovely as usual

  6. I won many of these in my lifetime. Great memories and great decor idea as well. i love your play on blue ribbon month as well
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  7. I love the pink one best - that's my favorite. Lots of fun things and I am sure the candle smells great! Thanks for sharing and linking.

  8. The blue and pink ribbons are just darling!!The candle is so pretty!! Love the ribbons with the dried flowers!

  9. What a fun way to decorate! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

  10. Such a neat idea!

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