Happy Memorial Day! Isn’t it a great day to be an American? I hope you’re having a great holiday wherever you are. And since today marks the unofficial start of summer, I’ve dressed up my seasonal shelves for the occasion & thought I’d share them with you. Like I’ve done for other seasons, I gathered things from all over the house that seemed to say “summer” & put them all together in one place.I kept my old window that I found in the Spring…Made a new chalk board with some ever-popular Chalk Paint in Aubusson Blue. (Yes, you can make chalkboards with this stuff, too! Isn’t it great?)I grabbed some croquet balls from the garage…Created some flag art (you’ll be seeing some more of this later)…Made some little pinwheels & stuck them in mini galvanized buckets…(Never made pinwheels? Click here for an easy tutorial. If you don’t have double-sided paper, just use a glue stick to glue 2 pieces together.) Added a little bicycle from World Market I bought a while back. Yes, the wheels really turn. Each of my 4 kids had to try it out :)…Yay for summer!You can see some of my other seasonal shelves by clicking here.I’m joining some of these parties. Stop by & say hi!

The Lettered Cottage