Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Decorating the Dock

This year our 4th of July celebration is going to include a back yard cookout, swimming in the lake, yard games, sunscreen a few fun surprises for the kids. Today, I am getting the dock ready for the long holiday weekend.  We want the dock to be an inviting place for out guests to hang out while the kids are swimming. This is the everyday look for the dock. 

Sorry for my crooked pictures.  The dock really is level.  Here is another angle of the everyday look for the dock. It's not bad, it just needs a little extra color and some softness to be inviting. 

I added a few colorful towels to cover the bench and draped over the Adirondack chairs.  I also made some bolster pillows out of beach towels that I added to the chairs for a little extra comfort. 

Flags in the ferns are a must for the 4th of July and they add such a bright pop of color. 

The trees hang way over the edge of the lake, so this is always a nice cool spot to swim and explore.  It's so pretty, I just wanted to share it with you.

We always bring baskets to the dock.  They hold sunscreen and bug spray, they act as eye glass holders for the swimmers and the kids love to take them and fill them with shells and treasures.  You can see them stacked up on the bench below. 

I can't wait to see more of this over the weekend.  :-) 

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