Southern Lady Magazine

Outdoor Displays with All-American Charm

Let freedom ring with inspiring patriotic displays courtesy of creative residents in Fairhope, Alabama.

OUTDOOR AMERICANA

A little classic American color goes a long way to celebrate our nation’s heritage—and to promote curb appeal. With outdoor paint and a little creativity, a gate becomes an artistic ode to Old Glory. But if you prefer that someone else do the brushwork, take a cue from Fairhope residents who flock to the city’s Annual Arts & Crafts Festival for handmade home accents, such as this vintage-inspired avian abode.

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

Creative interpretations of patriotism can be found all around the South, especially during the month of July. Spruce up those outdoor spaces for the forthcoming Independence Day festivities with simple touches like adding a flag to the front porch or putting a fresh coat of paint on Adirondack chairs. With a little imagination, you can even turn thrifted collections or salvaged finds (like mailboxes or bicycles) into part of the seasonal showcase.

Get more ideas for celebrating the best of summer, from special occasions to simple pleasures, in our July/August issue. Look for it on newsstands now!