Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dollar Days



At Target!

And it's all about The 4th of July

The minute I saw these patriotic decorations I knew they would be perfect for decorating my bicycle which I plan on riding over to my friend Gina's house to watch the annual 4th of July Parade.  It  goes right by her home on beautiful Grand Street in Alameda.  Every year she and her neighbors throw parties in their front yards and cheer the much anticipated "home town" parade!




Here's what I picked up...




I'm going to put these on my hand grips and use one for my pony tail.




I'll add these for extra sparkle!




I picked up several of these barrettes to attach to the bicycle spokes.




I'd like to wire this to the front of my basket




along with these flags, 2 on each side.
I think a white geranium in the basket would be adorable.




I'll need to find someplace perfect for this patriotic pinwheel!



 This wind sock will go on the back


and these bright shiny stars on my side baskets.

I'm curious how many of you decorate your bikes for the 4th of July?  If you do, then get over to Target quick!!

28 comments:

Stacy said...

What a fun idea! I wish I had a bike and/or any Independence Day plans. Btw, I just LOVE Target!

Holly Goes Lightly said...

don't forget to clothespin a playing card to your wheels. Love it!

A Perfect Gray said...

post a photo!

La Dolfina said...

HGL~ You're right!!! Thanks for reminding me!!

Privet and Holly said...

Good Old TAR-Zhay, you can count on them to have you all ready for the 4th of July by the 12th of May!!! You know that you should really be RIDNG in the parade if you are going to look that darn CUTE! xx P&H

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Oh I wish we had Target in the UK! I'll be waving my USA flag all the way across the pond!

Cashon&Co said...

okay, that's adorable. we do have a parade in our neighborhood but we're always the spectators. I cant' wait to see your bike all done up!

Debby Lee said...

I hope you take a picture of the final result! You will be so cute riding that! xo

Beach House Living said...

Okay, you have the bike taken care of. I think a you need a Statue of Liberty Crown for your head! What about Latte'? He needs some collar bling.

Starfish and Sundresses said...

You are too adorable! The 4th of July is my absolute favorite holiday. If I had an awesome bike like yours I would definitely decorate it! xx

Kathysue said...

Terri, that is going to be too cute, I agree you need to be in the parade!! No bike no decor for me but I will enjoy yours when you get it all spiffed up. Take lots of pictures, sounds like a fun day!kathysue

Patti's Artful Design said...

Well, no one is going to call you "late" in planning your decorating strategies! You are ahead of the game, Therese! Some very good buys!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hi Therese!

Oh, your bike is darling! You're going to look so spiffy pedaling over to Gina's.

But I really think you need a baseball cap shooting sparklers on either side. Only *then" will your ensemble be complete. ;-)

Hugs,
Anne

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

You Americans are way more fun! Please make sure I get a pic of this bike all decked out Terri.....this I have to see. XO

Hamptontoes said...

And now on her bike, Ms. America! And for the dollar depot at Target...oh my goodness...it gets me on every trip! Love Target!

Burlap Luxe said...

Oooh! my gosh! I am so happy you came over to investigate me and finding me at beach house living!!!
I love visits from bloggers who find me through someones blog. I also love your age my kind of gal and can relate, as well as you are from my old stomping grounds. I moved from the bay area to Southern Calif and dearly miss my home in Los Gatos, Almaden Valley, and wish I were back.
I feel like I have made a connection to home sweet home!
Please stay in touch I need to catch up with my area Nappa Valley :) and now I am :( for leaving.

xx
Dore
Keep inspiring us all! I will see you soon.

Burlap Luxe said...

I sent you an email check out your spam sometimes blogger mail ends up there.

I sent you pictures :)

xx
Dore

my favorite and my best said...

no 4th decorating...but i do love a good block party..

Lumo said...

It's good to plan well in advance. I usually buy the first Christmas presents feww days aftr the previous Christmas...

Pls show us pictures of the decorated bike.

Angie said...

I don't but you sure are making me WANT to! ;)

lisaroy said...

You are going to need to be part of the parade with your wonderful pimped up bike! I don't think any Canada Day here is anywhere as fun and flashy - just too subdued! Unless of course hockey is involved!! : )
Wish we had Target here so I wouldn't have to make my pilgrimage to Buffalo to shop at one (one of my absolute faves!)

The Zhush said...

This is the cutest! What a sweet town you live in! Can not wait to see the post you do on this..and way to plan ahead!!!

love jenny xoxo said...

So cute! I love the ideas and I ♥ Target!!!

Andrea said...

Too cute! I was in Target last week and I bought a cute Zac Posen sweater. Always amazing deals there!

Tonia w/ Chic Modern Vintage said...

OH WOW you are so good. I always wait 'til the week before to get my decorations.

Struggler said...

I'm so impressed that you're planning so far ahead. Your bike is going to look fabulous!

fairmaiden said...

I like to decorate my beach cruiser for the 4th of July parade...don't forget battery twinkle lights...I found some a couple yrs ago at Ikea and I place them around my basket...they looks so cute when it becomes dusk. You are going to have so much fUn!!!

beachhouse etc. said...

adorable...love the bike...suzanne