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Patriotic Panache

Carol Cook, decorating her Ventura, California, home for the Fourth of July is almost as important as decking the halls in December. In fact, her decor celebrates American exuberance all year long. "I love red, white and blue," she enthuses. If you are looking for ways to add broad stripes and bright stars to your home this July, consider these spirited ideas:

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Honeyed Figs

Put something delicious on the table with this farm-to-table recipe from North Carolina restaurateur and owner of Coon Rock Farm.

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Decorating Secret
Flowery Funnel

Flowery Funnel

Upend a large metal funnel and suspend it from a rusty chain for a unique alternative to a typical hanging basket.

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What are your favorite summer motifs?

Geraniums or other flowers
Flags or other patriotic designs
Watermelon or other fruits
Seashells or other shore-themed items