Red Geranium window flower boxes add a perfect pop of color and Patriotic spirit for those seeking this time-honored summer cottage style.

Red Geranium flower boxes on cedar shakes home.

Stars and Stripes Blog Hop

I’m happy to join some talented bloggers today in sharing our Patriotic home decor with you as we think about the 4th of July holiday weekend just around the corner. Hosted by Kristy over at Kristy Mastrandonas Blog.

If you are joining me from Wendy of WM Design House, welcome! Wendy is such a dear friend in our little blogosphere world, and I love her Easy DIY 4th of July Decorations, don’t you?


Summer Window Boxes

Do you ever look at your home from the outside and think it’s missing something? If you’re like me, it’s like all the time, am I right?

So I grabbed a couple of old window boxes that used to surround our home in Vermont, thinking they would be the perfect addition to each side of our garage here at our home in Maine.

Red Geranium Window Flower Boxes

Painting the wooden wall mounts from red to green to match the Beautiful Essex Green Coastal House Trim.

Then, we quickly drilled the wooden window flower box mounts below each garage window. It is a very easy DIY project-flowers.

You may also find inspiration in this Red Decor Home Decorative Objects post.

Bright Red Geraniums

With the flower boxes filled with 7 to 8 small potted bright red geraniums with green leaves from the local garden shop, we rested the window boxes on the wooden mounts for the summer.

Geraniums also come in a wide range of colors, and you could also defer to artificial Geraniums too.

Man with Red Geranium Window Flower Boxes

Shop Wooden Flower Boxes and Red Geraniums

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USA Flags

Next, it was time to take out my bag of collected summer Patriotic decor to decorate the window boxes.

It didn’t take long for Ella, our Bernese Mountain Dog, to join in and help with decorating, too.

Bernese Mountain Dog with USA Flag on driveway.

Old Collected USA Flags

Over the years, I’ve collected old torn flags from our Vermont home’s flag pole. I have hung onto each one to use throughout our homes for summer Patriotic decorating ideas.

So, I thought I would wrap these two old USA flags around the window boxes for the upcoming 4th of July weekend. This is a great way to add a touch of Patriotic style to our new window displays.

You may also enjoy these 8 Vintage Patriotic Decorating Ideas.

And these Simple Vintage Americana Porch Table Ideas.

Simple Vintage Americana Porch Table Ideas with a Bernese Mountain Dog.

You may also be inspired by this Red Geraniums: A Patriotic Centerpiece post.

Shop Patriotic Decor

I took a walk around the garage just this morning with my favorite coffee mugs to check out the red geranium window boxes.

And you know what?

Red Geranium Window Flower Boxes with lobster mug and USA flag.

I think these red geranium window boxes stand on their own perfectly fine without the USA flags for the upcoming Patriotic holiday.

I don’t want to overdo it, and the pop of red with the white just looks so classic and proves to be an excellent choice.

What do you think?

You may also enjoy the post, White Petunias Antique Arrangement Ideas.

Bernese Mountain Dog with red geraniums flower boxes on cedar shakes home.

You may also enjoy seeing How We Restored our Aged Cedar Shake Siding on this home two years ago. And I’m getting ready to provide an update over there too!

Red geraniums centerpiece on teak table in backyard of cedar shakes home.

You may also enjoy this 7 Ways to Add Autumn Spirit to Your Front Porch this Fall post.

A Vintage Affair

If you have any thoughts, comments, or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you. Please share in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with your friends who are also vintage enthusiasts.

Do you have a flair for all things vintage, too? I would love to see and feature you in our Reader’s Showcase Series. A place for you to share and be recognized for your talents and passion for all things thrifting, vintage, and antique decor-related inspired by your time here with Dabbling & Decorating. Email me at

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Stars and Stripes Blog Hop

Next up on today’s Stars and Stripes Blog Hop Tour is Susan over at Hen and Horse Design, who is sharing her simple Patriotic patio decorating ideas. You are going to be so inspired by her amazing outdoor table!

Stars and Stripes Blog Hop Collage.

If you can believe it, there is still so much more to see. 

Check out my other amazing friends:

Wendy from WM Design House

Jessica from Itty Bitty Farmhouse

Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse

Kristy from Kristy Mastradonas

Regina from Saved from Salvage

Kristin from White Arrows Home

Michelle from The Glitzy Pear 

Missy from Sonata Home Design 

Kylie from True Mans Treasures

Susan from Hen and Horse Design

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  1. Sheryll $ Critters. says:

    Ella is so very beautiful!!!

  2. Susan Mogensen says:

    Hi Ann,

    I loved your colorful display ideas for the fourth of July! The red geraniums in the window boxes were my favorite. I visited the people on your blog and thought Wendy’s boxwood wreath with the shaggy ribbons was a unique idea. All of you gals are truly amazing! Always an uplifting experience to see what is on your site.

    1. Thank you so much Susan. It’s always nice hearing from you😃

    1. Thanks Jennifer isn’t she a character:)

  3. I love the window boxes! That is something that I definitely want to add on our home. Just lovely!

  4. I love how you’ve repurposed your window boxes and filled them with red geraniums for the season! They’re perfect for July 4th and all summer long! Always love a sighting of your beautiful pup, too!

  5. Such lovely window boxes, Ann, I love the detail on the front and the green brackets you used. As always, your photography is stunning.

  6. I love how these look, Ann! I am thinking of putting window boxes o.n the guest cottage!

    1. Thanks Molly. They’re simple and easy and not too much care involved. And the pop of color looks so nice from the road❤️

  7. Love your patriotic touches. Ella looked like she had fun too! Pinned!

  8. Ann,
    I love using red geraniums in my decor all summer. These window boxes are amazing.

    1. Thank you Rachel. They are simple and easy, you know my gardening skills❤️😉

  9. Your window boxes are gorgeous. I just love how you used geraniums! A flower my mother would use often in her gardens. It was great joining you today for the hop! Happy 4th to you!

    1. Thank you Susan my mother too that is why I chose them❤️

  10. These window boxes are amazing. Perfect style for your home and the geraniums (one of my favorite flowers) look perfect in them! I love how you have used the flag and your dog is adorable! It is fun to “hop” with you today! Thanks for a great post! ~Missy

    1. Thank you so much Missy. Have a wonderful weekend🙏