Monday, August 1, 2011

Back to School Decorating Ideas

I know many of you will think I am rushing things but I wanted to do a back to school vignette in my dry sink and a little something on the dining room table. I started to pull some things out and I just kept going until it was done. Here is just a peek.

School for my kids starts the last week of August so they still have three sweet weeks left. Some of our friends started this week. I miss the days when everyone started right after Labor Day.

Not sure my kids were too excited to see the reminders but my hubby and I had fun putting it together.
This little plaque of the Pledge of Allegiance is a favorite. I have heard that not all schools bother to ever say it any longer. When I was in school we said it everyday first thing. I personally think that was a good thing. 

I will reveal the whole thing in a few days when I am done tweaking it.

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~Sara said...

Can't wait to see the whole thing, looks awesome. Fun times changing things around for the different "seasons"of life. Good luck with another school year. This is our first year "not" having a child go back to school- well regular k-12 grade-( our youngest starts college but he is on his own -lol)It kind of feels weird, the end of an era. Happy decorating ~Sara

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I bet your kids did not like the reminder!!
Love that pledge of allegince plaque!

Ginger Zuck said...

Love it, and I love I Pledge the Allegince!!!! You go girl!

camp and cottage living said...

I love your pledge the Allegiance thing- a- ma- jig. I can't tell what it is.I look forward to seeing the whole finished vignette soon!

Kris said...

Very cute! Here they go back Aug. 11. I miss the days of going back after Labor Day too.

acorn hollow said...

very fun. the summer is zooming by.

Debbie said...

Very cute, and around here it would NOT be jumping the gun. School starts next week.

I don't have school aged kids anymore. Those were the best days of my life.

Sandra said...

I bet your kids aren't too thrilled to see the reminder but it looks good. I really like the chalkboard. :o)

Summer is passing quickly now that it's August (I love Fall it's my favourite season). Some schools start in August here in my part of Ontario but most start after Labour Day.

Shelia said...

Very cute back to school reminder. I remember those days - my daughter couldn't wait to go and buy school supplies and my son just said, you do it for me mom! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mary said...

Love your decor ... our district still goes back to school the day after Labor Day. But we're homeschoolers ... hopefully the materials I just ordered (wow, late this year!) arrive soon. Thanks for sharing.

Mary @ Redo 101

Leslie said...

Very pretty!!! If I mention the words Back To School now my girls will have my head! : )
Have a fantastic week.

Rhonda said...

Enjoyed your post - I like "school stuff." :) I also really like that embroidered red gingham lamp shade!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a fun idea. I love the chalkboard and the ruler and pencils, such fun reminders of school. Such a creative idea. Love it. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

The Cranky Queen said...

just adorable! thanx for tiffany