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Dirt Road Adventures – Patriotic Thrifting

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, and Welcome to Dirt Road Adventures! It’s time to look back at everything happening here on the blog, some behind-the-scenes patriotic thrifting and beach adventures, plus inspiration from around the web.

We are having a rainy holiday weekend at the beach. Fortunately, we arrived earlier in the week, and the weather was much nicer than it is today.

I worked really hard last weekend to have projects and decorating ideas to share with you during the week. This allowed us a few extra days to enjoy our beach cottage.

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Adventures at the End of the Dirt Road

This is a look back at all my adventures this past week.

We’ve been at the beach most of the week, and I thought I’d share some of our adventures with you today.

The week began with lots of wind, so traveling to Wilmington for lunch was more enjoyable than braving a sandblast on the beach.

The first day I took Brad to The Kitchen Sink. I had previously been with a friend and knew he would love the atmosphere and the food.

The next day we had lunch at a favorite restaurant, Indochine. Afterward, we ventured across the highway to Flea Bodys to check out all the vintage booths.

If you plan to be in the Wilmington, NC area, you will enjoy reading – Thrifting in Wilmington, NC.

Patriotic Thrifting

Since it is Memorial Day weekend, I thought it would be to do a little patriotic thrifting.

I love this time of year because you can put out the patriotic decor this weekend and leave it thru the 4th of July.

Several of the booths were celebrating this Memorial weekend with patriotic touches.

I especially liked the vintage flags and the picnic plates with ants. They would be so fun for a 4th of July picnic.

We also enjoyed a few meals with friends and had a great Memorial Day celebration with all our neighbors. The event was pulled inside due to rain and wind. However, we still enjoyed sharing good food and making lasting memories.

Here the ladies are enjoying a beverage at Soul Flavor in Carolina Beach. They guys are camera shy across the bar from us.

In Case You Missed It

First, the week was filled with dinner ideas, recipes, and party menus in preparation for Father’s Day! If you need inspiration, look no further than these fun table ideas, recipes, and more.

Father’s Day Resources – Click Images for details

This week was also our annual Bloggers’ Best Summer Home Tours. I shared 10 Ways To Add Vintage Charm To Your Bedroom. You will not want to miss so much variety, from gardens to patriotic thrifting, porches, and more inspiration. If you missed the tour, check out these talented decorators.

Bedding Resources

Adventures Off The Dirt Road

Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Each week there are so many wonderful blog posts, and I’m sharing some of my favorites with you today.

There are so many creative ideas, and I’m always asking myself, “Why didn’t I think of that”? LOL

You’ll love these Clever Ways To Repurpose Underused Space in Your Home.

I loved this DIY Patriotic Garland, also.

Are you looking for a unique coastal wreath idea? Check out Jennifer’s fun wreath.

These are the cutest DIY Flags.

Do you need to keep bugs away from your porch? These planter ideas are brilliant.

If you love vintage birdhouses, see this restoration project.

What’s in my cart?

I’ve been looking at this tablecloth for weeks. Should I get it?

I also like this color. Help! I have enjoyed this pink one so much that I feel another plaid color would get lots of use. See all my favorite tablecloths.

I just added this hair humidity tamer to my supply of hair care products, and I love it.

I’m loading up my Kindle with summer reads.

This cocktail smoker is a perfect Father’s Day Gift. Brad loves his.

I hoped to use this new sun hat on the beach, but it will have to wait until the next trip.

This rug arrived, and it looks better in person than online. Yay! I can’t wait for you to see it styled.

Coming Soon…

A German Chocolate Upside Down Cake – YUM! It’s perfect for Memorial Day!

Metal Flower Wreath: Anthropologie Hack

Patriotic Blog Hop – Coastal Beach Cottage Decorating

Best Ideas to Use Ticking Fabric for DIY Projects

Summer Porch Tour

I hope you have the Best Memorial Day as we honor those who gave their lives for our freedom.

Wendy McMonigle

Tuesday 30th of May 2023

What a fun week you had Rachel. I enjoyed your thrifting adventures with your friends and bought the smoker for my husband for Father's DAy, such a great idea.


Tuesday 30th of May 2023

Wendy, I'm glad you found this helpful. Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday 28th of May 2023

Looks like such a fun week at the beach Rachel! Thank you for sharing my patriotic flags, I appreciate it so much!!! Happy Memorial Day!


Monday 29th of May 2023

Heidi, You are welcome and thank you.


Sunday 28th of May 2023

Love the Patriotic thrifting Rachel, Fabulous ideas. Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!


Sunday 28th of May 2023

Ann, I'm so glad you stopped by today. Thank you!

Laura Ingalls Gunn

Sunday 28th of May 2023

So many wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing!


Sunday 28th of May 2023

Laura, Thanks so much.


Sunday 28th of May 2023

Sounds like the perfect week. So much fun. Hugs to you


Sunday 28th of May 2023

Renae, Thanks for stopping by.