Well, I've decided to to stall decorations for the fair show that's on labor day weekend. I have two stalls, so while it'll probably look a bit funny since there are only 2, I'm going to do it anyway since this may be my last year of showing my horse (since I'm looking to go to college next fall). They judge for the best decorated stall and the theme is patriotism, but I don't expect to do well since I only have 2 stalls and the same person wins every year because he brings quite a few horses (we totally had the best decorations a few years ago when we brought a string of about 4 horses, plus our tack stall, but he still won ) But I do want it to look nice. This was our decorations a few years ago: I'm thinking that I might do something similar this year... with a few twists and more stars & stripes =) Here's the basic layout of my stall plan: I am planning on using the same stall fronts as before and making my horse a new stall plaque, since his is kinda MIA right now *lol* I'm planning on making the ribbon rack out of dowels and ribbon (and paint the dowels blue... maybe with a coat of silver glitter paint on top of it... not sure yet)... if I make one anyway - depends on how much time I have. I can't decide if I will hang the flag like we did a few years ago, or hang it behind the door as a curtain (that's the stall that I will be sleeping in/tack stall *lol*), I'll prob hang it like we did before because I don't want to upset anyone by pushing the flag aside while walking in and out of the stall The flowers (mums) will be white and red, and I'm trying to find a way to dye some of the white ones blue *lol* The picture frames (three matted 5x7 pictures hanging in two rows with two un-matted 8x10 pictures in the center), all pictures of my horse from the past few years, will look like this: The last 2 don't show the colors well... the first one is the best Then the table is going to have the flag fabric as the tablecloth. It's the same light wood table as in the top pic (it has a neat blue stripe tablecloth on it in that pic), but I'm going to repaint it so that it's silver, like the frames. On the table I'm going to have a votive holder (that I'm going to etch) that I will have a citronella candle in, and I may repaint Breyer ASB Stablemate to look like my horse and put it on the table too - once again, depends on time What do you think? Any comments/suggestions would be totally appreciated and welcome - positive or negative I just want feedback on what people think of it *lol* Thanks a bunch!!