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The in Box by Susan Martin:

Red, white and blue never takes a summer holiday. It’s a classic combination that works in so many ways and in so many places. Shop now for items you can use all summer long. With Memorial Day already here, it will be July 4 before you know it.

Eagle eye: Garden stakes come in a variety of patriotic designs including this made-in-U.S.A. friendly looking figure. Priced $15 at the Made in America store in Elma, with other locations in Niagara Falls and at McKinley and Eastern Hills malls, www.

Bring your own: Folding lawn chair in red, white and blue comes with two cupholders as shown, $30, or without, $26. At the Made in America store in Elma; other store locations include Niagara Falls and at McKinley and Eastern Hills malls, www.

Toss it in: The cotton striped storage bin in coral-red and white is part of the Threshold Nautical Collection at Target. It measures 12 inches high and 13 inches wide and is regularly priced $19.99 at, select Target stores.

Carry on: Metal trays in coral-red or navy can be at your service all season long. Priced $24.99 each at, select Target stores.

Spot on: These pillow covers for 18-inch inserts feature white dots on indigo blue or red cotton fabric, with zipper closures. Priced $29.50 at and in the Pottery Barn catalog.

Striped right: Women’s cotton top in red and navy pairs beautifully with a white maxi skirt. Originally priced $49; from the Chaps collection at select Kohl’s and

Town and country: Lightweight linen-blend sweater with three-quarter-length sleeves by Chaps will take you many places this summer, especially when paired with white denim capris. Originally priced $59 at select Kohl’s and

Twinkle, twinkle: You’ll find plenty of places to hang this 14-inch-wide star crafted from natural sisal hand painted red or blue. Priced $8.95 at select Pier 1 stores,

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