Wednesday, July 02, 2008


Hosted by Kari and Kijsa! Be sure to stop by their blog and visit the other flag flyers!

What can I say, I get choked up when I sing the National Anthem with my hand over my heart. Or when participants were holding Old Glory while walking in the town parade the other day. And especially when I see a child waving a flag with pride.

So I hope you don't mind, I got rather carried away with this post!

Here is our freshly painted home, ready for the 4th! You can see before pictures here, along with my favorite patriotic vintage dress.

I put this throw on the loveseat as it has a big patriotic shoe on it!

Here's Kevin teaching Nova to bring the flag in at night.
My favorite window cling, which has seen better days. It's starting to crack up in places. : (

Cool tray I picked up for just $1.00!

Here we have a collection of vintage things... A Betsy Ross print, strawberry and velvet hat, jewelry set, gloves, (which go with my Scarlett O'Hara party gown!), a rabbit fur from an old coat, etc...

How about a little patriotic Chrsitmas in July?

This is a tree I put up our first year in this house. We put it in the office upstairs, as we had the downstairs all torn up. I had family serving in Iraq and thought this would be a nice way to support them and our troops at Christmas time. The ornies were hung with yellow ribbon. The whole shebang probably cost around $50 including the white tree. I had a lot fun with it, and made sure all of my Christmas wrap was red, white, blue.






You can see more pictures of my patriotic Christmas here.

Here's a flag pillow in Nova's room~

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Oh! And this fabulous vintage table and chairs set that was already painted for only $70!! Nova likes to have tea with Winnie the Pooh and Tigger. (this pic is from when I had just brought it home)

As for me and my family, we are proud to be Amercians.
And I'll leave you with this~Happy Independence Day everyone!


kari and kijsa said...

ABsolutely fabulous!!! Love all the flag-flying posts, and Christmas in July (or is it July in Cristmas??LOL!!) is wonderful! Loved those decorations, and am so inspired to think about the flag as a wonderful symbol all year round! A perfect display of Old Glory!!!

Happy Independence Day blessings,
kari & kijsa

My Beautiful Mess! said...

Your home is BEAUTIFUL! Christmas in July is just the best thing ever. I love your patriotic tree!!

blessings said...

I have to say, after looking at your patriotic dress, you are stunningly beautiful! And your decorations are wonderful too =) Blessings... Polly

Anonymous said...

Just wonderful. Everything is perfect. Happy Fourth of July.

La Tea Dah said...

Fantastic post! I love how your patriotism goes year around and fits into your daily lives so well.

Nova's table and chair set --- so cute!

Heather said...

Oh I love all of the red white and blue!! I get choked up too when I say the pledge, sing our anthem or just seeing a flag displayed......I get goosebumps and my eyes fill with tears. We are so fortunate to live in this beautiful country!!
Have a wonderful 4th of July to you and your family!!
-Heather :)

B. said...

You have such a beautiful porch and such nice decorations for the 4th. Love that Christmas tree and your hair is beautiful!

Rue said...

LOVE it!! I pledge allegiance to the flag, the ornaments, the house, the flag... Fabulous :)


Lallee said...

Great post! I loved it ALL!!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I just love the old fashioned beauty of your sweet home! Thank you oh-so-much for sharing such a delightful treat with us! I'll have to snap a photo of our porch now and share our buntings with y'all.


Decor To Adore said...

Beautiful images and inspiring words make my heart swell with pride.

Life on the Edge said...

Your porch looks great! Love all your Americana. The pic of Nova and his dad with the flag is extra sweet!

That Christmas tree is fabulous. You sure went all out, and what a great tribute to your family member serving over seas!


teachermomof2 said...

Your home looks great! I love all the Americana. I'm an Americana fan too.

Do you actually celebrate Christmas in July, as in exchange gifts?

Saucy said...

Your theme tree rocks. I just love a good theme tree, and this one is so very patriotic! So clever.

Unknown said...

Hey Miss Nikki! How the heck did I miss those gorgeous pictures of your Christmas Tree?! Thanks for pointing them out to me ....

I can' wait for this year!

Christie said...

Your patriotic Christmas tree is amazing and so is your other red, white and Blue!