Monday, June 20, 2011

Am I blue?

Am I blue?

No! I am Red, White and Blue!

I don't normally have much red, white and blue decor in my home, but I do love to bring it all out this time of year. There is blue almost everywhere so it isn't hard to incorporate the red and white. You should be able to click the collage to get a slightly larger view of the whole thing. The wall quilts and table runner are projects from past years. The resin Marine bear and the Marine Beanie Baby came into the family while son Chuck was active in the Corps. The lady resin bear with the flag is a Boyd's Bear named Eleanor Bearsevelt. When Boyd's Bears was a recurring feature on QVC, I was a pretty faithful viewer and frequent shopper.

My hometown isn't huge, but we put on a great fireworks display the last Friday in June. We are fortunate to be able to see the fireworks from our front yard. We might miss the local talent that performs before the pyrotechnics, but we don't have traffic to fight and we have the comfort of our lawn chairs and the convenience of a refrigerator and bathrooms just a few steps away. The more you visit that refrigerator or the cooler near the door, the more you might need that bathroom. Funny how that works, isn't it?

We'll have extended family and friends here as will our neighbors. We share bug spray when needed and choreograph our Ooohs and Ahhhs just to embarrass the older kids who secretly find this funny but are too cool to admit they still enjoy hokey family stuff.

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Rudee said...

I always like to see a bit of Americana. Your mosaic is lovely. Speaking of Red, White and Blue, we're going to see the Emancipation Proclamation at The Henry Ford at midnight tonight. I hope the weather cooperates.

Jaclyn Hicks said...

I love all your decorations!! And that seems like the perfect way to see a fireworks display!!

SkippyMom said...

Oooh perfect way to watch the fire works. We get together with the neighbors and set off ours in the street [they don't go in the air, that's illegal] because it is too crowded to go see the "real" ones. :)

I love all your red, white and blue - especially the flowers with the flags. Brilliant - I may "borrow" your idea if you don't mind. Thanks!

Chatty Crone said...

Do you also have fireworks on the 4th - summer time is hot - but has a lot of fun things too.