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.