Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Little Bit of Patriotic!


I have missed so many great linky party’s this week but didn’t want to miss the one for the The Vintage Patriotic Party at Common Ground and other ones too! I have a little bit of time here today so I’m doing this post earlier than I usually do. This area is so far from the house that I hope I remember to water the flowers in the vintage planter which I found at a yardsale, it’s made out of pressed tin and was so rusty, I actually sprayed it with flat white paint a little because it was getting just to rusty looking for me:) The birdhouse I bought years ago, it seems anyway, so I gave a one coat of flat white paint and put both the planter and the birdhouse on tree stumps…thank you Mr. Ice storm for providing the stumps!
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I know it’s not alot but it’s all I can manage right now…hey, I did get my front door painted and the ugly, out of date storm door taken off, I’ve been trying to get the Mr. to do this since I moved in here. I wonder what it is when you throw a big party everything that you have wanted to do with your house gets done all at once it seems.LOL I’ll be showing pictures soon of it and other things I’ve been up to, I’ve been a painting fool I tell ya!
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A further look away! Can you see all the pine needles on the ground? I guess they are a blessing it’s just that sometimes I wish they would just go away!
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A little straighter picture below.
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I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer and has a great 4th of July, we live in a great country, land of the FREE! We have to remember that always…traveling I’ve often stood and just marveled at the beauty of the country I’m in but then I remember that they don’t have what we Americans have… Freedom of choice and I feel so thankful that
God decided he wanted me to be born an American!
I’m joining these great party’s, thank you ladies for hosting even though you are so busy too!
Common Ground for Vintage Patriotic Party

16 comments:

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Sweet post! I like your Fourth of July display! :D

About Vintage French Hen said...

Happy 4th to you! I am very proud to be an American as well! Love your sweet vignette! Marcia

Gina said...

I love your patriotic display! The tree stumps make perfect pedestals for your flowers & birdhouse. I love how vintage it looks.

Karen said...

That is a great Fourth of July display and a wonderful vignette. Happy 4th to you and your family.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Love the bird house! And I think your new header picture is marvelous. I actually gasped when I opened your blog. Well done. Hope you have a great July 4th weekend and enjoy every minute!

cynthialeedesigns said...

I love your patriotic display...so pretty!! Have a Happy 4th of July weekend.
hugs,
Cindy

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Rondell! Thanks for leaving me a very nice comment! I truly appreciate it. Looks like you're in the spirit of things here! Have a great holiday!

Debbie said...

Oh my! your header is beautiful Rondell!!!
I think your little patriotic vignette is very cute.
have a great holiday weekend.
Hugs,
Debbie

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Happy Independence Day! I like your patriotic display~very vintage and very cute!

Ana said...

Hi Rondell,
What a sweet gardend display... Love the birdhouse and tree trunks. Happy 4th of July! Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend! I love your display and the birdhouses are adorable. Thanks for joining my party this week.
Hugs,
Sherry

Emily said...

Love all the 4th of July decor! Darling!!!
Happy 4th of July Weekend!
-emily
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At The Picket Fence said...

I think it all looks so charming! You did a great job and it has so much of a sweet vintage feel to it. Thanks so much for sharing it at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Debra @ Common Ground said...

What a great spot. Love the flowers and the wonderful patriotic birdhouse!! Thanks so much for linking up the the Patriotic Party!
Hope you're having a great weekend!
xo Debra

Samantha Lynn said...

Hi Rondel! Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving your encouragement. :) I wanted to tell you, I have the exact same corner piece as you do in your header photo! Mine is painted a blue base and white washed. I've been thinking of painting it out solid white and distressing it. Seeing yours just convinced me to paint it out! I'll post ya a pic soon of a before and after! Thanks for the inspiration and Happy 4th to you! :)

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Love the red, white and blue!!