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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Flags and Fourth of July

Welcome. I am so happy that you stopped by. My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax with a glass of lemonade, and enjoy the flags and reflect on the true meaning of Fourth of July and what it means to our great country and the freedoms we are afforded here in America. I don't know about you, but Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. It is a day to share with family and friends. Do you have a favorite holiday memory?

Looks like Bentley, my Studio Assistant, is ready to show you how the addition of a few 99.cent flags can add a lot of festivity to home and garden.

My son gave me the adorable 4th of July door mat for my birthday and I love the touch of whimsy it adds to my front porch.

I love whimsy in the garden - the bee signs were purchased at a craft fair for just a few dollars and are so fun to place in the garden along with a few flags.

The parasols were purchased at the end of the season as few years ago - they do not completely open but I use them anyway for a touch of color and more whimsy.

I have had the vintage wooden flag for years and it just gets better and more worn and weathered each year.

Let's leave my garden and take a drive around the neighborhood to enjoy some more flags and a taste of Americana and see how our neighbors celebrate Fourth of July.

"Now may the God of Peace . . .make you complete in everything good." Hebrews 13:20,.21

Wishing you and your family a peaceful Fourth of July.

Thank you for stopping by. I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, comments, e-mails, and those who follow my blog. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special. I am still having problems leaving comments on some of your blogs and will start sending comments to you via e-mail.

I will be on a little blog break getting ready to participate in WHERE BLOGERS CREATE 2011 on July 14th and look forward to sharing with you my creative spaces in my home and garden. Looking forward to seeing you on July 14th.

Sending a big THANK YOU to our Service Men and Women and their families who sacrifice so much to protect out freedoms.

God Bless You and Your Families

Blessings, Erin


Anonymous said...

Hello Erin,

Here in France, we do celebrate our national day on July 14th but it is not the custom to decorate homes and gardens with flags or rosettes.
I love the way your garden looks with the nation colors and those bee signs. They are cute and so is Bentley, your dear assistant.

I would have loved to participate to Where bloggers create 2011 but I am afraid my tiny studio do not deserve it. However I'm looking forward to see your shop, which is certainly worth a look.

Enjoy your break.
Happy painting.

Anonymous said...

Happy 4th Erin! Can't wait to see your creative space. Hope you have a great weekend full of fun and blessings! Lori

Anonymous said...

Hi Erin ,

Did you ever tried to paint Bentley ? :)

Lady Jane said...

I just loved my visit today. You really know how to do up the 4th. Bless our men and women in the service stationed in harms way. And I loved the shot of little Bentley smelling hydrangeas in the last post...

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Erin, your yard looks great decked out for the 4th. have a wonderful and safe holiday. Enjoy.


Vicki Boster said...

Erin- your garden is beautifully dressed for the holidays. I love all the flags- Bentley has given us a wonderful tour. Your neighborhood looks lovely too.

Erin- have you tried the cure that everyone is talking about for your blog comments problems? Sign completely out of blogger- then sign back in- when you sign in be sure to unchecked the box that says "keep me signed in" - that box must be unchecked. You should be cured if you do this. It has worked for most everyone. Give it a try- email me if you don't understand this explanation.

Priscilla said...

I have loved looking at your garden photos! so beautiful and colourful x

Anonymous said...

what a lovely post,, I love that about the American people,, so patriotic,, thats a good thing,,

My Cozy Casita said...

Hi Erin beautiful garden I love where
you live one day Im going to move back to California to live in Orange
I like your garden with all 4th july decoration
beru nice.

Danieal Brian said...