Thursday, June 28, 2012

Happy 4th of July

What is it about the 4th of July that makes me so happy? It has to be the memories that I have from when I was a little kid. I have a huge extended family and when I was younger, we spent the 4th of July together. We would meet early in the day and have a BBQ, play games, eat some more and then get ready for the fireworks. My aunt had a dog that would chase the ones that spun on the ground. His mouth would be full of smoke. He was crazy but he loved it. Another one of my aunt's had a flying firework land in her hair and it went up in flames. Luckily someone put it out quick and she didn't get hurt or lose too much hair! After all the fireworks were over, we would drive home and fall asleep in the car. My dad would carry us into the house and put us to bed. Life was much simpler back then and I cherish those memories.
Now that I am an adult, I try to make 4th of July at my house special. I like to put out a few decorations that I leave out until after Labor Day. This year, I took some inspiration from Pinterest and made this flag wreath using red, white and blue tule. It was really easy and a lot of fun to make. I have had several people ask if I could make them one...of course I would love to!
This is a banner that I made last year. I love the red, white and blue papers that I used. The sparkly stars in the middle are fun too. Someday I would love to have a big wrap around porch where I can hang bunting all around it. Until then, my paper banner will work inside the house!This is my favorite mosaic glass hurricane. I found it at Kohl's a few years ago on sale for just a few dollars. It works perfectly to hold all of my little American flags. I also have some flags tucked into my plants out front. There is something so beautiful about Old Glory. So full of history and times gone by. I love the stars and stripes!
This year, since 4th of July falls on a Wednesday, we won't be going camping. Instead, we are taking the day and spending it with my family. We will drive up to my mom and dad's house and have a BBQ, go fishing, sit in the creek and do whatever our hearts desire. I am really looking forward to the lazy day that awaits us and I wish all of you a very Happy Independence Day!
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7 comments:

Jody and Stan said...

Happy 4th of July! Very cute post. Love all your decorations. Sounds like you'll have a wonderful holiday. Enjoy!

Jody

Diann said...

So cute! I love, love, love the wreath!

Jana Faith said...

I love the banner. Very festive.

Fruto do Espírito said...

Receber sua visita será uma surpresa maravilhosa.
Gostaria que também seguisse o meu espaço que, a partir de hoje torna-se extensão de sua casa, para minha alegria.

With love to you!

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THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD,
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I shall not want,
This supply is!

MAKE ME WALK IN GREEN PASTURES,
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GUIDE ME FOR THE PATHS OF JUSTICE,
That's Guidance!

FOR THE LOVE OF YOUR NAME,
This is on purpose!

THOUGH I WALK THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH,
That's Testing!

I will fear no evil,
That's Protection!

Thou art with me,
That is fidelity!

YOUR STICK AND YOUR staff they comfort me,
This is discipline!

Prepare a table before ME IN THE PRESENCE OF MY ENEMIES,
This is hope!

UNGE MY HEAD WITH OIL
That's Consecration!

And my cup runneth over,
That's Abundance!

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This is a blessing!

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NanaDiana said...

Oh- what fun things here! I LOVE that wreath and all your other sweet things, too! xo Diana

bj said...

The wreath is just darling. You did a fantastic job on it.

Now, I want a wrap around porch, too, full of hanging ferns, rockers, swings and......buntings, of course. :))
Guess I better see if I can make a paper banner for inside. :)

Red Rose Alley said...

Trisha,
Your 4th of July mememories sound very much like the ones I had when I was young. We always had barbecues and block parties, and lots of watermelon. I love your wreath - I think the tule makes it look special. The mosaic glass is so unique and pretty - I really like Kohls too. I hope you had a wonderful day with your family.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley