Last year I started thinking ahead and decided I needed to get some blue plates for a red, white and blue table setting. I spotted the Liberty Blue pattern by Johnson Brothers and decided that it would be perfect.
Through out the year I bought 6 of the dinner plates that have Independence Hall pictured on them and I told myself that I would stop there with just the plates.
Well when I saw two little berry bowls at one of our sales I just couldn't pass them up.
After all they had Betsy Ross and the flag on them!
And then yesterday at a flea market I came across these wonderful salad plates and knew they would look perfect for my setting too! These are actually made for Avon back in 1976 for the Bicentennial year. One plate features Independence Hall, the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the other plate features the Liberty Bell, the symbol of Liberty and Freedom for all Americans.
At sales this past year I found this adorable postcard and the little drum ornaments
that I knew would be perfect for my July 4th table also.
I thought the children on the card were so sweet looking in their patriotic clothing,
and holding a sailboat, flags and a rifle for the celebration. I like all the shiny little gold stars in the background of the card too.
Outside I hung a tin multi holiday wreath on the door, a recent sale find,
and added a few flags since it does not represent the July 4th holiday on the wreath. The flags kind of give the inside space of the wreath a heart shape.
And I dressed up the flower pots and front porch with a few flags and a big flag bunting
and smaller buntings hanging under the windows on the house
And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
And I'll gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.
"God Bless the USA" Steve Greenwood
I don't know about you but every time I hear that song it brings me to tears. Thank God that the flag still stands for freedom! From my house to yours, may you have a glorious Fourth!
Let me take a moment to thank Kathy over at A Delightsome Life for featuring my previous post on my Latest Finds and a Busy Life.
This week I will be linking to the following parties...
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
A RETURN TO LOVELINESS with Kathy
SHARE YOUR CUP with Jann
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME with Maria Elena
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jillian
WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Patti
SHARE YOUR CUP THURSDAY with Jann
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry
FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY with Courtney
SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY with Cindy