Friday, July 2, 2010

Celebrate Freedom ~ A Special Pink Saturday Edition



Each year the fourth of July holiday gets bigger and bigger around our house.
It started a few years ago.


Tonight I decorated our mantle.
The rosettes I made recently using the instructions found on Country Living's website. I haven't finished them into a banner! (Maybe by next year)

I found the garland, by Bethany Lowe, on the Christmas Traditions website.

I'm getting out all of my craft and party supplies...


...because we're getting ready to have friends over
to celebrate America's birthday on Sunday!!!!!



After all, liberty is a very precious thing.
I don't want to take it for granted.



We also like to shop in the quaint little towns not too far from our house.
Get ice cream, enjoy some fireworks.

I'm really getting into buying and selling vintage patriotic items. I

even started a new category on my website this year.

This book is amazing!


Dear Hubs has already claimed this pillow cover if it doesn't sell.

He's had a dream of owning

a lake house. Wouldn't it look great?

I told him he'd better hurry up and buy his house before it goes!

It takes longer than you think to find the right place.

He's been looking for ages.

Vintage Americana postcards.... to scrapbook, frame, or create a banner...


But most of all, I love enjoying our backyard deck in the woods with our red, white, and blue lights...enjoying good conversations with friends.

Happy 234th Birthday, America!

Let freedom ring! God Bless.


A big thank you to Beverly for hosting this special edition of PINK SATURDAY.

For more fabulous freedom celebrations check out her blog, How Sweet the Sound.



10 comments:

debbie said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY AND HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY
LOVELY POST.
THAT US MARINE PILLOW....MY FIL WAS IN THE NAVY IN HIS VERY EARLY 20'S AND HE IS 89 YEARS OLD NOW AND HE BOUGHT A PILLOW LIKE THAT FOR MY MIL...IT IS OVER 60 YEARS OLD AND IT LOOKS GOOD AS NEW....THEY ARE JUST VERY THIN PADDING WISE...IT WOULD MAKE A WONDERFUL PILLOW FOR THE LAKE.
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Thank You for stopping by today. You have some great things for 4Th of July that you had posted. Have a great 4TH of July weekend.....Julian

Natasha Burns said...

Happy 4th of July :)
I hope you have a great weekend!

thanks for stopping by and for your input re the text size. I found out about a solution - a program called Live Writer, that gives lots more flexibility :)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Jillian,
What a great patriotic post!!
Everything is so pretty and that book is amazing!!

Debbie

Regina said...

Beautiful post Jillian.
Happy Pink Saturday and a blessed 4th of July weekend.

R e g i n a

A Write Life said...

Lovely pink post. Have a great weekend.

LV said...

It is nice to see someone honoring this special day so well. Your decorations are very nice.

MJ said...

Happy July 4 to you! You've decked out the halls in red, white & blue! Good for you! Enjoy your day tomorrow

Dogmom Diva said...

Jillian, great images and sounds like an awesome 4th..I agree with Natasha, Live write is what I use its a free Download and its great for pictures, text, etc..and easy.
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-writer..

Barb

d said...

Happy 4th....kinda late!! I love your decorations, Jillian....I bought some of those red, white and blue lights this year...put them on my 5' grapevine (cone shaped) tree I keep on our back patio year round! I love the festive look it gives to that area in the evening.

So sorry you are having gall bladder issues!! My hubs had to have his removed years ago...he immediately felt better when that rascal came out!!

Did Bebe like the fireworks? Our grand boy enjoyed his first parade. The sirens on the vintage firetrucks kinda spooked him at first, but he adapted and loved seeing all of the fun entries.

Just got in from a long and grueling run/walk!! I needed to bump up my exercising and burn some of the 4th of July calories I took in at our picnic!! My knees will probably "talk" to me tomorrow, however!

L, Dana