Sunday, July 3, 2011

Celebrating Independence Day

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Independence Day weekend!  As we celebrate with family and friends, let us not forget our brave ancestors who, in declaring our independence from England and bringing to a head the revolution that was ensuing, risked everything for our great Nation and its precious freedoms. The original signers were forced to flee, living in fear and putting their families at risk for torture and even death. We must preserve their legacy for future generations.

I am enjoying a quiet, relaxing 4th of July weekend for a change. Still, I couldn't resist putting together some yummy goodies and a festive display in honor of Independence Day.

vanilla ice cream with strawberry sauce, blueberries, and fresh whipped cream 

I just tied a red gingham apron around a simple
wooden bar stool for some fun color

my patriotic tin box
(normally it sits on a stack of vintage suitcases in the living room)

these old blue medicine bottles were found along the
river bank where we used to live in Saxapahaw

even the chicks approved of the spread

May we always remember the early Colonial founders, Revolutionary War veterans and patriots of all classes both male and female who fought for our liberty in one way or another.

I am joining:


  1. Fantastic pictures! Beautiful and so dreamy atmosphere!

  2. LOVED looking at your pictures.....beautiful. :) I found my way here via Rural Revival. Stop by my farm for a visit and say hi too.........would love to have you.

  3. Everything looks just beautiful and chicken approved! Love it!