Thursday, July 3, 2008

HAPPY 4th Of JULY


I want to pay tribute to all the men and women in the armed forces that serve our great country in one form or another. They truly do sacrifice so we can enjoy our freedom. Some pay the ultimate price to secure that for us. They are the real heroes in this world.

My father served in the army, as did my one brother and my husband. My other brother served in the Navy. Almost all my uncles served as well.

I painted a flag, with a yellow ribbon on it, for my front door many years ago when the troops went into Desert Storm and I hang it there for any patriotic holiday. I decided to do the yellow ribbon theme again in the front of the house for the soliders still on foreign soil. Here's a few pics.
I hope all of you are enjoying the long weekend with family and friends.

The front of the house


Old Glory


Uncle Sam painted a long time agoThe mantle in the Great room Miss Liberty

I put out a few patriotic books on the tables



This is the dining room table set for company and a pic of the buffet.


We truly do live in a wonderful country that God has blessed greatly.

Thanks for stopping by!

28 comments:

Farrah said...

Wow! Your house is gorgeous! Looks like it's ready for the 4th! :-)

ourchristianhome said...

You have a beautiful home. Do you have great decorations like that for all of the seasons?

Bobbie said...

You have a beautiful home and those flag decorations are beautiful!

Neutral Dwelling said...

Happy 4th! Everything looks lovely in your home and I love your paintings!

Kari & Kijsa said...

What a beautiful home and a beautiful tribute!

Thanks for flying your flag proudly!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Charlotte said...

Love your Patriotic stuff. Thanks for the update on San Bernardino.

ellen b said...

Oh I love all your decorations and send my regards to all your loved ones who have served our country! Blessings...

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Everything looks wonderful! I hope you have a safe and happy 4th!

My Crafty Little Page said...

That front door flag is wonderful...love all your painted treasures. Thanks for sharing. Nancy

The Berry Patch said...

Wow, you have a DREAM home. It's so beautiful. Very cute 4th of July decorations.

Brandee :-)

Sue said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I got to discover yours as a result and what a treat. Just love that flag with the yellow ribbon!!! It is lovely. Thank you to for the sacrifices your family has made so that we may enjoy the freedom of living in this great country. I appreciate it more than you know. I will stop to visit often.
Sue

Shelia said...

Happy 4th to you! I'm so pleased you came to see me! Your decorations are darling and your home is lovely! Please come again and we'll visit!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Beverly said...

Your home is lovely both inside and outside. I love your yellow ribbons as a symbol that we honor those who defend us so well.

God bless you and your family. Have a glorious holiday.

Kathleen Grace said...

You have a beutiful home, and all the red, white and blue looks wonderful! Happy 4th!

Hootin' Anni said...

It is all so lovely here today...my visit makes me even more proud to be an American.

Ya, as you know if you've ever checked my sidebar, my family too served. It's all said with great pride!!!

Happy 4th of July to you.

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Beautiful...May your family have a wonderful celebration this July 4th!

Blessings,
Kathi :)

ceekay said...

Beautiful as always. Love the chargers! And yeah for the runner. Have fun with your guests. Love ya and Happy 4th to all of your family.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Images and words such as these make my heart sing with pride. Happy 4th of July!

Oliver's said...

What a lovely home you have. I love that you have hung yellow ribbons, it makes people stop and remember what the sacrifices perfect strangers make for our freedom. I am wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday, thank you for stopping by, Paula

Terri and Bob said...

I love your house! Thanks for sharing with us your beautiful red, white and blue!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I enjoyed seeing all your patriotic decorations, especially the ones you painted! Makes me want to paint again! I love the one with the yellow ribbon!

Please come back to my blog to hear the anthem I just posted!

Katherine

Kris said...

Your home looks so beautiful and festive! Hope you had a wonderful 4th!

Marie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. I just had time to make a few return visits. :o) Your house is BEAUTIFUL! I love all your decorations. Happy 4th!

Joy said...

What fun 4th of July decorations you have! Pretty house too!
Hope you had a great 4th!

Ivory Spring said...

Your house is beautiful, Ro. I love your patriotic display. :)

Cookie Sunshine said...

so sweet!
I hope your holiday was wonderful!

Hugs,
Cookie

Shannon said...

I love all your decorations! I hope you had a great 4th!

Rue said...

All your decorations look beautiful!

rue :)