A Little of the Red White and Blue

I think that celebrating our Nations birthday and the state of Utah’s birthday where I was born and raised –  which are both in the month of July is the only time that I set my soft sweet color scheme aside. I just can’t take those deep beautiful red white and blue’s and turn them into pastel, it just doesn’t see, right. My heart is likely to skip a beat when I see our nations flag flying against a beautiful big blue sky. I have a deep love and respect for our fore fathers who founded and fought for our country, and the dear pioneers who gave their lives so that they could have their religious freedoms in our state.

red Collage

Today I want to share with you how I remember my countries birthday through decor. Adding a little bit of red white and blue really doesn’t cost a lot to get into the spirit of the holiday. Most of the things that I will share are vintage items that have belonged to family ancestors or items that I have had on hand.

red out

At the entrance of my home is a flag that has flown at my homes for the last 42 years. I have a soft spot for special keepsakes like this. So if you were to visit me today this lovely flag would greet you at the door.

red hutch

My hutch is decked out for the holiday with my blue and white transfer ware. My son Adam’s Navy picture seemed quite appropriate to display in these vignettes. It makes you really think twice about the life of a solider when you have given birth to him.

red parents

The flag that I have on display here is a flag that flew over my families horse ranch for years. I grew up with a deep respect and love for our country and with a grandfather who was a Police Chef and a father that served his states wildlife, and parks departments for over 50 years both of them running for public office and ending up in the state legislature as well as a very active democrats  you learn a few things about the great freedoms that have been so bravely fought for.

red capitol

About twenty years ago I had the privilege to spend a couple of weeks touring our nations capitol. Walking around the mall and seeing the incredible sites of that great city really bore testimony to me of the great freedoms that we enjoy because of many courageous men and women who fought for our country. I’ve also had the great pleasure of visiting Philadelphia and seeing their great land marks there. It really puts a lump in my throat when I think about those special visits.

red shoe

It really doesn’t take much to put a vignette together of the red white and blue.

red sam

Of course where would we be without Uncle Sam coming along for the ride.

Red box

I also was given the flag that flew at my grandparents home. I really cherish that one too.

I would like to share with you one of my favorite patriotic songs. Here are the lyrics: sing along if you like.

This Is My Country

 This is my country! Land of my birth!
This is my country! Grandest on earth!
I pledge thee my allegiance, America, the bold,
For this is my country to have and to hold.

What diff’rence if I hail from North or South
Or from the East or West?
My heart is filled with love for all of these.
I only know I swell with pride and deep within my breast
I thrill to see Old Glory paint the breeze.

With hand upon heart I thank the Lord For this my native land,
For all I love is here within her gates.
My soul is rooted deeply in the soil on which I stand,
For these are mine own United States.

This is my country! Land of my choice!
This is my country! Hear my proud voice!
I pledge thee my allegiance, America, the bold,
For this is my country! To have and to hold.

Signature blue

I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!

Monday

Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home

Inspiration Monday Party @ What Meegan Makes

Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House

Show and Share @ Coastal Charm

Something to talk about @Karen’s Upon the Hill

Inspire me Monday @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Tuesday

The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm

Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner

Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose

Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques

Wednesday

What’s It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants

Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure

Thursday

Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson

Share your Style @ The Essence of Home

Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner

Idea Box @ Christmas Creations

Before and After Wednesday @ The Dedicated House

Friday

Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage

Shabbilicious Friday Link Party @ Shabby Art Boutique

Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home

Anythings Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House

Home Matters Linky Party @ Life with Lorelai

Saturday

Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane

Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk

Sunday

Sunday’s at Home @ Thoughts from Alice

Silver Pennies Sunday @ Silver Pennies

 

 

36 thoughts on “A Little of the Red White and Blue

  1. I love how you combined the red, white and blue items in the hutch for a vintage, patriotic theme, esp. with Uncle Sam nestled in the bread box! Thanks for the song lyrics that remind us that we are all individuals under one united flag.

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  2. Jo,
    Your hutch vignette is beautiful. Love all your special pieces. You rocked it out with this vignette.
    Love it all. Have a great week.
    Kris

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  3. I do love me some red/white/blue and patriotism! It’s is a joy to decorate with these happy and sentimental colors! I love your pieces and enjoyed seeing them! Many blessings, Cindy

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  4. Your hutch certainly looks very patriotic. It looks great. I love how the flag looks draped on it. It is wonderful how you have cared for and cherished these pieces which have been passed down from your family. Everything looks great.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ❤️Ana

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  5. Oh Jo, I absolutely adore your red, white, and blue! Every single detail is perfect, my friend. Thank you so much for taking the time to link up with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

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  6. Jo, you always do such an amazing job! Love all of your displays and the beautiful flag as you enter your home! The bread tin is fabulous and I love your transferware. Great idea to add your sons photo. I should do that with my sweet hubbies. He retired from the National Guard. Love all of your special flags! Thanks for sharing with SYC. I’ll be featuring you this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    • Thank you Debra for your sweet comment. I was at a blogging party the other day at Jann’s from Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson’s blog and everyone had such wonderful things to say about and your blog. It is amazing and such an inspiration to us all. Jo

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