I used my Martha Stewart glitter to accent these prints of antique postcards. I am a glitter fanatic. Truly.
A friend of ours gave us this Jim Shore Lady Liberty Angel. She is a fierce one. I love the way she protects her freedoms. Think I should leave her out right now because ... Well, I'll let you guys fill in that blank for yourselves. I'm never one to force my politics. And maybe that's what's wrong with things. We all are so
Dining room is Independence Central right now. It's so much fun to decorate the table and the little sideboard table. Everyone pretty much comes in here because it is on the way to the Powder Room! HAHA..
I had every intention of leaving the Fourth decorations in their tub this year. It got later and later, and I was just treading water and trying to clean up the little messes everywhere. Suddenly I just couldn't do it. They were so darn loud in the closet. They hollered stuff like, "Why did you collect us, anyway? We are tired of this box. Play us or Trade us." Silly holiday stuff like that. So the other day I decided to just tuck them around. It didn't take all that long. Why I resisted until the 2nd of July? That's Ms. Procrastination for you.
I made the sparkly card, and the little bracelet is a genuine wooden treasure bought for me by my son years and years ago at the Dollar Store. I wear it at least once a year, and it still has the original elastic. Not too bad, I'd say. The cobalt bauble is new, but I know my daddy would adore it. Tucked inside the cream pitcher is a full moon chart. We have two listed for July. This little chart was a small token at a visitation of a dear friend of mine, a fellow moon lover. My Nellie.
The "snow" globe is for my daddy years ago. I love the way it picks up the reflections of the patriotic tablecloth. It has long been a dream of mine to see the Statue of Liberty. I have such a love for the way she graces the harbor.
This little Miss Liberty was lovingly stitched for me by my sister/cousin. I love the way she sparkles in this primitive redwork. She sits today on our dining room table in the midst of the celebrations.
Let Freedom Ring, she sings.
Happy Fourth of July!
My gramma made the bicentennial quilt in the basket for my mom in 1976.
Happy little Jim Shore Mickey Mouses * Mice?* celebrate on our mantel. My good friend gives Jim Shore goodies to my mother, who adores his work.
Let Freedom Ring!