Saturday, July 2, 2016

A Bit of Americana in my Home

I love the Fourth of July! I start bringing out my patriotic collections for Memorial Day and keep them up through the end of summer.


The last of the ribbon I thought I'd try on my candlesticks...


I always try to do red, white and blue in flowers for my entryway.


My purchased garden flag near the entryway.


Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson are always debating singing on my piano...but they fit the patriotic theme as well.


My star collection on each end of the mantle here...


These Americana boxes I've collected at cute shops in Texas, one at a time. They store swim passes, stamps, and various other misc bits and bobs.

More stars in  my basement...


I made a waving flag quilt last summer but I gave that to my parents for a gift, because they are highly patriotic and keep up with all the current events, more than many people I know. Also this the only item they have that I have made. I am looking forward to collecting and making more Americana items for my favorite time of year!


Finally we can't forget my patriotic readings collection. These are Ideals publications. The top publication is a special patriotic edition, but the others are the Country publications which were seasonal to each summer. Within are gorgeous photos of America, poems, and other readings related to summer and to patriotism. Ideals used to publish different seasonal volumes throughout the year, which I usually rotate with the seasons in my own home. My family pick these up to choose a reading (or two or three or more) to share on the Fourth of July!

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