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Monday, June 27, 2011



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Fresh tomatoes are one of my favorite red things.  I couldn’t resist posting a picture of them, so I put them on a blue and white platter to fit the red, white, and blue theme of this post.


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Thank you for coming to see some of my red, white, and blue.  I don’t know if I’ll post again this week, so in case I don’t, I want to wish each of you a SAFE AND HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!  Laurie


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

You just have the best things. I love the 3 figurines in the little box thingy! So cute!
Have a great week.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Laurie your collection of Americana is amazing. Love your display! Oh and love the tomatoes on the platter! Have a wonderful 4th my friend! hugs, Linda

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Have a great week and July 4th.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Laurie, I love your Americana collection. You have some incredible treasures. How nice to see you posting again. I hope all is well your way darling. I think of you and all the girls often... hugs ~lynne~

Happy 4th Of July, can't believe it's here and the year half over.

Diann said...

Yay! I was hoping to see a 4th of July mantel from you! Lots of fun Americana! You have the best things. Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie! Oh I just love your patriotic mantle! Love it. I need some of your things! :)
Be a sweetie and have a happy 4th!
Shelia ;)

Debbie said...

I think patriotic holidays are just tailor made for you, or maybe it's the other way around.

It's wonderful and festive and makes me want to spend the holiday at Laurie's place.

Happy 4th, Laurie!

Stacey said...

Girl you make me feel like such a slacker when it comes to seasonal decor. You have the best!!

The tomatoes look yummy. :)

Happy 4th!!

ellen b. said...

I always enjoy your great collections Laurie! Your red, white and blue is fabulous! Have a wonderful 4th of July!

Anonymous said...

Knew you would come up with something fireworks worthy for the 4th!! I am just going to come back here several times a day when I need a red white and blue fix as I have done zilch in my house!

I love that ceramic house with all the banners hanging so sweetly and the fireworks going off in the back ground! Too cute

bee blessed

Ginny said...

Laurie, you make me smile when you decorate for the different holidays! Your collection of red white and blue is great!
Happy 4th of July!
God Bless America!

Anonymous said...

Very patriotic, yet a touch of whimsy here and there.

I love the old postcards. Lately I have been thinking of creating more paper banners. Of course I would scan the images rather than put holes in my ancient postcard collection.
(In all my spare time, you know.)

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"Happy 4th Of July" to you too Laurie! It seems like yesterday we were wrapped up in Christmas decor(wow time flies)...Love all your patriotic display! It's so pretty!
Have a wonderful week,

Sonny G said...

you do patriotic so well... those tomatoes look super yummy too.. I hope all is well with you..


Unknown said...

I love how festive everything looks. Makes me want to go buy some decorations and get busy decorating...and I'm a big,big fan of tomatoes...I eat them like some eat apples...hope you have a wonderful holiday...

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi, Laurie! Love all your patriotic items! I've got a gameroom that stays decked out year round in red, white, and blue. I've got your exact little led light-up house that I got at Goodwill, but mine didn't have the adapter with it to make it light up. Could you please either picture yours for me or read what type it is so I can find a replacement? My email is on my blog!

Angelic Accents

Sue said...

Laurie, How fun to have all these items to create a patriotic display! Love the postcards and Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam. Have a fun and safe Independence Day. :-) Sue

xinex said...

What a way to greet the 4th of July, Laurie. So festive!...Our forefathers will be so proud....Christine

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Cheers is right Laurie!
I love all of your patriotic decor!
You've been a busy the fireplace, it just makes me smile!
Hugs and Happy 4th of July to you!

April D said...

You did it again! Such a fun mantel!
Happy 4th to you as well! :)

Marlis said...

Thanks so much for sharing your red white and blue.. You have some of the most amazing pieces! Happy fourth, many blessings, marlis

Jewel Sauls said...

Love all your patriotic goodies! The Bicentennial ones bring back memories! Have a great Fourth with your wonderful family Laurie!

Mellodee said...

Well now you've gone and done it! I just couldn't leave my mantle all ordinary when the stores a full of lovely stuff for the 4th. I'm trying to be Laurie when I grown up! Do you mind? :)

Kathleen said...

Love seeing your display! I got as far as the tablecloth! It is hot out and I wanted to do it outdoors!
Have a wonderful 4th with your family!

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie!!
Just had to come by and see your Patriotic decor. I knew it would be worth it! :) I just love your collections! :)

I just read your post about the taking a break.... :) I sooo get it! :) God love ya! I think that it will make you even MORE popular! :)
Hugs to you!! And I thank you for a being so supportive of my little blog and linky party. I appreciated it! :)

Natasha in Oz said...

I hope you and your family enjoy a fabulous 4th of July weekend!

Take care and best wishes from Down Under!

lvroftiques said...

Crap Laurie you make the rest of us look like lazy (Which admittedly I am lol!) and un patriotic! This is a veritable tour de force of 4th of July splendor!! Gloria and I were talking about how AMAZING a job you do! Seriously it's like.... better than Disneyland!! Your family members have no idea just how spoiled they are!! *winks* Vanna

Sarah said...

Hi Laurie, love seeing your patriotic mantel. I spy a couple of old friends. Glad you've given them a good home. I pulled the boxes of patriotic things down from the attic this past week, but that's as far as I got. I hope to add some red, white, and blue to a few tabletops tonight.
It all looks festive! ~ Sarah

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I should have known you would have the best mantel on the block. I love your decorations. Perfect as always!