Saturday, May 24, 2008


Happy Memorial Day to you! I hope that everyone has a nice day planned! We are just going to take the day to relax on the porch! I love all the holidays that have a patriotic theme to them. I love to decorate with flags and red, white and blue. I have a huge collection of patriotic items that I have either made or collected over the years. Below are some of my favorite vintage post cards. I hope you enjoy looking at them and feel free to click on them to enlarge and get a better look.

Honor The Brave!
Many people in my husbands family and mine served time in the military, in honor of them I am posting some of my favorite pictures of them.
Below is a picture of my husbands Great-Great Grandfather Howard Franklin Adams 1843-1915 He served in the Civil War.
My husbands father Robert Hubbs served in the Army during WWII My father served in the Air Force for 20 years William Thomas Wunschel, WWII
My Uncle William Hart, this was a picture he sent to my mother during WWII. I thought it was such a cute inscription!
My cousin John, was in the Air Force during the Vietnam EraMy cousin Tom, (John's brother) served in the Marines, and sadly did not make it home alive from Vietnam
Here's my sweet Sailor Edward, he served in the Navy during the Vietnam era
Here's my little boy, he wanted to be a sailor like his Daddy so I made this sailor suit for him one Easter in the 70's.
My little boy grew up and here he is today. He's serving in the Army Nat'l Guard.
Below are some pictures of my patriotic needlework that I have done and collected over the years. I have always been intrigued by Betsy Ross, I guess since I love to sew so much. It must have been thrilling to of had George Washington come and ask you to make a flag!

This vintage embroidered Betsy Ross I picked up in an antique store last fall while visiting family in NJ.
Another Betsy Ross doing laundry.

Below is a peek into my newly decorated patriotic bath, which I will show you in a future post.

Well I hope you enjoyed our little trip down memory lane with all my veterans and collectibles! Have a very blessed Memorial Day! Shirl


The Rose Room said...

Beautiful trip down memory lane:) Rachael

Jennifer said...

our memorial day post it beautiful and so wonderful to see all the family photos.I love the patrotic bath too!The Besty Ross Emb linen is my favorite of all!!!It reminds me of when we went to her house when we were kids.Love you,Jen

celestina marie said...

Shirl, you are just amazing. I love your post and seeing the great pics of your family who served. God Bless them everyone and a huge thank you to your son who serves, so that we might continue to enjoy our freedom. I know you are very proud of him!! I adore all your needlework. You are an amazing talent and so creative. Can't wait to see more of the new designed bath.
Best wishes to you and yours today as you relax on the porch!
Happy Memorial Day!
love, Celestina
la rea rose

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Beautiful post and tribute Shirl! It is what Memorial Day is all about!! I really enjoyed the pictures. I LOVE your needlepoint and patriotic items to Shirl! You have so many beautiful things!

Love ya,

Sharon said...

What a nice tribute~S

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a thoughtful tribute to post! So many brave men in your family!

Love all your amazing cross-stitch! Did I ever tell you I have a red, white, & blue gameroom? I love patriotic colors & items, too! I can't wait to see the unveiling of your new bath!!!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents