Saturday, July 4, 2009


Hello, Happy 4th of July. I hope that however you spend your day you have a wonderful one! Were on vacation and were spending the day with a lifelong friend of my husbands. I love this holiday and seeing all the flags and red, white and blue everywhere. I grew up in a very patritoic family, my father a "lifer" in the Air Force, we always had a flag flying high! I'd also like to send a prayer of thanks to all our men and women that are serving our country and keeping us all safe!

Today for Pink Saturday I have my porch with a touch of pink along with my patrotic decorations. Thank you to Beverly of How Sweet the Sound for hosting this fun event!
A Patrotic view from my porch!

A pretty Patrotic cake with a topper that I made.
A little porch party from some time back.

Some pinkness from the road as we started our trip earlier in the week. We made a stop at "Cracker Barrel for breakfast and I could not resist take a pic of this pretty pink chair! One of my favorite places to eat and shop. I can always find the cutest little gifts in their cozy little gift shop!

A view along the road as we headed out of West Virginia! We drove through clouds all the way but lucked out and never hit the rain!
Finally, the "Jersey Shore". The Barnegat Lighthouse.

I find such a sence of peacefulness in watching a seagul!
Oh my how I have missed this beautiful site!
Thank you so much for stopping by, enjoy Pink Saturday and again have a wonderful 4th of July however you spend it! I will be back posting from the road for Blue Monday!
Bless you, Shirl


Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Fourth of July, Shirl.

Your display looks so pretty. I know you will enjoy your trip.

Naturegirl said...

Shirl: loved all your patriotic decorations! Happy 4th! Here in Canada we celebrated last week!Loved seeing your pinks! :)


Shirl...I LOVE it! Great post combining the ol' RWB and pink! Happy 4th to you and yours!

stefanie said...

beautiful post, happy 4th and pink saturday

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy July 4th weekend, Shirl! Love your table and LOVE the beach pictures! Enjoy your weekend.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Shirl... what a wonderful pink post on this beautiful Pink Saturday Fourth! I especially love the topper on that cake. And what a fun pink rocker! :-)

Happy PS and Happy Fourth to you...


Sheila :-)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh My Gosh! What a wonderful trip. Love the ocean and the seagull looks so serene. They are free. Now that Cracker Barell scene has given me an idea. I have a rocker out back done in natural wood, that I believe is going to become a pink one, or red. I just bought an old metal loveseat rocker that I am painting red today, so my rocker may become as well. I loved it. Thanks so much for sharing, and please stop by and see what I do for the 4th. "Country Hugs, Sherry

someplace in thyme said...

The shore looks beautiful and I can smell the salt air....yum! Glad to see that you made it safe and sound. Your celebration pictures are great, enjoy, Happy Pink Saturday and Happy 4th of July, Char

She'sSewPretty said...

Happy 4th of July Shirl! Your porch is wonderful. I'd love to spend some time there! I hope you're having a wonderful time this weekend. My favorite place to vacation is the beach!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Ohhh my goodness what a Great PINK rocker!! i want that bugger.

Lovely post ... and i especially think your dog is fantastic!

Have the happiest of 4th and safe trip home.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

Lisa said...

Oh you have the plates I want!!! The red check boarder ones!!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Happy Independence Day!
Hugs, Lisa

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I am so happy that you are enjoying my neck of the woods (beach). Your Pink Saturday/ Independence Day pictures are wonderful. I especially like that pink rocker. Enjoy the celebrations!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pink 4th of July Saturday, Shirl!

Great post! Love all your patroitic vignettes and decorations! The beach looks beautiful and so inviting!

Wishing you and yours a very safe and happy 4th!


Susie Jefferson said...

Fabulous! Love the display!

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy 4th July (being from the UK, I hadn't realised it was Independence Day...).

Celestina Marie said...

HI Shirl, Love your porch and your decor is always amazing. The cake with topper that you made is very special. Glad you are having a nice vacation. Have Fun and safe travels to you and your hubby and friends.
Happy 4th of July dear friend.

Love ya, Celestina Marie
the pink rocker at Crackle Barrel is awesome!! love that place too!

printersdevil said...

I love your patriotic photos with the touch of pink. My dad was in the Air Force for over 20 years and another 10 or so in the reserves.

The pink Cracker Barrel rocker is wonderful.

debbie said...

Also have a safe trip.
I love your red, white, and blue tablecloth...I adore the caketopper you made...that was awesome...I have an americana collection that I would leave that topper out, all year long. The party table was really cute....wonderful job.....
I have only been to the ocean one time, so I can imagine how very excited and charged you were when you saw the waves and sand.
I am having my 100th give away open until this Friday night at 12mn and the winner will be announced on Pink Saturday post July 11, 2009.
Angel Hugs

Claudia said...

Hope you are enjoying your trip! I love that pink rocker - I always love to sit in a Cracker Barrel Rocker! Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Fourth of July!

caren said...

Oh how I love the beach! Thanks for sharing your pictures. My Dad was also in the Air Force - he was a fighter pilot. Happy PS and 4th of July!

Marina Capano said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Fourth of July, Shirl.
what a just beautiful decoration!
visit me anytime...


~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Happy 4th!
Your tablecloth is so very pretty! Love it!!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi Shirl!

Happy 4th and happy PS! I always love your home decor! all look so mix and match.. have a great weekend and have a safe trip!


Sue said...

Your porch is so cute and I love all of your photos. I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July and Happy Pink Saturday.

Connie said...

Have a wonderful time, sweetpea, and glad you can post from the shore now!

fairiemoon said...

What a lovely picnic you had or display! It was so pretty!

Happy Fourth of July and Pink Saturday, both of them!!!

Erin :)

vickie said...

Happy Pink Saturday and 4th of July Miss Shirl! Love your pretty displays, and wow! what a cake!
Your trip looks wonderful.


Hi Shirl,
Love the pink and the red, white and blue...and the cake is looking very YUMMY!!
Deb :)

Jennifer said...

Mom Happy Fourth of July.Your pics are so pretty on the porch.Love the lighthouse pic.My favorite table cloth and plates too.Hugs.Love you,Jen

Deanna said...

Oh I'm so envious! We don't have that pink rocking chair at our Cracker Barrel....I'm heartbroken! LOL!

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday
Deanna :D

KatCollects said...

I'm in love with your tablecloth, so so cute. Love the shore pictures.

Lori said...

OMG Shirl.Cracker Barrel has pink rockers??/ I want one!!! You Fourth looked fabulous! The cake topper and outside table very,very cute! Your pictures were wonderful! Lori