Saturday, July 3, 2010

A VERY PINK 4TH OF JULY & BLUE MONDAY





Hello, Happy Blue Monday, I've linked up with Sally today for Blue Monday because my 4th of July/Pink Saturday post has alot of blue that I would love to share with you.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!!!!!!



Welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. If you go to visit her you can get a list of all the other pink participants. Thank you Beverly for hosting this fun event.



It's been a very busy week around here at the Cottage. My son Bob is home on a two week leave from Afghanistan, and my oldest grandson Joey is getting ready to leave for his basic training with the Navy. My lifelong friend Joan and her husband Doug (also my grandson's Godparents) are here from NJ to see them both off. We have been having such a great visit. My daughter Jen, her husband and my three grandsons have also been spending alot of time with us.



My son has been stopping by for coffee in the morning and of course I fix his favorite breakfasts for him! I'm so glad to have the summer off and I'm able to be here for him. I will treasure these moments after he goes back. Hopefully he will be done and back home in Jan.




Here's my two handsome boys. Love you both!



Next I have some pinkie 4th of July pics from around the cottage.













My husband and my son bought me these vintage wicker chairs a few years ago. They are the softest shade of green. I just love them.








Blue love in a mist.




A cute wreath that I made a few years ago using a Brandywine Cottage.



Of course some cross stitch.






A yummy cake with some of my altered art on top.




My under construction foyer decorated for the occasion.



Some closeups of ornaments I made for the occasion.













My old green chair.







I wish you all a wonderful 4th of July. Thank you so much for stopping by, I enjoyed our visit.

Blessings to ya, Shirl

23 comments:

debbie said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY AND HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY SHIRL,
WHAT A GIFT FOR THE HOLIDAY...A PRICELESS GIFT TO HAVE YOUR SON HOME FOR THE FOURTH. HOW AWESOME. TAKE HUNDREDS OF PICTURES. I LOVE THE TAG YOU MADE WITH HIS PICTURE ON IT...THAT WOULD BE AWESOME TO MAKE SOMETHING LIKE THAT AS A BUTTON AND PEOPLE COULD PUT IT ON THEIR BLOG TO REMEMBER HIM IN PRAYER AND ANY OF THE OTHER BLOGGING MOTHERS OR WIVES COULD DO THE SAME. I LOVE ALL YOUR DECORATIONS. I KEEP A FOURTH OF JULY TREE UP ALL YEAR ABOUT THE SIZE OF YOURS...MINE IS GREEN...I THINK I WILL TAKE IT ALL APART AND SPRAY PAINT IT WHITE. I CANNOT PASS UP A PATRIOTIC ORNAMENT.
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Shirl,
Enjoy visiting with your freinds and family!! You know that your "boys" are always in my prayers as all of our troops are!
Love your patriotic tree!! I have one too. I have been meaning to make some more ornaments for it but I seem to really have a lack of spare time lately!! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!!

Hugs,
Debbie

PeggyR said...

I'm glad your boys are home! Happy Pink Saturday..

Leann said...

You home and garden are lovely. And your Americana decorations are simply beautiful. Love the white tree with all the decorations. I'd love to have something like this!!

Enjoy your beautiful family!

Leann

Mermaids of the Lake said...

Shirl, your pictures of your home are just gorgeous! Happy 4th of July to you and please say a special thank you to your son! I cannot even tell you how much I appreciate his service to our beautiful country. You must be very proud. Thank you to your grandson too. I will add them to my prayers.

Mermaid Debbie

Sherry from Alabama said...

What a lovely post! Please thank your son for his sacrifice for us. Let him know that he has many praying for him. Hope your family has a wonderful Fourth!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Connie said...

How gorgeous is your yard and decor, sweets!!! I looooove it. But please wish Bob well and give him a hug and kiss from this old lady for the work he does in protecting my country!!!
xoxo,
Connie

Connie said...

I posted but it gave me an error message. Let me know if it got through, sweets!
xoxo,
Connie

CC said...

Hi dear Shirl..
What a gorgeous post..I loved everything. And just a few minutes ago,the mailman brought me a lovely box..and I heard rustleing inside. I got the box almost opened..and to my surprise, out popped the most adorable,beautiful tiny bunny that I've ever seen. I will try desperately to show little bunny on Mondays post...*big smiles
Will you do me a favor. Will you give your son and grandson a big hug from me..and tell them thank you..from the bottom of my heart.
Thank them for putting their life on the line each hour of each day and keeping our country safe. It seems as though a simple thank you is so little..and yet,it comes with love and gratitude. Thank you guys..you may never know how much you are loved and appreciated.
And p.s. You're both just as handsome as can be..:).
Happy Pinks and Have a safe and happt 4th.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Shirl Sweetie...
What a beautiful job of decorating you have done getting ready for the festivities. It is so wonderful to have so many of you together for this occasion. Your son being home is wonderful. I love the decorations that you made for your tree. The one of your son is especially over the top gorgeous.

Your cake looks so yummy. I love the cake topper that you made. It is priceless. I could take a seat in the backyard chair and enjoy the festivities with you, they look so inviting.

Have a wonderful reunion with all of the family. I will keep your "Boys" in my prayers. God Bless them both.

Have a wonderful holiday sweetie. Country hugs...Sherry

fannipauline said...

what a very delightful blog to look at and how very blessed you are to have your son home for a visit. I pray everyday - many times - for our troops and for their safe return. I will be 80 on my birthday and grew up in very patriotic times. I have a buffet completely done in my side entryway of nothing but red, white and blue as a salute to our troops. I do not intend to change it until they all come home. It is a MUST that we pray for our country and all of our wonderful young men and women fighting so hard for the freedoms we have...Blessings to you and your family.....Pauline

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Well, I know you're having a wonderful Fourth of July weekend! That's wonderful to have your son home! Cute little tree all decked out for the holiday! Happy Pink~Fourth of July weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

A Write Life said...

Happy Pink Day. Hope you have a wonderful 4th.

Vintage Porcelain Art By Amy Enright said...

Just popping in to sat Happy Pink Saturday!
:)
Amy

Elaine said...

Wonderful pictures that you posted for the 4th and more wonderful that your son is home for a visit. Give him a hug and tell him Thank You.
Enjoy this special day tomorrow.
Elaine

Shelia said...

Hi Shirl! Oh, what a wonderful post! I'm so glad to know your dear son is home for a visit. Sounds like you're having a wonderful time with your family! How precious and love looking at your pretties - always!
Have a happy 4th and be a sweetie,
Shelia :

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I love how you decorate for the holidays! The cake looks very YUMMY and the tag with your son's photo is awesome.
Happy 4th to You.
Warmly,
Deb :)

randomactofgrace said...

love love love the cake and the tree! I've never been fond of the white trees, but that lokes so nice with all the fourth of july decorations :)

Happy pinky fourth

Jingle said...

http://itistimetothinkformyself.blogspot.com/2010/07/jingles-july-follower-awards-happy-4th.html

Enjoy some treats in my place,
pick 2 to 5 to post and share with friends you love.

Jingle said...

Happy Belated July 4th!

SmilingSally said...

Hi Shirl,

How wonderful that you had special family home for the 4th. Thank him for keeping me free!

Happy Blue Monday!

Joy said...

You have the most pretty patriotic decorations I have seen in so long. Have a great week and Happy Blue Monday!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Shirl,
Oh what a wonderful post for the
4th. I am so glad you have your son home for 2 weeks. What a great pic of your boys. Love your gardens, those gorgeous green wicker chairs and all your patriotic pretties are so special. I love your porch displays and the canning jar hanging with the flower and flag is so cute.
As always I adore all your lovely cross stitched pretties.

Enjoy your time with your family and son. My prayers will be with him as he heads back out again. I hope the time goes quickly when he will be home again.

Love to you and big hugs and hello to Jen.

Blessings, Celestina Marie