Sunday, June 30, 2013

Proud To Be American!






Favorites on the 1st 

~ Patriotic Edition ~




 The summer months offer patriotic 

holidays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.





It's the perfect time to 

celebrate the red, white, and blue.




I've long been a 

collector of patriotic items.




Vintage Quilts and Patriotic Dolls



Patriotic Postcards From Yesteryear

Uncle Sam Folk Art Figures




Vintage Ice Fishing Lures




Needlepoint Figures 

Stitched Through The Years




Uncle Sam




Lady Liberty




Dove of Peace

The delightful "make do" above 

is a piece of handwork by my friend 


Click here to go to Evi's shop to see her amazing work.





Books on Americana




~ Happy 4th of July! ~

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Sarah
Sarah

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.

55 comments:

  1. What a great way to start off July by scrolling through your very patriotic pictures! I especially love the whirly gig at the very bottom! Truly special!!

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  2. You temptress Sarah showing me that beautiful lone star quilt again.
    It's lovely to see it arranged with your 4th July decorations.
    Have a great 4th.

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  3. I always love red, white and blue Sarah! Your fishing lures are really neat! Have a Happy 4th:@)

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  4. I love the red...white...and blues. Great 'patriotic' collection. You arranged the vignettes so beautifully.

    ...have a happy 4th of July.

    Happy Blue Monday!
    erica-sweetonyou.blogspot.com

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  5. "O, my heart beats true for the red, white and blue......"
    I do remember your wonderful collection of patriotic treasures. Thanks so much for sharing them again.
    Hope your 4th is a great one.

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  6. You have a great collection of red, white, and blue patriotic decor. Thanks for sharing it with us. Happy Fourth to you and yours. xo

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  7. Now, that's what I call a collection! I especially admire the needlepoint works. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday, Sarah.

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  8. Beautiful post, Sarah.

    Happy Fourth to you!

    Love you...

    Sheila xo

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  9. Hi Sarah,
    your patriotic decoration is so nice and with real good style. Thank you for sharing .
    Best greetings,
    Johanna

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  10. Lovely 4th decor ~ so creative and great photos ~ Happy Day to You ~ ^_^

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  11. Happy Fourth, Sarah! I must say that your adorable Uncle Sam collection made me smile this morning. They are so much fun! Lovely flowers as well. SInce we're gong to the lake for the week, I only decorated our kitchen and dining room.

    Have a fantastic week!

    xo,
    RJ

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  12. Happy Fourth, Sarah! I must say that your adorable Uncle Sam collection made me smile this morning. They are so much fun! Lovely flowers as well. SInce we're gong to the lake for the week, I only decorated our kitchen and dining room.

    Have a fantastic week!

    xo,
    RJ

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  13. Sarah, awesome collection of patriotic items. I like Americana too, and red white and blue. Happy 4th!

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  14. What fantastic collections and vignettes, Sarah!
    You have so many great things. That quilt sure caught my eye. I have one I bought at a flea market and the couple told me it was very old.
    (When I got home, I found a made in China tag on it.... not old at all!)

    Oh well. I still love it and it goes to every parade and picnic with us.

    Thanks for always linking up, sweet friend!
    xoxoxox
    Alison

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  15. Sarah, Your patriotic collection is amazing! The Uncle Sams and the patriotic fishing lures are my favorites, or maybe the whirl-a-gig..too cute. Happy Independence Day!

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  16. it is evident that we both share the love for Americana pieces...I noticed I have two of the books that you presented...Long May She Wave and The American Flag..love them and all of your beautiful patriotic things..especially those Uncle Sams!!! Happy 4th Sarah!!

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  17. I love, love, love these arrangements, especially the first one!

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  18. I imagine that it must be fun to be at your house on any holiday, Sarah, but you certainly make it very festive for the Fourth of July!
    You KNOW I am going to ask for the name of the pattern for the alphabet cross stitch!

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  19. Love your collection, Sarah...especially the fishing lures...so unique! Thanks so much for sharing at The Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

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  20. You have so many wonderful Uncle Sams! Each is so unique and I love the patriotic fish! So much fun, thanks Sarah!
    Jenna

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  21. Hi dear Sarah, what wonderful patriotic treasures you've shared with us. Thank you for giving us a peek at your collection and inspiration. Happy 4th to you!!

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  22. Great pics of all your beautiful seasonal treasures Sarah - you really do have the loveliest things!

    Awesome sunflowers - did you grow them? Pretty gerbera daisies, I love them in pink. Your needlepoint 'Uncle Sams' are so neat - everything's just fabulous.

    Enjoy the 4th - hope Texas weather is good for the big celebration.

    Much love, Mary

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  23. Dearest Sarah,
    What a lovely post and I did visit Evi's blog as well. Thanks for pointing us towards her lovely postings.
    Strange story about your Bloglovin not functioning. Guess what I just found out, there is someone with a blog from 2010 that is called: hyacinthsforthesoul... The plural form of your hyacinth. But your feed is showing up on my sidebar and anyone can follow you by adding your home blog-page to their sidebar as well.
    You have such a lovely patriotic collection and I do wish you a lovely 4th of July!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  24. Love all your beautiful patriotic touches! What a pretty vintage quilt! Visiting from the Polohouse.

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  25. Lovely pics! I played too. Mine are here and here.

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  26. Sarah~ I love when you share your collections but your patriotic collection is hands down my favorite! Your quilts, postcards and fishing lures are all delightful! I have vintage fishing lure envy :) Hope you and Sadie have a Happy Independence Day!

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  27. Sarah, my ♥ skipped a beat when I saw that quilt, but then I scrolled down to the needlepoint!! Oh my stars!!! What fabulous handwork...your talents amaze me. I could never do such sm. stitches.

    Sending ~~cool Happy 4th~~vibes your way.
    Rett

    p.s. I spent time ironing some lovely fat quarters & then Ms. C. helped me sort them into yellow & blue piles. FUN!

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  28. Beautiful post...Everything looks so lovely.Have a beautiful 4th July..:):):)

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  29. Sarah,
    So many great Independence Day accents. I love the blue and white pitcher in the first image. You do beautiful needle work. It made me want to start a needlepoint project. I also liked the display of patriotic books. Very pretty. It's great to be an American! :D
    Karen

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  30. Such beautiful decor and wow, that quilt is amazing. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  31. Happy Fourth of July! You have so many wonderful patriotic items that really inspire! I love Americana items! Thank you for sharing your amazing collection!

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  32. Just lovely Sarah!
    You have some amazing patriotic pieces, I love them all!
    Happy 4th to you,
    Cindy

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  33. What a neat collection of patriotic items, Sarah! Love them!...Christine

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  34. Your collection is so impressive. I loved seeing them. Happy 4th of July!!

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  35. I found your blog this morning, thank you for a great read!!
    We just returned from a trip all around the hill country...we stayed at the Peach Tree Inn in Fredericksburg, and rambled around the area for most of a week. It is our favorite vacation area, and we usually manage to visit there at least once a year. You are so fortunate to live in such a lovely part of the country!
    Blessings to you,
    J

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  36. Sarah, your collection of patriotic items is wonderful. I do love the sweet bird your friend made!! Oh my, it's really wonderful. Love the needlepoint figures too. Well there isn't anything I don't like!! The flower bricks do fit right in! Happy Fourth to you and yours.. we will be out of town to cooler climes!!! although this week has been a winner in my book. 20+ degrees cooler than last week. xo marlis

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  37. Sarah, I've always loved that whirlygig. Your vignettes are all wonderful, and that quilt is gorgeous! Did you stitch all of the pretty needlework? laurie

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  38. What a great post to celebrate the July 4th Holiday!! I sepcially enjoyed your vintage post cards!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  39. Forgot to say thanks so much for stopping by!!

    Have a great July 4th Holiday!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  40. Oh, my word, Sarah- you have the greatest collection of Patriotic Americana!

    LOVE it all - perfect for today!

    I really love that pic with the sunflowers - it's STUNNING!

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  41. You always amaze me Sarah. No matter what the occasion your table and accessories always steal my heart. Just beautiful!

    Happy 4th of July.

    Karen

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  42. You always amaze me Sarah. No matter what the occasion your table and accessories always steal my heart. Just beautiful!

    Happy 4th of July.

    Karen

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  43. Love everything in your collection, but I really adore those needlepointed Uncle Sams. They are wonderful - I have seen nutcrackers that look similar, but never the Uncle Sams! They are fantastic!

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  44. I'm lovin all the red white and blue! You have some super cute decorations! Happy 4th!

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  45. Sarah, you have a fantastic collection of patriotic items. I never thought to add a flag to a bouquet of sunflowers but plan to that for our Labor Day celebration. The needlepoint you did is exceptional. Happy 4th! xo

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  46. Sarah,
    What a fantastic collection of patriotic memorabilia. My favorite 'vignette' is the Patriotic Postcards From Yesteryear and Uncle Sam Folk Art Figures.

    Thanks so much for reading and commenting on the Vignette Design Series at my blog. Your vignettes are indeed inspiration for the rest of us.

    Happy 4th, dear friend!

    Judith

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  47. Happy Pink Saturday!! Thinking about how blessed we are to live in a free country... and to be able to visit all around the world from my big cozy chair...have a blessed week-end !

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  48. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. I would be honored if you join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

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  49. I don't think I could pick a favorite from your patriotic decor...all so nice! Your quilt is amazing too!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!!!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  50. Sarah, I collect a lot of the same things. I love your soft sculptured Sam and the needlepoint! The Dove of peace is fab. Hopping over to visit your friend. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  51. You have a lovely collection of Patriotic decor - they all look so vintage - beautiful! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  52. Hi Sarah, hopping by to let you know that I am featuring you at SYC this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  53. Beautiful decorations!!

    Hope you had a blessed and wonderful 4th of July!

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  54. Sarah, what a wonderful patriotic collection you have shared! I am catching up from last week! Have a great day!

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