Thursday, July 05, 2012

Happy 4th!

My family had a lovely little 4th of July.......unfortunately, my husband is working in Canada and had to stay up there so he missed out and we missed him.  I went over to my Mom's house to spend the day with her and my brother, Todd.    

My Mom always takes time to make lots of special moments.  Look at the table she set!  She used her collection of state plates that she collected as a young girl.  The embroidered table cloth was made by my Great-Great Aunt Weed (yes, that is a nickname!) and my Mom made up the little red, white and blue thread spools with angels and candles on top!!!  So cute! 


 My Mom and I used to make a habit of going to postcard shows and antique shops to collect ephemera.  Here is one of her cards.
 We put the hamburger buns on the United States Capital plate!
 The Happy Birthday USA card is placed near a picture of my Grandma with her brothers and a picture of my Grandpa when he graduated from Purdue!
 A darling hat gives a summery feel!
 Beautiful Roses in July....they are cut short and put in a flower frog for visual impact.
 Our Illinois salad plates.

 You gotta have deviled eggs!!
 It is so hot around here so we were outside admiring the new landscape for a brief time.  This is the house I grew up.  Such wonderful memories.



 My Mom got this cool garden ornament in New Carlisle, Indiana.  It would be fun to go looking for old plates and make your own.
 Ahem, it would not be a holiday without some Tab!!!

Fabulously gorgeous day with my peeps!

20 comments:

Cathy Pavlovich said...

Lovely pictures! I will need to go back and look at them again! Great patriotic decorations. And you have a Purdue grad in your family! We have many in mine -- including me!
Cathy

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Oh my gosh!!! How wonderful!!! Thank you for taking me on that fabulous tour of your mother's house. I'm awe struck!!! Something fantastic everywhere you look.
Linda

marly said...

What a great plate collection and party decorations. GORGEOUS roses.

Margaret said...

Oh fun fun fun! Loved seeing all the glories of your 4th decorations and celebrations! Hope you had a good one!

Faye said...

Oh wow!! I don't know which photo is my favorite.... I just love hose older frames especiallyl the one of your dad graduating from
Purdue.... Mom really has a nice flare for designing lovely vinyettes!!!

Take care, Faye

Barb said...

Your Mom has a home full of lovely things! What a nice way to spend the 4th of July.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful celebration you had, Laura! Thanks for the tour of your Mom's and your growing up home. Her geraniums are gorgeous!

Robin in Virginia

Karin said...

Love your mom's house, decorations, table setting. I love everything:-)

Deborah said...

Sounds like a good time was had by all. Love the decorations.

Melody said...

Looks like you had a fun and festive holiday!

thegreytail said...

wow. everything is so beautiful!!
from the dishes, to the food, to the house, pictures, .. wow!!

Vickie said...

What a beautiful, beautiful holiday you had! http://astitchersstory.blogspot.com/

Jan said...
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Jan said...

How awesome, Laura! Your momma certainly has a flair for creating wonderful eye candy! Inside her lovely home, as well as outside! Love the flowers strategically placed, just gorgeous!! Also love the older pics in the vintage frames and that card is a treasure!!

What a wonderful place to call 'home'! Sorry your hubby had to miss out. Happy Belated 4th to you! xoxo

woolwoman said...

was sure fun visiting your childhood home and seeing all the wonderful 4th decorations and your mom's collections. It's always wonderful to be able to "go home" again. Thanks for sharing - Mel

Carolyn said...

What great pics--thanks for posting these. Your mom totally rocks when it comes to sweet decor. And the landscaping is fab! Love seeing the giant teacup from the Stem. So many wonderful memories in this house.

BrendaS said...

Thanks for the little tour of your 4th celebration Laura. So many wonderful memories. What a beautiful home to grow up in!

See you Sunday:)

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

I'm always so perfectly green-eyed with jealousy when I see such a fabulous thought-out and wondrously executed party. Your Mama did a superb job! I love the plates :) My Granny had plates like these too!
A wonderful day, inside and outside a divinely decorated, beautiful, stately home!

CathyR said...

Laura, what a fun table setting! Your mom does a fabulous job decorating. I love the brick paths out in front of your childhood home and all the beautiful plantings. Deviled Eggs....YUM!

Patti said...

What a fun post! Your mom has some cool plates and decorations- LOVE the Illinois salad plates. Glad you had a fun day- Tab and all- even through the awful heat!