Saturday, June 30, 2012

Happy Independence Day

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics, where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness.  You may think you have overeaten, but this is patriotism.    
                                                                      - Erma Bombeck  


I don't decorate my home for July 4th, but I do fly my flag from May through mid-September in front of my house.  I like to put a patriotic wreath on my front door.  This is a recent purchase.




Here is a close up




Today happens to be my little bird, Pearl Angel's, third birthday.    Happy Birthday, Pearlie.  A sweet little bird.  




Stay cool, and have a very happy and safe July 4th.  I will be joining Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper and Sally for Blue Monday. 






xo





76 comments:

  1. Love your new door decoration! Erma had a way of saying everything just right with a smile (ok, maybe a smirk:@) Happy B-Day to Pearl! We're in a warm stretch, stay cool:@)

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  2. Very pretty, my friend..
    Tomorrow is Canada Day here.. I didn't get a pretty wreath like that, though.. smile..
    Blessings my dear..

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  3. Hi Barbara,

    I LOVE your patriotic flower basket on the door! I can never find one that nice; it looks so pretty. :)

    Thanks for sharing the Erma Bombeck quote; my Mom used to read her column every week in the paper and laugh 'til she cried. Happy Birthday to Pearl Angel, and I hope you have a very Happy 4th of July!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  4. Oh I do miss Erma Bombeck, she was so funny! I love your door decor and Pearl Angel looks so sweet. Happy Birthday to her and have a great 4th!

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  5. Pretty door basket, Barbara! I love seeing something other than a traditional wreath.

    Happy Birthday to Pearl!

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  6. Happy Birthday Pearlie, and you have a wonderful and safe 4th of July Barbara!

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  7. I love the pretty basket in your front door, all done up for the great birthday party to honor our great and unique country!! Thanks for sharing. HAPPY 4th. of JULY 2012!
    FABBY

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  8. What a beautiful basket for your door. I like that even better than a wreath! Enjoy your weekend!

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  9. Hi Barbara,

    I love your beautiful basket!

    A BIG 'Happy Birthday' to Pearlie. I had a bird just like Pearlie. His name was Lucky. Lucky lived a good long time and every day he would give me kisses on my lips :)

    Dee

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  10. Hi Barbara, Pearlie is a cute girlie! Happy Birthday to her. Love your basket on your door. Reminds me a little of mine. What good taste we have. lol! Have a happy holiday.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  11. Happy Birthday, Pearlie...:))

    I love your pretty wreath. I need to make one for my little basket.
    Have a wonderful 4th...
    xo bj

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  12. Erma Bombeck was a national treasure! Love your door decor and your feather baby is precious!
    XO,
    Lisa

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  13. Dearest Barbara,
    Happy birthday, Pearl Angel♡♡♡
    I wish I could have a bird as a pet, (you might already know the reason that my hubby won't let me, haha)
    What a Gorgeous Wreath, I LOVE it☆☆☆
    Have a wonderful 4th, my friend

    Love you always, xoxo Miyako*

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  14. Hi Barbara,

    Greetings from Ireland.

    I found your blog through Orchid's blog post this morning.

    I have had a good read and enjoyed my visit.
    I will be back soon.

    Wishing you a very happy 4th July.


    Fiona

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  15. Beautiful basket for your door. Perfect colors.

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  16. Thanks for stopping by....Really hot here in Italy....your basket looks realpretty....have fun....ciao Alison

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  17. Beautiful front door decoration. I can't believe it's July already!!!

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  18. Happy Independence Day to you, too! Your door treatment is just lovely!! And happy birthday to Miss Pearlie!! :)

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  19. Very festive! I didn't know you had a little birdie...she's so pretty! Yes, thank you, we'll have a good holiday and you have a sweet one, too.

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  20. Barbara, I hope Pearlie had a marvelous birthday. She(?) is soooo pretty.
    Love your door decoration and I loved and miss Erma.
    Happy Fourth, Ginger:)

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  21. I love your patriotic door! Happy Birthday to your sweet Pearl Angel. My mom loves her sweet bird just like you do :-)

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  22. Very pretty door! Have a wonderful 4 th! Busy times here!

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  23. Beautiful! I love your door! Thanks for sharing Joann

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  24. I love how you garnish sll but I love your bird! Is really sweet. Lol

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  25. Barbara, I like your door decoration. Very colorful! Happy Birthday to Pearl Angel, and Happy Independence Day to you.
    xo Beth

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  26. Happy birthday to your bird
    and good July 4th to you all.
    Delicious basket on the door
    Susy Love x

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  27. I love that Bombeck quote!

    Loving the door decoration too. I don't so a lot for decorating either, but I do set a patriotic table in the kitchen and hang my flag on our big old pole.

    And Happy "Birdday"!

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  28. Your door decoration is just perfect for the holiday, Barbara. I hope you have a very Happy 4th of July.

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  29. Thank you for your Canada Day greeting. Here's wishing you a wonderful Fourth of July, neighbour!
    -Karen

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  30. Thanks for sharing your blues. That's all you need to celebrate the 4th.

    Happy Blue Monday, Barbara.

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  31. Beautiful door decoration. Happy 4th of July!
    Mary, MI

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  32. Thank you very much Barbara. Your decoration is very lovely. Happy birthday to your bird.
    Kisses.
    Alessandra.

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  33. Thank you Barbara, for your sweet comments. Your little birdie looks sooo sweet.... Lovely door decoration.
    Happy 4th.
    Ciao,
    Mary

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  34. What a perfect post for Blue Monday. Your bird is beautiful and I really love the quote from Irma Bombeck. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary.

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  35. I love your door basket, Barbara. It's so patriotic and pretty. Hope you enjoy the holiday this week! Give your birdie a little peck for me. :-)

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  36. Your basket is lovely and perfect for the 4th. Happy birthday little Pearl Angel. have a wonderful 4th of July. XO Linda

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  37. Lovely front door welcoming wreath. Have a fantastic holiday.
    Ann

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  38. New to your blog and wanted to say hi! :) I am your newest follower! Erin

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  39. Sweet and lovely wreath..

    Visiting for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by..

    http://www.sweetposh.info/2012/07/denim-jacket.html

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  40. Happy 4th to you too! Your wreath is cute! I need something flat like that for mine because of the screen door.
    I loved Erma Bombeck- she was always good for a chuckle! Happy Birthday Pearl Angel!
    Have a great holiday!
    Liz

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  41. Barbara F.,
    I like the words from Erma Bombeck.
    Your door decoration is so very pretty.

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  42. Happy Birthday Pearlie!! We put the flag out on holidays, but that is it for my decorations. I guess I would do more if I had people coming, but this year it is so hot that we won't even be outside ourselves from the looks of it! I love the door decor!

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  43. I do the same thing with my flag. Love your door basket, very pretty. Happy Birthday Pearl! She's a doll!

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  44. Hi Barbara and I love your little patriotic door basket! Happy Birthday to your little feathered one!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  45. I love your new door decoration. A big Happy Birthday wish to little Pearl. Have a happy Fourth!

    Emily
    The French Hutch

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  46. Hi lovely lady.
    I also love how you decorate your door for the 4th.of July sweet. and Happy Birthday !! Plarl you are so sweet also. Thanks for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape.
    XXOO Diane

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  47. Happy Birthday Pearl Angel!

    Pretty door decoration and so welcoming :) Lovely!

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  48. Beautiful blues! Been busy for the past couple of days that I am playing catch up with visiting blue posts.

    Hope you'd come and comment on my BLUE entry. Happy 4th of July!

    PS. I am now following your blog.

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  49. That is a colorful and charming door pocket. Have a happy 4th.

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  50. Very, very pretty! Your bird is adorable. I know Miss Pearl brings you so much happiness.

    I hope your 4th is fun and safe!

    xo
    Pat

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  51. your decoration is gorgeous - so pretty and such a sweet little bird!
    Happy fourth to you :)
    Mary x

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  52. Happy birthday Pearlie! I have been whistling Happy Birthday to you!
    Barbara I love the look of the basket on your front door.Happy July 4th to you and my favorite little birdies.

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  53. Love the wreath on your door!. Hope you had a wonderful 4th, Laura

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  54. Barbara, what a beautiful wreath! I don't really do any patriotic decorating, not sure why either. Thanks for stopping by! I hate that I have been so negligent in visiting, but I appreciate so much your stopping by and as aways your kind comments.

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  55. I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July, Barbara! I love your door wreath.

    Could you see the Macy's fireworks over the Hudsonfrom where you are? I watched them on TV... it was too hot to venture out

    Happy birthdsy to your sweet Pearlie!

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  56. Great quote from Erma. I remember laughing my way through all of her books. She is missed.
    Your new door basket is so cute and patriotic. What a lovely way to welcome people to your home.
    Happy Birthday to Pearl Angel. she is adorable!

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  57. Pearlie is beautiful!

    - The Tablescaper

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  58. Your door decor is just lovely and what a pretty bird you have!!
    ~Happy Birthday Pearlie~

    Have a wonderful day!
    (hugs)
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

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  59. Thanks for your nice anniversary wishes, Barbara.

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  60. Thank you Barbara, for your sweet comments! kisses!

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  61. What a great door decoration. Show your patriotism, Barb!
    And happy birthday to Pearlie!!! Sweet birdie!

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  62. Following you now!

    Have a great week

    x Fiona

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  63. I like wall baskets since they are more unusual than the traditional wreath. Your patriotic one is very pretty and looks nice with your home. Hope you had a great July 4th.

    It was fun seeing your bird too. I've always wanted a pet bird, but well I have 2 dachshunds (hunting dogs....they find birds outside) so the bird will have to be a pipe dream since it would never have a moment's peace in my house.

    Thanks for visiting my blog this week!

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  64. Barbara, I think it will be my job! Luis took care of them when they were smaller and needed to be cleaned every day, but I"m hoping it won't be so bad now that they are out in the woods all day!

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  65. Ahhh, Pearlie is a sweet baby, kisses for her birthday! I love the patriotic basket on our door, great idea and very pretty! Love Erma too...Thanks for your visit. :)

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  66. Pearl Angel is so cute! Love your front door basket, so pretty and patriotic too. XO, Pinky

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  67. lovely photos, hoping your celebration was a sweet one. P.S.happy belated birthday Pearlie! xo

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  68. Awww Happy Birthday Pearlie!! :) I love your door hanging, Barbara. A great change from traditional wreaths. I need to make a change next year with my summer wreath. It has served me well, and needs a change! :)

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  69. What a great quote...love the when the "potato salad gets iffy." Cute new door decoration. Thanks for your kind words about my upcoming move. Joni

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  70. Que imagenes mas bonitas!!!

    Gracias por tu visita a mi blog y por tu agradable comentario.

    Un saludo muy cariñoso.

    Manoli

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  71. Hope you had a fun 4th! We fly our flag every day of the year proudly!
    xo Cathy

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  72. Hi Barbara,

    Hope you had a great holiday week. We relaxed around the pool with family. Love the little basket on your door. . .sweet.
    Your Pearlie is so cute. I never had a pet bird thinking it would drive my kittys nuts, but I would have loved to have a Macaw.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  73. So glad to know that someone else has taken a little time off. I have been so busy with summer that it has been hard to get around to visit, but I don't want to lose all my friends!

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  74. Love your Pearl-Angel - soft eyes and such a sweetie. The basket is perfect - warm and welcoming.

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