Thursday, July 03, 2008

Happy 4th of July!!!

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This is one of my favorite pictures of my kids!  Aren't they adorable? Look at the firecracker in Lauren's hand.  My dad made those every year to sell at the flea market.  This photo was taken at my parent's booth there one 4th of July weekend many years ago.  
I was going to put out a couple 4th of July decorations and the next thing I know I've torn the whole house apart looking for red things.  Finding anything red in my home is like looking for a needle in a haystack!!!
Now I'm going to be on the look out for some more red and white transferware for next year!

Notice that I added appliques to the hutch!  You can click on any the photos to enlarge.

I hope all my American friends have a wonderful and safe Independence Day!  I probably won't be posting here again until Monday.  


southernbelle said...

Hi Cindy,
Wanted to wish you and your family
a happy 4th of July. It's great to
celebrate our independence and also
to have another day added to our
weekend.The picture of your child-
ren is adorable and also your
touches of red. Be safe and always

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Well Cindy, I'm glad you tore the house up looking for red, this is a grand display! Just gorgeous!
I'm going to look for some transferware as well!
Happy 4th!

Sallie said...

I love your decor.. I always LOVE the pics on your blog!

I'm such a nitpicky person with our flag though because of so many military people in our family. You have the one hanging on your hutch wrong. The stars should always be top left, whether it is hung horizontal or vertical.

Have a great day!!

Anna @ Rusty Cottage said...

Yet again, a beautiful home and beautiful photograph. Have a wonderful day tomorrow and weekend. God bless you!
Anna @ Rusty Cottage

ann said...


trish said...

GAH! You changed your feed from full feed to just the title so I have to click on it...please please please would you change it back?

Brenda Kula said...

I love those added appliques! You know just what something needs. Once again, I'm blown away. I shall have to get something to pin me down when I visit you! You are showing my colors! You can sure find red in my house. I probably need to limit it with some subtlety, more like yours. Looks more calming.

Jackie said...

Wonderful transferware! Your hutch looks very patriotic!!
Love the pic of your children, they are adorable. Amazing how fast they grow, isn't it? Tomorrow is my Firecracker's 26th Birthday!!! lol.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Sallie, thank you for reminding me about the direction of the flag. I changed it to the other side of my hutch but I'm going to leave the photos here rather than take and upload new ones....I hope that's not too bad???? I really didn't mean to be disrespectful at all!

colleen said...

you make anything look gorgeous.come eveyday day just to see whats next... colleen

Shelia said...

Hi Kim! So you're playing on your holiday, huh? Everything looks so nice and your children are adorable! How sweet! Have a wonderful fourth of July!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...


Have a happy 4th.

Well see you back on Monday.

The appliques look like that should have been there all along.


Joanne Kennedy said...

I think your decorating is perfect. Simple and yet beautiful.

Have fun, whatever you may be doing.

Your hutch came out great.


Jan & Tom's Place said...

Cindy...Have a blessed fourth!

Again, you did a wonderful job on your hutch...and EVERYTHING! It's gorgeous.


Connie said...

Boy, does your daughter look like you! Cutie patootie, my sweet romantic cherub! I love making and re-making items for my home. Hop over sometime and visit, sweetpea. Of course, we'll be down in your neck of the woods tomorrow. I plan on bloggin' the whole way down........

MimiG said...

Cute, cute picture of your kids. Thanks for sharing all the pics - BTW, where do you get your appliques?
Happy 4th!

MimiG said...

Cute, cute picture of your kids. Thanks for sharing all the pics - BTW, where do you get your appliques?
Happy 4th!

Joanne said...

That is a priceless pic of your children. Have a great 4th and enjoy the weekend. I don't think that there will be too many yard sales this weekend -- shucks!! Guess I'll have to go to HomeGoods and Marshall's on Saturday to pick up some 1/2 price 4th of July items. You'll probably do the same -- don't forget post pics of your great finds!! Joanne ~~

Lisa said...

Happy 4th to you as well! Have a wonderful weekend!

ceekay said...

I think you hutch looks great...just a thought...if you want more red for next year...have you ever considered just putting up some red and white patterned paper? Like scrapbooking stuff? You could easily add and take out, and I think with all the blue and white, you would get a very patriotic look....just a thought.

Jean said...

The hutch is perfect! What better patriotic display than using your photo of your kids. Happy 4th,
Jean in Va.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Cindy, It is just beautiful! The red sure does POP out. I love the applique on the hutch. I think that an applique would look pretty in your kitchen under your sink. I saw it on someone's blog but don't remember where.
Have a happy 4th of July,

Mary said...

Hi Cindy,
Love the photo of your kids -- so cute! Hope you all have a very happy Fourth!

sue said...

Pretty display in the hutch . Happy 4th to you too ! Sue

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Hi Cindy,
My daughter had the same little blue and while polka dotted outfit! The hat was too cute! Happy and Safe Independene day to you and your family!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the photo of your kids. Too cute!

The appliques look perfect on the hutch. And, I think the few touches of red look fantastic. Since there are so few, they really stand out.


Garage sale gal said...

Hi Cindy,
Loved reading your past few posts:) Love your decorating and great ideas to cover the uglies. Also, the pic of you children, so cute:) I don't think I have any red either...oh wait, does a red dog leash count?? Thanks for the great pics on your blog. I'm still learning how to do that. Warmly, Deb

Mary Ruth said...

Happy 4th to you all too!
Great decor!

Tanya said...

Love what you did with the hutch and with your kid's picture. I was just in Hobby Lobby today looking at some of the 4th of July decorations. Everything just looked so tacky (sorry Hobby Lobby). This is a great example of how to get in the spirit of red, white and blue without going into an Americana nightmare. It gives me inspiration for next year!

Jen r. said...

Happy 4th to you too! Jen r

Anonymous said...

i love that picture TOO! my three kiddos will be dressed in matching 4th of july outfits of course! can't wait...let the camera clicking begin! have a great holiday!


An Enchanted Cottage said...

That is a GREAT photo, Cindy!! And your hutch looks so beautiful! Happy 4th to you and yours...Donna

Sue said...

Love the photo. I recently painted my dining room cabinet. I wanted to do it for years but was inspired to paint it when I saw yours. I will have to take pictures one of these days. Enjoy your fourth!

Anonymous said...

What a darling picture of your children. I also love the red and white transferware. I too am very drawn to that. Happy 4th.


Sweet Designs said...

Love your vingette, and the cute photo of your children, it is so wonderful to have the happy memories of childhood. Have a happy 4th!

LISBETH---<-@ said...

Wish you and your family a happy
4th of July.
All the best,

daisy cottage said...

Happy 4th of July Cindy!!!
I hope you have a wonderful one on your side of our beautiful country!
Love the picture of your babies!


Tara said...


Hope you are enjoying the fourth with you and yours!

Sallie said...

Cindy -- I know you didn't :-)

It's a habit to correct it when I see it because my husband (a Marine) reminds me often of the correct way..many people just don't know. I know I didn't for a long time!

Happy 4th!!

God bless,

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Cindy! Happy 4th!! I hope you have a great weekend!!

Mary said...

Cindy...Happy 4th to you also. I was just perusing oversea blogs and saw yours listed as a favorite. I was wondering to you get a thrill when you see this like I did!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Mary, Yes that is pretty neat! I have hers listed as one of my favs too! Blogging sure has brought the world together hasn't it!

Robin said...

Hi Cindy - After seeing your photo from the Campbell farmer's market at Shades of Inspiration I came here to your blog. I'm a fellow south bay native having lived in Cupertino my whole life. It's been so much fun to see favorite haunts my friend, Lori (also a "lifer" here), and I regularly visit on your blog. Wysteria in Soquel is a never miss on our list when we're over the hill. Along with lunch at Gayle's of course! Happy 4th!

TattingChic said...

Happy 4th of July!
That is an absolutely gorgeous hutch. I love how you have everything stacked in there, it's just beautiful.

Rachel said...

The picture of your kids is precious. And the flags with the dishes was a great idea! Happy 4th of july! (:

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Cindy, the decals look great on your hutch and what cute kids. Just wanted to pop over and wish you a happy 4th.

Rosemary said...

Thanks Cindy!!
Hope you are having a great 4th weekend too!!
Love the picture of your kids!!

Claire said...

Hope the holiday and the weekend is wonderful!

I love the display!

Patti said...

I love, love, love your patriotic cupboard! You are an inspiration! Hugs, Patti

Kelly Maria said...

Wow... everytime I come to "visit" you always have the loveliest pictures!! You really have an eye for decorating, & photography!!
A true inspiration!!
Beautiful Blessings~Kelly Maria said...

I haven't decorated for the 4th since my kids were little. Now that the grandbaby is getting old enough to notice, I think I might have to next year. I'll be scrounging around for reds too, not easy to find here either!

Your hunt was worth it, that looks lovely.

Joyce on her Justified Journey said...

You will be amazed at all of the red you can find when you are looking. Well, maybe not in your home, but the stores are full of red things!!! My kitchen, and actually, most of my home, is accented with red. I used to be a pink and green girl, but switched to the darker colors a few years ago, the reds, browns, taupes. My bedroom is still pink and green, though.

Your hutch is beautiful. You did such a fantastic job. I have a little ole chair that I'm procrastinating about painting and when I see your masterpieces, I kick myself in the butt!!! Thanks for your inspiration!!

Alison Gibbs said...

Cindy what a cute photo of your kids

Anonymous said...

Cindy, the pic of your children is adorable. Loved your patriotic vignette.

I'm pretty sure you've posted it before, but I can't find it. What color of paint did you use on your yellow walls?

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

The yellow paint is Havanna Cream from Behr Paint!

Liz said...

Hi Cindy!
I love the red transfer ware mixed with the blue and white! But what I really love is that you are honoring our past and those that have sacrificed so much!


Jen r. said...

HI Cindy, Happy 4th! I've given you a furniture make-over award if you want to stop by and pick it up!
:) Jen R

Vanessa Greenway said...

WONDERFUL BLOG! That's my 1st visit and I'm in love with the pretty things you have. Congratulations on the award! Blessings, Vanessa

Robyn said...

Happy belated 4th of July Cindy! Love all the posts it was fun catching up! You have been busy girly!
Many hugs,

P.S. Come and stop by my blog and say hello!

Crossroads Cottage said...

Love your hutch all decked out for the 4th! Very festive.

Terri and Bob said...

Beautiful, Cindy! I love the photo of the kids... my favorite accessories are photos of my daughter. It has been a long time since I was here, I apologize for the long absence. My new job as an elementary principal became a little overwhelming at the end of school! I am looking forward to visiting you more and I hope you come to see me!

Anita said...

Love the bits of reds in with your blues! So pretty...

KarenB said...

So, I have a new plate that's a Betsy Ross plate and you have it next to your kids picture! I thought it was so unusual. My husband nicknamed me Betsy Ross a LONG time ago because I sew a lot. Plus, I love transferware. I see we like the same books also. I have all the same ones you've listed except the Susan Branch books. My parents live in Kansas City and I've been the Mary Carol Garrity's store in Atchison, KS. It's amazing and she is a sweetheart. I wonder if she has a blog. . . ? Love your stuff, Karen