We Americans are an odd lot. Thankfully, it’s an inalienable right to be so! It’s in our constitution to be able to express ourselves, freely and often, even if we don’t agree. In fact, some may observe we are a nation, proliferate with a differing of opinions. We can offer up a pretty good lot of criticism, especially during some of these trying times. I view it a bit like being a part of a large family. We can dish it out, but when it comes down to someone else stepping on the “family’s” toes, we band together with an immense source of protective pride! The Fourth of July – or our Independence Day celebration – is to me, like a big family reunion. We can be out-of-touch, for a time, but the day brings us together to recognize our roots, and we’ll fly our flags high, celebrate with great food, and make a lot of noise in the process!
Here are some ideas for spreading the red,white, and blue theme, inside and out:
Bunting draped on this turn-of-the-century home leaves no doubt about the event being celebrated.
Pots bursting forth with patriotic pride!
We Southerners do love our porches! Nan Graham shares a fun poke at us, in her book, Turn South at the Next Magnolia. To paraphrase . . . “Whereas others may hide their eccentric family members, we Southerners proudly display them on the porch, for everyone to see.” Wonder if it’s like going “whole hog”, when it comes to decorating with the red, white, and blue?