Friday, July 1, 2011

Of Thee I Sing…Happy July 4th

Today I’m celebrating out nation’s birthday…with a few barnyard friends ready to sing in the holiday weekend…

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This little shelf sitter critter grouping was ordered a few years ago from one of Mother’s “Gadget catalogs”…you know the ones…Miles Kimbell…Garol Wright…Colletions…once you get on their mailing list, you’re in it for life. She was always finding cute little kitchen timers, plastic storage organizers, weird cleaning tools, seasonal ice trays…you get the idea. Some things caused my sisters and me to roll our eyes…like the fold-up red plastic underwear and panty hose drying rack with dozens of little plastic clothes pins to hang out dainty hand laundry…but this little set was one of her better purchases. A whole barnyard of patriotic clad critters celebrating our Red White and Blue holiday.

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The duck is my favorite…head thrown back, singing My Country Tis of Thee for all she’s worth!

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The rooster is chiming in…and the cow and the cat seem happy to be celebrating their favorite holiday…

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And Miss piggy is pretty dressed up in her striped mini-skirt…or is it a skirted bathing suit? They wish you a Happy July Fourth however you are celebrating it. Start the weekend off with our lovely Pink Saturday Hostess   Beverly at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/ See who is sharing special holiday posts

Thanks so much for stopping by. Celebrate our Freedom…Pray for our Troops…and Pray for Peace.

7 comments:

thestonerabbit said...

I love the Patriotic Barnyard Set your mom bought!!! I know that brings you sweet memories of her.

Those "junk" catalogs are great...but I rarely buy from them. It's so cool to see all of the STUFF they have to offer!

I hope you have a wonderful Independence Day, LaVerne. It's HOT in KC...so we'll be sitting beneath our umbrellas and guzzling ice cold water as we watch the parade go buy this year!

HPS!!!!!! L, Dana

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

That little set of barnyard animals is adorable for July 4th!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Very cute. I love those catalogs...I never order...but they are fun!

My Crafty Little Page said...

I'm smiling and crying at the same time. Eye rolling then and so precious now. We've all been there and so sorry for the time you have to go through now - and there is no other route but through the ups and downs. Miss you and love you. N

suesueb said...

I'm sure the set brings back some wonderful memories~they're so cute too! Reading through your blog and wondering if you enjoyed the books by Mary Kay Andrews. I need some summertime reading fun because of the heat down here too. We're finally getting a few showers here and there. Thanks for visiting me and I hope you have a pink weekend and wonderful, safe Fourth!!
p.s. love the sentiment in your last sentence.

LV said...

I am very familiar with that catalog. I get them as well as many more all the time. They do have some cute things tho.

suesueb said...

Thanks so much for the recommendations on the books, I'll look for them in my library!

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Limping Deer and the Twins
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Mexicana

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