Land That I Love!

 “But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life”
Romans 6:22

Barbecues…fireworks…parades…hot dogs…picnics…lemonade…concerts…home-made ice cream…grilled burgers…swimming…baseball games…family reunions…boating!   This is how we will celebrate America’s Independence Day (often referred to as the 4th of July) in little towns and big cities across our beautiful land!  Red, white, & blue will be the colors of the day, and being with the ones we love will be the highlight of our long weekend.  While it is a fitting time to celebrate the independence of our great nation, let’s be reminded of the ultimate freedom we have–in Christ!

I hope that you all enjoy the July 4th inspiration from my Pinterest board,  Summer Dreaming.  Each picture is linked to the original source!

 So many folks enjoy the water on the 4th!  A cute picnic on the pier is ideal! A timeworn potting bench is a great idea for a food station!Drink stand with patriotic details!
Hot dog buffet!
 Striped cloth, star plates, and flag fans make a charming tablescape!The stack of plates and napkin lend a festive flair!
Daisies and carnations with flags…sweet and easy centerpiece!
 Hydrangeas, stripes, and a bright red napkin say it is party time!Repurposing a shutter – clever idea!
What’s not to love about the flag displayed on a porch?
19A cheerful and inviting porch!
I would so enjoy dining on this rustic porch!
This porch offers a big patriotic welcome!
Red, white, and blue trifle…sweet ending to your celebration!
 This dessert kabob with strawberries, blueberries, and brownie bites is simple and delicious! Love a sugar cookie pizza with fresh fruit! This would be a crowd pleaser – red and white velvet mini cakes with buttercream frosting!  My guys would request cream cheese icing! Here is a great tip: freeze berries in ice cube trays!Red, white, and blue is always appropriate…even in a bedroom! 
 A vintage flag with 48 stars hangs in an entrance hall!  What a conversation piece!

An eye-catching display of quilts!
 Old barn and American flag…country living!!!This cutie is dressed for Independence Day!
 “Sweet Land of Liberty”! Patriotic Beach Baby!

“Our fathers’ God, to Thee, Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing; Long may our land be bright
With freedom’s holy light; Protect us by Thy might,
Great God, our King”
   Samuel F. Smith

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  1. Paula Monahan says:

    This is Paula Monahan, Patti’s cousin. I need to forward Pam a link on Depression Glass Tablescapes, but don’t have her address. There does not seem to a link to contact Pam on the page

  2. lelaburris says:

    Great collection of photos! I love all of these! They are definitely getting me in the Fourth of July mood. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday! Hope to see you next week.

  3. Absolutely LOVE all of this red, white, and blue inspiration! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we’re looking forward to what you have to share next week. :)

    Life With Lorelai

  4. Nellie says:

    Loved all the patriotic pictures, just makes your heart sing.
    Those wee ones are adorable in their 4th of July outfits, so cute.
    also enjoyed your verse, and the words to My country Tis of thee…….
    Thanks for the inspiration and your patriotic attitude. We definitely
    need more patriotism these days.
    Blessings, Nellie

  5. Wonderful post! Gorgeous collection of images! Thank you for sharing at the #homematters linky party this week. I hope you will be back this week to share again! Rhonda

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