Saturday, July 2, 2011

Independence Day at the Polohouse


is my most
favorite month of the year.
(I was born in July and I've always loved summer.)


But it seems,
the older I get,
the more sentimental I am
toward the symbolism of our
great flag
and everything it stands for.


 I love July fourth
and celebrating
our country's birthday
and rich history,
don't you?


What about you....
do you try to hide the fact
that you're proud
to be an American
like I do????


(Shhhh.... my neighbors have no idea.)

A giant thank you
 to the enlisted men and women
and those who gave their precious lives
for the peace and safety
of this great nation.

We celebrate you
and your courage this weekend. 
We appreciate everything you have sacrificed
for your country and your countrymen.

Thank you from the bottom
of my red, white and blue heart.

May God bless you all.


Designs By Pinky said...

Your home looks GREAT all decked out with the red, whiote and blue!!! We fly our flag every single day. SO proud to be an American, but more GRATEFUL!!!! XO, Pinky

Okie Chic said...

So pretty and I love the meaning behind it. I love the red white and blue.

Pamela Gordon said...

It all looks so beautiful with the flags and bunting! I love it and wish we did the same here. I'm a July baby too and it's also my favorite month (August is a close second!) because it's really summer for us. Happy July 4th to you!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your home is gorgeous and your display of our colors and flags are stunning. Yes, I proudly wave the flag also. God Bless and I hope you have a super 4th. Hugs, Marty

Richard Cottrell said...

I thought I had gotten a little carried away. I have a way about doing that. I am glad you like iy and I love the Polo House. I am your newest follower. Thanks for stopping by, My Old Historic House. Richard

Judy said...

your home and flags look fabulous! and just in case anyone wants to know: I'M PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN WHERE AT LEAST I KNOW I'M FREE!


P.S. My son's b'day is July 11th so July is a great month to be born in!

Miss Kitty said...

The Polohouse looks great in red, white, and blue!!! Thanks for sharing those lovely images of your home all "dressed up" in bunting and flags. And "Happy Birthday" whenever it is in July.

Cozy Little House said...

Well, Happy July Birthday! You were a patriotic baby.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Lovely post, Alison! I love how Polo house is festooned with the stars and stripes!

God bless America!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE this post Alison, and yes we proudly fly our flag also!! Have a wonderful 4th of July!! Martina

Pattie said...

WOW your home looks great for the 4TH have a great weekend Alison.



Your house looks absolutelly stunning!! Gardens, balconies, planters, corridors and doors, all decked out for the 4th. of July!! I am in awe, of how it all looks. I hope you're having a great 4th. holliday and are celebrating Old Glory in the best way.....I am and proud too! Love, FABBY

laxsupermom said...

I love seeing homes decked out in flags and bunting. Your home looks amazing! Beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing.

Shelia said...

Hi Alison! Oh, your home is so beautiful and the red, white and blue look wonderful on it!
Hope you have a wonderful 4th.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

I especially love the red bike all decked out. I love your home :)

Sarah said...

Alison, this is all perfectly patriotic! Love every red and white stripe in this post. ;-) I'd love to see this beautiful show in person. Don't you just love to see our flag waving in the breeze?
Happy July 4th! ~ Sarah

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Alison, Your home is beautiful decorated for the 4th! I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Pat said...

Your home and gardens look so lush and full. Flags in all the right places. I have been keeping my flag out more and more in the past years.

Honey at 2805 said...

Your home looks wonderful. I proudly fly the flag too! We do have a great heritage.

mississippi artist said...

We all should be more proud to be an American. Yes, there is so much wrong with our country, but so much right with it too! I also have a July birthday as does my son, and it is my anniversary month!

AshTreeCottage said...

July is my favorite month too because I was also born this month and so was my hubby and my favorite aunt. Love all of the patriotic displays around your home! Have a happy 4th!!

Susan and Bentley

Jackie said...

Love the decorating. You did a wonderful job decorating with the flags. Happy 4th of July.

Babs said...

Alison, I'm so enjoying your wonderful display of flags and bunting and the post on vintage postcards. I love to look at old postcards not only for the graphics but the messages if they were mailed. I have quite a few old postcards from the early 1900s til now but unfortunately, most don't have patriotic themes. :( I have some my grandfather sent to my grand mother before they married in 1916. Those I treasure most.
You've inspired me to look for some patriotic ones to collect.
Thanks for the great posts,

Olive Cooper said...

The Polohouse is so pretty decked out in the American flag. We must never forget that freedom is not free. hugs♥O

Julie & Sharon said...

came to your blog for the first time & have enjoyed it especially this post celebrating our country...