Pumpkin Tyme by Angela Hillstrom inspired by original art by Lori Brechlin

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Summertime



Hello, friends. We are back from a trip to Palm Beach and a few nights at The Breakers. Always fun to see our Board of Governors family and have a peek at the Atlantic. We begin our fifteenth year on the board next month....wow..15 years!

Annie and I are in full summer mode. We've been pulling out some red, white and blue and some of our special friends.

The vintage postcard above was a lucky find. 


She's currently waving her flag on our tea table in the living room. Behind her, on the back of the sofa, is a wonderful hooked rug hooked by Kelley from With Hook and Needle blog. The colors in this rug are perfect!


George Washington...our favorite patriot...the father of our country...a fellow Virginian. 

Another of our favorite founding fathers can be seen on the sideboard in the background.


Benjamin Franklin...sharing a pot of tea with our Agnes.


In the kitchen, the girls are all about flag waving. We are still working on this display...but it's off to a fun start.


Are you in summer mode? Are you bringing out the red, white and blue?

We have a few more friends to add to our summer decor. We'll keep you posted.


The patriots that founded our country were men of courage...true patriots. They risked everything for freedom and liberty. Thirteen colonies...each different from the other...united for the common good. 
Courage.

Enjoy the day,
Robyn




12 comments:

  1. Love your seasonal decorations Robyn, especially that lovely postcard!
    Rose

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  2. Love your Red , White & Blue decorations !!!

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  3. Your patriotic decor looks fabulous for the summer. I've been watching the celebration and remembrance of the soldiers who fought on the shores of Normandy
    in France, 75 years ago. Such a bitter sweet remembrance. Freedom can never be taken for granted when so many paid the ultimate sacrifice for it.
    Have a blessed day.
    Hugs, Julia

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    1. Beautifully said, my sweet Canadian friend ❤️

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  4. Hi Robyn,
    It is always such a treat to visit your beautiful home and see your lovely displays!! The red, white, and blue is the perfect touch and love seeing all your special doll friends, too! Love the idea of the flags in your baskets!! The postcard is indeed a special treasured find!!
    Hope you are keeping cool as the temps heat up!! We are in full HOT MODE here in AZ!!
    Take care and have a wonderful week, my friend!
    Heart Hugs to you and Annie~
    Julie xo

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  5. Simply beautiful, as always πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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  6. Yep red white and blue is coming out. Love all of your Patriotic men. Cannot wait to see the final touch of your dolls in the basket. Janice

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  7. Great displays as always and what a fabulous rug from Kelley!

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  8. What a beautiful tribute to Old Glory and the Patriots. You (and Annie!) truly have an amazing gift for display...and your collections are incredible. I have a small collection of peg dolls too! I managed to pull a little red, white and blue out, but then we had company from “north of the border” staying with us. I hope to get back to it soon. Summer hasn’t found us yet...I’m not sure I would even say spring has. ~Robin~

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  9. So beautiful, Robyn. Patriotic decor can be so kitschy or country. What a wonderful demonstration of elegant patriotic decor that feeds my soul. Maybe it’s time to start collecting some things 😊. Judy

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  10. I love everything...but my favorite is Ben Franklin. What a treasure!

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  11. Your basket display above the window is unique and interesting.

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