Friday, July 3, 2009

Seeing patriotic in my everyday life.

Barbecues, small town parades & fireworks are the how many Americans celebrate our Independence Day & all of this makes me smile but for me its all about the red white & blue. Well the red & blue. No matter our flag or everyday life I do have a penchant for the combo, so as I head north for Sedona with my parents for a star spangled respite I gift those in my country & those in other lands, some of my favorite ways to embrace red & blue.







A red, white & blue room from a favorite Aussie, Anna at Absolutely Beautiful Things.










May everyone have a weekend that makes them feel as good as this July 4th, 2005 with Grant & Hailey made me feel!!!! Look how little they are... time flies!!! Love to all!!!

Images courtesy of Amazon, Country Living, Epicurean, Martha Stewart

44 comments:

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Now I have my red, white, and blue fix too. So very pretty and so inspirational. I love the room with the flag wall!

Jacqueline said...

What a spectacle. I have been to the U.S. many times but never on the 4th of July. Maybe one day. Have a fabulous time and have a great day. I will raise a glass to you. XXXX

Simone said...

Fabulous images, you write the best posts, I love them!
Have a wonderful week-end, happy 4th of July xoxo

Anna Spiro said...

Hi Alicia, thank you so much for including my room in your beautiful red, white and blue round up...

I hope you have a lovely long weekend over there...

x
Anna Spiro

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

A, your blog just keeps getting better and better...Your note made me laugh, thanks for coming by.

Willow Decor: said...

Great images! Thank so much for sharing! You are right we love the same images!!
Have a great 4th!!
xx-Gina

LENORENEVERMORE said...

What a wonderful festive visual delightsss...
Happy 4th of Jul to you & family! Cheers*

Oliveaux said...

Hope you have a fabulous and wonderful 4th of July weekend!! Ax

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Alicia these are wonderful. Not the usual representation of red and blue. Something a little different. The little cottage with the red door is beckoning me. As is Anna's room and also the cute litte oars over the bed. And how happy you look with those too little cuties. I hope you have a great weekend full of love, happiness and a little crazy fun! x Julie

lily-g said...

I suppose its abit late wishing you a happy 4th of July, but your post was so fabulous and worthy of a comment :)

Federica said...

Happy 4th of July!!!

Caroline at Caroline's Lost and Found said...

I just found your blog...and your 4th of July pics are wonderful! I look forward to reading your future posts! Take care, Caroline

mimi charmante said...

What an absolutely divine collection of red, white, and blue. You are right, the color combination is wonderful all year long. I love putting flags along our pasture fences, hanging the swags I have made for this celebration, and finding ways of incorporating it into food!
Have a wonderful holiday my friend~ hugs to you!
xo

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Great..great post. Happy 4th with your family in Sedona. Your photo with kiddos is adorable. Happy times :D

Lisa said...

Alicia,
Have a wonderful 4th of July among the RED ROCKS of Sedona. Your post was patriotic eye candy! Just wonderful & a few of my all-time favorites.
Have a BLAST!
Lisa

~ ennui ~ said...

Nothing compares to the last photo.....just beautiful ♥

Have a fun!

Simply Mel said...

What an incredible post filled with such vibrant red/white/blue pleasures!

pinkstilettos said...

Wow....so many beautiful images!! Happy 4th of July! Daisy~

Ann said...

You really love your red, white , and blues... I'm pretty sure you had a fabulous 4th of July. Nice photos you have there.

Lori said...

What a delightful array of reds & blues! Love the pictures you chose. Hope you had an amazing 4th!

koralee said...

Just found your lovely blog... so so pretty..all the reds and blues...i am off to read some of your past posts...but first i must run and get a cup of tea..i may stay for awhile!

Sanity Fair said...

Lovely! And I like that blue tile in the kitchen - sky blue is a rare tile color!

Kasey said...

i love the look of old faded flags...so timeless.
xo

Juju said...

Gorgeous pictures.

Gaia said...

Actually I'm not in the blue&red but the pics you had published are amazing . i love the Absolutely Beautiful Things room, the floats (I did a similar pic last year in uSA)and the cakes looks so good.
How was your Indipendence Day?

btw, love your hair!

Gaia said...

Gracias, thank you, merci, Danke, Grazie...

I really love your comments! How could I live without them! funny, poetic...

Gracias, thank you, merci, danke, grazie...

allie said...

such a delightful collection of images.

Alkemie said...

What a gorgeous spread for the 4th of July! Such eye candy :)

Cheers,
Karen Olivia

girlwhimsy said...

I love the red, white and blue photos celebrating the Fourth of July! With regard to the vintage collages I posted, I will definitely check out the websites you mentioned in your comment. I love taking a peek at inspirational sites. Thank you - you're a sweetheart. Also, thank you for the shout out you gave GirlWhimsy on Daisy Pink Cupcakes. Much, much appreciated! I can honestly say I'm glad you're one of my Blog Friends.
Debbie

Kellie ~ Ada and Darcy said...

Love your divine pics here... Love Anna's pic too!

apriliniowa said...

I stumbled here somehow to find some really great images! I love your little note for comments, by the way. "Peace & ice cream..." Very cute.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

You always find the best photos...coming here is like picking up a great book. Thanks

Lissa said...

awesome photos! I spent the 4th in Sedona as well.

vicki archer said...

A great photographic tribute Alicia. I hope that you enjoyed the holiday weekend with your family, xv.

My Notting Hill said...

Love the bedspread w/the vintage New England map on it. Terrific post. Hope you had a Happy 4th! Michele

Vitania said...

This was wonderful !! I love all the colourful food - those summer trifles - Mmm mmm..

Hope you had a wonderful 4th..

Vitania

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

What a great collection of red white and blue pictures! Hope you had a happy 4th!

Lilla Blanka said...

Hi Alicia!

Thanks for a lot of inspiration! I love the American colors, red-blue-white, so much.

Have a wonderful day!
Mia

The Stylish House said...

Alicia,
I smiled when I saw the sign for Zehnder’s chicken dinners! You assembled such an interesting combination of red, white & blue. It really showcases how diverse and wonderful our country is, and I absolutely love that sweet flower covered arbor in the second photo.
Cathy

annechovie said...

Great selection of photos, Alicia. I especially liked the Zehnder's sign, it brings back great memories. I grew up in MI, so we'd make a yearly pilgrimage to Zehnders and Frankenmuth. Do you remember their "Stollen" bread?

Pink Martini said...

You captured the feeling of an old-fashioned 4th of July perfectly. I felt like I was in everyone one of those pictures and was on vacation. Lovely.

Averill said...

These images make me so sad that I missed celebrating the 4th this year (quite unsurprisingly, the Brits are reluctant to even MENTION it).

Thanks for the gorgeous pictures to brighten a VERY wet Irish evening.

Courtney said...

Alicia, this is such a fantastic round up of red, white and blue! And the photo of you with Grant and Hailey is absolutely precious!

The Matters of Style Girls said...

I didn't see this post till well after the Fourth of July, but I just have to say what an amazing collection of photos you put together! Makes me want to celebrate all over again!