I have always been very interested in the Revolutionary War. Two of my favorite characters of that time are John and Abigail Adams. When I saw that the Ladies Prim Society had for their summer project a chart by BBD called "A Salute to Abigail", I immediately joined. On the chart was printed a portion of a letter from John to Abigail. I think that it is almost poetic. I hope you enjoy reading it.
I wish you all a very Happy July 4th and to my friends who do not live in this country, have a great week-end!
I love to decorate for the 4th of July. I think the main reason is that the colors of red, white , and blue are perfect in my house. My main house colors are barn red, cobalt blue and gold. So decorating for the 4th is a snap. Easter always gives me trouble because it is so pastel. Today we will start with the entry.
If you have followed my blog, you know that I LOVE this cherry desk. I do a lot of decorating around it. It dates from 1830-1850 probably from New York state .
Of course, there has to be some cross stitch! I love those frames. I got them many years ago when I lived in Louisville, KY. There was a great craft show in Cincinnati. My sister and I went every year.
"A Birds of a Feather" design framed in a Valley House Primitives frame.
I purchased all the things on top of the desk at antique shops or shows over the years.
This little book is dated 1904. It has lots of advertising for Revere Coffee!
This picture shows my arrangement on top of an old red blanket chest we got at an auction in Louisville. It was huge bargain. The DH had gone out to get a hot dog. He came back in and I said bid!! He didn't even know what he was bidding on! When we had a repair made, the man told us it was very early 1800's or late 1700's due to the mix of nails he found.
I hope you are having a great week and will join me tomorrow to see my wall of patriotic cross stitch projects!
I am a retired elementary teacher. I live across Puget Sound from Seattle and absolutely love the Pacific NW I have two grown children and a great husband!And of course, an adorable Grandson, Caleb who is four.