Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!

The Fourth of July, a holiday just for the United States of America. It's the day we celebrate our freedom. In big town America as well as small town America there are still parades to honor this special day. Picnics and BBQ's abound and almost every city, town or village has a fireworks display on the Fourth.

And at Linderhof, we show our patriotism with flags. Small flags stuck into the planters around Linderhof.
The planters by the back door get a flag for you can see them from the street. It's not foggy or hazy this morning but it is humid and a camera in air conditioning taken outside does get a foggy lens!
The window box at the front gets an array of flags which we, think, looks smashing among the red geraniums!
Two more flags in each of the front planters. It's the Fourth and time to flaunt the stars and stripes!
What could be more patriotic than flags in the planters and a campaign sign in the yard!
The front with flags both up and down!

And the back -- without fog or haze or a fogged up camera lens!

And like my mother did -- a red white and blue bouquet for the table. Hers were always garden flowers -- red geraniums, white petunias and blue delphiniums. Alas, I have no white petunias or blue delphiniums.

My bouquet -- from the market -- a red gerber daisy, white Shasta daisies, red carnations and blue (almost purple) flowers. Nothing like red, white and blue in a blue and white Spode pitcher!

Tomorrow on the 4th, we'll spend an old fashioned Fourth -- with a fried chicken box lunch at noon on the grounds of our old Fort, staying to enjoy the concert -- the Blue and Gray Brass Brigade Band and having some homemade ice cream at intermission. That evening we'll join the rest of the Fort Scottians for the Public Fireworks Display. It's a Fourth of July tradition!

Have a Happy Fourth of July!!!!


Karen said...

Sounds so very American. I love it!!
Happy 4th of July.
Ladybug Creek

Allie and Pattie said...

A perfect small town 4th, Martha- have a fabulous day!
xoxo Pattie

Songberries said...

Hi sweetie!
I gave you a couple of awards! You can find out about them here~

Gail said...

Love all the flags, and your flowers are so pretty. Looks like everyone is busy, not many visits.
Have a happy 4th of July weekend.

Lottie said...

It can't get better than that! Love the community together celebrating with music! Happy July 4th!

Mary Bergfeld said...

You home looks appropriately festive and it sounds like you have wonderful plans for the weekend. Enjoy. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Dan said...

Have a great day Martha, sounds like it will be a lot of fun! I particularly love the flags in your upstairs window-boxes.

Pondside said...

Your flag-bedecked window boxes are very festive, and so in keeping with the house. Have a wonderful celebration!

Unknown said...

Happy 4th of July!

Your home is so festive.

Taste the Rainbow said...
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Taste the Rainbow said...

Hi Martha,

Love your pictures of Linderhof adorned with the windowbox flags.

BTW, I love the picture of Linderhof (fourth one down), and you should consider putting that picture up in place of your current opening one, as it shows the entire front of Linderhof. She sure is a grand old home. :)

Happy 4th!

Niki said...

Hi Martha!

I just found out that you are on "the food board" or something like that, with my sister-in-law Susan. It's already a small world, but when you get into the online world, it gets even smaller. Just thought I would share that little tidbit. Have a great day!