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 2, 2011

Reprise - Hooray For The Red, White and Blue

This post was originally posted on July 3, 2010 -- and once again flags are flying at Linderhof but this year the flowers in the pots are red which goes better with the flags!!!

I've yet to get my red, white and blue flowers for my Spode pitcher -- but it is a tradition started by my mother when she picked her garden flowers for the 4th of July breakfast table.

This year, however, after breakfast we'll head north to the city -- not to attend any Fourth festivities but rather to spend the day in a hospital with a dear friend who's just underwent triple by-pass surgery. Perhaps, this year we'll see some fireworks on the drive home!

It's Sunday, it's almost the Fourth. What better to share my flags on this Sunday with Chari at Happy to Design.

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!!!!


Pondside said...

I'm sure that Linderhof looks as festive as ever. I hope your friend is doing well and that you will see a huge improvement in him/her when you visit tomorrow.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Happy 4th! i too have small flags in my planter boxes!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Martha...

My friend, Linderhof looks most festive with all of her red, white, and blue in the pretty flower boxes! Thank you for sharing your beautiful and patriotic home with us for the Sunday Favorites party this week!

Do be safe in your travels to be with your friend!

Happy 4th of July wishes to you and yours!


Lori E said...

Sounds like a wonderful celebration and the food....I wish....I have been craving good ice cream lately.

I hope your friend recuperates quickly. How nice of you to go and visit.