Wednesday, July 4, 2012

God bless America,

Land that I love.
Stand beside her,
guide her
Through the night
with a light
from above.
From the mountains,
to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam

God bless America,

My home sweet home

God bless America,

My home sweet home.
linking to:

White Wednesday @ Faded  Charm
Make it Pretty@The Dedicated House
Show off Your Cottage @ The House in the Roses 
Creative Blogger's Party & Hop @ Homemaker on a Dime
Tuesday Cowgirl Up @ The Farmhouse Porch 
Your Cozy Home @ Cozy Home Scenes
Knick of Time Tuesday @ Knick of Time
Tuesday's Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Cottage Garden Party@ Fishtail Cottage
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Time Travel Thursday @ Brambleberry Cottage
Air Your Laundry Friday @ Freckled Laundry
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Farmhouse Friday @ Laurie Anna's Vintage Home
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
PRIMP Your Stuff @ (PRIMP)
Thriftin' on a Thursday @ Savvy City Farmer
Inspiration Friday @ At The Picket Fence
Potpourri @ 2805


Shabby chic Sandy said...

What a lovely post! Have a happy and safe fourth.

EllenaElizabeth said...

Lovely sentiments and lovely photos. Happy 4th of July to you. It's my daughter's 3rd wedding anniversary too.

ew.ka said...

God bless America

Priscilla said...

Of all the blog tributes to Independence I've seen, today, I like yours best. It's just beautiful.

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos! Happy July 4th to you!

Unknown said...

Happy Fourth of July! Your porch looks so relaxing and beautiful. I hope you and yours have a safe and happy day. xo Heidi

Anne said...

Happy 4th of July to you and your family!

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Your post is not only stunning visually, but made my heart swell with pride!! I have two sons in the military, so as you can imagine...I've very patriotic! Thanks again for sharing your beauty!
Blessings & hugs,

Unknown said...

Love it and your beautiful home is the perfect setting! Thanks for going to all that work....I just love the decorations!

Blessed Serendipity said...

I was singing right along with you. Gorgeous images as always Renee. Wishing you a blessed and happy fourth of July.


On Crooked Creek said...

This is elegantly patroitic! I adore each red, white and blue decor piece used here! Romantic, Prairie, lovely!Home sweet home, indeed!

trash talk said...

Looking at your photos of your porch, I felt transported back to a time when the 4th was celebrated properly. Call me Pollyanna, but I want muslin bunting, festooned straw skimmers, and bands in the park.
When I think, really think, of how blessed I am to be an American, I realize America needs more than just a hot dog and fireworks to celebrate her glorious birthday.
Your porch is a beautiful example.

Pamela said...

Beautiful post!
Happy July 4th from your Canadian follower!!

Curtains in My Tree said...


how's that granbaby?

aarond said...

Beautiful decorating. I love that fromt porch of yours. Hope you are doing well.

The Tattered Cottage said...

WOW!!! Looks Beautiful Rene!
Hope you had a wonderful 4th.

Ivy and Elephants said...

I hope you had a Fourth of July as wonderful as this lovely post! Your porch decor is amazing, and so inviting.
Glad the barn sale was such a success! Can't wait to see all the goodies.

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

Gorgeous house. Beautiful display and porch!! Love, love love it!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Your looks so pretty all decked out in it's patriotic decor!


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Sheila Rumney said...

Gorgeous 4th of July decorations! Hope you had a great one.

Angie said...

Beautiful post~hope you had a happy fourth!

Angie @ Knick of Time said...

Can I move onto your porch, please? Just gorgeous!

Thanks so much for sharing at the Knick of Time Tuesday blog hop - it's my pleasure to see so much beauty there!

Angie @ Knick of Time

chateau chic said...

Great post with your wonderful patriotic themes. We truly need God's blessing for our country at this time!
Mary Alice

Plumfield House Gardens said...

So Beautiful!!! Your house and porch are definately what I see when I think of this great country!!!

Angie @ Knick of Time said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Rene! Thanks so much for sharing at the Knick of Time Tuesday blog hop - I'll be featuring you next week and there will be an, "I Was Featured" button waiting there for you!

Angie @ Knick of Time

Amy Kinser said...

What a wonderful tribute! Your home looks gorgeous decorated for the 4th!

God bless America!

Leslie said...

Beautiful post honoring our country. The pictures you've taken are exquisite! Love how you incorporated your flags into the decor! This is my first visit to you blog, and your home is beautiful!! I'm so intrigued by old homes, and I grew up in the country. I can tell you have a style that I'll be inspired by! I'll be back! :)

The Style Sisters said...

WOW oh WOW eye candy photos of gorgeousness!! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share all of this with us.


Lisa @ said...

What a gorgeous home! I would love to have that porch!

Lynn Wood said...

These photos are just inspiring! It really stirs those patriotic feelings. Your home is just beautiful too!


Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Wonderful post with heartfelt sentiments.....and absolutely gorgeous photos and vignettes, as always!!!!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

It's perfect! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse