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Showing posts from June 30, 2013

Happy Fourth of July!

From your often MIA blogger, I wanted to share a little table I put together earlier in celebration of Independence Day.    I don't really have any Fourth of July decorations so I pulled from things I've got around the house to make a quick centerpiece.....a straw purse with a woven flag on the front which I lined with antique lace and filled with ivy, a Blue transferware plate depicting Betsy Ross sewing the American flag and an antique book called 'The Story of a Great Nation / Our Country's Achievements'. The book was published in 1886 and contains over a thousand pages, several hundred engravings and a vast biographical portrait gallery including each President and a copy of Thomas Jefferson's handwritten Declaration of Independence.  It is a fascinating book with a Chronological table of events in American History.   The table was set with a vintage plaid throw, red gingham napkins, blue gingham flatware,  patriotic themed blue t