Sunday, July 4, 2021

FOURTH

 

It's been so long since I had enjoyed a three day weekend because of the pandemic and not working, I'd almost forgotten what it felt like, but it's been so hectic with work and free lance projects, it's welcomed. Last week before heading home I did a window display for an antique dealers shop window...couldn't resist using the Boston Terrier door stops...and then took a peruse around his shop. Many modern Independence Day traditions stem from Americas early independence celebrations. It use to be quite common for the Declaration of Independence to be read aloud, followed by muskets and cannons being fired. It's safe to say the earliest of Americans celebrated the 4th of July loudly and proudly.


We are gathering with family, and the Lad at the Mothers for our 4th of July. While gin and Pimms poured yesterday, today will be a nice cook out on the grill, and getting buzzed on more Pimms Cups all around. No fireworks this year, although we may see them from the house anyhow.... but we plan to have a fire in the firepit.... and may light some sparklers if the mood strikes.


Happy Fourth of July!

Little Edie...always a holiday favorite.

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  1. Happy 4th of July! Fun post!! Beautiful pictures!

    I thought we make catch your old glory at full staff in this post.

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    1. I have the old glory waving baby......

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  2. Cheers to you and that fabulous cocktail! I love PIMMS CUPS and those look delish!!!! Adore the window also...wouldn't mind having those door stops.

    Have a spectacular 4th!

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  3. What an exciting post! The flags are all wonderful. Im loving the window you did...how fun and creative. I'm trying a Pimms later with watermelon in it today! William and I always loved Pimms. I think I can make it. I want to get rid of a basketball-size watermelon in a refrigerator that my neighbor brought me. I got sparklers for the grandkids when they come over tonight.

    Have a Happy July 4th Mistress.

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  4. You had me at the first lovely shot, then really wet me with the Pimms and then brought it home with Little Edie! Those Bouvier's really know how to work a flag and wear scarves!

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  5. Happy 4th!! Enjoy the get together…liquid refreshments are tantalizing…and such nice images…I’ll raise my gin tonic to you and the country later today!

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  6. Happy Fourth!! What did you say? You're setting fire to your Pits? Well... whatever.

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  7. The window display is of course inspired. I truly am in awe of your talents (DESIGN talents; I have no personal experience of your other talents). The writing, casting, and acting in Broadway’s Grey Gardens is something else that awes me.

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  8. Enjoy your celebration! Lovely window display!

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  9. Happy July 4th! Love the Pimms cocktails! I have never had one but hear they are refreshing.

    And what's not to love about Little Edie, is so much fun to watch . She always makes me smile Funny how some people can live in their own world and be so much happier .

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  10. I believe I went pass that store front the other night when having drinks out! So fun and festive.

    Hope you have a great day too! Those drinks look delicious!

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  11. Hope you have a fab 4TH weekend! Those Pimms drinks look RAD and refreshing!!!!

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  12. You always do the holidays with such panache! Happy 4th cutie! Those Pimms concoctions look ahhhhmazing!!!!We're hanging with family and maybe catching some fireworks. Enjoy your 4th!

    And thanks for the firecracker!

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    1. I assume you got the recipe if you didn't get distracted.

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  13. Happy Fourth! I'm somewhat taking it easy today. No gatherings, but I'm allowing myself to let the creative juices flow. Perhaps I'll update the blog soon?

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  14. Happy Fourth, Mistress! Yes, we must do gins and Abba soon.

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  15. Those Bluecoat gin bottles would make great vases grouped in 3s or 5s! Your window display is great too -- LUV those Boston Terriers too! Happy 4th of July, Mistress!

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    1. Those Blue coat bottles are amazing!!!! They make great bud cases. And when on a Windows sill...and the sunlight hits them....pure magic.

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  16. Sound like a lovely 4th.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  17. That's a gorgeous shop window and I love Little Edie. How I wish I'd known her. The Man came over yesterday so we could set off fireworks in bed.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I sure hope you didn't burn the place down?

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    2. It's too wet to burn down.

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    3. From all the rain, I mean. I'll have a nice photo of his sweet cheeks in my bed on my Tuesday blog post.

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    4. Oh my!!!!! I love cakes!

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  18. Just wandered over from IDV's place to say to say, "Hello" and Happy 4th of July, fellow American!

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    1. Happy Fourth to you too Melanie!!!!! You keep hanging with us bunch and you'll find yourself corrupts darling

      Thanks for popping up...err...in I meant!!!

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  19. Happy fourth mistress! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  20. It's now the 5th, but happy 4th anyway.

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  21. Glad you had a lovely day, and again, good to read that you're out and about.
    Sx

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  22. I trust you've had a most wonderful 3-day weekend!

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  23. Sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate the day. And to have the Lad with you makes it extra special. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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  24. Hope you had a great relaxing day. I am taking the week off. Not going anyplace, just logged off from work for a week. (Well one video call, an assistant cabinet secretary.)

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  25. Happy belated Fourth.
    Carlos played again with the Camden Community Band, after 16 months of lockdown and canceled performances and rehearsals. He was happy to be playing gain. They gave a concert for the 4th at the Kershaw-Cornwallis house here in town, outside on the back lawn beneath the crepe myrtles.
    It was a lovely, peaceful small town holiday!

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    1. I never been underneath a crepe myrtle. But have been on top of a man named Old Smokey. Your day sounds like a awesome day too me.

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  26. I hope you had a great day!

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  27. Hope you had a great fouth!
    Little Edie is a joy.
    Did you wear those white shorts again? Bet you had more than one lad sporting some patriotic boners for ya.

    XOXO

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    1. As a matter of fact yes! Who likes short shorts?

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    2. ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ‍♂️

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  28. That Window Display really turned out well Mads, Love the Terrier Doorstops and their little Collars! It sounds like you had a nice gathering for the Holiday, it's nice that we can gather again if the mood strikes us.

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  29. GIN!?? I am shocked.

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Go ahead darling, tell me something fabulous!