Wednesday, July 8, 2009

What did you do this July 4th?

I hope you all had a wonderful July 4th! I'm a little late in sharing my photos, but better late than never, right? I just had a few decorations out to celebrate...I really need to work on building up my patriotic collection, but above is a little peek...

Laurie and I did another wonderful swap. I think this little spun cotton head girl is my favorite of hers so far. I just love the vintage plastic ribbon pinned to her chest and the fabulous staff she holds. Of course it doesn't hurt that she's also a brunette...just like yours truly. :) I also had a few of my little characters out and about. I made a pretty display of overturned milkglass vases and pedestal dishes on top of my little curio cabinet...but the higher I stacked them, the less stable the whole thing became and I am still mourning the loss of my eagle clad pedestal dish...oh well! And then of course I had to bring out my shabby July 4th feather tree. This mini tree is a real vintage beauty...put together lovingly by someone long ago. It has mini patriotic ornaments hanging all over it and a tiny gold star garland. It was the first piece of my tiny patriotic collection.

Then of course there was the actual celebration...complete with amateur fireworks and a giant bonfire. The photo above is amazing isn't it? Note: All of these fireworks photos were taken by camping friends, not me.

Every year Ben and I travel 5 hours from Boston to just north of Utica, NY. There lies a wonderful 70 something acres of gorgeous woodlands surrounding a bizarre sand dune. One of my best friends, Pete, owns this parcel with his family and every year invites everyone and their brother to camp, eat, drink and just be merry. Pete's brother is a bit of a pyro and can't help but entertain himself and everyone else with a massive hour long fireworks display and gigantic bonfire.

This thing was 2 stories tall and very hot!

It was an amazing celebration. In my next post I'll show you how I took a little bit of Pete's parcel home with me! :)


Britt @ Sweet Sassy Molassy! said...

LOVE your patriotic collection. The fireworks photos are beautiful!

Bee Serendipitous said...

Hi Crystal...I just love your Mizz 4th of July, I too have a Mizz 4th of July by Laurie too, she is one great gal..I LOVE both of your creations...way too adorable...have a honey of a night - sweet dreams! grace & peace 2 "U" Marlene ;O) p.s. if you would like to visit my blog its called

Linda said...

Hi Crystal ... I found your blog through Laurie. I'm surprised that I couldn't see that pyro display from Syracuse, where I live.

laurie - magpie ethel said...

Happy the Fourth of July gal found such a happy home...I loved the swap too! Great feather tree!