Monday, July 1, 2013

Blue Monday - Celebrating America's Birthday!

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Other than hanging our American flag outside, we never have decorated for the 4th of July.

 Just look at that American red, white, and Blue hanging out front, and notice the Blue sky.

But so many Bloggers decorate for this holiday that I felt I needed a touch. This year, on a trip to Hobby Lobby, I spotted a little guy that simply HAD to come home with me! Isn't he sweet dressed up in his red, white, and Blue outfit?

I've placed him in the apothecary jar with some Blue stones. He's guarding the front door. (He might choose to jump out again, as he's much cuter outside of the jar!)

Do you decorate for the 4th of July?

Happy Blue Monday!

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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Happy Red, White and Blue to you!

Annesphamily said...

Sally I love your post. I need to put up some of my red, white and blues. Today Hannah and I shopped for her birthday cake and she went with a wild animal pattern and hot pink! She is so funny like me. I don't like the Christmas theme cakes ofr my Dec birthday and she is a near firecracker and prefers anything but red,white and blue! Hee Hee

Jeannie Marie said...

Happy 4th!! Your little patriotic dog is adorable! What a great way to start off the week!

Alison said...

This is my first time here! Thanks for hosting!

I'm showing off some cobalt bottles I purchased recently!

Sarah said...

Happy red, white, and BLUE to you, Sally. Hope you have a happy 4th of July! ~ Sarah

Jeannie Marie said...

Thanks for hosting Blue Monday! Happy 4th of July!

Lina Gustina said...

The dog looks cute!
I've never decorated my home for celebrating my country's birthday; just hanging the flag outside.

My name is Riet said...

Happy 4th of July Sally. I love the decorations. Happy blue Monday

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Thanks for the party, Sally! Have a really lovely Blue Monday! I wish you and your family an awesome 4th of July :) Winter greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Hootin Anni said...

Yes, I decorate...even my blog template. LOL

Happy 4th to you and your family.

Erica (Irene) said...

Happy Blue Monday!!! love the decorations.
....have a happy 4th of July.

Thanks for hosting.

CailinMarie said...

Happy 4th of July to you. My daughter has surgery today, and we'll decorate tomorrow :)

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

Happy Fourth of July! Our National Day is Australia Day on the 26 January.
Thanks for hosting.

LadyD Piano said...

Happy 4th, Sally! No, I don't decorate but from my heart I'm a proud American and love our country!

LV said...

No,I do not decorate much for any occasion anymore. I did put out my flag util the holder broke. You came up with a very cute and nice 4th post.

photodoug said...

Sally, may you and your family experience a Happy 4th.

Daniela Augustka said...

Happy Blue Monday from Bratislava! My ist the bridge Apollo.

Eva said...

Happy 4th; this is my first time here, I don't decorate much but I love blue color; thank you for hosting :)

Anonymous said...

Love your red,white and blue decor ~ Love the doggie but want to take him out of the jar ~ Great photography ~ Enjoy ^_^

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Fourth, Sally!

I like to put out flags in my decor. Cute pup there.




Oh dear Sally, I love the cute patriotic doggie! I tried to place the image in the party's thumbnail, but I don't know why I just can't...I've tried all the options. Sorry sweetie, but don't worry, just leave it that way! Wishing you and yours a wonderful, safe and happy Fourth weekend ahead.

GranthamLynn said...

Great blue. Let the dog out!
Mine are festive too.
Have a Happy 4th.

Leovi said...

Yes, that funny pictures, I like the puppy!

Jeannie and Linda said...

Hi Sally! Hope you had a great weekend! Thanks for hosting another great party! So much patriotic blue!

Jeannie and Linda at The French Hens Nest

Salmagundi said...

Hope your grandson enjoys his summer in Colorado, and that he will be safe from any future fires. It is so dry here that fires are seem to pop up everywhere. We had some rain yesterday, with more forecasted!! Thanks for hosting Blue Monday each week -- always a fun party. Sally

joyh82 said...

What a cute little dog. You know howI like dogs :) Hope you all have a Happy and safe fourth of July!

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, I finally made it here today. This was my garden club meeting day. Always busy for me.

Thank you so much for linking me last week. We were gone on a camping trip with our children and grands. The park said we would have wireless service but it didn't happen. No Computer for a week.

Your 4th of July decorations are cute. The easiest kind of dogs to take care of for sure. I decorated my mantel and will share it on the 4th.

We have our grands and two of our dtrs. for the week. Ten for three meals a day for a week. Busy is an understatement. Lots of fun too.

Happy 4th of July to you and your family. I am not sure what we are doing because the grands might be on a trip to sliding rock that day. We will go to town for the fireworks though.

Love, Jeanne

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I hope you have a Happy 4th!
Love the cute dog & how you displayed him!

Jannibele said...

What a cute little guy, dressed up for 4th of July! Congratulation. I have joined the 4th of July parade in NY a couple of times several years ago. What an experience. You know how to celebrate:)

Jim said...

The blue in my shot was in the Australian flags hanging on the facade of the building. Admittedly, you have to closely to spot them. I'll post a link to today's photo instead. :}

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Sally, thank you so much for picking out a photo for me! I had trouble linking up and it never gave me the option to pick out a photo, so I thought that my link up didn't work! Hugs, Penny

Hazel said...

Oh Sally I didn't realize I was too early. In fact I thought I was so behind seeing there were already about 30 links ahead of me :)It must have been last week's blues then. Thank you for linking up my post. You're kind and sweet. What a sweet little guy you have there. The 'apothecary jar' reminds me of something like a scene in a Charles Dickens novel.


Maggie Grace said...

Am so sorry I'm late. Happy 4th tomorrow to all who celebrate! Linky is closed but I posted anyway. Maybe will link it to next week.