Wednesday, July 2, 2008

HAPPY "INDEPENDENCE DAY" 2009



When I was growing up, I was raised in a very patriotic family. We raised our flag for each and everyone of our nations celebrations. My father actually installed a beautiful flag pole in our yard that we were all very proud of. In our yard today, we always fly our flag each and everyday. Since 911 we have not taken it down. Our flag is a permanent part of our home. And, if you fly a flag 24/7 it is proper etiquette to have it lit with a spotlight during the night time hours.


The First Flag!

Our Flag is a symbol of service and on June 14th 1777 the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act which resolved that the flag of the United States be made of 13 stripes in red and white, the union should be 13 stars with a blue background. In 1818 the Act provided that the 13 stripes represented the 13 colonies and one star for each state to be added on the 4th of July following admission of each new state and signed by President Monroe. Thus we have the flag we know today.

Whatever you plan for this 4th of July, I hope you have happy and safe times with family and friends and look towards our flag with honor and pride in America.
Thank you for stopping by and till next time, Blessings and Blue Skies,
Celestina

43 comments:

Connie said...

It's all very lovely, my sweet chickadee! Oh, I love this country and all of your lovely paintings....
Smoochies,
Connie

molly said...

Loved the visit - so glad you love to wave the flag also!

Bobbie said...

Love that wreath on your front door. So pretty to see flags up and flying!

ceekay said...

Beautiful post. I am an American girl! Thanks for sharing.

Kari & Kijsa said...

An absolutely Fabulous High Flying Flag post!!! Love the painting & patriotism!! Perfect for a wonderful Independence Day!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

I live in a city, where every other person has their own flag pole...I love it!

M ^..^

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi!
Great photos! Great subjects! Great Country!!
Happy 4th!! Hugs, Sherry
Psst... I'm having my 1st giveaway!

Beverly said...

God Bless America and all of us who hold it dear.

Your patriotism shines forth.

rosechicfriends said...

Celeste...how sweet everything looks! Happy 4th...have a blessed time with your family!

Blessings...Lorena

PS...my basement is all done up in a Patriot/teddy bear theme!

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Celestina..lovely display you are showing here. I wanted to drop in and wish you a happy holiday.

Cherdecor said...

I love your door wreath. Have a happy Fourth of July!

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Celestina!
I love all your pictures and appreciate all who proudly fly our flag. Your home looks lovely.

Susie Harris said...

very nice blog! Love the way you displayed your flags. Hope you and your family have a great fourth of July!!! Nice to meet you! Susie H~

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Celestina - thanks for stopping by! We loved the history lesson - it's great to learn things about your country! We were in Winchester Va last weekend and got to see a couple of flags from the Civil War - what history there....gave you goosebumps!
Have a happy 4th!!
Karla & Karrie

Sue said...

Thanks for the visit to my blog. I enjoyed discovering yours as a result. Your lovely patriotic decor gave a great start to my 4th. Thanks for sharing!
Sue

Barb said...

I found your blog through Connie and what a find! Love your style of decorating.

How nice that the flag waves constantly. You don't see that often.

Have a spirit filled 4th,
Barb

Linda said...

Hi Celestina,
Happy 4th of July to you all.
Cheers Linda

KarenHarveyCox said...

Happy 4th of July, such a lovely post of beautiful things that spell Independence Day. Karen

Terri and Bob said...

I love your house! I am excited about this flag parade and your blog is so much fun!

hautemommy said...

Love your photos!!! :) Happy 4th of July! xo!

Shirl said...

Beautful post Celeste, I love your wreath and all your other flag items.
Blessings, Shirl

Art by Ronda Juniper Ray said...

It's always so wonderful to visit you!

Love your patriotic entry, and what a wonderful sweet upbringing you had.

Flying our flag, too!

Hope you're having a fun and festive -- and patriotic! -- Fourth!

Diana Lyn said...

Good Morning and happy 4th! I have been away for a bit but getting back into the swing of things, I am doing another giveaway this week, come on by and visit! I want your birdhouses!!!!!!!!!! But I have to wait I wish I could put them on hold! hugs to you ! Diana Lyn

TattingChic said...

I hope you and your family had a very happy Fourth of July. That was a very lovely post. You have a wonderfully patriotic home.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Beautiful post!!

Betzie said...

Hi Celeste,
My dad is super patriotic as well and always had flags all over on the 4th.
I love your wreath on your front door! Enjoy the holiday! Betzie

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Love the wreath on your front door. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Hugs to you!

Cathy said...

Hi Celeste,

Happy Fourth to you too my friend.

I love the wreath on your door. So pretty.

I love my cupcake tray too!

xoxo Cathy

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste! Thanks for visiting! Have a great summer! We are at Marita`s in Norway, and your shelf looks great in her kitchen! Pictures from this georgeos house will come later..
Randi

Hummingbird Chats said...

Celeste,
Ihope that you had a great 4th. I love your chickadee and the wreath on your door so cute and beautiful.You have such great decorating ideas.
Katie ~~smiles~~

Shannon said...

Beautiful post! I hope you had a great 4th!

Arleen said...

Hi Celestina. Thanks so much for visiting my blog again and for your comment! Love your 4th of July decor, so patriotic and so very festive. Hope you had a great holiday weekend. ~Arleen

CIELO said...

You have such a lovely home... love love your front entrance.

I'm glad you had a nice 4th.

Blessings

cielo

joan said...

Hi Celeste,

Hope you had a wonderful holiday and I loved this post and your photos. We've had a flag flying since 9/11 also. Have a wonderful week!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Celeste!!!!!!!!!!!! I missed you so much!!!! What a beautiful post! I love all of your paintings, they are all just gorgeous!!! You are so talented!

Thank you so much for holding a cupcake sign for me!!! They are so beyond cute :) I love the way you paint them, the frosting looks so yummy!

I hope you had a beautiful fourth of July! Chad and I are very patriotic too. We are so lucky to live in this beautiful country!!

Love you!
Amy
Please kiss Miss Beazy for me :)

Holly (Nickname) said...

Sorry for the late 4th of July greeting CM!
Everything is so perfect and the flag so honored, as it should be!
We have had ours out since Memorial Day, and it is such an honor to be able to display it freely...we are so very blessed in this country.
I wore my green fatigues on the fourth as a reminder of who is fighting for our freedoms and our flag...
I hope you have a blessed and happy day, dear CM!!
xxxoo Ruth

Shannon said...

Hi, Oops is located in Northwest Arkansas. If this is close to you or you are going to be in the area then I can give you detailed directions. If you are in the area it is worth going! :)

Lori said...

well, i was on vacation so i am a little late here:) wonderful patriotic post!

vickie said...

Beautiful post, Celeste!

Devonia said...

Flags have such a soft spot in my patriotic heart - doesn't matter if they are flying, featured on the cover of old piano music, or tiny flag decorations topping a cake. Add music and I'm a goner - so needless to say, your Fourth of July post had me from the first sentence! My bests, Devonia

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful post ~ hooray for the Red, White & Blue!! I so love that gorgeous wreath on your front door. Patriotic colors are so fun to decorate with ~ my entire gameroom is done in a patriotic theme.

Big Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

CIELO said...

Hi Beautiful!! Just came by to say hello.... wishing you a lovely day

cielo

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Celeste! I have something for your on my blog. It is about three posts down. I hope you are feeling okay!

Love ya,
Amy

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..