Thursday, July 2, 2009

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

30 comments:

TattingChic said...

Happy Fourth of July to you, Celestina Marie! I think it's neat that you have a flag out all the time. I did not know about that particular piece of flag etiquette. I'll remember that if I am ever where I can hang a flag! :)

Lovely pics!

*SparkleMirror* Kiln-Fired Art Studio said...

Good Morning and Happy 4th to you, Celestina!
We too have a flag hanging every day, with an automatic-on-at-dusk light glowing through it every night. I am so dedicated to flying it that when the last weather-worn flag needed replacing I asked only for a top-quality new one for my birthday this past March (and received one!).
It is so nice to see others who are still patriotic... I too grew up in this fashion, even being at the Boston Pops concert on the 4th in 1976 for the Bicentennial celebration with Arthur Fiedler conducting (setting The Guinness record for the largest classical concert ever with over 400,000 people).

Deb said...

very nice....have a safe weekend...

blushing rose said...

Yes, my hubs is pretty much on top of the flag issues ... we keep ours flying daily with special lighting he set up. He also puts flags in our many gardens for each holiday.

Love your presentation Celestina ... may your holiday be blessed & safe. TTFN ~Marydon

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Beautiful, perfect post Celeste!! I LOVE the fourth of July for what it stands for. We are very patriotic also and always have had a flag.

Happy Fourth and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

I finished the entertainment center :) Please come over and see it. It isnt really as white as it is showing in the pics. Thank you so much again for your help Celeste! I really appreciate it!!

Love you,
Amy

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Happy 4th of July! Your home looks lovely decked out in the red white and blue. Since 9/11 we put our flag up every day and take it down at dusk. We used to take our freedom for granted....but not anymore.
Hugs,
Penny

LillyB said...

Great Post!! Happy 4th of July!!
God Bless you!
Love Lilly

Nélia said...

Como vai Celestina

Como já estava com saudades do seu cantinho vim espreitar as suas novidades.Muito interessante o post das bandeiras e como sempre lindo o seu blog!
Tenha um feliz 4 de Julho!
bjs
Nélia

Angela said...

Just celebrated Canada Day...Happy Independence Day on the 4th sis!! Beautiful pics..thanks for sharing.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Celeste, your home is just beautiful. Absolutely pristine! I, too, love the flag & decorating patriotically ~ my upstairs gameroom is decked out in red, white, & blue year-round. I've moved lots of the decor downstairs for the 4th, so I'll try to do a post with pics later.

Go visit Amy ~ she has a new post up & credits you with helping her decide what to do with a great piece of furniture!

Love you,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

crashnsmash said...

Hello Celeste, Stopping by to say Happy 4th. Hope you have a fun and safe weekend:) Love your sewing basket.It turned out so cute.....I have saved some of my flower labels from years past so I can remember the ones I like. That is a good idea putting them in a book. I got my love of garden things from Mother and Grandma Daisy. McCoy, Shawnee,flower frogs,old flower baskets,pretty seed packets,garden tools the list goes on:)
Take care. Hugs mary:)

With Loving Stitches said...

What a wonderful post to share. Especially letting others know to light your flag when she flies day and night for you. Have a wonderful 4th! Thank you for having me.

Willow said...

Happy 4th to You and your family.

My hubby is Viet Nam vet and we fly our flag 24/7.

We only started this after 9ll and I wished we had done it when our kids were little.

Your home looks beautiful.

Willow

Draffin Bears said...

Happy 4th of July Celestina Marie, to you and your Family.

Your home looks beautiful with the flag flying and what a gorgeous front door, you have. Love the beautiful wreath.

Have a happy and safe weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

*Noelle* said...

hi! i love all your decor especially the front door wreath:) oh, what i could do if i had your front windows!!!!!

hugs,
noelle

Deanna said...

Happy Fourth of July! Thank you for visiting me..please drop in anytiime!

I am so loving that wreath on the door with the flying stripes and the photo of the flying US flags is stunning!

Have a great weekend
Deanna :D

Lee Laurie said...

Happy 4th of July! Your home is so beautiful! I love your wreath on your door!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Marilyn said...

What a lovely post!!
Happy 4th of July to You & Yours!!
Love,
Marilyn

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Happy 4th of July to you and your family. Love your reclained sewing chest in the post below!

Shirl said...

Hello Celeste, Happy 4th of July to you and your family. What a beautiful post. I love to fly flags also and have been asked Hubby to put a cement post in the ground for a flag. I just love them!
Your wreath on your front door is just stunning!
I love your sewing chest and gardeners journal. I just bought a gardners journal today, were on vacation and I've been having a great time visiting shops. Not to many where I live. LOL
Have a great weekend!
Love ya! Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

I think it's a nice . . . wonderful practice - having the flag raised at all times. As much as we have the love of one's own country inside it is still nice to have something of a reminder. Every time you leave or go home you see it..... the passers by also see it and be remembered.

Independence Day is a very sentimental day to celebrate. Is "sentimental" the right word? Cause today, we do celebrate them and yet knowing what our ancestors have gone through just to have that taste of freedom for our generation to uphold is something that just can't be thoroughly explained.

I hope Celeste that your family will have a wonderful celebration and reflection of this beautiful day :-)

Angela said...

Wanted to let you know that my 'fingers' brought me to your blog on my post today!!

randi K design said...

Hi friend! I have to admit that we drove down your street (our old) last weekend.
We where on our way home from Wichita Falls, and still had a loooong trip in front of us.
But we where prepared to stop...if we had seen you outside. Sending my love your way!
Maybe next time...

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Again, Sweetie! Just stopping by to let you know I'm thinking of you & hoping you are having a wonderful weekend. Baby K got to see his first fireworks ~ Bree said he lasted thru almost all of them. We had a great day with Mother, K did all the cooking, I did the cleaning. Very relaxing day. Hug Beaz for me.

Love you,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Marilyn said...

Hi!
I am having a 10 Day Southern Belle
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Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Connie said...

I hope your 4th of July was wonderful, but you seem to celebrate every holiday with vigor, sweetpea! Just got back from the mountains and you KNOW there will be a blog post about that, right?!?!?!
xoxo,
Connie

Betzie said...

Hi Celeste!!!
Hope you had a wonderful holiday yesterday! Love your door and all the pics. My dad is very patriotic as well. I think they would have been good friends.
Thanks for your kind words on my blog.
xoxo Betzie

Marie Antionette said...

Happy Fourth Sweetie!!!Your house looks just gorgeous, and I love your door wreath.Its just to fab.Had a wonderful birthday and fourth.I hope you had one also.You take care ,and I will get back with you soon.XXOO Marie Antionette

Diane said...

Here's to the Good Old Red, White and Blue!
I love the wreath, Celeste!
Diane

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Celeste! Just stopping by to say Hi and I hope you had a wonderful 4th!! Ours was very nice. AND, Chad finished my beadboard backsplash! I put it up on my blog and I love it :)

Hope all is going well with you all!

Love,
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..