Stars and Stripes Forever: Patriotic Rooms and Exteriors

Saturday, July 2, 2011

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First and foremost, I want to thank Jena at Involving Color  for featuring my house in the Inspiration Files of on her blog today.  Even if you have already seen my house as a reader of this blog, you should head on over and see the rest of her features - they are really amazing and you can browse by room type or color. It's my new obsession!

As Americans are kicking of one of the biggest weekends of the year, celebrating our country's independence and freedoms, I, of course, am browsing red, white and blue rooms.  Just kidding - I'm on my way to the beach with every other person who lives around here.  But I did find some really inspirational patriotic rooms and exteriors last night that I want to show you.  I also asked my six and ten year old what they think the holiday means, and here's what they said:

Six year old: "I think it's to celebrate the people who made the country....  Our country is great because of the flag....The flag means our country is great because it has love and the sky and the grass and flowers." (Oh how I would love to live in her world of butterflies, sunshine and flowers :)

Ten year old: "Now our country has freedom of speech, religion, stationing rights, and more.  We're allowed to think, say and believe whatever we want.  Our country is a democracy instead of a dictatorship so we get to choose who we want and have less conflict.  There is a lot of conflict going on in the Middle East and we're lucky that it's not happening here. We are lucky that laws can be voted in and are not made by one person."  He's really into war of any sort, hence "stationing rights" at the beginning of his answer!

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My family and I want to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all of our military service men and women, and the families that they leave behind. Your courage and sacrifice is remembered not just this weekend, but every day of our lives.

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Kathysue said...

Happy 4th to you and your family, Stacy. I love what your little guys had to say, they sound very wise for their years. Fun post with all the RW&B!! Now I feel like singing the Star Spangled Banner. Kathysue

helen tilston said...

Happy Independence Day to you Stacy

The interiors are most appropriate for this Holiday time

Thanks for sharing
Helen Tilston

Poppy said...

So well said! I love how your kids describe what Independence means to them... and wanted to say congratulations on being featured... your house always look so glamorously beautiful! Thanks for sharing these inspiring red, white and blue decor ideas... all your features are always so inspiring.Thanks for sharing and wishing you and your family a safe and Happy 4th!~Poppy

Barbara Jordan Dettweiler said...

What sweet comments from your kids! Very worldly answers by your 10-year old...and so sweet that your 6 year old sees so many positive things in our flag. :) Beautiful dining room in the third picture!

The enchanted home said...

Stacy what astute answers from your kiddos- do I see future politicians in the making? Love this many gorgeous and patriotic spaces, not compromising on beauty or elegance!!! Fabulous.....btw you are featured today!

Cheryl said...

I am here for the first time, thanks to reading your interview with Tina. Wonderful!!! I am loving what I have read so far... so excited to find a fabulous new blog... I am a New England girl (I use the word girl very loosely) so I understand why you love it!!!
Your children's answers were terrific.
I can't wait to read more.

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