Monday, July 6, 2015

In a Vase on Monday: Patriotic Celebration

The patriotic colors of red, white and blue.  That's today's theme for Cathy's In a Vase on Monday.  Why?  Two reasons:

1) The United States just celebrated it's 239th birthday on July 4th. GO USA!

2) The US women just won the World Cup 5-2 against Japan on July 5th. GO WOMEN!

I'd say the American Pride has been strong the last few days, and I'm on board.  What a great country I live in.


Today's patriotic vase is brought to you by the American Flag (thanks Betsy Ross), red zinnias (thanks to my good gardening/blogging friend Melissa of Dirt and Wine for my birthday seeds), blue plumbago, and white shasta daisies.

14 comments:

  1. Oh those colours and the flag sums it up, Rebecca! The colour of those zinnias are gorgeous - and the plumbago is so pretty. Thanks for sharing your patriotic pleasure!

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    1. I was so pleased with myself for finally incorporating a prop with my vase ;-)

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  2. Great posy, love the red, white and blue, and Happy 4th July to you, Bets, and Melissa. I love joint efforts, its the coming together which counts.

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    1. Thanks! I was so glad that I had all of the colors I wanted for this patriotic display. It is nice to see my garden and cut flower collection expanding, so that I have several different options for vases at any given time!

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  3. Sa-lute! Great arrangement and good call. Go US Women!

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    1. Thanks - I'm not usually a soccer viewer, but of course had to watch "our" ladies in their big moment. It was quite a thrilling game and definitely added to the patriotic hype coming off of the holiday weekend.

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  4. Beautiful Rebecca....I wish I had some decent red and blue flowers but they are a bit behind the 4th of July this year....GO USA Women's Soccer team!

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    1. Thanks! This was my first year having this color combo option for the 4th of July - definitely worked out nicely and I'm glad to see my cut flower collection growing to give me a wide variety of vase options.

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  5. Hello Rebecca! What a lovely arrangement you have created! and I love what you are celebrating, too! Go USA and Go USA's Women Soccer Players is right! I haven't heard of plumbago before. It is a beautiful hue of blue. I must look into that. I hope you had a fun 4th of July celebration :-) Dana

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    1. Thanks so much. Plumbago is really lovely and does so well in our dry and hot climate of Texas. It looks like you are in Ireland? If so, plumbago may not fair so well there, but who knows?

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  6. We have our problems, but there's still plenty to celebrate.

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