Our Flag and What it Means

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Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now officially known as the United Kingdom). Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.   credit
During theAmerican Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congressvoted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Vir…

Pom Pom Throw and Bird Nests

It is cold outside, freezing as we speak!  Snow and Ice hammering the Southeast for sure.  I hope if you're able to that you stay inside where it is warm and cozy.  
Today I share this wonderfully soft Throw and other tiny things in the living room.  

It is like a big cozy sweater!

Look at the big pom poms!
I do love different textures!
Subtle as some are they do make a difference.
Here the fluffy knit texture with pom poms on the throw,
the slick fabric of the blue pillow cover, and the chenille on the sofa.

Doesn't that look comfortable?

A nice cup of coffee, hot tea, hot cocoa so many choices. 
Add a good book and this down filled sofa with the luxurious throw, you'll have all you need!

I have to say that my throw is the dreaded "Dry Clean Only" 

You know I love to garden and while enjoying the gardens I find pretty nests.  Some have been abandoned, so after a good length of time I will take the nest.  I spray for insects and air them out on the front porch for awhile.  

This is one I had stored in the garden cabin.  I hate the little birdies didn't hatch but the eggs are pretty.  The children like to look at them.

The leaf dish on the table is a beautiful gift that I'm really enjoying.

I did break down and buy the Downton Abbey Book.  
It is a pretty book and goes to a good cause, PBS

Simple things found in nature are the most beautiful!

Until next time,