Saturday, July 03, 2010

Happy Birthday Gardner...Happy Birthday America!

In honor of Gardner's 225th Anniversary, we have entered our home in The Gardner New's Red, White and Blue Theme contest!!

We decorated with tea stained bunting, flags and pull down banners. We have vintage flags decorating our pots filled with geraniums, vinca and potato vine. We have an old hitching post that is decorated with a basket of moneywort, lavender and candy tuft. An antique green and red wooden goat cart sits next to the post and is filled with a basket overflowing with American flags. Our antique Edwardian dress form is "wearing" an old white camisole and petticoat and is draped in period bunting. She also sports a necklace of rusty stars! The white bench is festooned with bunting and an antique picnic basket, straw boater and bunting sits atop it. Flags decorate our door basket and a "Gardner" sign rests in the basket in honor of the

Happy Anniversary Gardner! Happy Birthday America!


Linda said...

Happy Birthday indeed ! wish I could be there it looks delightful Linda

from me to thee......... said...

beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I love this post! I pretty much love you girls, you are kindred spirits, I can tell. Thanks so much for joining FrenchGardenHouse for the Linen GIVEAWAY!~Lidy

Robins in the Trundle Bed said...

We had so much fun decorating our house in honor of our town's birthday bash! It is always exciting to discover kindred spirits!

Sheila and Sherrill