Sunday, July 4, 2010

What A Weekend!



We had a wonderful weekend with family and friends...
It included good food, fun swimming in the lake and paddling on the lake in kayaks...

...and of course I was able to get to a few rummage and yard sales...
Here are a few patriotic red white and blue finds!





A Hotel silver teapot, a silver plate bowl and ...



a lovely silver pitcher...







We were all decked out in our patriotic colors for the annual parade and fireworks.
Up here in this tiny Adirondack town, our Fourth of July parade is a big deal.
Not only do we have the customary homemade floats, junior high school band and kazoo band, the Veterans, the fire engines and ambulance, horses and dogs, clowns and unicyclist ....
...our town proudly rolls out all the snow removal equipment and the snowmobile brigade...
Candy is tossed out to all the children and there is much excitement and good cheer.
This year the weather was perfect for all activities!
We are so blessed!

I hope your weekend was safe and happy and full of fun with friends and family too!
:)

23 comments:

cityfarmer said...

ah yes, and to complete it all i can see fireworks from my front porch!!


I adore hotel silver and have about 5 pieces

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Your kids are adorable...so festive looking!!
Your town's 4th of July parade sounds just like our town's Veteran's Day parade. It's always such a good time!
Happy 4th!!
~ Jo :)

BROCANTE said...

Great day! Our "big day" is the 17th of May - also red/white/blue! A few yard sales is like the perfect desert after a good meal!

manon 21 said...

Parfait weekend,je suis contente pour toi.

Belle semaine

Manon

Lululiz said...

I love hearing about all the 4th of July celebrations, you guys across the pond sure know how to celebrate. And managing to find a few yard sales as well, thats just the icing on the cake! I love your silver finds, especially the pitcher. I have managed to pick up a few pieces recently as well, including a Hotel silver tazza which weighs a ton!

Isabelle - Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi Laura

What a weekend indeed! It sounded perfect. Family and friends, a house by the lake and some celebrating. A lovely photo 3 pretty girls in red, blue and white.
Take care
Isabelle x

Piney Rose said...

great kiddie pics! Wasn't it a wonderful weekend for family get-togethers and parades?

AshTreeCottage said...

I love the lines of that silver pitcher. Your girls are so adorable and it sounds like you had the most perfect 4th of July weekend!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

cheryl kuhn said...

Sounds like it was the perfect weekend, what a joy to spend it with the people you love!

sharon said...

I must try to be in the States one year for a 4th July parade, they look such fun. Love the patriotic little girls and your yard sale finds.
Sharon

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Sounds like great fun, Laura. Glad everyone is having such a wonderful time with you at the Lake House.

A Cottage Muse said...

Wonderful treasures! Love that the girls got all dressed up in their patriotic finest!

Diane said...

Laura, love all those chubby, rosy cheeks! ;-)

Now, tell me about the ceramic rolling pin! I've seen 2 in the past week and neither one was UNDER $100! So, you guessed it, I did NOT buy either. I like the old, worn wooden ones but if I found a bargain ceramic one...I'm in!
I'm thinking you didn't pay $100+ for yours! So, good dealing!

Hugs, Diane

Chatelaine said...

A good old fashioned slice of Americana weekend!
The kids are adorable! Great finds at the rummage sale.

Boston Bee said...

Grrrreat finds! I'll be posting mine at some point today as well! Glad to see all had a great 4th! We did too here in Boston! ;)bb

June said...

That is just how our fourth is celebrated here in the little town near where I live Laura. Isn't it the greatest! The parade is a little noisey in the beginning because the firetrucks etc are in the beginning as to not disturb the horses carrying the flags in the middle of the parade.lol
You found some great stuff...as usual. I am crushing on the silver of course.
June

la Brocanteuse said...

What great fun you had! your children are so cute, and all your finds are super nice! Colette x

Loppe said...

Hi,greetings from Denmark, where we only have the colours red and white, but since I´m crazy about Lighthouses and Long Island, New England and Old England too, well then I naturally add blue to red and white at my place..

Love your blog and all your great stuff. CU :o)

Lisa said...

Laura, what a great set of milk glass salt and pepper shakers. I have never sen that design before. I started collecting these for my mother before she passed away, 10 years ago. I have continued to add to the collection for myself. If you ever think about selling them please contact me. Also your blog is very beautiful and inspiring to me. Thanks for sharing.
Lisa @ Pix Up Stix.

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Love your patriotic finds...there's just something about red, white and blue that always makes me smile.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

This sounds like a great weekend! The hotel silver is fantastic and I especially love the pitcher.
xo, Sherry

Ange said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend. Your family is gorgeous - but you know that already ;-) And we had the house full of young ones playing with a red teapot EXACTLY the replica of the one in that photo. I found mine at a rummage sale too!
xx

Evi said...

the girls look adorable, all in red, white and blue!
Love the hotel silver!
XOX, Evi