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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Fly the Red, White and Blue

My heart swells with pride and my eyes fill with tears when I see our flag flying on patriotic holidays. I am a push over for striped banners, colorful draping and loud and obnoxious fireworks. And possibly because all 3 holidays during the summer are patriotic in nature, I identify flags with summer picnics, beach vacations and trips to visit relatives we don't get to see during the winter. So for all you patriots out there I re-post this elaborate flag panel because I think we couldn't have July 4th--without it!
I was making a gift for a friend this weekend when I remembered that I hadn't shared the July 4th vases with you. They are a wonderful gift for someone--especially if they work in an office. Who doesn't love to visit an employee that has CANDY on their desk?
I filled these vases with red and white peppermints and red cinnamon hard candy. It was colorful and will be a big hit at the office for the rest of the month. AND the suncatchers can be peeled off and other motifs can be added later. By the way, I combined it with the 2 patriotic 10" circles shown in the post, below for a more impressive showing of the colors. So, find a pretty vase and put some suncatchers on it--something thematic that the recipient can relate to--if not patriotism, then their hobby or favorite sports team. That's a sure way to win someone's heart!

By the way, they actually fit together BETTER the other way, with the small one on the left. I didn't figure that out until after I looked at the picture.

1 comment:

  1. WOW! Just gorgeous. He is going to ♥ having these in his office.