As promised I said I would share some of my favorite patriotic decorations with you.
I painted this charming birdhouse back in 1995. I actually found myself raising my eyebrows
when I read the date on the bottom! Sure doesn't seem like that long ago.
The design is from a tole painting book called Country Primitives 2 by Maxine Thomas.
Now this bearded fellow I picked up at a holiday boutique over 10 years ago. He was so different with his bag of goodies that I couldn't pass him up. Remember, this girl likes her fireworks!
I found this birdhouse star in Oregon at a painting store in 2001 and it was unfinished. I knew right away what I was going to do with it. The little hand carved bird sitting on the perch I bought from an elderly gentleman at a holiday boutique over 10 years ago. All he had left were three so I snatched them right up!
Well you can see right on this wood plate that I painted it in 2000. I love this star shaped Uncle Sam holding a flag in each hand and the fireworks shooting from his hat.
Years back I received a rooster note card (designer Susan Winget I think) from a friend and liked the picture so much that I painted it on a large canvas. This was dated July 2005 and it also doesn't seem that long ago that I was painting this big boy!
This is a Susie Saunders tole painting pattern that I painted on a barrel stave in 2001.
I loved all of it's colors, the liberty bell and the way the banner flew across the stave.
I hope you enjoyed a few of my favorite patriotic decorations. It was actually fun for me going down memory lane!