Friday, July 1, 2016

Lady Liberty. . .


To celebrate one of my "milestone" birthday's,
"Mr. Ed" surprised me with a vintage dress form.

I affectionately named her "Lizzie". . .
                                                                      shortened form of  Elizabeth.



This Fourth of July,
"Mr. Ed" brought "Lizzie" up from Studio One 
for me to design as part of our Fourth of July decor On Crooked Creektt.



Once I draped the flag around "Lizzie's" shoulders,
I began to arrange the stripes to fall in gentle pleats.



Next,
I began with positioning the 4" X 4" American Flags.

To hide the mechanics of the dress form, 
I added a crocheted vintage collar, heirloom strand of pearls and the Cameo pin.




"Lizzie" graces the upper level Entry Hall 
where "Mr. Ed" and I can enjoy her remarkable appearance
from the upper level Living Room.



I adore using "Lizzie" as part of On Crooked Creektt's Fourth of July decor!



As I watch our every changing World News,
my prayer this Fourth of July for our Country, our Land is simple. . .
forever in peace may she wave.





May each and everyone of you experience a 
happy Fourth of July!




Until next time. . .

* * * For viewers eyes only * * *
Dear Ones,
In the designing of our Fourth of July decor,
I meant no disrespect to the American Flag!

Our family has always had a Patriotic Spirit.
"Mr. Ed" is a retired U.S. Army Career Solider.

Below is a photo of our family and friends 
as we participated in a Memorial Day Parade around the Mound
(The Mound commemorates Soldiers lost on battlefields that never returned home) 
at Prescott Cemetery, Prescott, Kansas.

Most of my family members are laid to rest in this Cemetery.


Leading our Memorial Day Parade around the Mound:
My niece, Raquel; Crystal Clayton: our son, Bill;
Christoper Clayton; and yours truly, a much younger, Pat.

Fondly,
Pat



On Crooked Creektt will be joining



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As you visit the above host and hostesses,
may you come away filled with inspiring ideas
for use within your own home d├ęcor.

Please leave a short comment
to let each of them know how much you enjoyed their link party.

18 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Lizzie is gorgeous Pat. I love the flag draped like that, I even thought it was a patriotic shawl, lol.. I was getting envious too.
I hope you have a wonderful 4th. of July weekend along with Mr. Ed and family.
I so love your old pic, such fun we had in those days.
xoxo
FABBY

Pinky said...

Lizzie looks wonderful dressed in our flag and the colors of red, white and blue! How nice that you can enjoy her all the time. Have a safe and fun weekend!!

Patricia Krank said...

What a thoughtful gift from Mr. Ed and you've dressed her to the nines for the 4th of July! I love the sweet picture of your family and your son too. Have a grand celebration this weekend my friend or, like us, stay safe and enjoy from the comfort of home.
Blessings,
Patti

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

thank you for the inspiring 4th of July decor. picked my spirits right up.

Jann Olson said...

Pat, oh how I love Lizzie! What a sweetheart your hubby is. I think the flag is beautiful wrapped around her. If it's not touching the ground I don't think it's disrespectful at all. Happy 4th to you and your family. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Martha said...

That is so cool! What a neat treasure!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

I love Lizzie for more than one reason! You did a beautifu job of dressing her in her holiday finery! Happy "milestone" birthday!
Have a wonderful 4th!

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Oh, I just adore Lizzie and so appreciate the fact that she is so patriotic! ;)Thank you for popping in to see me and I want to wish you and Mr. Ed a very blessed and happy 4th!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Hi Pat, Lizzie looks just grand in her stately draped flag plus the pearls and pin. She is a very special gift that I am sure you will enjoy decorating. Happy 4th of July.

Sarah said...

Lizzie, is perfectly patriotic draped in her flag. You did a beautiful job. She must make you smile with delight. What a thoughtful gift!
Happy 4th of July!

Vanessa said...

What a beautiful 4th of July decor. I love how Lizzie looks, she is Gorgeous! Thank you for linky up at Dishing it & Digging it link party today! We love having you.

Christine Graves said...

Love how you do a tribute! It turned out wonderful.

downsprigglane said...

Love "Lizzie" and how you decorated her. Great job, love your blog! Have a wonderful week!!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Oh I just love Lizzie!! :)

Bonnie said...

Miss Lizzie is stunning and so elegant. You know how to arrange the folds beautifully and adding the crocheted vintage collar, pearls and a cameo was ingenious.

Art and Sand said...

Lizzie is lovely.

Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Pat,
What a beautiful, elegant and patriotic addition to your home.
Lizzie is lovely, the pearls and cameo just make her all the more lovely.
Thank you for sharing this inspiring and beautiful post with us at TOHOT.
Jemma

The Charm of Home said...

Pat I think that flag is gorgeous on that dress form! What a nice display! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!