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Thursday, June 14, 2012

~ Flag Day ~

Happy Flag Day everyone!
folks don't celebrate this holiday too much anymore, but when we did we did it big :)

look at the intricate work in this sand art from the late 1800's...
millions upon millions of miniscule particles of colored sand, painstakingly placed to complete a masterpiece that had to have taken hours to complete...


we would dress up, dress up our children and decorate our homes with our handmade decorations...
hold parades and have picnics ~



our beloved Lady Liberty showed up on many things, from labels to leather water buckets...


and Old Glory was proudly emblazoned into our handwork ~
stitched, painted and hooked...


In celebration of Flag Day, I will be offering some of my patriotic-themed folk art tomorrow,
Friday, June 15th on
Early Work Mercantile

hoping you can stop by to see all of the artisan's work ~
Blessings from the Farm!
Lori

7 comments:

s said...

My flag is flying! Love the pictures especially the sand art.
Sheila

TheCrankyCrow said...

Great post Lori - can't wait to see what you've created this time. Wonderful collection of patriotic - but that sand painting is absolutely gorgeous! Happy Flag Day! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Hi, Lori~ Happy Flag Day~
smiles
Teresa

jody said...

i love to do some simple decorating on the 4th of july. such a happy day, a day to celebrate. love to find little glimps of birdy life! fun to watch! fun to find the creative places they pick! congrats to you all on your daughters graduation! best wishes for the next steps in life! enjoy your day!

Logan said...

Loved this post!

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Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Beautiful post Lori!
That sand art is amazing!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Chris said...

Wonderful post!!

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