We're about ready for the 4th of July weekend. We'll be heading to Lake Pawtuckaway in New Hampshire for a quiet weekend of camping in our little Casita. While DH was tying the canoe to the top of his truck, I packed the important things: gravity chair, bag of books I can't wait to read , map of antique shops in the area, wine, and new bathing suit. See what I mean...the important things!
Today I was at Kohl's for some last minute items and found these cute towels for the camper bathroom. Saw them last week for $7.99 each and decided that was more than I wanted to pay but today they were discounted as 4th of July merchandise so I snapped them up. With my 20% off coupon and the 60% discount, I got them for about $2.00 each. Think they fit right in with the "Cowgirl" theme I've got going in the Casita.
We also decorated the front of our old brick farmhouse for the 4th.
The house itself is my vintage item for this post...it was built in 1830 so I think it qualifies! Here is a photo of our house as it looked on a summer day in 1900. No buntings on it then but I love the ivy growing up the front...sadly, that is gone now.
Our home, Winn Farm, was named for Ira Winn who lived in our house until his death in 1916 at the age of 99. In addition to farming, Ira Winn had a machine shop on the property in which he built lanterns for many of the lighthouses along the Maine coast.
I love these large tea-stained buntings...they seem perfect to display on the old house. My sister, Nancy, and I found them on our last summer road trip. It was August so they were 50% off in a little primitive shop in New Hampshire...they were the last three and I grabbed them. So glad I did.
Now that both our new camper and old farmhouse are ready for the 4th, it's time to relax and enjoy the holiday weekend. Happy 4th of July to each of you. See you back in blogland on Tuesday!
This post is linked to:
Time Travel Thursday at Brambleberry Cottage
Vintage Thingy Thursday at The Colorado Lady
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Show & Share Day at Just A Girl
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home