Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ready for the 4th?

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 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


Coloradolady said...

Happy VTT and have a great weekend...loved the old photos. Stay cool and enjoy camping! Happy vTT!

AuntLou said...

Inspiring post!

In answer to your title question, "No." :)

Linda said...

Your home and sweet camper are SO charming! Hope you have a wonderful 4th!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Love the pictures of your home and camper. Have a safe 4th and take lots of pictures of your trip!!!

Pam said...

Your camper is adorable in its 4th of July decor. I spent the majority of my childhood camping in the summer. Brings back fun memories. Have a fun weekend.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Enjoy your trip! I love the 4th of July! Lots of family, friends and food!! hugs, Linda

Dayle said...

Love, love this, Cheryl. Of course I love the camper (being the RV enthusiast that I am), but that farmhouse sends shivers up my spine; it's magnificent! Love the 4th decor! Hope your weekend is perfect.

Gayle said...

I'm lovin the buntings and your home!!

Sherry said...

Wow, your home has an amazing history! Love the buntings on the house! They are perfect for your beautiful home! Thanks so much for linking it up to Home Sweet Home and have a great 4th weekend!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Coming over from Common Ground's link party - loving your camper & hope you have a fantastic holiday! .xoxo, tracie

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Cheryl, your home is just fabulous. I'm ready to see much more! The buntings are wonderful and look perfect on the house. thanks so much for linking up with VIF!
xo Debra

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Cheryl! Your home is gorgeous and I love the buntings. Cute towels and such a cute camper. I hope you are having a wonderful trip and thanks for joining my party.