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It's Independence Day....

...and we have the EXPLOSIVES to prove it! Happy 4th of July, everyone!


Here's my china hutch this July. I love my flag plates with the Warren Kimble design and the red plates, and especially, my Uncle Sam and other patriotic festivities. Have a safe and non-rainy day.

Comments

Lonna said…
Ooooh Those look so great! I think that is so much fun that you decorate for all the festive Holidays. I really like that about you.
Summer Adams said…
I always love your hutch at holidays, cute!
Heidi said…
Cute hutch! No fireworks were allowed here this year because of the fires (except for the huge overhead kind).
Julie V said…
those plates sizzle with patriotism! I love flags.
I love America! The hutch looks great. Are there any ants going on a picnic in there?
Chris and Mandi said…
Kelly, you have inspired me to get a hutch and have a collection like yours someday. I am sure it will be years to have all that your have but I think I will start my collection. Also, I am very jealous about your fireworks. We can't have ground works here.:(!
Bobbi said…
Your plates are so cute! I love 4th of July decorating, and those look perfect. We got to have fireworks here and it was fun to watch the grandchildren be entranced with the sparklers and the fountains. I hope it was a happy celebration day for you.

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