Friday, July 1, 2011

Pink and Red for the 4th of July

Pink and red with a little green thrown in that is...



 We pass this barn on our way to go shopping in North Conway. This week Jack parked the car and I took a few pictures. The barn proudly displays the American flag. Last summer a sunflower grew against the barn making a lovely vignette.




I am hoping for a family picnic this weekend. Growing up in New Jersey, the 4th was a big deal. We would either be at Uncle George's in Green Village or Gram Potter's in Sussex. Wherever the setting, the food was wonderful.

Often if Uncle George had come back from a fishing trip, there would be fish and he was the master of cooking them on the grill. He often came to Maine to fish and the background in this picture is much like the view from the porch of the cabin.

My sister and I were perfect little angels at these outings.


If my family does get here for a cookout, I will make Deviled Eggs and Potato Salad. There will be Baked Beans and various meats on the grill. The green part will be the pickles I have made courtesy of Lynn at Happier Than a Pig in Mud. She shared two recipes and I made them both.




I am also joining Beverly for Pink Saturday. Please be sure to stop by and say hi.

I wish you all a safe and happy 4th.

22 comments:

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Carol:
I love your Barn Flag photo! (I have a huge thing for barns, you know.) I also love that sweet photo of you with your sister. ahhhhh.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend. Final concert tonight and then off to pick up my pup. Monday will be a grand day!

TTYS.
xoxo
Donna

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the barn picture and the one of you and your sister in the chair! I hope your family comes to visit as they would be missing out on a great feed if they don't! :-) Have a great weekend. Pamela

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Such fun pics Carol, love the one of you and your sister! I'm sure your B-B-Q will be great fun and the pickles look yummy. Happy July 4th Weekend:@)

Maggie said...

Great shot of the barn, Carol and I so enjoyed seeing the photos of your family you and your sister look so sweet!
Wishing you a wonderful time with your family this holiday weekend.

Zondra Art said...

Amazing shots!
Have a great weekend.

Snappy Di said...

I was her pickle recipe too! Looked exceptionally yummy. Enjoy your holiday!

Di
Did you get your camera bag yet?

Vee said...

Oh that is a sweet photo with the flag against the old barn. What nice vintage pictures you have, too. You and your sister were two little cutie pies. Hope the family arrives as it sounds as if there are wonderful treats in store.

Jackie said...

Love the barn flag and the photographs of you and your sister is so sweet. I have a couple like that of my sister and I, she is 2 years older than me. I hope the family get to join you, the meal looks and sounds very tasty!!

Have a great July 4th weekend and I look forward to seeing photographs on your blog!!

Jackie in Surrey, Uk.

Sherry from Alabama said...

What a happy post! I love that old barn. Happy 4th to you!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

I must say you and your sister look very cute. Waiting for Uncle George's fish must have been very tasty.

HPS

LL

Olive Cooper said...

Oh my goodness, your family pictures are just splendid! Have a happy, happy and delightful meal and weekend! hugs♥O

LV said...

Love that old building with the flag. Also would love having that jar of pickles.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Carol Sweetie...
A gorgeous share as always. I loved seeing the flag draped on the old barn doorway. Does that not tug at the old heart? So patriotic and I love it. Both old, both still beautiful and both just gleaming in the morning light. Thank you for sharing.

I loved the old photos you shared today as well. The fishing one brings back memories for me too. Loved seeing you and your sis in the seat together, lollie in hand and willing to share.

Yummy do your pickles ever look delish. Would love to try the recipe as well. I guess I will be checking that one out.

Have a beautiful Pink Saturday and Happy 4th of July. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Maison Mutt said...

Is it the 4th of July without deviled eggs? No way! We also always have artichoke/spinach dip. Hope your 4th is yummy!
Wags, Niki @MaisonMutt

Robin said...

Great family photos....
and your pickles look so very delicious.
Have a pinkishly beautiful Independence Day weekend

podso said...

Great barn photo! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

So nice to visit you on this special Pink Saturday...I've missed you since being away from Blogland for awhile. Glad to be back and sharing some Texas Photos for the Fourth of July weekend. I really enjoyed seeing our Family Fourth Photos and the Barn Shot is super as are the pickles. Have a Great Fourth of July and Happy Pink Saturday!!!!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

The barn photo is great, all the photos are great actually. How quiet and relaxing the Maine cabin must be. I'm off to get the pickle recipe they look delicious.

Marydon said...

Love the barn flag photo.

May her flag fly high & proud forever over this great land ... may God see the changes we need & grant us that blessing.

Happy 4th, sweetie.

TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Rettabug said...

Such wonderful memories you have, Carol & what a great place you get to stay while avoiding the FL heat & humidity.

We are friends with Walt & Nancy Potter from when we lived in Venice, FL. They're in Indiana now. Any relation?

Enjoy the family gathering & Happy 4th to you!

fondly,
Rett

p.s. Come see what I've been sewing for DAYS!!

http://rettspace.blogspot.com/2011/07/patriotic-pettiskirt-for-sweet-caroline.html

Pat said...

Holiday picnics - a wonderful family tradition. The picture of you and your sister is so sweet!

Happy 4th of July and PS!

LDH said...

You grew up in New Jersey? Sussex... that is north of me. We are in south Jersey near Cherry Hill.

Love the weathered barn with the flag! Such a cute photo of baby you and your sister :)

That is the standard cookout fare here and one that I love!

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