On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted to declare independence from Britain, and two days later, on July 4, 1776, the Congress ratified the document so eloquently written by Thomas Jefferson, at once declaring independence and establishing a new nation:
“these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States … And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor”
Words written by very brave men, that would serve us well to remember now.
Red, white and blue … an unexpected color combination, but one that makes my heart go pitter, patter when I see it.
I am proud, thankful, and always grateful to be an American!!
I think it is something to celebrate! And since, in the words of the immortal Julia Child, “a party without cake is just a meeting,” I’ve added some cake to our celebration of independence!
~~ I wish we could all sing together ~~
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear America, happy birthday to you!
May our red, white and blue banner long wave, o’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave!
~~ a slice of independence poke cake for you ~~
Have a wonderful, happy and safe Independence Day!
joining Rattlebridge Farm
the random number magical thingy has chosen two winners for my bean bag giveaway:
Mary @ Home is Where the Boat is and Jill @ Teacups and Stitches
14 thoughts on “Happy Birthday America!”
I love your post, Linda, and all the elements in it! Happy Birthday, America! And congrats to the bean bag winners.
Happy 4th of July, Linda! I love the red, white and blue color combination, for aesthetics as well as the tremendous well of emotion that it brings forth. I, too, am so very proud to be an American! Love the red calico dishes and those napkin rings! Congratulations to Mary and Jill, the winners of your giveaway! How fun! One more reason to celebrate today!
You celebrate well, Linda! Your creative cake looks delicious and pretty.
Your patriotic dessert table and Fourth of July celebration is both moving and creative. I agree wholeheartedly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!
Congrats to Mary and Jill.
Happy Birthday, America! You have offed a perfect celebration. Yes, birthday cake, please! Hope you are having a wonderful day. Congratulations to Mary and Jill!
Your table looks beautiful, Linda. That cake steals my heart, though. Enjoy your week!
Oooh, I’d love a piece of your cake! Happy 4th of July Linda-enjoy:@)
Wish I had a big slice of your cake. Very creative and perfect post for the occasion.
Happy Independence Day Linda! I’d love to join you for a slice of red, white & blue poke cake, especially served up with stars on your pretty transferware! I’m THRILLED to be a winner of your boat & tote bag, thank you so much! I look forward to using it to tote our towels and picnic paraphernalia to our pontoon. 🙂
OOO…what a pretty post and the cake is gorgeous.. Congrats to your two winners…and Happy 4th
Hi Linda, Thank you so much for your comment on my blue Monday post. I am sorry about the Linky, I did not realize it wasn’t up until very late today. I have been having issues with it. I will fix it by next week.
Your post is just adorable. Julia Child would be proud of that beautiful cake. It all looks like a wonderful way to celebrate our Nation’s birthday. I hope your celebration was terrific. We were gone all day with family and friends at my nephew’s home.
Thanks again for joining Blue Monday.
Your red white and blue poke cake turned out so pretty Linda! I never did get around to making one 🙁 Love your star pillow and Julia’s quote! Hope you had a fun and festive 4th!
Your table is so pretty, Linda, and the poke cake looks scrumptious! Yea for Mary and Jill winning the picnic tote!!!
Hope you had a Happy Fourth! I love the table with the red, white and blue color combination. I have those wooden chargers from Pier One, and must remember to use them for a beautiful cake like yours. Love the red calico dishes! Congratulations to Mary and Jill, the winners of your picnic totes.
Wow, how the month has flown! I love this! What a beautiful table. I agree – red white and blue does something to you, doesn’t it? I love it!
Also loving all of your MC pics on your sidebar – swoon! I am slowly getting a few pieces! I need to visit the outlet someday – not that I have space in my house for anything else!!