Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

It's that time - family gatherings, barbeque and homemade ice cream.  Dennis got a White Mountain ice cream maker for his birthday a couple of years ago and I don't think we get it out enough!  Our favorite flavors are banana and cookies and cream.  YUMMY!

We're kind of in limbo this year for the 4th.  Lauren and Paul were just here, so we may be by ourselves.  Is it crazy to make homemade ice cream for yourself?  I bet I could talk my mom and dad into sharing some with us...

Wooden spools work really well for 4th of July lollipop treats.  The sticks fit right down inside the spools.  Really easy!

I happened upon a set of Kewpie 1976 Bicentennial postcards on etsy.  I  think they are darling and I just couldn't resist!  Of course, these were not done by Kewpie creator Rose O'Neil.  But, I really do think that the artist, Florence Jackson, did an awesome job.

These Kewpies just couldn't be cuter!  

I had to turn them into a banner.  I added some covered clothespins and  pinwheels for decoration.

What are you going to be doing July 4th (if you're in the USA, that is)?  Will you be making homemade ice cream?  Whatever you're doing - have a wonderful July 4th!



  1. These are just adorable Lori. Enjoy your 4th July celebrations and definately make some ice cream ;0) x

  2. OMG, Lori - this is one fabulous banner! Love love those images! TFS

  3. So wonderful Lori - that little boy's tummy looks just like mine!!!
    How did you know?

  4. Awww this banner is so sweet Lori! I love the adorable images and fabulous design! Banana ice cream sound delicious!! Have a Happy 4th and thanks so much for stopping by!
    Hugs, Tammy

  5. Happy 4th of July Lori! What a treat to be celebrating this special day with these beautiful creations of yours, they´re awesome! Ira x

  6. Awwww...darling kewpie banner!!! I can see how you couldn't resist...too CUTE!!! Take care and Happy 4th!

  7. So adorable... Love how you have used the Gorgeous images...Fabulous banner.. Hugs May x x x

  8. These are too cute ! Happy 4th to you and yours ! E

  9. These are just adorable. Love the vintage touch.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  10. Adorable banner! Love these vintage images!


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