I planted them from seed several weeks ago; and we had so much rain, I was afraid they had all washed away...but some made it.
When I stuck the little flag in the pitcher, I noticed the "stars and stripes" on the Zinnias. :)
Don't the little yellow parts in the center look like stars?
These have stripes on them...and stars.
This one looks a little like exploding fire works...ok, work with me on this one. :)
This one...not so much.
Now, for the checks.
Look what I found at the thrift store...
...a MacKenzie-Childs tea kettle...for $3.53. Whoo Hoo!
It's handle is slightly scorched, and there are a couple of small dings
in the edge of the lid, but it's just the thing to hold herbs from the garden.
Oh, one last stars and stripes...
I probably would have just put out my little flags in the flower pots, but the weather man has predicted rain for the rest of the week, and only my big flags are weather resistant.
...three sparkly drinking straws left from last year.
I cut them to fit, stuck them in the bow, and tied everything on the door knocker with twist ties.
My front door is now ready for the 4th, and it only took 5 minutes!
I think I'm finally ready, except for shopping for hot dogs, buns, chips, sodas, napkins...whew...guess I'd better get busy.
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