Tuesday, December 10, 2019


I have loved the idea of flags
 on the Christmas tree 
ever since I saw a picture 
in a Victorian magazine many years ago.
  Since then
 I have been displaying 
the red, white and blue 
on at least one of our trees every year.
  When we painted 
the dining room red a few years ago
 it took a turn towards 
country prim and seemed the logical home
 for this continuing tradition...

you might understand better 
why I kept painting 
Santa with flags.

I was thrilled to find 
this sweet performance 
by an elementary school class 
that goes along with 
my obsession...

"Merry Christmas To You From The Red, White And Blue"
from the Music K8.com marketplace, home of music teaching ideas.

Merry Christmas to you
From the red, white and blue

Merry Christmas to you, dear friends

Bitty Morsel, Gertie and Olde Scrooge
 are spreading Christmas cheer 
by the wagon loads.

Merry Christmas to you
May your wishes come true

For freedom and joy 
that never ends

We've got a kind of miracle
A country that is free!

A place to live and celebrate 
Our own democracy

Merry Christmas to you
From the red, white and blue

Merry Christmas to you dear friends

Merry Christmas to you
May your wishes come true
For freedom and joy that never ends!

If you would like to see
 this performance 
by the second grade class, 
google the song title.

 It is so sweet 
to watch the faces of the children 
as they sing. 
 It really took me back 
to when my kids were 
that age...

...this is the time of year
 when long ago memories surface 
seemingly to have just happened yesterday 
and the awe and wonder of it all 
is evident everywhere.

Thank you 
for coming along with me and 
please come back later this week 
for the Christmas kitchen.


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  1. Hi Judy,
    Love your part 4 with the American flag put into all your decor. Your tree is beautiful. Love seeing all your Christmas decor this year. Your whole house is so inviting and cozy.

    1. Thanks so much, Kris. Christmas is so much fun and now on to baking..Have a wonderful Christmas my sweet friend..xxoJudy

  2. Merry Christmas to you too! Enjoyed this no. four tour, the patriotic flavor of it all and your darling flag tree! All of your painted Santa's look addorable behind the tree. I love all the flags and red white and blue in clothing, etc. We are so fortunate to have the freedom to celebrate Christmas in our own ways. Hugs.......Marilyn

    1. Thanks, Marilyn. Isn't that the truth. We are very lucky and hope you have a wonderful Christmas, dear friend..xxoJudy

  3. Loved the red white a blue themed tree.Plus that quilted star. Its the cat's pajamas. Janice

    1. Thank you, Janice. I love the little tree and I have had that little star for so long but I love it too..Merry Christmas my friend..xxoJudy

  4. I really like the way you have in-cooperated the flags into your holiday decorations. I would never have thought of doing this but you have made it look just right! Love all of you Christmas posts they really help keep me in the holiday spirit.

    1. Thanks so much, Adrienne. There is something about red, white and blue that I normally can't get enough of and the red dining room really makes it possible..Merry Christmas my friend..xxoJudy

  5. Very interesting post.I like photos.
    Thank you for sharing ^_^

    1. Thank you very much for visiting and Merry Christmas..xxoJudy

  6. So many lovely things on your trees and in your home. I loved each and every photo, Judy. And perhaps the one I liked best was the Santa photo. Those are a treasure forever!

    1. Thanks so much, Jeanie. That photo is my pride and joy. Those are the memories that will be cherished forever..Have a wonderful Christmas my friend..xxoJudy

  7. Judy,
    I adore your use of the red , white and blue in your Christmas decorations!! So pretty and it fits right in with your home...What a breath of fresh air compared to everyone else in Blogland showing pretty much the same thing...

    1. Thanks so much, Deb. I love decorating for Christmas but if you hang around long enough we probably will be seeing the same thing year after year. I have been told that I have enough (in capital letters) from "you know who" Old Santa himself!!. It's all so fun and hope you and your Santa have a wonderful Christmas..xxoJudy

  8. Judy, this brought me back to when my own kids were that little, too. I also taught preschool through 1st grade for many years. The holidays were always magical times, with so much wonder. I love seeing your rooms full of cheer too...thank you for sharing it all with us!

    1. Thank you, Kim. Isn't if fun to look back and remember those times? I do miss having small ones around. Have a wonderful Christmas time with your family my friend..xxoJudy

  9. Those prim gingerbread men are adorable. Precious.

    1. Thanks so much, Katie. I bought them a few years ago from an Etsy shop but I don't remember who the artist was. They really are cute little guy though..Merry Christmas and Happy New Year..xxoJudy


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