Monday, July 4, 2016

O're the land of the free, and the home of the brave

I loved this patriotic plate with the words of the National Anthem. I found it at Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago.





The words for the Star-Spangled Banner, written by Francis Scott Key, sprang to life as he was observing the bombardment of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. Originally it was a poem of Key's entitled, "Defense of Fort McHenry," that came to be sung to the tune of "To Anacreon in Heaven". It's melody was attributed to an Englishman named John Stafford Smith. Benjamin Carr of Baltimore published the first musical edition of "The Star-Spangled Banner." that grew in popularity with the passage of time. In 1931 an act of Congress made it official national anthem of the United States. (Source)

9 comments:

living from glory to glory said...

Happy 4th Of July... I always love our song, it always brings tears to my eyes!
Blessings, Roxy

Ruth W said...

Just love your red, white and blue! Blue transferware is always a favorite!
Ruth

LV said...

A very nice patriotic sharing.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your patriotic setting is just lovely. I do like your plate too and it makes a perfect centre piece for your July 4th table. Thanks for sharing and Happy 4th of July, Jocelyn!

Blessings,
Sandi

Lady Linda said...

Your table is just great! I do love those plates too...what a great addition for your theme.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a gorgeous and inspiring patriotic tablescape. Thank you for linking up to Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We really appreciate you! Have a wonderful weekend!

Snap said...

Wonderful 4th of July table-scape! Red, white and blue and patriotic. Lovely!

Bernideen said...

Dear Jocelyn:
This post was also featured today as I put the two together! Congratulations!

The Charm of Home said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!