Happy Independence Day, everyone! This holiday is my favorite, after Christmas, for so many reasons. I love the food, the warm summer weather, fireworks, Lee Greenwood, barbecues, boating on the lake, being with family, and feeling so PROUD of this country that I LOVE. I hope you all are feeling the same and enjoying this wonderful holiday.
To celebrate, I posted a few of George Washington’s and Thomas Jefferson’s favorite paint colors – (yes they had them too!) They are vibrant and bright, apparently showing off their wealth, and if you want to add some great color in your home and have a little bit of history behind it, you can get the same colors that were used in Monticello and Mount Vernon.
Fine Paints of Europe has put together a collection based on the colors used in Mount Vernon and has some interesting information on George Washington’s sense of style. I love this:
“Washington’s diaries and letters reveal intricate details regarding his hands-on approach and passion for beautifying his home. The man who inspired a nation was himself inspired by beauty, design and bright, bold color.” Fine Paints of Europe
The more I read and learn about this man, the more I love him.
Enjoy the colors, and enjoy this wonderful Independence Day. Happy Birthday, America!