Happy Fourth of July!

Independence Day, more popularly known as The 4th of July or July 4th, is a federal holiday that is celebrated in the United States. Obviously it falls on July 4th of every year, regardless of what day of the week it falls on, and is a widely celebrated holiday.

Today it’s customary to celebrate the national holiday with red, white, and blue, fireworks and parades, stars and stripes, flags and neighborhood block parties, street dances and family bar-b-ques.
When the holiday was declared a holiday. Although Independence Day is a legal holiday, it was not declared so until 1941. This was the date that signified the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

The introduction of fireworks. The 4th of July is synonymous with firework displays and are a staple in the celebration. How did they become so popular? Have they always been used? History shows that they were originally made in China and as early as the 11th century. This was during the time when the Chinese people used pyrotechnic mixtures for war rockets and explosives.

Uncle Sam. The 4th of July facts surrounding the term “Uncle Sam” was finally clarified and popularized during the War of 1812. This is when the term originally appeared on supply containers that held war materials. The “Uncle Sam” symbol became synonymous with servitude and devotion, as in Uncle Sam wants YOU. Although there was heavy recruitment taking place, Congress did not adopt Uncle Sam as a national symbol until 1961.

Two Factoids. Two very important but little known 4th of July facts show that 1) full support of the Declaration of Independence was not supported by all members of the Continental Congress and 2) a representative of Congress rode horseback 80 miles to reach Philadelphia and break a tie in support of independence.

The Liberty Bell. Like the historical flag, the Liberty Bell was a very symbolic monument for Americans. However, the Liberty Bell has some 4th of July facts that many do not know about. Originally, there were two versions of the Liberty Bell. At the time of their manufacturing, one was found to be defective and had to be melted and recast. The second bell was subsequently also found to be defective. It too had to be melted down and recast, therefore requiring a third version.

Without any defective places, the third version of the Liberty Bell rang every Fourth of July from 1778 to 1835. According to history and tradition, as it rang, it cracked as it was being tolled for the death of Chief Justice John Marshall, the longest serving Chief Justice in the Supreme Court.

A monument. A French engineer, Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, who built the Eiffel Tower in Paris also devised the iron framework of the Statue of Liberty.

Our national poem. A Wellesley College professor, Katharine Lee Bates, was the author of the patriotic poem “America the Beautiful” which was published on July 4, 1895.

Firsts. Our country’s first father, George Washington, held his first public office at the age of 17 and continued in public service until his death in 1799. The first Fourth of July party held at the White House was in 1801.

National Animal. Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national animal but was outvoted when John Adams and Thomas Jefferson chose the bald eagle.
Food for Thought. Over an estimated 150 million hot dogs will be consumed today. That’s roughly one dog for every two people in the US. More than 74 million Americans will BBQ on the 4th of July.

Fireworks. Over $211 million has been spent on the importation of fireworks from China.
Patriotic Paraphernalia. Oddly, the majority of the nation’s flags and patriotic paraphernalia in relation to the Fourth of July is produced in China. Nearly $349 million are used each year to import the flags, banners, decorations, and emblems.
Under God. The words Under God were not added to the Pledge of Allegiance until the year 1954.

Holiday. The Fourth of July was not declared a national holiday until 1941.
National Anthem. The national anthem is actually set to the tune of an old English drinking song called To Anacreon in Heaven
Flag. The stars on the original American flag were arranged in a circle to ensure that all colonies were equal.

Facts such as these help to make our celebrating more meaningful and help to deepen our commitment to our country and in our service. As we celebrate Independence Day, we can find more reasons to be grateful for the country that we live in.

Hope everyone has a fabulous day! Remember that fireworks are a fire hazard and scare little children and small animals, so be careful! If you are going to drink, please be responsible; don’t drink and drive!
To help celebrate Independence Day I have decided to do a tribute to the Fourth of July with my own version of Fireworks and Sparklers! I have chosen some STATTEAM Artists from WWW.ETSY.COM to feature some of their shop items are sure to add sparkle and splash of color as beautiful as the fireworks that light up the night sky in celebration of the 4th!

Get ready to celebrate the fourth with this Chunky Charm Bracelet from SassyPark on Etsy! Patriotic Bracelet. The bracelet measures 6.75 to 7.75 inches depending on where it is hooked (adjustable). Bracelet includes: Sterling Silver chain, Glass Pearls, Acrylic/Lucite flowers

If your like me, I LOVE fireworks but with all the burn bans around where I live we arent able to have any displays this year. What could be better than a live firework show? A firework ACEO by BlackFridayStudios on Etsy.Fireworks ACEO. Art cards are a great and affordable way to start collecting original art. This art card measure 2.5×3.5 inches and is painted on 140 lb cold press watercolor paper.
Artist retains all rights to the art work.

If you are celebrating by giving gifts this fourth of July, checkout these very Patriotic Vintage Gift Tags from Siriusfun on Etsy! This is a set of 6 patriotic gift tags featuring the vintage image of a girl dressed in white draping a portrait of George Washington with an American flag. She is standing on a platform which states “Liberty and Union now and Forever”. The tags are finished off with red satin ribbon hangers. These tags are bright and colorful and perfect for all your 4th of July Celebration needs! Can you see these tags as treat bag toppers for holiday goodies? As placecards at your 4th of July barbeque? The uses are many and possibilities endless!
The tags measure approximately 4 7/8 by 2 3/8 inches and are very sturdy!

Decorate your wrist with this America the Beautiful Bracelet by FunkyChunkies on Etsy, a beautiful way to show your Patriotism this 4th of July! Memorial Day and 4th of July reminds me of summertime fun, sunshine, backyard BBQ, water balloon fights, Family and Friends gathered around a big pitcher of Iced Tea relaxing, watching Fireworks, listening to the excitement and laughter of children, and yet still remaining to look stylish.
Funky Chunkies are unique and stylish Bangle bracelets that are fun to wear anywhere! The Dome shaped “America the Beautiful” bangle is 1 ½ inches wide. This bracelet has an inner circumference of 7 ½ inches. All measurements are approximate please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

For all you who plan on celebrating at the beach, you need to check out these Hemp Barefoot Sandals by Mojo3777creations on Etsy!
Celebrate Independence Day in Style! These Red, White and Blue Barefoot sandals are sure to make a statement at that 4th of July celebration you’ll be attending! Whether you are on the beach, at the lake or a pool party, you will have the coolest Patriotic Accessory. These barefoot sandals are made with UV Glow in the Dark Beads! When the lights go out and the sky lights up, so will your feet! Perfect for that Beach Club or Rave. They are also adorned with additional glass seed beads and A Pewter USA charm on each sandal. Everyone says they feel so beautiful in them and they don’t want to take them off! They are safe to wear them in the water, this will only make the hemp softer.
This pair will fit most between a size 5-9. Just tie them around your ankle and trim the excess hemp.

Let your creative side shine this 4th with these handmade polymer Clay beads from cjsbaubles shop on Etsy. This is a set of 18 round blue polymer clay beads. Each bead has flecks of gold leaf throughout. They are graduated in size ranging from 0.75 to 1.5 cm across. These polymer clay beads are formed individually by hand, then cured, sanded and sealed with polymer clay glaze to give them a glossy appearance and add durability. They are strung on lightweight wire with acrylic spacer beads, which are included.

Need some Red, White and Blue to accessorize your outfit with? Check out Helmersjewelry on Etsy, show your patriotism wearing these beautiful Red, White and Blue Cascade Earrings! These are the perfect earrings to complete your patriotic outfit! They are made with lucite flower beads in red, white, or blue with coordinating red, white, and blue beads and silver colored metal findings.

This Southwest Swirl Stoneware Mug from Rosemarysclay on Etsy is perfect for drinking your favorite cup of Java or Tea from! You are going to need some caffeine for all the celebrations going on! This beautiful blue rutile glazed handbuilt mug is decorated with my favorite Southwest Swirl stamp. The glaze pools into the stamped impressions and that’s where the magic happens. Blue with rutile highlights! The mug feels very comfortable in your hand and holds 8 ounces of your favorite brew. This is stoneware and has been fired to 2000 deg. F. in an electric kiln. The glaze is food safe and the piece is also safe for the microwave, oven and dishwasher.

These FABULOUS STATTEAM Artists that I have featured have also curated for your viewing pleasure a collection of Patriotic Treasures that are sure to get you in the celebration spirit!

‘It’s a Red White and Blue Summer’ by Hippiechicjewelz

Everything you need to make your summer and fourth of July stylish and ultra Chic!


Blue Morpho Butterfly Pin Po…

$13.00

Love heart key pendant – ste…

$98.00

White Matte Bottle Collectio…

$800.00

On Sale Independence Day Ce…

$9.00

6 Red White & Blue Hanging P…

$25.00

Very Rare Purple and Blue Co…

$30.00

Wine Rose Ring

$12.50

White Ornate Square

$22.50

A Rose is a Rose — Dichroic…

$26.00

Little Moons Crocheted Earri…

$17.00

Simple

$82.00

Red White Blue Duck Tape Duc…

$7.50

Sweet Wool Felt Tiny Rose He…

$6.25

Blue Tank Summer Lace Size 3…

$22.50

Egyptian Luna Pendant

$20.00

White Door – Fine Art 8 x 1…

$30.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘Christmas in July’ by sassyspark

Red, white, and blue for the 4th of July, with Christmas in mind. On the 4th of July there will be only 174 days until Christmas!


Original Art – Abstract Acry…

$350.00

Red Currant – Organic Coconu…

$22.00

Vintage Inspired – Envelope…

$15.00

Cotton Red neckwarmer with f…

$22.00

Maltese CANVAS GICLEE print …

$19.99

Mittens – thrummed with moha…

$50.00

Cheese – Ruby red and snow w…

$10.00

Beautiful Off White Satin an…

$70.00

United States of America Fla…

$3.75

double breasted button wool …

$108.00

Reserved for Jenna – Customi…

$69.00

Set of Four 1 1/4″ Ging…

$16.00

Zodiac Fashion Plate: Noble …

$16.00

bracelet/wrist mala

$10.00

Santa Claus Pom Pom Hat Red …

$28.00

American Flag Print Hair Bow…

$5.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘Red White and Blue’ by BlackFridayStudios

STATTEAM blog treasury entry


sale 50% use coupon code – C…

$100.00

Patriotic Rosette Tank- SALE

$29.75

Dog Collar Bandana USA

$5.00

Banner . 4th of July . MADE …

$13.50

American Flag Print Hair Bow…

$5.00

Rock on America Red White an…

$8.50

Vintage Hair Pin Set Vibrant…

$7.50

4th of July at Elfin Cove II…

$310.00

Firework Postcard Version 19

$3.00

ACEO 4th of July Mermaid Fai…

$1.50

American Flag

$15.00

SALE, SALE, SALE – Americana…

$3.50

ACEO print – English bulldog

$3.50

Patriotic Star Sign

$5.00

Red Felt Star Holiday Orname…

$6.00

4th of July wood Firecracker…

$10.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘A Little Red, White and Blue For You!’ by SiriusFun

A patriotic collection of lovely items!Statteam weekly treasury!


Red, White, and Blue Ribbons…

$28.00

Wrapped Ring – Size 5.5 – La…

$11.50

Classic Ivory Freshwater Pea…

$18.00

Red Magma Wild Heart Sterlin…

$35.00

RSP–OWL B True– summer sho…

$29.99

3″ Korker All american …

$9.50

Crimson Red Poppy Brooch

$15.00

Le Citroen – Fine Art Travel…

$30.00

Tags Fourth of July Celebrat…

$6.00

Vintage 1960s Red Bead Neckl…

$16.50

Patriotic Rosette Tank- SALE

$29.75

Poppyrock Hair Clip

$6.99

Liberty of London Fabric Flo…

$15.00

White Musk Body Lotion 8 oz.

$10.00

Hello Sailor denim anchor co…

$12.50

Personalized Fourth of July …

$14.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘A STATTEAM Independence Day Celebration’ by Funkychunkies

Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue!


RSP– Halter crop top and ru…

$29.99

Pvc goth industrial arm warm…

$17.00

8 “Vintage Americana&qu…

$25.00

Ivory Satin Lotus Returns Ka…

$35.00

Strawberries – Soap

$6.50

On Sale Independence Day Ce…

$9.00

Royal Blue Silk and Satin Ha…

$50.00

Sr. Louis Cardinals Red Whit…

$27.00

Independence Day Patriotic C…

$35.00

Primitive Star Spangled Brea…

$64.95

Red, White and Navy Crochete…

$12.00

SALE…Red White and Blue St…

$0.59

Chandon Gown

$650.00

Digital Paper Pack – Fourth …

$4.20

Banner . 4th of July . MADE …

$13.50

Ribbon Topiary: 4th of July,…

$28.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘Proud to be an American’ by mojo3777creations

Happy Independence Day!


NEW Patriotic Tie Collection…

$15.50

Fireworks Earrings Blue

$8.00

Independence Day Patriotic C…

$35.00

America Sign-Use Coupon Code…

$23.00

Red, White, and Blue Ribbons…

$28.00

RSP– Halter crop top and ru…

$29.99

Red, Navy and White Crochete…

$12.00

Sweet Wool Felt Tiny Rose He…

$6.25

Personalized Fourth of July …

$14.00

Vintage Rhinestone Earrings,…

$29.00

Red White and Blue Bloomer, …

$21.00

Fourth of July Peace Sign Ea…

$6.00

Bali Hoops: Coral, Turquois…

$37.00

crochet basket bowl

$4.00

PRINTABLE FULL PARTY – 4th o…

$10.00

Fourth of July Red Mini Top …

$22.50

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘It’s A Red, White and Blue Celebration!’ by RoseMarysClay

Featuring members of the STATTEAM and other talented Etsy artists.


Fake Cupcake Star Spangled F…

$10.00

PRINTABLE 4th of July A4 siz…

$5.00

July 4th Star Flag Cake Pops…

$30.96

Retro Camera Finds Radio Lov…

$30.00

Original Painting- Sway in B…

$150.00

Red and Blue Floral Handmade…

$15.00

Smokin’ hot mama rumba r…

$60.00

Holiday Patriotic Table Runn…

$15.00

Love is Touch Leather Tobacc…

$30.00

Embroidered Pendant Necklace…

$20.00

Firecracker Wired Woman Pin

$15.00

Blood Red Crystals – Earring…

$20.00

Vintage Elaborate Silverplat…

$30.00

Cats Eye Beads Red Orange Fa…

$4.25

The STOCKHOLM Navy and white…

$79.00

Original Painting on Wood Fo…

$35.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘Hooray for Independence Day’ by cjsbaubles

Red, white and blue items, all from Statteam members. Enjoy!


Sweet Wool Felt Tiny Rose He…

$6.25

Red, White, and Blue Ribbons…

$28.00

Patriotic Wired Woman Pin

$15.00

crochet basket bowl

$4.00

Vintage Patriotic Hankie

$4.99

On Sale Independence Day Ce…

$9.00

Navy Blue and White Stripes,…

$48.00

Hello Sailor denim anchor co…

$12.50

Purple Blue Turquoise Color …

$25.00

DARLING–Birthday Twirly Ski…

$49.99

Anchor Cameo Ring

$15.00

PIF 1 Piece Red White Blue V…

$0.20

Tea Bag Wallet – I’m Fee…

$9.50

Wonderful blue flowers barre…

$5.00

Wet Red Flower – 8 x 10 Phot…

$30.00

Red and Navy Crocheted Beade…

$16.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘STATTEAM Does Independence Day’ by HelmerJewelry

Some of my favorite red, white, and blue items from the STATTEAM.


Red, Navy and White Crochete…

$12.00

Red, White, and Blue Ribbons…

$28.00

Red, White and Blue Nautical…

$30.00

Sweet Wool Felt Tiny Rose He…

$6.25

Red Tshirt Shard Silver Hoop…

$14.50

On Sale Independence Day Ce…

$9.00

Blue Batik Miniature Cathedr…

$18.00

Tawashi Eco Friendly Sponge …

$4.75

ipod touch case / iphone sle…

$24.00

Large Original Abstract Sec…

$595.00

Hello Sailor denim anchor co…

$12.50

Crimson Red Poppy Brooch

$15.00

Fireworks Earrings

$8.00

Patriotic Ruffle Dress–Home…

$85.00

Little Blue handmade lampwor…

$10.00

Independence Day Patriotic C…

$35.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

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