"England and America are two countries separated by the same language."

I recently read a fascinating book entitled “When London was Capital of America” by Julie Flavell because, of course, London was our capital back in the 16 and 1700s. Many a politician and wealthy southern plantation owner made regular trips across the sea for culture, clothing, and cachet. And now here we are, surrounded by so much Revolutionary War history, on the cusp of our 243rd anniversary this July 4th. If you’ve been invited to a 4th of July barbecue, picnic, or fireworks party, drop by Homestead Princeton for a host/hostess gift, no matter which “side” you support because we are nothing if not balanced in our selections here at the store!

For the Loyalists among you, we have (please note that the Europe tea towel might be a collector’s item, come the final date for Brexit…):

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And for you Patriots, how about:

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Other states are available, both as glasses, tea towels, and throw pillows.

Further recommendations for this time of the year - a visit to the Old Barracks Museum in Trenton, Washington’s Crossing on both sides of the Delaware, Rockingham in Rocky Hill, and our very own Princeton Battlefield and State Park, all to get you in the mood for this year’s celebrations.

Title quote is attributed to George Bernard Shaw, although Oscar Wilde in his 1887 story, “The Canterville Ghost” quipped, as he often did, “…we have everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language.”

Oops, I forgot to introduce myself. My name is Mary Bowden, a graduate of KLC School of Design in America’s old capital city, and a recent recruit to the design team at Homestead Princeton!

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