Friday, July 1, 2011

A bit of vintage fun for the weekend....

Many of you may know that I love to collect vintage holiday and party things.

And the 4th of July or American isn't excluded from that list.  I've collected a number of vintage small parade type flags, a paper "uncle sam" hat, a starry swanky swig, star baking tins, and colored game pieces... along with my everyday milk glass it makes for a colorful holiday display.

And we Americans can go a little overboard at times, especially with our national pride.

Everything in red, white and blue.

Colors that are symbolic to us.  So it's fun to bring it all out to celebrate our nation.

And I must say, there's something about those stars and stripes, that brings a tear to your eye when flown.

I hope you had fun checking out my vintage goodies.... and welcome to the beginning of a long weekend,

PS... And least I forget, wishing a Happy Canada Day to our neighbors to the North.

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  1. Some of those starry swanky swigs are high on my list of must-haves! Love all of your red, white and blue decor, and I hope you have a great 4th of July weekend!

  2. That whole display is so fun! The poker chips made me smile. Have a great weekend, Chris, and enjoy your 4th!

  3. You'll be all set for the celebration! Let's see photos....
    Thank you for the Canada Day wishes!

  4. Thanx for the Canada Day mention ! I am Canadian and like you a proud American I am a proud Canadian ! Happy 4th of July weekend to you and your family !

  5. Very cute drinking glasses with the stars on them.. Are they vintage? Enjoy your week-end!

  6. Hello!
    So glad I found you through Debra at Common Ground this evening!
    Love your vintage July fourth items!
    So nice to meet you.

  7. Such a fun, patriotic post! *love* it....I am linking from White Ironstone Cottage.

  8. Can't get enoungh of the Red, White & Blue!
    And when they are vintage, even better.

  9. What a great display. Love the old flags. Makes you wonder who used to be waving them! The glasses are great too :)

  10. LOVE that happy banner and all the flags!
    I too go a little over board for the 4th on my front porch. It just looks so nostalgic and cozy I am compelled to do it. :)

    Happy 4th to you!

  11. Lovin' that vintage glass with the stars! Happy 4th of July!

  12. Hi...I saw a comment you left on Anita at Going a Little Coastal and loved the name of your blog. When I was a kid my favorite book of all time was Nancy Drew's Secret of Red Gate Farm. So I popped in and looked around and love your blog. I've told Anita that when I win the lottery and buy my dream home, I'm hiring her to decorate it. She's patiently waiting! haha. Nice to meet ya. Bouncin' Barb

  13. Love it all I am so grateful you linked for Treasure Chest Friday

  14. What a great display for the 4th. Oh how I love those great red/white/blue vintage glasses. Thanks for linking up, sorry I'm so late!
    xoxo Debra

  15. Living in Spain, I am always on the lookout for americana-ish decor. The poker chips are look perfect! Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. Great decorations Chris, and I so envy your red, white AND blue which packs a pretty punch. Our red and white is kind of plain in comparison.


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