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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Vintage 4th of July Party!


Centsation Girl is having a Stars & Stripes Party! And......

Joan at Anything Goes Here is having a Vintage 4th of July Party!

And with a wave of the wand, let my portion of the party begin! WARNING!!! There is a metric ton of pictures ahead!

This bookcase is where I do most of my decorating in the house.

A July angel that I have trapped in an apothecary jar.

And another one!

Old salt & pepper shakers. I know the gal is Betsy Ross, but I've seen the guy called Paul Revere, James Madison, and Ben Franklin. We'll just call him the Bill of Rights dude!

Vintage sheet music.



I was so excited to find the postcard with the little girl on it! I've seen that image all over the internet, so I'm happy to have the real thing. It's postmarked 1909.

An old lunchbox.

An eagle quilt.

I collect Statue of Liberty souvenirs. Sure would like to see the real thing some day!

An old red, white and blue apron hanging by the back door, just in case I get an urge to bake something the minute I walk in the door!

An old teacher's tool to explain the evolution of our flag. It's a grand old flag, isn't it?!

An old watering can, filled with pinwheels and a flag. I remember getting a new pinwheel every year when I was a little girl!


Just one vintage towel in my overflowing collection.

If it's red, white and blue, or says it's AMERICAN MADE, I'll use it in my decorations.

Flags in an old crock. One of them is a 48-star flag. Another thing I collect.

An vintage red, white and blue tablecloth on the dining room table. With a flower frog holding an old 48-star flag along with newer ones.

The rest of these pictures aren't of vintage things, just more decorations inside and outside of our home. This is a quilt that I made a few years ago.

My favorite part is the blocks with the pledge of allegiance on them.

A throw that my sister Mary made for me for Christmas.

Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty that I made about 12 years ago. Actually I'm cheating, because these won't get out of the garage and onto the porch until Friday, so this is a picture from a couple years ago.



If you're still here, thank you for looking at all my stuff! For a blog that's called Old Glory Cottage, you would think I would have more vintage 4th things. Trust me, I'm workin' on it! Now please head over to Joan's to see lots more red, white and blue!

I am also linking up with REDnesday, over at IT'S A VERY CHERRY WORLD!
AND
Centsational Girl's STARS AND STRIPES PARTY!

83 comments:

Debra@Common Ground said...

Awesome Carol!!! You have a great collection of memorabilia. Love the sheet music, vintage pinwheels, and wow, that eagle quilt is magnificent! Love all your decorating, and even outside!!
xo,
Debra

Shara said...

Wonderful things. I love the old Fruit Jar Ring box - that is right up my alley!

Have a safe and Happy 4th!

Amy said...

I am in love with your collection, I just love seeing all the red white and blue love this time of year!
Amy

Debby said...

Wonderful decroations! Happy 4th.

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Oh say does that star-spangled bannnnnnner yet waaaaave? O'er the land of the freeeeeee and the home of the braaaave!

God Bless America! (we sure do need it)

Jill

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

love all of your patriotic decorations!!! Especially the flags in the old crock!! I really love how that looks so I just may borrow that idea!!

Debbie

Heidi Ann said...

I love your decorations - everything looks wonderful!!

daylily777 said...

Wow, I think you have a wonderful collection ! I love it all ! Happy 4th of July !
Blessings,
~Myrna

birdie blue said...

Love all of your collections!

Have a happy fourth of July,
Molly

Sarah said...

Wonderful post! I had such fun looking through these photos and then scrolling up and down again. Love all your things. I'd like to add some souvenir Statue of Liberty pieces myself. I had the opportunity recently to be in NYC for a graduation party for a friend. The party was a dinner cruise on the Hudson and in the harbor. Seeing Lady Liberty at night from the water was the most magical sight. If you go to NY, you must take an evening cruise to see this. Absolutely love your header with the vintage picnic basket and the flags.
Thanks for stopping by to visit. Glad you got a copy of LONG MAY SHE WAVE. You will love it! ~
Happy 4th of July ~ Sarah

craftyles said...

Carol-start the fireworks! You're 4th decor is spectacular!Love the vintage sheet music and the little figurines. So cute.
Leslie

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

I think your collection of RW&B things is just wonderful! Far more than I have. I do fly my flag daily.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

You have some great stuff. I love the flags sitting in the crock on the porch. That is a great idea. I may have to steal it. The idea, not the crock & flags. lol.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

No surprise that your collection is awesome! After all the title of our blog says it all! Love the flag and the quilts! Wonderful stuff.

Debbie~ said...

Wow...I looove your vintage Red, White & Blue post! Fabulous collections of memorabilia!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Sherry said...

Wonderful vintage items. I love your July angel. Your sheet music and postcards are wonderful too. Have a great 4th!
Sherry

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

WOW...Your Americania is AWESOME!!!
Sure enjoyed this post!
Warmly,
Deb :)

barbara said...

I'd expect nothing less from Mrs. Old Glory Cottage! Happy 4th!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh My Gosh Carol, what an amazing and wonderful collection! You have so many treasures in your patriotic decor, and you've displayed them so beautifully. Those little figurines are precious. Love the salt and pepper shakers. I also love your header. laurie

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh Carol! EVERYTHING looks so awesome! you have some wornderful little vintage cuties! loved everything. What fun!!

Cindy said...

One of my favorites of your posts ever! Wonderful! I have SO many things like yours! Fantastic!

rose said...

you have a great collection. i esp. loved the salt and pepper shakers. hope you have a safe 4th.

Jane said...

Hi Carol,
I just knew you would have some fabulous vintage 4th of July goodies to show. I love all of your collections, they are always so much fun to see. The red, white and blue seem to be a natural fit in your home!
Jane

MB said...

Oh my goodness, you are so creative! I love your Uncle Sam & lady liberty on the porch!
Happy 4th of July to you and yours!
Leticia

D said...

What awesome July 4thness! Love those vintage kitchen towels. And your header picture is wonderful, too.
D

Grannys Attic said...

WOW Carol that is just so pretty. Love all the red,white & blue. I can remember getting thoese pinwheels at the 4th of July parade every year when I was younger. Have a blessed 4th, Vicky

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Wow, love it all, but my favorite is the July girl/angel, love her with the flag-Happy 4th!

Melody said...

OMG Carol!!!! This is great! I figured being Old Gory Cottage you'd be set up all year! but, wow all the things you put out special too!

Uncanny Festoon said...

Wow, what a collector you are! My favorite is the 1909 post card....what a find!

And yes....where is your 1976 flag...something else to hunt for!


Joy........always

Manang Kim said...

Wow I love your decoration! Thanks for sharing! Happy Wednesday!

RT~Fiesta Hollyhock

Dawn said...

Yes it is a Grand Old Flag! And you are a grand ... collecter! I think the little salt and pepper shakers are my favorite, they are just so sweet!Happy 4th friend!

barncat said...

I just knew you'd have wonderful decorations up for the 4th, and I wasn't disappointed! Love 'em all!

Angela said...

I am so loving all the vignettes you have made..Happy 4th of July...tomorrow we celebrate our Canada Day!

Melissa said...

I love every single one of these pictures! I don't know which is my fav but the salt and pepper shakers are cute. Love the "Bill of Rights dude."

Susan from The T-Cozy said...

Wow...so much wonderful red, white and blue! You've really gotten me in the mood for July 4th!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Carol, You did a great job on all your displays. What a collection you have. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great 4TH.........Julian

Cherry Chick said...

Ms. Carol,
You have the red,white & blue and the Red down. Now all we need to get you is some Mary Engelbreit..lol! ;-)
Thanks for sharing with us all. You did a wonderful spread.
Vicki
Happy 4th to you, too!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

What a Wonderful Collection ~ Shows Your American Pride....
"God Bless America"
Happy 4th~

joanny said...

Carol

You have so many wonderful collectible items -- I am fascinated by it all. I have many collectibles inherited and I wonder how to display some it -- but I see you have no problem being creative. Will spend more time looking over your ever so lovely blog.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.
Joanny

Pam said...

Wow Carol! Hey, I LOVED that old three-armed tea towel drying "rack" in your kitchen with the vintage tea towels...I have a new model from Ace Hardware that can't hold a candle to yours. :( Happy Rednesday to you! I'm already following along...Pam @ Sallygoodin

At Home in English Valley said...

Carol, Old Glory Cottage lives up to it's name and then some. I love all the decorations, and the clever way you display them. Thanks for dropping by my blog with the Vintage Lady Liberty Fairy, yes I did make it. This is so much fun! I'm in Illinois too, and I'll drop by your blog again. Love, Penny

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Love all your red, white and blue. This is very much your holiday!!!!!! Thank you so much for taking part in another Vintage Holiday Party. Vintage Halloween will be next. Joan, your hostess thepottingshed-anythinggoeshere.blogspot.com/

Doro said...

My faves are the salt and pepper shakers, the quilt, tea towels, and the evolution of the flag. If you ever want to lighten your load...

Ann said...

Carol, what an amazing collection of Americana! I love it. :) Your eagle quilt is just stunning and not to mention the little patriotic candle figurine.
Thanks so much for sharing. I loved every single picture.
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I keep trying to leave a comment and I keep getting interrupted - so I hope this one takes! LOL

I just love all your collections! The Statues of Liberty, the teacher's tool, the kitchen linens, etc.

Your home is FABULOUS! Can we have a barbecue soon? I'd love to come! I'll bring potato salad and blackberry lemonade.

Have a marvelous Fourth of July!!!!!!

Geralyn Gray said...

Wow!!! You go all out decorating for 4th of July....love it!! Love your backround too!

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

everything looks great...

The Thrifty Designer said...

I love all your patriotic goodies. I'm in love with your tea towels and apron - so pretty!!

shannon i olson said...

what a patriot! My such wonderful things you have!!! Happy 4th.

Cass @ That Old House said...

What a fun post.... and so much to see and be inspired by!
Thanks for sharing ... love all the red,white and blue.
Have a GRAND 4th of July!
Cass

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Carol! What a wonderful post. I acutally expected fireworks to appear over my Mac!! Have a very happy 4th!!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Leigh Ann said...

Carol, thanks for stopping buy my blog and for the sweet comments. I'll probably get a tutorial up after the holiday weekend. Have a blessed 4th!
Leigh Ann

Mumsy said...

Beautiful tribute to the fourth of July. Have a great weekend!

Sonya --Dime Store Thrift said...

How inspiring to see all your decorations! I am LOVING the salt and pepper shaker set, I actually swooned when I saw it:)

SueLovesCherries said...

Carol - everything is awesome! Timeless treasures - how can one go wrong with American patriotism!

SueLovesCherries said...

P.S. - I love your header and background!

Susanne said...

Love the little figurines. Also looked at your older posts, the angel and devil figurine is a hoot!
Happy 4th, Susanne.

nannykim said...

Yoweee, you do go out for this! I don't think I ever do anything ,but put my flag out!!

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

WHOW!!! you sure do have alot of fantastic red, white & blue vintage items. I specially love, love your picture (top/center) for your blog of the tin picnic basket with the flowers and flags, fantastic!!
Thanks for sharing
Michele

Jackie said...

From Gnomeland to The Old Glory Cottage I smell cupcakes...what about that! I do believe I see you prancing down the Cupcake walk of life...YOU have WON my JUNE give AWAY and I'm thrilled to send you a box full of cupcake treats...just wait and see! See my post today girlie...luv u much!

Sherrie said...

I loved everything!!! I want everything. But then again I always do at your post. But today I think I have something for you, if I can find it. I have a small Statute of Liberty, I know packed away somewhere. After I get my shop open and some time to myself I will find it, and it will be yours. It deserves a home where it will be appreciated instead of in a box somewhere, who knows where. Who knows what else I will find when I start looking. Again fab stuff, thanks for sharing.

KitB said...

Wow! I love all your vintage r/w/b!! Your cottage is fabulous and Mom would have moved in with you! Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind words.

Hugs,
Kit from Paperkitz

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

I hope you'll stop by for a visit and see my Anthropologie inspired Americana tablecloth.

Carol said...

Great collection & I'm your new follower!

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow--this blog and everything on it is a stunner!!!
I'm going to find out how to be a follower!!! Thanks for visiting my blog--so nice to meet you, Carol!
HUGS,
Cindy
xoxox

The Pennington Point said...

Oh I love it all. That Pledge of Allegiance quilt is wonderful! You have a great collection. Lisa~

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

Hi Carol!

What an amazing collection, I adore all things Americana!

Best wishes for a HAPPY FOURTH!

-Tammy

Jan said...

I'm lovin your beautiful vintage blog!!!

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

Great Post! I love all of your red, white and blue. Thanks for visiting my little blog.

Jillian said...

Gosh your blog is fun! I just love love love all of your decor. I also remembered that I have an old Statue of liberty souvenir that I forgot to put out on my mantle! Thanks so much for the reminder!!!!!

Happy FOURTH!

Jillian
Bella Rosa Antiques

suesueb said...

Love all the red, white and blue vintage!! Your posts are so filled with collectables and old goodness, I love it! Browsing from Beverly to highlight a blogger from there and really enjoyed visiting you. May see you this weekend again! Happy Fourth!!

Susie's country cottage said...

Hi Carol
How are you? It has been ages since I've visited your blog and I have missed you but I'm pleased to be able to wish you a very happy 4th July! Have a great day tomorrow.
Susie X

Couture de Papier said...

Thank you for sharing ..HAPPY JULY 4TH WEEKEND...

Gracie Jewellery said...

Hey, where are you for Pink Saturday??? I gave you a shout-out on my blog. Hope all is well.

Kristal said...

Beautiful decorations! I like the collection of Statues of Liberty...I have one, I forgot to add to the mantle!

~♥~
Kristal

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Love all your Fourth of July decor. Fabulous!!!

KarenB said...

You've got some great treasures! I love the red plaid lunch box and of course, the Statue of Liberty souvenirs!

Sandra said...

Wonderful patriotic posts....love you decor...inside and out.

one gal's trash said...

Hi Carol,
Hope you had a great 4th of July! your stuff is just fab...I especially like the R,W & B girl trapped under glass!
xo
Pam

Lisa said...

Ok you win!! What an awesome collection!! Where do you store all your goodies when they are out of season? I hope you enjoy Eclipse. It is the best of the three and closest to the book. I was pleasantly surprised! I was really lucky and they audiences I was in with really only reacted to the funny parts! It has really good moments! Enjoy!
Hugs, Lisa

Kirsty said...

Wow you Americans really go all out for this don't you!
What an amazing collection.

Jingle said...

what rich and awesome collections of pinks...
very impressive and beautiful!

Shelley Germann said...

Oh my goodness! Each picture is better than the last! Now I'm really sad I didn't get my decorations up!

Did you search for that sheet music after seeing it on my blog? Just curious, because now I have to to have the Yankee Doodle Dandy!

Funny how we do have some similar things. I have a quilt very similar to the one on the back of your sofa.

I have to tell you I bought the most interesting flag last weekend at the auction. It's crocheted. Very cool. I'll have to share, I won't make you wait a whole year!