Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Birthday America!

“The United States is the only country with a known birthday” ~James G. Blaine

Ok, so I’m not soliciting birthday wishes, but I am born close to the 4th of July.
And for some reason (I do blame my July birthday) I am a collector of all things vintage 4th of July and patriotic. I love vintage red, white & blue anything, antique tin parade horns, tin drums, rhinestone flag pins, vintage July 4th postcards, vintage bunting and luscious silk flag scarves! Well the list could go on, and on …..

This has always been one of my favorite holidays. My family was all together enjoying summer and each other, and I always knew there would be a few fireworks left from our family’s 4th of July celebration to use on my birthday 3 days later!

Happy Birthday America, Happy 4th Of July everyone, and save a bottle rocket for me!

Here are a few of my patriotic creations:

“What we need are critical lovers of America - patriots who express their faith in their country by working to improve it.” ~Hubert H. Humphrey


  1. My sister & brother in law got married on the 4th of July. Like you they now treasure/collect all things truly connected all of us to the date in a way unexpected, if that makes sense! I love your pics, your thoughts and ending quote. Thanks for sharing! God Bless America. And, a little happy birthday wish to you too:)

  2. Great post today! Love your photos and thoughts. Thank you for sharing.
    Lisa~HR Creative Design Studio

  3. That's awesome :) Happy early Birthday! Enjoy your fireworks!!!


  4. Love this post! The 4th of July really is an exciting holiday. Enjoy yours and an early Happy Birthday!

  5. Your creations are beautiful! Have a great 4th and a Happy Birthday!!!

  6. I love your necklaces. They are beautiful. Happy Birthday and good for you for your patriotic collection. Wish more people were patriotic, this country could use that right now. Happy 4th of July.

  7. Thank yo to everyone for the great comments!:) Have a wonderful 4th of July everyone!