Monday, June 23, 2014

Adding Some Patriotic Touches

4th girl

Last week I took a walk through the antique mall that I sell at and, with my phone, snapped some photos of Patriotic themed items that are available to purchase.  The 4th is soon approaching and I’ve yet to do much patriotic decor at home, except to pull out my favorite silk souvenir pillow with a flag on it.

The photo below is a section in my space.  If that General Paint sign doesn’t sell, then I am seriously thinking of bringing him home.  He is so cool!  Made of wood, it is an old store display from (I believe) the 1930’s. 

paint sign

Having a few flags sitting around is great, but I like the idea of wrapping a dress form in an old flag, like below.


Use a flag as a backdrop in a cabinet or use as a table runner …


 ..or string buntings over a window or along a porch.

Andy space

The tin can with stars is a fun rustic piece.  How cool would this be with a candle burning inside?  The stars would certainly pop.

star can

Today I will be working on my cabinet and pulling the buntings out to hang on our front porch.  For supper, stuffed bell peppers with ground turkey, chopped green chilis and cheese filling. 

Have to get busy now…

Till next time….


Stacey said...

Fun! So glad to see you posting again.

Miss Jean said...

If that little girl picture is still there let me know. I'll send Janice to get it for me!!! Message me with which store.

20 North Ora said...

Becky - Love that first photo! Precious!! It's so good to see Sweet Cottage Dreams on my sidebar with a new post.

Am going to call you one evening this week to visit. Any night better than the other?


Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

I love your booth Becky! So many wonderful things! Sounds like you had a wonderful dinner too! Yum!


Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

What fun you could have with that paint sign! And how could anybody resist the sweet angelic face of the little girl in the framed print!

Stuffed peppers sounds yummy! I'm running out of inspiration for gluten free meals, and that's one I can certainly adapt to my diet. It's now on the menu one day this week. :)

Have fun Painting!


Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Jean, I cannot find your email. The picture is at the Antique Warehouse in Cheryl's space. The same sweet gal you bought your floor lamp from.

Kathleen Grace said...

So glad you are back Becky! I do just love the red, white and blue. Lots of pretty things here to spark decorating ideas!

Sarah said...

I dropped by our local antique mall this week to see what patriotic things I might find. Came home with a few 49 star flags. Thanks for sharing these images. Always fun for me!

June said...

That first little cutie stole my heart! It's so good to see a post from you Becky!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your spaces look so inviting and patriotic. Love seeing your treasures again.

Simply Shelley said...

Those are some wonderful ideas. I have not done a thing for the 4th....shame on me :) Blessings friend