Friday, July 1, 2011

Vintage Inspiration Friday #44: Patriotic Party

You all know how much I enjoy changing up the decor in my little sunroom, and one of my favorite times of the year is when I get to decorate for July 4th. I don't have a lot of vintage patriotic items, just a few old flags and a biscuit tin or two, but I love the bright colors and the patriotic feel.

This year is a little "low key" if you can imagine me doing that.
I just wanted to keep this space comfy and "user friendly",
so I didn't go all out like I have in the past.

July 2011

July 2009
(when I had just started blogging, and two cameras ago)

July 2010

One of my favorite vintage quilts; a red and white one,
 that I use for Christmas, Valentine's, and the 4th.

If you look under the chair you can see how much we all enjoy being out here...

It's bird watching and "napping" central.

Almost forgot my little vintage child's watering can.

Canco candy tin from the 20's;
 don't you love her patriotic dress?

Child's lunchbox thermos with great patina.

And an octagonal Sunshine Biscuit Tin.

This year I just kept the baker's rack more "vintage summer",
with my grandmother's Hull Apple cookie jar and s&p,
and an old seed crate from Brian and Meloney.

I found this wonderful little faded 1919 calendar plate a few years ago;
I think it must be advertising from an insurance company in Alma, Michigan.

Joining in with these other great parties:
(find the button links on the sidebar)

I'm also joining in with Pam from White Ironstone Cottage
for her new party,

Hope you'll join in on the 
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Patriotic Party 

If you don't have a vintage Patriotic theme,
come on and join anyway,
we'll just pretend it has a flag sitting on it!
"anything vintage or vintage inspired"

Please grab the button for your party post
and link back to Common Ground.

Have a safe and wonderful fun-filled weekend!
lot's of love,

Now let's see what you've got!!


  1. Wow look at everything!
    I love that watering can, and the thermos!
    My sister and I have been searching and SEARCHING for old flags!!

  2. I love your Patriotic sunroom, every detail is magnificent! Love, love the white chair with the flag and with the quilt and flag pillow...beautiful! The vintage, Patriotic tins are great too and very unique! Thank you for hosting and for having me. Have a great 4th. July! Lots, of hugs. FABBY

  3. I think you have some great patriotic items. The child's red thermos and the old metal picnic basket are wonderful. Thanks for sharing your sunroom and for hosting this great party!!!

  4. Looks like it cam out of the pages of a magazine. Richard at My Old Historic House

  5. Luv your collection of Red White & Blue. You have put your collection together very well. Luv it all.....Julian

  6. Your porch is always cozy vintage wonderful, and beautifully decorated for the Fourth of July! User friendly is always nice. Have a great time with your kids!

  7. the red/white/blue theme!!
    soooo festive and happy!!

    sorry i don't have any pretties in this theme to share :(

    xo, Rosemary

  8. Thank you so much for hosting! You have so much beautiful eye candy!! Happy 4th!

  9. Just wonderful, I wish my front porch was enclosed with a permanent roof instead of a lattice covered. Your 2010 post is my favorite but I'm sure a lot of work, thanks for sharing it again. It is delightful! Have a wonderful and relaxing 4th of July!:)

  10. Love it! Love it! Love red, white and blue!

  11. Debra - this is low key??? Love every inch of it! I'm sharing some vintage thoughts and post card art to inspire the patriot in us all!
    Miss Kathy

  12. *giggle* I think the cat has the PURRFECT nappin' spot... I'd sure be in there too!


    ;-D xoxo

  13. Absolutely gorgeous Debra. You have such a way with display. I love it.

  14. Hi Debra, I just love your sunroom, in all seasons, and all years... your Fourth of July posts were just wonderful and this years is the best!... I also have the vintage Hull apple cookie jar and salt and pepper, plus a grease jar to match that sit out year round... yours looks great in your sunroom... I also love kitty napping under the chair!... and your quilt is so pretty... I have told you before, you really do have such a beautiful way with things... Happy Fourth of July to you!... xoxo Julie Marie PS I joined in again this week, I am #13 and #13 comment, 13 is mylucky number!

  15. Debra, I love the old tins and your porch is just beautiful at all times of the year! Thanks for having us and for linking to Home Sweet Home!

  16. Seriously Debra! My mouth is hanging open. Your porch is beyond fabulous! I so wish I could come hang out with you there, sip sweet tea and talk about blogging! Love every detail of it. Thank you for hosting the fun patriotic themed party. Vanessa and I are all linked up with our patriotic posts.

    Heather (and Vanessa)

  17. Looks great all dressed for the fourth. Love the old glory pillow. Happy fourth!

  18. Debra~ You have so many wonderful treasures! I would be cat napping & bird watching in the middle of them too :-) I adore your child's vintage watering can! Happy 4th to you!

  19. You have the cutest porch. Thanks for hosting the party. I may drop by in the morning with another post of some other vintage 4th stuff I have - if I finish editing the photos.

  20. Oh I love all of your patriotic spendor!

    I have decided to be independant and link up a non 4th post. But my blog is wearing the colors. :)

    Happy 4th!

  21. I've got one word for the white wicker rocker with the red quilt and flag pillow...LOVE. How wonderful. If I were you I would hang out in this room all the time! Thanks so much for hosting...I saw your link At The Picket Fence. Have a great July 4th weekend!

  22. Gorgeous! I love all of your patriotic touches! So inviting!


  23. Debra, I just love your sunporch. It looks so cozy and very patriotic. Have a wonderful holiday. Blessings, Pamela

  24. Your sunroom is adorable all decked out for the July fourth Happy Birthday America party. I would love to be hanging out there with a glass of cold lemonade. The flag pillow is fabulous. Thanks for hosting your party.

    The French Hutch

  25. Oh My your party is WONDERFUL! And it's going to take LOTS of time to study all your patriotic goodies! My Post isn't patriotic(so sorry), I didn't have one ready, BUT I wanted to share my goodies SO here I am! If you want to delete me till next week, I will understand!
    Have a WONDERFUL 4th of July!
    Big Hugs,

  26. Debra, I love how you decorate your porch for the different seasons and holidays. It is always beautiful! The red and white quilt and the Old Glory pillow are my favorites. Have a great Fouth of July.

  27. So many fun and wonderful vintage things in this post! Love that Flag quilt and the picture of your furry friend is just too cute! Thank you for hosting and I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday weekend!

  28. Hi Debra! Oh, I love your sunporch and I love have you've decorated it. I keep a snap of your sunporch in my inspiration file! :)
    I'm partying with you today. I hope my post is okay...really nothing vintage but old, yes!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  29. Wonderful patriotic decor, Debra! I love that picnic basket! And...of fun to get a peek at your sweet fur baby! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  30. hi debra! your porch looks so cozy and patriotic...thanks for hosting the party...i am joining in!
    happy fourth of july!!


  31. Oh my goodness how beautiful! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your quilts!

  32. Your porch is perfect. I especially love the picnic basket with lunch pails on top. Thank you for hosting this party. It really puts me in the mood for the 4th. Please stop by my blog as I have announced a new giveaway and a new swap today!

  33. Happy fourth!! Looks like you are all ready. I linked up, and am a new follower.

  34. Your space looks so cosy ....God Bless America!

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  36. Thanks for hosting your sunroom. I have that same bird cage, (your last photo).
    Happy 4th!


  37. love it all girl!!

    thanks for the party!

    barbara jean

  38. Debra, You hAVE the most beautiful old flags on your chairs- I love them, and the beautiful quilts, so wonderful treasures,dear.
    I wish you a happy 4 of july week-end, with your family.

  39. Wonderful creations with the flag.

  40. I could spend hours in your pretty porch. It is wonderful. I love the old lunchbox and the other metal tins. The red and white quilt is beautiful and so versatile. You sure have a knack. Thanks for sharing all the inspiring photos today. I am inspired to get to my sewing machine and work on some "pending" projects. Have a happy 4th.

  41. What a charming sunroom, so many beautiful things!! I love those quilts. Thanks for hosting!

  42. Well I can see why everyone (including the cat!) wants to be out here! What a lovely place it is and I love all of the patriotic decor you added for the holiday! I haven't decorated much ever for the 4th but you have certainly inspired me to keep a look out for vintage decor for that holiday! Thanks for sharing your lovely pics!

  43. Wow you have gone all out Girl! It looks amazing... I have family coming in and I haven't decorated at all.
    Very cute!

  44. I am going to try and link up with you for the first time ever. Hopefully I can visit a few of the blogs with my slowwwwww dial up
    Happy FOURTH!! Lovely photos!!

  45. beautiful porch! I'm inspired! I plan on finishing up our porch decor today, so no patriotic link today- I did add my vintage writing desk to the mix. Wish I'd been more on the ball to add a Fourth of July link!

  46. Debra,
    The sunporch looks fantastic once again you have outdone yourself.
    I specially love the thermos with the flower, darling.
    Have a happy holiday weekend.

  47. Oh my stars! (and stripes!) You make me want to go dig around and see what I can find around here to go all out with. I never go all out, but this is so inspiring.

  48. I just found your blog through BJ linking up with your party and I am so glad! Your blog is gorgeous, love your patriotic decorating in your sunroom, I can't stop looking at the pictures:>) Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend. You're a new favorite!

  49. Hey,
    Love it! You have a lovely collection of Patriotic items and such! Looks so comfortable and cheery!

  50. Hi Debra, your quilt is lovely and most of all versatile for all those holidays. The flags and vintage items you have make the porch magazine worthy! Have a blessed fourth! hugs♥t

  51. Thanks for hosting. My thumbnail photo did not work. Can I repost?

  52. So cute! Love your banner and all your vintage patriotic details. Happy Fourth of July to you and thank you too for the wonderful party.


  53. What an adorable mix of patriotic decor! So cozy and so pretty. I hope my flag hanging from our porch is enough 4th of July "bling" to be patriotic! I don't have my girls home to do their usual 4th decorating.

    Have a wonderful weekend, stay away from fireworks, and thanks for hosting!

  54. Hi Debra, wow! Your home is so beautiful. I love all your Patriotic goodies! Thank you for hosting this special event. I have taken the liberty of posting about my son for the 4th of July. He is getting out of the Army this month and I couldn't be happier! Thank you for allowing me to share his story, Marcia Happy 4th!

  55. Debra, it's fun to see all your patriotic inspiration. I could certainly enjoy sitting on your porch! Thanks for sharing and for hosting this fun party.
    Happy 4th of July! ~ Sarah

  56. Wow, your sunroom is so pretty! I wish I could participate in your linky party, but most of my Independence Day decorations are packed-up for church (we are in charge of after church snacks this Sunday).

    Have a blessed weekend!
    ~Ricki Jill

  57. My favorite time of year! I love America, love my freedom, love the flag, love red/white and blue.I love the month of July it's my mom's B-Day as well as mine right around the 4th.I love all your decor~Cheers Kim

  58. Goodness, this is quite a sunroom. Your pictures just want to make me draw my family near...such a homey feeling! Oh how I love the one of your kitty hiding under the quilt! Thanks for sharing all your beautiful patriotic decor. Wish I had seen this before so I could have joined in. :)


  59. Well I don't have anything American-vintage YET, as antiques have just taken hold of my soul, in my early 40's here. But I was thoroughly intrigued with yours! I imagine you collect, by purchasing some items at shops & such here and there? I'm always curious what people paid, for various items. I'm shocked sometimes at how little things are marked for, and wonder if the seller's know what they are selling. Not that I would know their true worth but, anything seems more valuable if I want it bad enough! lol. You have a beautiful sun room. I love that white wood & glass case you have in there too! I clicked over from a tweet. I'm glad I stopped by! : )

  60. Fun, fun stuff! I love your bakers rack. Just joined the party, thanks for hosting!

  61. Love your style of vintage decorating!!!! Just found you and will be coming back regularly now :)

  62. I love this room! That one pillow is amazing! Love it!

    I'm visiting over from funkyjunkinteriors. I'm hosting my first ever blog party and its all 4th of July-all Red, White, and Blue! I'd love for you to link up and share with me!

    Hope to see you over at my place soon!

  63. Hi Debra,
    I finally got my post up this morning and linked up.
    I love your porch in all of it's patriotic attire.
    I hope you and yours have a blessed Fourth of July.

  64. Your porch looks so inviting all decked out for the 4th of July. Hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend:-)


  65. First time visit and glad I stopped by. I love this time of the year and your porch shows you love it to. The quilt with the cat tail is to cute for words. I am going to get busy and join your linky party. See You!

  66. Your porch decorations are grand! Have a happy 4th!!

    Susan and Bentley

  67. ohh...I LOVE the old advertising plates..your vignette is great but your header is my FAVORITE!
    Happy Independence Day!

  68. I really like how you've mixed together vintage items that you already have to make a sweet patriotic display! Thanks for hosting! Hope you have a great 4th of July weekend!

  69. Hi Debra~ Happy 4th!! All linked up~ thanks for hosting! :)

  70. Debra... The ChiPPy Thermos is My FaVoRite - of course!*!*!
    Happy 4th of July!!!
    Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

  71. What a great Patriotic theme you have going on... and I had to smile when I saw the hindquarters of your Cat peeking out from under that chair! *LOL*

    Happy 4th of July... Dawn... The Bohemian

  72. I love your sunroom. I could sit in there all have great decorating ability. Your test is a lot like mine. I love your blog.

  73. Oh my gosh! I am totally amazed at how adorable your sunroom is! You are such a talented decorator and stylist! I am off to look over your pages and see what other wonderful things you have done!


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