*First of all - thank you for all the sweet comments on the hutch post below. I wasn't looking for compliments, although they meant the world to me. Also, I only paid $30.00 for the hutch, so I did make $60.00. Sometimes I just like to blog about things that happened so I can always remember them. I used to keep a diary. Now I blog. :) Thanks again.
The 4th of July is rapidly approaching so I have out all my red, white and blue stuff. This bit of Patriotism may be the only aspect of the 4th of July that we get because it is too damn hot to even think about going to the parade and we are in a Burn Ban, so no fireworks at all. I loathe little stupid fireworks you shoot off in the driveway, so that is a good thing. but, I really like those big blasters the big city blows off so that's a bad thing.
A few years ago, I had big old stars everywhere. I kind of got over that, but I still have the stars. On a whim, I glittered this huge one bright red and I LOVE it. I have another one just like it and I want to glitter it bright blue, but I can't find it. Pretty sure it will pop up on July the 5th like clockwork.
My photography skills are really lacking lately. I use my phone too much. I need to get the actual camera back out. Anyway, this is on the shelf under one of my windows. I made a folding ruler star to hang at the top. Some vintage DC souvenirs, Uncle Sam's and other Patriotic stuff round out the shelf.
My favorite part is this huge spool of Baker's twine with the flags and stars in it. I use Baker's Twine on all my pricing tags at the booth. Can you believe that no one in the whole place had ever even heard of Baker's Twine? I bought some new colors yesterday that will surely spin their heads!
A little tribute to our Cousin, Ben Franklin. The Bean has actually found all of these things on our thrifting runs. The Avon bottle, the autobiography of Ben Franklin and a pair of old spectacles are all we have found.
The shelf o' stuff is mighty full. I love finding things that are unusual and working them into my display.
Red, white and blue Domino boxes, a Richardson Dinner mint tin and old George Washington Tobacco Tin fit in well.
Baby Bean in his Uncle Sam hat is a mainstay. The house is Bill Clinton's Boyhood home in Arkansas.
Top of my huge cubbie of drawers. The Uncle Sam in the back is about two and a half feet tall. The giant jar is full of poker chips. The snow globe features the World Trade Center and was made prior to 9-11, so I love it. The big Humpty Dumpty is more prim or country than I like, but he was too cute to leave at a sale - especially when I saw his 50¢ tag!
In my mind's eye - this was going to be a sweet little neighborhood vignette. In actuality, the truck is too big. But, I still think it's cute, so here it is.
The house lights up and the colors change. Sometimes I will get up in the middle of the night to get a drink and find that we have left the house on. It's really pretty.
So there it is, my mixture of old and new things. I guess it doesn't matter what you use - as long as you love it!