I really just started picking up things for my Patriotic/4th of July display within the last year or so. I particularly like to find vintage souvenirs from Washington DC and old advertising pieces to work in to my display.
The building replica is the Headquarters House from the Civil War located in Fayetteville. The Bean and I go there quite often, so that was a happy find one day. The framed flag was a little flag that Sam Walton handed me one day at the Grand opening of a Sam's Club. The Ben Franklin Avon bottle is the one and only Avon decanter that has ever entered this house.
Some of my favorites: A "Star" spool and a "Liberty" spool, an old Liberty Bell Olive jar, a card of Star-Snaps" and some Dennison Gummed label boxes.
I love this old George Washington Tobacco tin. I filled it with Presidentiall Silver Spoons, Gummed Star boxes and a Statue of Liberty. That old Liberty Olive jar is pretty neat too.
This is my newest acquisition. Miss America Cherries! I lurve this thing soooo much!
A few old Patriotic flyers - the School Souvenir is my Great Grandmother's Report Card from 1912 and the photos are my Great Uncles. The Marine is my Great Uncle Bob and the Pilot is my Great Uncle Murlin.
More flags, a sweet doll and some pinwheels I got in a swap last year and more photos of The wee Bean *sniff*.
This old record is a recording from a solider to his family from the USO. I would love to hear this record, if it still works. I think that is such a sweet idea to make a record for your family. Aren't we lucky with emails and texts now?
Old folding ruler star. I have this in my house all year long.
The rooster curtains so don't go with the theme......:(
That's the hat The Bean had on in the photos above. *sniff*
Little gal I made.
STAR and LIBERTY Spools.
I love this old Washington DC Ashtray - I have a collection in progress of ashtrays just like this one, but from different states. I'd love to find all 48-50 depending on when they were made. Why? Who knows? I think they are cool!
Uncle Sam. He's da man!
Happy 4th of July everyone!
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