Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Vintage 4th of July Blog Party

We usually aren't home for the 4th, since we live so far from family we usually travel for holidays.  So this is the first 4th we'll be home in a long time and the most decorations I've put out for Independence Day celebration as well.  Not too much but here goes.

This chippy white piece is the top of an old fence post that I've drilled holes in for this collection of new, old, and in between flags.   
Mary Emmerling had this idea in one of her books or magazine, love her, copied her idea.

That's supposed to be '76, in old wood printing blocks.  Some more Scrabble letters.

Robbins, instead of eagles.  I grew up in Michigan, it's the state bird, you know it spring when you see one!

Okay, not so vintage, just a little dolly I made years ago,  
pledging her heart to our country.

Here's a little bobble headed wiener dog 
my sister sent me by surprise a while ago.
He's sporting a little flag bow tie I found in my 4th of July decorations box.  Can't remember what I might have tied this onto before, maybe a bunny, how long ago was that?!

At my kitchen window, another printing block and 2 little stampers make the 4th.  That's another little dachshund there, although it kinda looks like a seal.

Apparently, I have nothing better to do with my time.  There are over 100 little cootie catcher/fortune tellers made from the pages of an old Readers Digest book. 

Here's what I did with the rest of the page after I cut it square for the catchers.  Ya, I don't know what I'm going to do with them either, and I've got lots more pages to punch.  But they are so darn cute, but I digress form the 4th.
(The punch, by the way, is from Stampin' Up.  Here's the site for gal I got it from, Tricia.)
So have a great.....

I'm linking up with Joan's Vintage 4th of July Blog Party over at her blog Anything Goes Here and her anything is always something fun so check it out and see what the other party goings are up to.

Some photos edited from original post due to spelling errors, funny, sparklers was the only one I looked at and thought, hum, is that right?  Thank God someone in this house can spell and that would be this little girl laughing at me.  Posting her picture here will fix her wagon, ha!


  1. This is an absolutely wonderful post. A really great addition to the Vintage 4th of July blog party. Love everything. xo Joan, your hostess, thepottingshed-anythinggoeshere.blogspot.com/

  2. Loved your fence topper with flags! So cute. I also like all your scrabble additions. Have a great 4th!

  3. Oh, my gosh... I love your blog!
    I am for sure signing up to be a follower! I have just started my own blog, maybe you can check it out sometime: www.msbinglesvintagechristmas.com
    Happy 4th to you and yours!

  4. Morning Susanne....!

    Now WHO doesn't LOVE Mary.... :o) !! Your mini flag display is AWESOME as are your collection of printing blocks....!

    I'm off to find where I put my scrabble tiles....!

    Hope you're having a WONDERFUL week....!

    Cheers for now,
    Tamarah :o)

  5. I really enjoyed seeing your patriotic decor. The fence post with the flags is a wonderful decoration. I also love the little doll you made and the cute little doggie with the bow tie!
    Have a wonderful 4th.

  6. You might not think you decorated very much, but I think you did, and I love it all! So many unexpected touches too, like the printing blocks and the fence post with the flags. I love Mary Emmerling, and have some of her books. She's a real patriotic gal. And that weiner dog is adorable!
    Happy 4th!
    Carol~~Old Glory Cottage

  7. Love Your Post, Love the Fence Post Flag Display, Love Mary Emmerling (what's she been up too?) Love the Cootie Catchers (can't remember how to make them.... Love It All
    Happy 4th

  8. Love what you did! I have to say I'm just fascinated with your little fortune tellers. That looks so cool in the bowl. I am going to have to remember your blog when I copy this idea! LOL!

    Love the scrabble tiles too! Another idea I might have to borrow! Love your blog and style. Count me as a new follower.

  9. Love it all......happy 4th of July!!!!!

  10. Being a fellow Michigander I gotta say, love the robins! I also love the fence post with the flags, really well done! Happy 4th! Theresa

  11. Love all your little scrabble messages. I'm still looking for a vintage Scrabble game. Wish I knew what happened to the one we had as kids.
    Everything looks terrific. Your Miss Liberty is great! ~ Sarah
    ~ HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! ~

  12. I have Scrabble tiles all over the house! Will have to round them up and start making signs.
    Enjoyed your fence post finial idea. May have to use that also!
    Happy 4th holiday weekend!

  13. I wanted you to know that I have featured your party post in my recap of the party. I really enjoyed it. xo joan, your hostess

  14. Well, I was telling myself that I was enjoying your post and that this might be a blog that I want to follow...then I looked at your sidebar and saw that you had Tracy Porter listed...YES!!! And then you had the adorable picture of the doggie with the flag...well, this is my kinda place to be! Thanks so much for sharing. And congratulations for being feature on the Vintage 4th Party, your fence post flag-holder is wonderful! Where did you find all those flags?

    HAPPY 4th!


  15. I love your decorations! The use of scrabble tiles is very clever! :) I hope you enjoyed the 4th!

  16. Once again Sue, it's a pleasure browsing your blog! Nice to see Maddie's pic too. :)

  17. I recently gave you a wee nod on my blog: http://upintheatticwithpammyj.blogspot.com/
    love your work!