Wednesday, September 2, 2009

It's a grand old flag, indeed!

A few months ago, I told you about Cart'M, which is my favorite place for junking on the Oregon Coast. When I was there last weekend, I hit a small but fabulous jackpot. I found 2 vintage blue glasses (we had the avocado green ones when I was a kid) and a worn, wonderful American flag.

I have been looking for an old flag for ages. This one is perfect. It's soft cotton and the colors are faded and gorgeous. Here's the best part....It has 48 stars, which means it pre-dates 1959!

Back in the lamp section, I discovered these beauties. Can't decide if I should keep them chippy white, or spray them a robin's egg blue. What do you think?

5 comments:

~~Carol~~ said...

Oh my, I sure do love that old flag! I've got a 48er too, and it's the "star" of my collection!

Joan@anthinggoeshere said...

Love the flag. In general I'm not much of a red/white/blue girl but old flags are the best. I like the sconces the way they are ~ but it depends on where you are going to put them. Robin egg blue IS a pretty color!

Kate Spike and Her KatS said...

Very cool sconces--if they were mine I'd leave them white and chippy but you can always chippy them up if you paint them. We had those glasses in green, too--they're neat to hold with all those bumps.

Franny said...

The flag is really neat. I just saw one in an antique store yesterday! The sconces are pretty no matter what color they are :+) You could change the color every season if you want! Just sandpaper the edges a little with fine sandpaper or brillo to give them an aged effect, or crackle glaze 'em. A few years ago, I had 6 little aqua glasses like the ones you found and one broke, so I donated them to one of my favorite thrift haunts and a week later, my Mom bought them for me not knowing I just dropped them off! Hahahahaa! Recycling rocks! :+D

Maggie B said...

The flag is great and the sconces too, I would leave them as is, I'm a very shabby chic kinda gal at heart.