Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Red, White and Blue

My friend Joan is such a firecracker! Her blog, Anything Goes Here, is the best of the best. Joan is throwing a party in honor of 4th of July, so I brought out some vintage goodies to show you....

(The 4th of July has always been a special day for me...not because I'm particulary patriotic, but because it's my dad's birthday. This year he will be 85!)

I found the vintage "Be Proud" mini-poster at an estate sale...love the saturated color! The sailor flash card is also a nod to my dad; he was a radar technician on the U.S.S. Essex during WW II. I discovered the decal at the top right among a large stash of old floral decals at Fun Junk in Olympia, Washington. This 4th of July, we will be in Rockaway Beach, and our beverages will be chilled in this...a huge and very patriotic galvanized tub.

Here's to a Happy 4th of July!

15 comments:

Jane said...

Happy 4th to you too and a very happy birthday to your Dad!!
Jane

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Come by and get your wonderful post linked up!!!!!! Happy Bday to your dad. Love the galvanized bucket. xo Joan@anythinggoeshere

Anonymous said...

God bless your sweet father!!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy 4th of July to you! I don't have any vintage 4th stuff, can you believe it?

LV said...

Anything iced in a tub like that will be chilled the best. Have a safe and happy 4th.

Coloradolady said...

Happy Birthday to your dad!!! What a great day to be born!! Have a great VTT and a wonderful weekend!!

Lori said...

Love the bucket and happy fourth to you too!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Love that tub!

Have a wonderful 4th of July. My Dad was a bombadier instructor in the Navy in WWII-- and turned 90 in May. Happy Birthday to your father; they are special guys, our dads.

All the best ... Cass

~~Carol~~ said...

That poster is such a great piece! And Happy Birthday to your Dad! I got my love of the 4th from my Dad, but it wasn't his birthday. He was in the army, so he was very anal about just putting the flag up on the morning of the 4th, and then taking it back down before the sun set, and I'd cry and cry when he took it down! So it' no wonder that I collect flags!
Happy 4th!
Carol

Amber Von Felts said...

Happy Forth Of July and happy B-day to your dear old Dad!

Barbara said...

Man, I love that poster so much I had to try to find one myself (to no avail), but I did get some info for you.

That's a 1970's American Legion poster! Lucky you!

Anna said...

Great stuff - have a safe and happy 4th!

Michelle said...

My apologies for being late getting around.... What a terrific vintage poster! And a great patriotic drink chiller tub. :-)

Happy Birthday to your dad!

Kristal said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad! What a great time to be born. And love your vintage collection, thanks for sharing!

~♥~
Kristal

dogsmom said...

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!