Thursday's Unique Picks - Waxing Patriotic

You know what is going on this weekend right? Big party.
Little Sister's wedding?
Not yet. Bigger and better.
Hint: It usually ends with a few bangs.
Priscilla's Patriotic Jell-O shots

Not shots, I said bangs.
The shots are pretty good though, but that is not the point.
I am talking about fireworks.
Fireworks over beautiful Chautauqua Lake,NY. My happy place.

Time to celebrate the Fourth of July!!!
Beautiful vintage postcard from Swan Creek Cottage's etsy shop.

I am so proud to be an American and proud to share some Patriotic Unique Picks with handmade and vintage items that are made right here in the states, from great etsy sellers .
No need to stash them away till the fourth rolls around next summer, you can show off your patriotic pride any day of the year with these great finds.

So gather round the bon fire with me...
Lake front bonfire from our Fourth of July 2009 celebration. Can you smell those marshmallows toasting? YUM.

I am going to save you from my usual meandering commentary this week by singing you a little tune instead and share my Unique Picks along the way.
Sing along if you would like.
I mean it is a free country.

Fantastic original photograph of our flag by Barbara Boward in The Alder Tree's etsy shop.

I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy,

Lovely image printed on a vintage dictionary page from Winterberry Cottage.

A Yankee Doodle, do or die;

Totally nautical and patriotic pillow cover from my adobe cottage's etsy shop.

Such a beauty! Vintage Book Wreath from Simple Joys Paperie.

A real live nephew of my Uncle Sam's,

Bobble head cake toppers from Hey YoYo's etsy shop.

Super hand stamped pillow cover from joshua by oak's etsy shop.

Born on the Fourth of July.

Red, white and blue me away with these great 1976 vintage Bicentennial cups from Sea Glass Vintage.

Stunning and sophisticated 1903 milk glass plate from My Hanalei Home's etsy shop.

I've got a Yankee Doodle sweet heart,

Everything is bigger in Texas! Adorable girl's halter dress with over sized American flag on the front and a large Texas State flag on the back,  from Something Beautiful.

Vintage red,white and bloom, 1960's metal brooch from VINTAGE Starr Beads.

She's my Yankee Doodle Joy.

1941 Little Patriots book of American songs for children from Nummynaze's etsy shop.

Yankee Doodle came to London, just to ride the ponies;

U.S.A. made, pair of vintage rubber pull toys from bellalulu vintage.

I am the Yankee Doodle Boy.

Collection of antique patriotic sheet music from Carmen and Ginger's etsy shop.
I can't believe my luck! This lovely collection also includes the sheet music to the little tune I have been singing to you.

Song: Yankee Doodle Boy from the Broadway musical Little Johnny Jones. Written by George M. Cohan. Musical opened in 1904. Song also appeared in the 1942 film Yankee Doodle Boy.

I am so lucky to be living here in the good old U.S.A., where a little Garage Sale Girly can have a dream about creating a little shop to sell her fun vintage finds and has the opportunity to make that dream come true!

Happiness. Yesterday's Dream. Tomorrow's Memory. Fantastic vintage metal message plate from my etsy shop! The Unique Bird.

Not to mention, my crazy blog where I am free to share with you all of the awesome items that inspire me, and pretty much blab on about any obscure notion that pops into my head.

Simply moving image on this photo card from A Celebrity Experience. Original photograph from Carla Christina Contreras.

I hope you agree that this week's Unique Picks have packed a patriotic punch!

Get your daily dose of joe in this vintage American flag mug from Violets and Grace's etsy shop.

Happy Fourth everyone!

Fourth of July inspired baby onesie from Rhoadworks' etsy shop.


  1. Thanks for including my horses in this wonderful collection! :)

  2. Nice job! Great collection of items and thanks so much for the I am off to an evening cookout - yum!

  3. This is a wonderful patriotic post! Thanks so much for choosing my wreath. Hope you had a heppy 4th!

  4. Thanks everyone! Hope you enjoyed the post! Hope you had a great holiday!!

  5. Really enjoyed your patriotic post, and many thanks for including my Uncle Sam pillow. Such great finds!!!

    Joshua By Oak

  6. Love those vintage ads! Thanks very much for including my photograph "Flag in the Window"! Happy garage sailing!