Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Vintage 4th of July

Joan @ Anything Goes Here is hosting another fun vintage holiday party.  With the 4th of July rapidly approaching, it's time to share our vintage patriotic decor.


Well.....after looking through all my "stuff", I realized I didn't have any 4th of July decorations or postcards or family photos that qualify as vintage (might be time for me to start a new collection).  I always love participating in the vintage holiday parties that Joan hosts but I was really having a hard time coming up with something to show and thought I might have to sit this one out.

Well a party's no fun if you don't join in so I decided to make a 4th of July decoration out of a couple of vintage items I found at the thrift store.

I found a beautiful oak framed glass door (it looks to be a glass door from a lawyer's barrister bookcase) at my local thrift store.  I combined it with an old flag found at another thrift store and created a 4th of July decoration for my mantel with a vintage feel.  (The flag was not cut for this project.  I folded it to size and the pleaded edges are being held by tape to the frame so as to not damage the flag.)
My "new" vintage inspired holiday decoration.
Happy early 4th of July!

Jane

60 comments:

  1. I was just about to move my flag from the backyard to the front porch ... and then got sidetracked with your post

    happy 4rth
    LOVELOVELOVE your creation

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  2. I love it! What a unique way to display that flag!

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  3. Jane,
    I just love this idea! It seem that you can use the door for different seasons too! Very versatile! the folds really add to the look of the flag!
    Dee Dee

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  4. Dang, now that is a beautiful piece!
    Job well done. Looks perfect on the mantel.
    Happy 4th!
    Amy

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  5. Hi Jane!

    You never cease to amaze me with your wonderful creativity! Perfect!!! Have a safe and happy 4th!!

    Debbie

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  6. I LOVE your flag! Very creative and it looks fabulous on your mantle. Now I must remember to keep my eye out for a flag and frame...

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  7. This is wonderful! I love Independence Day!

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  8. You did it again. A very creative idea. It's funny, when I started to read your post, I thought, Of course she has a patriotic collection. And the first thing you said was that you didn't. I was surprised. Now you've got a great start. It's always fun to stop by.

    Janet

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  9. This looks fantastic.Great job.Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Great way to display a huge flag without taking up the whole wall!
    I'm sure some of us will be coping your design is some sort of fashion.
    Happy 4th!

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  11. I love that, Jane! How creative and it looks great on your mantel! The folds almost make it look like its blowing in a breeze.

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  12. You are just the most creative person!!! I love it!

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  13. Wow! The look of this is great and it looks great on your mantle. The glass door has so many possibilities and I can't wait to see what you do next with it!
    Happy 4th Jane!
    Joyce

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  14. You ARE creative!! just gorgeous, I love old flags and you really made this work. Great decor for the 4th!!
    xo,
    Debra

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  15. Jane, Way to come up with something awesome in a pinch!! This looks fabulous, like it was made to be!! Happy 4th to you and your family! Julie

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  16. Amazing! How do you come up w/this stuff? I just ♥ it!! :o)

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  17. You are so clever girl! This is gorgeous and looks so elegant and patriotic! Great work!

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  18. What a unique way to showcase the red, white and blue!

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  19. This looks fabulous! I love how you pleated and folded the flag for a fantastic showpiece. Hope you have a great holiday weekend!

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  20. I LOVE the way that looks! What a great way to display a flag. I had to sit out this party as I don't have any vintage 4th of July items (can you believe that? me neither...lol).

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  21. I love it. It looks wonderful. Have a great 4th!
    Monica

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  22. It's perfect! I have very few July 4th decorations myself. =( Next year for sure!

    Jeanine

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  23. Thats one great looking holiday decoration Jane!
    Well done!

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  24. VERY COOL!!!!!!!!
    You sure have awesome ideas.
    Warmly,
    Deb :)

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  25. I've been eagerly awaiting your post for this party, and you did not disappoint! You know my love of the flag, so you can imagine how much I absolutely love what you did here, with the door and the flag! It looks like something that was made back in 1776! And it looks fantastic on your mantle too. Love it, Jane!
    Happy 4th to you and your family!
    Carol

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  26. I just love that idea! So original and so unique.

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  27. Love it Jane! I love the Fourth of July ~ here at my campsite I am ready to celebrate as I decorate with a patriotic theme every year. Our campground has a bonfire at the beach the night before the fourth which brings everyone together for some good old fashioned fun!

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  28. Oh, Jane ~ That Is InCrediBle!

    I think they'll be alot of Bloggers wanting to have Their Own Version of Your Masterpiece! Me Included..... "God Bless America"

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  29. Great f;ag display Jane...Love it!

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  30. Great use of the flag, they are huge sometimes. I love the folds and the display case.

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  31. Jane, you kicked it right out of blog land! It is really lovely. I cannot imagine what an artist would charge for that.

    xo,
    olive

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  32. Jane, that is BEAUTIFUL! I absolutely love it, good thing you didn't have anything old or you maybe wouldn't have looked for something to create! You are so very creative, truly, that is fabulous! Theresa

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  33. Oh my gosh, Jane...I love that. Patriotic decorations are on the top of my list. That is just the most clever thing I have seen. How do you come up with these ideas. You must dream about ways to use vintage.

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  34. Wow what a stunning display!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  35. Jane you are crazy creative, my friend. I am always in awe of your great ideas!!!
    hugs

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  36. Jane, that really is quite stunning...so clever! Thanks for sharing!

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  37. Jane, bravo!!! what a fantastic idea. I love it. Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Thanks for sharing your new item.
    Michele

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  38. Jane,
    You done good, so clever!
    Great inspiration board in you last post as well.
    Happy 4th, Susanne.

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  39. That looks amazing! Great job!

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  40. Wow! This is gorgeous! I am quite taken with your flag creation. I love the pleats you put in. Very classy and elegant!

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  41. I looove what you came up with, it's stunning and a favorite of mine! Thanks for sharing! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

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  42. Jane, I'm so glad you didnt sit this one out. This is fabulous! You could market this one! Sign me up if you do. Honestly this is one of the most stunning ideas I've seen.
    HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! ~ Sarah

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  43. I am glad you didn't sit out the party! Look at what a wonderful addition you were to the party! Thank you so much for participating again. Get ready, girl~ it is Vintage Halloween next! xo Joan@anythinggoeshere

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  44. Hi Jane,
    I second Sarah's comment this is a beautiful creation and I'm sure would be a best seller! If you ever do one with a Union Jack, I'll be your first customer. Maybe you'll find one in the UK nest week?
    Maggie

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  45. Like everyone else here, I love what you did with the flag. I have featured it on my favorites recap of the party. Joan, your hostess

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  46. i really like the way this turned out.is different from the rest i seen last week or so...nice job

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  47. Well Hello Jane! I think you win the award for the project that gets the most Bang for the Buck! Wow, you idea is totally awesome! And it looks so good on your mantel. Thanks so much for sharing!

    ~♥~
    Kristal

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  48. Fantastic idea! I absolutely adore this. Great job.

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  49. I recently gave you a wee nod on my blog: http://upintheatticwithpammyj.blogspot.com/
    I really enjoy your work!
    Pammy

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  50. Hi Jane: Just came across your blog...love what you do with your vintage finds and how you display them!...you are truly an inspiration!....
    patti

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  51. I love this so much, I've featured you here http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/06/50-happy-4th-of-july-craft-ideas-diycraftyprojects-com.html . Please stop by when you get a chance & grab a "I've been featured" button from the side bar. You can put it in this post, side bar or both. Thanks so much :)

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  52. I've been looking for a new way to display my Grandfather's Memorial Flag and am thinking about trying this! Thanks for the idea!

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  53. I just ran across this awesome flag project! I love it Jane!
    Susan

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  54. Wonderful and thank you for specifying that you did not cut the flag and how you did it. As an Air Force veteran I appreciate when crafter/ decorates understand that the flag should not be cut or damaged for a decoration.

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