Monday, July 4, 2011

Safe & Happy Independence Day Wishes

Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.
~Dwight D. Eisenhower

Wishing you all a safe and happy Fourth of July celebration! I hope the weather in your area is to your liking and you are spending the day with family and friends.
I found the vintage American flags in the photo above about 10 years ago at a fabulous antique shop in Glen Ellyn, IL called The Sign of the Whale. They were $1.00 each so of course being the hoarder collector that I am, I had to get all 26 of them :-) The dealer picked them up after a 4th of July parade in the 1960's in Milwaukee, Wisconson.

They are 25" tall and have wooden dowel flagpoles with gold painted wood cappers. The flags are cotton fabric, machine hemmed on all 4 sides, and the colors have softly faded with age.
I thought you would enjoy seeing them!
I will be announcing the winner of my GIVEAWAY #14 in the next day or so ~ so please stop in again to see!
Three cheers for the Red, White and Blue and God Bless America!!
Patriotic Hugs from the Land of Lincoln,


  1. Dear Lynn,
    Happy fourth of July to you and yours!

  2. Fun flag collection!
    Happy 4th
    LOVE all your baby shoes!!
    Deb :)

  3. I love your vintage flags! What a great collection. Wishing you a fantastic 4th of July! We lived in the Chicago area for 26 years starting as newly weds in 1974 through 1999 (i.e., Mt. Prospect, Palatine, Arlington Hts and Homer Township (now called Homer Glen). We're near Philly now.

  4. Hi Lynn...Hope your holiday was super. Loved your flag photo. Susan

  5. Hi Lynn,
    Hope you had a nice holiday! I'm so psyched because last week I had an interview on Shabby Streamside Studio blog. She featured my white teddy bear and some of my baby dresses! Have a nice week. Love, Linda

  6. Hi Lynn~I pray you had a great fourth of July, I did :) lucky gal you, what a score on those beautiful flags :)


  7. Oh I love your flags!!! So beautiful!! Have a wonderful weekend!!