Saturday, September 4, 2010

Delightful Discoveries - Three Cheers for the Red, White, and Blue 09.04.10

Here in the US, our national flag is red, white, and blue. Most Americans also know that Great Britain's flag is also red, white, and blue. So, how many other countries in the world do you think have flags that are strictly red, white, and blue? 2? 5? 10? 20? Would you believe 30? (At least at last count!)

I originally planned today's red, white, and blue color feature as a tribute to the last official US holiday of the summer, but when MollyMooDesigns tweeted me an item from her shop and noted that it was a UK red, white, and blue item, I tweeted back that I thought we had stolen our flag colors from Great Britain anyway! What I wasn't prepared for was the list of countries that had red, white, and blue flags: Australia, Cambodia, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia - with other color symbol, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic - with other color symbol, Faroe Islands, France, Iceland, Laos, Liberia, Luxembourg, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Paraguay - with other color symbol, Puerto Rico (US overseas territory), Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Thailand, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and the United States! What a list! The US however, is the only country celebrating its Labor Day holiday this weekend.

I'll leave it up to you, but since I'm guessing that probably 4/5th of the people reading this live in a country with a red, white, and blue flag, please feel free to celebrate this post as a tribute to your country's colors!

Here's my narrowed down list of red, white, and blue delights - Enjoy!

(l-r, top-bottom)
Captain America handknitted Meerkat Handmade in UK from niftyknits
Deep red hand needle felted Merino wool brooch / pin accessory Autumn colours from mollymoodesign **
Patriotic Magnets from HandmadeBySandi
Patriotic Linen Towel and Potholder Set-ON SALE from pruitthandcrafts
Half Apron Polka Dots Blue White Red Cute Patriotic Retro Inspired 1950s Style from BronteApronsNVintage**
4th of july cocoon prop from ckphotography
Patriotic Heart Magnet from CraftsbyCummins
Mini Key Fob from glorybe1024
Stained Glass Patriotic Heart in Red, White and Blue from ShiningStarGlass
American Flag Punch Needle from AngelsOfGiving
Stars and Stripes Salute to America Tutu from turquoiseangels
Plaid Convertible Shoulder Crossbody Bag from hoganfe
Vintage Drinking Glasses with Red, White and Blue Stripes from TransformTreasures
Fabulous Queen Anne Wing Chair - zElizabeth from ZDesignStudio **

I have to admit that the Captain America Meerkat cracks me up... but then all of the items at niftyknits do! Love that wingback chair too. And the tutu would be adorable on my oldest granddaughter. Could always use an extra set of potholders too. Hmmm... I better go hide my credit card, or I could be in real trouble! Hopefully you've found at least one new favorite or two, as well.

For those of you who have a long holiday weekend, I hope your plans to celebrate the end of summer and Labor Day work out wonderfully well and that you get a chance to relax and enjoy! To everyone else, have a great day - and I'll see you back here tomorrow when I showcase the first in a special week long series of features of costumes and nostalgia. Those of you who have vintage shops especially, send me the links to your best vintage items from the 40's thru the 80's! Everyone else please feel free to nominate your favorite children's or adult Halloween costumes or nostalgia inspired pieces too :) You know the routine - simply click here for the submission form to e-mail me the link to the page of the shop where I can see your items or your favorites from another shop. If you would, please put the date of the feature in the subject line for any items you're submitting for any future feature!

Have a wonderful day!

** (denotes an undiscovered/underdiscovered shop of the day!)


niftyknits said...

Three cheers for red white and blue! I love the original way you choose your pieces - and I'm honoured to be included :-)

MollyMooDesign said...

Beautiful items, love the wingback chair! Thank you so much for including my brooch. MollyMooDesign xx

MissBohemia said...

What a great blog post & I love the different choices in red, white and blue especially the cute tutu!

Turquoise Angels said...

What a great read. We love trivia, so it was fun to read about the flags. Really cute picks. Thank you so much for including our little tutu.

Shingstarglass said...

I love the collection. Thank you so much for including my suncatcer.

Cheri said...

I love what you put together! It's an honour to be included! Thank you for including my glasses.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Karen for including my bag in this gorgeous collection!

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