Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hooray for the Red, White & Blue!

It's one o'clock in the morning and I'm writing a blog post.
And I have to work tomorrow.
I'll be sorry.

A storm blew through and knocked out our power at 8:30, well I guess it was last night.
We had just finished installing the window air conditioner units (so attractive) and the house
was finally starting to cool off when out went the power!  Poof!
No lights.  No TV.  No internet.

Nothing to do but go to sleep.

Now I'm wide awake!
May as well write my 4th of July post.

Little flag adorns a flower basket attached to my latest find.
More on that later.

Here it is....

I've painted my boat a nice cherry red and given it a name.
As you can see below the car's still waiting for a new wheel.

Tracy at Crow's Feet Chic correctly guessed what I named it.
Thayer IV after Norman and Ethel's boat from my favorite movie "On Golden Pond".
Your check's in the mail Tracy.  :@

Now my vignette is complete.

As you know, I like to spend my time above water in my kayak.
But if I were curious to see what lurks beneath the surface,
I've got just the equipment I need.

I decorated my gate with these vintage flippers and mask
in patriotic colors perfect for a 4th of July welcome.

All I need is a vintage swimsuit to complete the package.

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Just imagine.  Wet wool.

Little souvenir planter from a nearby town.

To see more patriotic decor inside 911 click here.

Have a safe and fun 4th of July!

Ranger update:
I drove to work this morning only to find....
no power = no workie

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  1. Well...I am commenting and I HOPE you are sleeping!!! lol You must live in such a wonderful place that you can find all this completely amazing Americana stuff. Sadly, I do not. But I really enjoy seeing what you get. Happy 4th!

  2. the little truck and boat--darling! love the colors and that sign, too! hope you get some rest tonight:)

  3. your boat looks adorable!! and i wouldn't worry about the missing wheel, when you can just put that side towards the back! o.k. where did you find the funky flippers? perfect for the fourth.

    i rarely sleep well :0(

  4. I see a bike! I love the Buster Brown? Flower pot. The boat is so cute and I love the new header even though I will miss the mannequin head!

  5. I love that little sailor boy. All your vignette are so cute. Those power outages are brutal. It was 101 degrees and the power went out where my hubby was so he headed up north to met me at the cottage where is was a blissful 70 degrees. Hope things stay cool, Laura

  6. Happy 4th!!! CUTE BOAT!!!! :)

  7. LOVE your little vignettes! I remember a two piece swimsuit I had when I was 15 that had a ZIPPER in the was cotton, not spandex and the bottoms were like short shorts. I LOVED it...yellow sprigged fabric....very Gidget looking....wool could NOT have been nice to wear....

  8. Vickie,
    I LOVE this.OMG that is so cool!!! I love your style!Sorry you lost your power.Been that done that not going back.Well if I can help it.We were without power most of the summer last year.I am praying it does not happen this year.Not fun!
    Happy 4th of July to you and your family.

  9. Wu-hoo! It's a snow day, er, I mean 'No Power Day' Enjoy! Sorry to hear your new decorator air conditioners didn't get much of a workout. Hopefully they will be making up for lost time all summer.

    LOVE the new boat and I'll have the armored car meet the cheque at the border! Thanks! :)

    I love all of the red, white and blue too and can't wait to see the reveal on your new find. That's if you're not out peddling around looking for garage sales on your surprise day off.

    Have a wonderful July 4th tomorrow!

  10. Love all those vintages. A little boat is sweet. The swimming suits are pretty. Have a sweet sleep and GREAT 4th.

  11. This turned out so cute. I love the flippers on the gate. That car is so vintage and now it's really complete with the boat on the top.

  12. I love all your red white and blues. Especially the flippers! That's so fun. Hope the weather clears up and you have a great Fourth!

  13. HOORAY for all your red, white and blue! Your boat is adorable and I can't wait to see more of that bike!!! Sorry to hear about your power. I hope you have a safe and wonderful 4th of July, Gail

  14. I love your little vignette! The boat is perfect! The flippers on the gate crack me up! LOVE THEM~ glad you got to come home and hope your power is back up! It's soooo hot! Happy 4th~

  15. LOVE all your patriotic goodies!!! Now, go to sleep!

  16. Loved that vignette before but it looks so super cute with the boat as well !
    Btw, love your new look blog too !

  17. Very cute boat/truck vignette. Love the colors. Now go take a nap!

  18. everything looks so cute your boat is adorable, you have such a great eye and the most eclectic unique displays, love it!!!
    Wet wool, Yikes, you would find it around your ankles , very heavy!!

  19. Love all the red, white and blue! Happy 4th!...hugs...Debbie

  20. Most times I would say got have the internet, but this week it's the AC that wins that challenge. You are looking very red white and blue I must say. It's a nice look.
    Have a nice 4th,

  21. Wet wool! It makes any swim a ton more fun.
    I LOVE your little boat. Have a happy 4th! I hope you got a nap.

  22. Sometimes a power outage can work to your advantage! Ha! Looks like you got a longer holiday than expected. I love your patriotic decor pieces. I like how vintage they all are. Have a great holiday today!

  23. Oh I live the sign! The colors are great too! Happy 4th from your newest follower!

  24. I love your vignettes!
    Oh that truck...if you visit my newest post you will understand why I find it sooooo cute!!
    Besos, Silvina.
    Beautiful new header!

  25. What a cute vignette! I love the aqua and red colors together, too! I never would've guessed the name of the boat but now you've got me wanting to see the movie again.

  26. Love the boat on top of the little car!! Sooo cute!
    Mary Alice

  27. OH I love everything in this post...your vignette is perfect...and so is the little boat! Looking forward to seeing what looks like a rusty bike! Sorry to hear about the power...hope you don't lose all of your food. Such a pain, especially with this weather... but glad you got the day off!

  28. Very cute post! I love the truck and boat, so adorable!
    Hope you had a wonderful 4th.


  29. No wet wool for me, but you CAN get a vintage styled swimsuit at Unique Vintage (dot com?) Mine is red w/ white polka dots!


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