Firecracker Girl

4th of July Parade, N.Y., 1911 (LOC)

4th of July Parade, N.Y., 1911 (LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)

Well, this year I’ve made the cutest 4th of July bunting for our little WW2 era home.  The bunting needed to look a little traditional and a little bit quirky (like us!) to be satisfactory.  I think I got it!  And, of course, that is me in the glass door because I can only concentrate on so many things at a time!Image

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Along the fence in front of the house, I made the regular triangle flag bunting.  I like the result on both of them!

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Of course, I would be remiss if I didn’t show you some cute 4th of July outfits that we have in the shop right now!

First, this adorable short and shirt set.  Linen shorts and a cotton/poly top blend beautifully for a hot summer day!

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The fabulous maxi dress above is nice and light, made of lightweight polyester, so don’t wear it in the heat of the day.  AND, don’t let any firecrackers land on you!

This year, I only have one 4th of July appropriate item for men…but boy are they grand!  A pair of vintage men’s blue and white gingham pants–ready to wear and in great shape!

If you’re in a cooler climate, you may be interested in this long-sleeved red and white gingham men’s shirt as well.  Isn’t it dandy?

If you’re interested in any of these outfits (and you should be!) click on over to the shop, The Home Gnome, and check them out!

Vintage Christmas in July

Well, it’s that time again.  As if Christmas didn’t come quickly enough, we feel like we have to talk about it every July as well!  I don’t know about you, but this heat wave we’re having around here is enough to make me dream of the temperate weather of Christmas.

I have always loved vintage Christmas ornaments, decorations and doo-dads.  So, it should be no surprise that I keep The Home Gnome chock full of them as well!  We have lots of Shiny Brites, stuffed reindeer, pixies,Christmas cards, Christmas stockings, gift tags and more.

Now, these items won’t be available again until July 1st, but why don’t you just take a look and see some of the fabulous things we’ll have for you this year??

Vintage Shiny Brite Yule Lanterns

Vintage Holly Hobbie Christmas Pot Holder

Giant Vintage Christmas Stocking

Vintage Hallmark Christmas Cards

Vintage Enamel Ornaments

Vintage Holly Hobbie Placemats

Now, isn’t that a fun selection to get you dreaming of a vintage Christmas time?  Just be sure to bookmark this blog and the shop and you’ll see when they’re listed!  These items are just the tip of the iceberg.  Lots and lots more shiny brite ornaments, placemats, Christmas cards…

See you for Christmas in July!