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The Vintage Vertigo Team ~ An Etsy Team Spirit Finalist

22 June 2015

Happy Birthday USA!

With the anticipation and excitement of summer comes a very important and historic celebration in the U.S.A.

 It's our nation's birthday on July 4th!

While it is a day spent with family and friends enjoying picnics and barbecues, parades and fireworks, it is also a most important day to commemorate the adoption of The Declaration Of Independence, signed on July, 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain.

Many interesting facts are associated with this holiday:

* In 1776 about 2 million people lived in the United States as compared to 311.7 million people in 2011.

* In 1870, the U.S. Congress made July 4th a federal holiday. It is the only federal holiday that falls on the same calendar day every year.

* 3 presidents died on July 4th. In 1826 John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died hours apart on the 50th anniversary of the signing of The Declaration Of Independence. President James Monroe died on July 4, 1831.

* Francis Scott Key wrote a poem stemming from a battle with the British at a fort in Baltimore during the war of 1812 which eventually became the national anthem in 1937.

* Macy's Parade has the largest fireworks display with 75,000 pounds of dynamite during its half hour show which 2 million people attend every year.

Now that we have some background on this momentous day in our nation's history, I invite you to celebrate and party with the Vintage Vertigo team and all the wonderful items stocked for your July 4th celebrations!

Patriotic Divided Party Trays Molded Sporit of 1776  Disposable Set of 2  Vintage 1970's

Dress up your table with this party platter from LucyBettyNJune

Joys of JELL-O - Vintage Cookbook - Jello Gelatin Dessert

What is a picnic without JELL-O? From the shop of CraveCute

Woven Burlington Picnic Basket Hawkeye Pattern Metal Handles Vintage Mid Century Wooden Basket with Lid and Brass Hinges

Carry all your picnic goodies in this lovely basket from PlumsandHoney

Off Insect Repellent Glass Bottle Johnson's Wax Original Box Vintage Prop 1960s Memorabilia

It wouldn't be a picnic without bug repellent to keep us comfortable. From the shop of BlueMoonAttic

1940s toy drum - Duck face - Musical note - Vintage childrens drum

Strike up the band leading the parade with this fun toy drum from wonderdiva

 USA Flag

Happy Birthday America! Flag brooch from the shop of PoppyLesti

Thank you all for stopping in and celebrating with me today! 
~ Amy ~


Plums and Honey Vintage Antique said...

A completely delightful and informative blog post, with wonderful vintage treasures. Thank you for including my picnic basket.

Renee Tielkemeier said...

Fun July 4th Article by Dottie. Great Vintage Goodies too!

CraveCute said...

Love this post Amy-Dot! So much interesting historical information. Wonderful vintage finds... and thank you so much for including my Jell-o book!

wonderdiva said...

I love the 4th of July holiday -- it's such an awesome time of the year and it's always a fun celebration. Vintage summertime items are such a blast! Thanks so much for including the drum!

Anonymous said...

Great informative blog! Nicely done.

Leigh Blake said...

A firecracker of a blog.....very informative while incorporating many wonderful vintage useful holiday finds. Hope it's a safe and glorious time for all.

Blue Moon Attic said...

Takes me back to an old fashioned Independence Day celebration. You did a terrific job, Amy.

CraveCute said...

Dale... is that you?