Thursday, October 30, 2008

Vintage Patriotic Plates


I bought these 1976 amber glass plates a few years ago at a thrift store for really cheap and then just had them sitting in a box. Once I moved to this house, I decided to put them up. The plate holder is just an inexpensive one from the dollar store. I think they're pretty cool, I love the patriotic symbols. They're in the hallway to my garage, so no-one but me really sees them, but at least they're out of storage for a while until something else strikes my fancy.

19 comments:

ceekay said...

Your plates are great. I used to have a patriotic themed bedroom. We have since moved, but I still enjoy those kind of items. Your stand for something sign is very cute also...and significant!

Kathy said...

Don't you just love hanging plates? Yours look beautiful...Kathy

The Secret Gardener said...

Congrats on voting! I voted for the first time in 1980. ; )
Your plates are pretty. Philadelphians love patriotic stuff. We have an Independence Hall and Betsy Ross plate here.

Lady Katherine said...

Your patriotic plates are great, I remember 1976, as yesterday, It was my 12 year of school, they made us take pictures in red white and blue. None of the drapes.

Jewelgirl said...

Your plates look very nice in the
plate holder! Great bargains too!

Lisa Ann said...

Awesome vintage plates.

Grammy said...

What a wonderful collection.
Have a great week end.
Grammy

hip chick said...

I love the plates. The color reminds me of 1976! I will be voting on election day. I can't figure out everyone voting...it seems like they are just voting whenever they want to...

JanMary said...

I love the colour of those plates - very seventies. In fact I think our garage door was painted this colour in the 70's!!!

Hootin' Anni said...

Awesome!!!! And you even have a patriotic decor for your blog template!! That's cool.

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Chez Nous said...

I love your plates and the little picture/stitched piece underneath. It compliments the arrangement perfectly.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Congratulations on voting! Your plates are lovely!

Manuela

Constance said...

I like those plates but especially the sampler picture underneath of them! It's great to get stuff out of storage and enjoy it finally!
Connie

Carla said...

I'll be voting Tuesday, hubby and I are going to make it a lunch date:), love your plates, really love them with the 'stand for something' sampler!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I've never seen anything like those. They're cool! yes, I'll be voting but not until Tuesday :0)
Have a great day and thanks for sharing!

Love Bears All Things said...

I love this display! I think using a plate rack and changing the plates around to reflect the seasons or holidays would be neat.These could be for Independance Day.
Congrats on voting for the first time. I am missing that early voting they have in Tennessee where I was last election day.
Mama Bear

Mam said...

they are VERY cool. I don't see glass items in that color very often.
Nancy

Alice said...

What a great collection! I love anything patriotic. Your blog looks awesome!

Carrie said...

Those are very nice amber glass plates. It seems that a lot of series of collectibles were produced for the U.S. Bicentennial. I enjoy having such patriotic items in the home.