Summer is a great time to score tons of fun Fourth of July goodness at your local thrift store. Over the years, I have thrifted beautiful Independence Day tablecloths, napkin rings, candles and candleholders, party decor and all manner of things Fourth of July-ish. I’m pretty sure, I’ve even thrifted an American flag. And, so can you. Thrift stores around this time of year start lugging out their Fourth of July stock in their seasonal section where you can find red, white and blue housewares and decorations that will bring some bring some spark into your Fourth. Recently, while on a thrift trip to Sonoma County, I spotted Fourth of July goodies in the window display at the Welfare League Thrift Shop in Santa Rosa’s historic Railroad Square District.
A few doors down from the Welfare League Thrift Shop is the 3 Monkeys Thrift store where I spotted an entire table filled with Fourth of July decor. Any one of these cutie pies would make anyone smile. You can’t miss the “3 Monkeys Thrift Shop” with it’s cute orange logo adorned with 3 monkeys. It is in a beautifully restored brick building also in Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square District. It’s a lovely example of building reuse, too.
Personally, I love the “Party like its 1776” plate! That would be a great thing to take as a hostess gift if you’re heading out to a friend’s house, filled with home-made goodies or your favorite 4th of July treats. Another thing to look for around this time of year if your local thrift doesn’t usually have a seasonal section are simply red, white and blue dishes or other items that you can use for decorating or gifts. That’s the fun of thrifting, right? Being creative and looking for items that you can re-purpose and use or give away.
All this talk about the Fourth of July is bringing back so many fun memories. Of course, most of them are centered around spending time with great friends and family and enjoying fun Fourth of July goodies, like this wonderful meringue that a friend’s mom made sporting the red, white and blue. You can find a beautiful white platter at a thrift store and fill it with red, white and blue goodness and you’ll have your friends swooning, too.
How fun would it be to put this little cutie pie – a vintage chip basket with glasses – on your 4th of July table? It was just one of the cute vintage items I spied at the Welfare League Thrift Shop in Santa Rosa. I’ll be adding these great thrift shops to my list of North Bay thrift stores soon. There are so many fun things to find when you go thrifting. Like this adorable ‘Get Chummy with Rummy’ vintage beverage sign!
The possibilities are really endless! Summer at your local thrift store can be a treasure trove of vintage goodness. So with that, I hope I’ve inspired you to head out to your local thrift store to find some Fourth of July treasures of your own. And, have a safe and happy Fourth of July!