Back from vacation with a little less money but a nice find at an antique store in Stratford. Got a nice USA cobalt blue pitcher to add to my collection.
I guess because February is the month of presidents, and since we have a new president, I checked out some Americana books while browsing in a bookstore. I saw the following book -- 100 American Flags. Came home and purchased it on Amazon.com. Here is a link to that book. What wonderful inspiration for patriotic rugs including flags, flag pins, war memorabilia, children's toys, and patriotic needlework to name a few.
Another patriotic book of interest is Polly Minick's Book The Americana Collection of Hooked Rugs. It's been out for a while, but still a great book for inspiration. Check this book out here:
And finally, the last book I would recommend is this one:
So even though it's not the Fourth of July, you can still get all the inspiration you need for those patriotic masterpieces!