Thursday, July 28, 2011


The dog days of summer have gotten to me and probably to you also. What could be better than a cold crunchy slice of WATERMELON  on one of these ridiculously muggy, steamy, sweltering days? In honor of National Watermelon Day on August 3rd (who knew?), I am showing off some cute and clever vintage watermelon themed items from various Etsy shops.

Decoupage coasters/ vintage Mexican craft from coolvintagefinds

Perfect for a pool party or picnic on the deck.

CORALIE Woven Shoulder Bag from bluegrassbooty

Isn't this adorable?

Grandmother's Handmade Crocheted Lace from whachuneed

How sweet!

Watermelon Label from 1953corvette

They have a folk art feel to them, don't they?

Exaggerated California Watermelon Postcard C. 1910 from Museofmemorabilia


 Cast Iron Napkin Holder from OddznEndz

Wouldn't this be cute on the breakfast table?

Vintage Pin from Mexico from casitalita

I just love this kind of stuff 

As I write this and search for these treasures, I am reminded of the twin watermelon area rugs that were in my room when I was growing up.  They fascinated me, and still do in a way, obviously making an impression that has stuck with me all these years.  Wish I had a photo to show, but sadly, I do not.  Oh well, think I'll go out and get some watermelon at the store this afternoon....