Monday, February 18, 2013

Happy Birthday Mister(s) President

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Once upon a time, the third Monday in February was called Washington's Birthday (which is still it's official designation), rather than Presidents' Day as it's commonly referred to now. (If you're interested in the full history, check out this Wikipedia entry). Just think, in the early 1900's we would have sent each other postcards like the one above. 

In honor of both the 1st and 16th President of the United States, whose birthday's are in February, I thought I'd share some vintage Etsy finds to make your home a little more presidential. 

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These George Washington bookends have the perfect amount of wear to make them interesting.

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Wouldn't these 1938 1 cent stamps look great framed all together?
 
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One of the most unusual things I found, this baking mold would be amazing repurposed into art.

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No longer relegated to Grandma's house, plate collections can also be used to create visually interesting displays. This plate with President Lincoln's image would be a good addition.
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This beautiful children's book detailing Lincoln's life is attractive enough to display, but also educational.

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I've been on the hunt for a large print of President Lincoln for quite some time, but have only managed to find one of President Washington. While this rare 1885 Bierstadt is out of my price range, it would be a stunning focal point in any room. 

For those who are lucky enough to have the day off- enjoy it! For those who are hard at work- I hope it's quick and productive! 


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