July 4th is two short days away, and we’re celebrating with a round-up of our favorite city, state and country pride FINDS from around the South. As you know, we’re big fans of supporting local, and we can’t think of a better time of year to honor our country and the wonderful makers who make it up than with a nod to all things Americana.
These finds are a peek into what makes America great. You’ll see small businesses who’ve teamed up with other small businesses, artists who’ve commemorated their country, and makers who’ve represented their cities. Cheers to America, y’all! Let’s raise a glass to 243 years of patriotic pride.
11 Patriotic FINDS You’ll Love
Honey+Hank 50 States Pillow
Upon first glance at Honey+Hank’s lumbar pillow, you might see a collection of blush hydrangeas. Take a closer look and the petals and leaves are actually silhouettes of all 50 states. Keep an eye on the brand as they launch more of their state-specific pillows featuring silhouettes in stripes, trellises and florals in the coming weeks and months! Lumbars are $125. Find them here.
Southern Baked Pie Company’s blueberry pies are handmade with locally harvested fruit. Top it off with High Road Craft’s vanilla ice cream (another Southern food brand!) for the ultimate July 4th dessert. These pies are shippable, but you better move fast: Blueberry is a seasonal flavor, so when they’re gone, they’re gone! Pies are $39.95; find them here.
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What’s more American than denim?! Based in Greenville, SC, Billiam Jeans hand-makes custom jeans for men and women on site. Visit the store, located in an unassuming shopping center, where denim tailors walk you through everything from shape to sizing. If you’re lucky, you can even wear your tailored-to-you pair right out of the store. Women’s denim starts at $250. Find them here.
Sweaty drinks might seem like a silly Southern summer predicament, but nevertheless, it’s a struggle we all face. Clayton & Crume’s hand-stamped city/state coasters to the coffee table rescue. The coasters are made with full grain leather in Louisville, and there are a variety of other Southern cities and states available. Coasters start at $35 for four. Find them here.
Coast and Cotton Hometown Heart tea towels
Few things are quite as Southern as a flour sack tea towel. Add a customizable design (like oysters and hot sauce) and a hometown heart, and we’re smitten. Select your state and your corresponding design, then display your creation in your kitchen with pride. Towels start at $22. Find them here.
Gunner’s Daughter Golden Isles scarf
If you grew up in the South, live in the South or, quite honestly, have ever stepped foot in the South, chances are you or someone you know have spent a beach vacation on Georgia’s Golden Isles. Gunner’s Daughter has captured the beauty of the region in one vibrant, chic and wearable map. Scarves start at $104 and feature a variety of other nostalgic destinations, too. Find them here.
By Paige American flag needlepoint loafers
Not your grandmother’s needlepoint samplers, these fashionable needlepoint loafers for women scream summer but are stylish year-round. Each shoe is hand-stitched and fully lined with leather making them durable yet dapper. The loafers are $220; find them here.
Beau & Ro Straw Charleston Bag
Straw and rattan bags are all the rage this season, so it should come as no surprise that there are even bags to rep a certain beloved Southern city. They can be purchased in Charleston at Beau and Ro’s brick and mortar location or online here. Bags are $218.
Lettermade American flag cocktail napkins
No cocktail party is complete without embroidered cocktail napkins, which is why we turn to Lettermade for all of our cocktail napkin needs. The brand carries a variety of designs that could lean patriotic, including Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s face, but we felt like a classic American flag is seasonally appropriate. Napkins are $48 for four. Find them here.
All-American Summer notepad
Send your kiddos some summer camp mail using this adorable stars, stripes and sprinkles notepad. With the art by Georgian Evelyn Henson and the design by Alabamian Dixie Design, this notepad is one neighborly collaboration. The collection also includes notecards, invitations and gift tags. Notepads start at $26. Find them here.
American flag needlepoint hat
Round-out your summer accessories with an American flag needlepoint hat. Hats are made in the U.S.A. and use sailcloth straps for adjusting to the perfect fit. While there are many designs to choose from, we think the American flag is a timeless way to celebrate America’s birthday now and beyond. Hats are $36. Find them here.
Happy Fourth to you and yours!
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