I’m finally getting back into the swing of things and later this week should have finished uploading the latest collection for the Little Big Shop, I Heart America vintage souvenir plates. I’ve been amassing a sizable collection slowly over time and after choosing my favorites to display on my wall I’ve decided the time has come to share the vintage love and list the rest on Etsy.
It’s going to be really hard to give some of these up. I started collecting souvenir plates just for fun, but they really grew on me.
I haven’t been to a lot of these places, so buying the plates seemed to reinforce my determination to go there someday.
I especially love the various Seattle World’s Fair plates. My mom went to that World’s Fair and rode the Space Needle.
Sometimes I think my mom is cooler than I am.
I love all the gold accents so many of the plates have.
It’s funny how a little ol’ souvenir plate collection can fill one full of national pride. A-Merika! Eff yeah!
I bet a movie buff or a budding director would love a vintage Universal Studios plate.
If you look carefully I do have a plate that’s not from the US stuck in there. It’s from Italy and it depicts the leaning tower of Pisa. The plate itself isn’t perfectly round, and I’m not sure if they made it all wonky because the tower is wonky or if it’s just a hilarious coincidence. I’m sure you can see why I couldn’t leave it behind.
I know I have a few more stashed away in boxes, but for now I’m working on getting these listed and up in the shop. Each purchase will come with a print of the I heart America photo at the top of the post. Look for them soon!
Update: Here they are in all their vintage souvenir glory!