Around the Fourth of July, it's fun to embrace one's American heritage. I eat red, white, and blue foods, wear stripes, and decorate my kitchen with flags. To get in a patriotic mood, I suggested we head off to market in search of star-spangled kitchen gear that will last all Summer long. You looked for everything from pot holders to plates.

You bookmarked your festive finds in the Yum Market on TeamSugar with the keyword tag, Patriotic Kitchen. I love this set of country plates by Williams-Sonoma. With their pig motif and red, white, and blue border they are festive, yet not over the top. The print is great for the Fourth, but can also be used year round as a platter for bacon. For more all-American finds, browse the collection below.