Today I am excited to be joining a talented group of blogging friends for our monthly Pinterest Challenge hosted by my sweet friend, Cindy of County Road 407. If you are coming over from French Ethereal or if you just happened to stop by today, I am so glad you are here! *This post contains affiliate links.
This month’s challenge was to create a patriotic basket tray vignette, taking cues from this gorgeous Pinterest image of farmhouse Fourth of July Decor by Liz Marie Galvan.
Starting on the right side of the basket tray, Liz Marie grouped 3 vintage blue glass Ball mason jars with zinc lids placed in front of a glass demijohn jug which holds two American flags. On the left she filled a medium olive bucket with faux greenery and positioned a small shabby picture frame with a vintage picture in front of the bucket, with some coasters just to the right side of the frame.
Key Elements in Liz Marie’s Fourth of July Styled Basket Tray Vignette:
- Blue Ball Mason Jars
- Round Hyacinth Basket Tray
- Olive Bucket
- Faux Farmhouse Greenery
- Glass Jug or Bottle
- Small Farmhouse/Vintage Style Shabby Distressed Picture Frame with an old Photo
- American Flags on wooden dowel sticks
How I Styled my French Willow Basket Tray (and Living Room) for the Fourth of July using Liz Marie’s photo for Inspiration:
What started out as a simple styled basket tray Pinterest challenge actually inspired me to go ahead and decorate our living room for the Fourth of July, but more about that later in the post. For the challenge I started out with my oval French willow basket tray that I have shared many times in various tablescapes. I have never used it on the vintage trunk in the living room, but I am loving it here now.
I shopped my home for all of the other items in the tray, so I didn’t end up spending a penny on this challenge. I always love it when I can stick by my “use what you have” and “decorate with what you love” decorating mottos!
My farmhouse patriotic styled basket tray has all of the same key elements as Liz Marie’s, but I did switch a few items around. On the left I used a European old world style vase filled with faux ferns where she had used a galvanized bucket with faux greenery. I put the two Amercian flags down in the ferns instead of in the glass demijohn on the right as she had done. My demijohn is filled with freshly cut Annabelle hydrangeas from my garden instead of flags.
Liz Marie used three blue glass Ball mason jars with zinc lids placed in front of her demijohn. I didn’t have three matching vintage blue Ball mason jars, but the three items I used are all similar to the key pieces in Liz Marie’s styled tray: a small olive bucket filled with faux rosemary, (my favorite herb), a small clear glass Ball mason jar with a zinc lid, and my favorite blue glass vintage French seltzer bottle. I like that the items I chose are inspired by the photo, but also reflect a bit of my own personal vintage-collected style.
The demijohn was temporarily swiped from the mantel where it has been used as a vase for hydrangeas since they started blooming over a week ago. The hyradangeas will continually be swapped out with fresh ones every few days for as long as they are in bloom.
Here is how my simple summer mantel looked just before changing it up for this Pinterest challenge.
The Annabelles are putting on a fabulous show and they should still be looking beautiful for the Fourth of July!
Liz Marie used coasters in her Fourth of July styled basket tray vignette. I am using three mismatched vintage blue transferware saucers as coasters.
The last thing I needed to complete this challenge was a vintage photo in a small chippy white frame. I absolutely could not find anything similar when I first shopped around my house, but I knew there had to be something I could use in my stash somewhere! I was thinking about just chalk painting a small wooden frame with an old family photo that I already had, but at the last minute I spotted this “vintage” happy-baby-Amber picture!
I was even wearing a red and white outfit…perfect for the Fourth of July! My crafty mom decoupaged my baby photo onto a handmade ceramic frame way back in 1975. Oh, I AM vintage!
I love how my own farmhouse patriotic styled basket tray vignette turned out! I had so much fun playing around with the arrangement. Here I couldn’t resist adding another little flag down in the olive bucket. Do you find yourself going a little crazy with a package of mini-American flags when decorating for the Fourth of July? They are so fun!
Then I couldn’t resist adding a deer antler (shed) to my tray since I collect antlers, and after all, Liz Marie did use deer antlers in the inspiration photo (hey, I have never claimed to be a minamalist!)
While I was at it, I added some antlers to the mantel and a few more patriotic items since I had to switch some things around after removing the demijohn with hydrangeas anyway.
I will probably do some more tweaking with more patriotic vintage treasures and share an update post later this week, but this is a good start.
Even though this challenge was only to recreate Liz Marie’s Fourth of July styled basket tray vignette, I adored everything else she used in her photo. I thought it would be fun to decorate my living room with a few more similar items in her photo. I really loved her Blue Ticking Stripe Pillows and I had to resist the urge to go to Hobby Lobby since I had just seen some similar pillow covers there last week. My DIY red and blue French grain stripe pillow covers work just fine.
Liz Marie decorated with a large chippy white window with an American flag displayed across it; I used my salvaged antique leaded glass window with an American flag bunting banner draped across the top. I also couldn’t resist layering two more antique frames, including a unique gold, blue and red oval one that I always bring out for patriotic holidays.
I don’t have a farmhouse blue striped pouf ottoman, like Liz Marie’s, but my DIY blue French grain stripe footstool works as a similar texitle and accent piece. I actually do have my Dad’s vintage red tricycle out in my garden but it is planted up with a succulent basket and a little too dirty to bring inside for this post. You will see some photos of the tricyle next week in my new backyard cottage garden reveal post.
For now if you want to see some of my outdoor decor, you can check out my Simple Farmhouse Patriotic Patio Tablescape that I also shared today as part of a Patritoic Tablescapes Blog Hop. I sure have been busy, but it beats months of quarantine boredom!
I hope you have enjoyed seeing the patriotic styled basket tray that I recreated using Liz Marie’s simple farmhouse Fourth of July styled basket tray vignette as inspiration, along with some of my other living room patriotic decor. Don’t forget to visit all of the talented bloggers who participated in the challenge via the links below to see how they interepreted the challenge photo. I know you will be inspired!
Thanks for visiting and have a Happy Fourth of July!
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