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Farmhouse Style Fourth Of July Vignette

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Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! 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 Our Southern Home or if you just happened to stop by today, I am so glad you are here! This month’s challenge is to create a patriotic/Fourth of July vignette taking cues from this gorgeous Pinterest image by Mary of Home is Where The Boat Is:


Mary always designs the most beautiful spaces! In this photo she used several simple accessories to create an adorable patriotic vignette. It is super easy to create a farmhouse style Fourth of July vignette with these elements:

– Mini-American flags

– Pretty vintage or vintage style pillows with patriotic colors and varying textures

-Chippy garden furniture 

-A rustic table topped with a basket tray styled with patriotic table linens and ironstone dishes with red or blue patterns

-A mason jar full of sparklers or other Fourth of July goodies

-A large galvanized watering can filled with American flags 

-A basket of red, white and blue flowers


I really didn’t want to spend any extra money for this challenge so I shopped my house for every day decorative accessories that would work. Then I rummaged through my patriotic bins to find similar items to create my own patriotic vignette. This week I had already added some patriotic touches around our home for Memorial Day, so it was quick and easy for me to put together a Fourth of July vignette for today’s challenge.


We are still battling pollen on our porch and patio, so I created the vignette in our dining room. I started by styling up our 100+ year-old farm table with a farmhouse style basket tray centerpiece using key design elements from Mary’s photo as inspiration. Instead of using real red, white and blue flowers in a basket, I filled a favorite ironstone pitcher with some pretty faux flowers. The cute patriotic daisies came from Dollar Tree.


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All of my vintage mason jars are full of little vintage treasures, so I repurposed an empty pickle jar for this vignette. I filled the jar with festive paper straws, colorful bottle rockets, and two mini-flags. I tied some left over fabric scraps around the jar to dress it up. Faux strawberries and a pretty ceramic berry basket are my own special additions to the vignette (real strawberries are a favorite treat all summer at the yellow brick home!)



The sparkler boxes kept getting lost down in the pickle jar, so I displayed them in a small ironstone creamer instead. The beautiful blue transferware antique ironstone platter is one of most favorite yard sale finds and I love to use it in my decor all summer long. I draped a simple, red grain striped dish towel across the basket to add more interest and texture.



I don’t have a big galvanized watering can anymore (I accidentally left mine too close to my garbage can after cleaning out the garage one summer, and someone scored a nice curbside treasure overnight!) but I did want to at least add something galvanized to my vignette. I filled a small olive bucket with faux herbs, patriotic daisies, and little cupcake flags. Since I didn’t decorate an outdoor space like Mary did, I brought the outdoors in by adding a chippy-shabby garden bird to the table. I also made a mini American flag table runner simply by removing the dowel rods from inexpensive flags and placing them on each side of the centerpiece basket.



Earlier this week on IG I shared a custom, patriotic rag wreath that I made for a friend. I had a few scraps left over, so I made a smaller rag wreath to hang on my corner china cabinet doors. I think it turned out so simple and cute! Even though wreaths weren’t part of this challenge, I know a lot of you love wreaths as much as I do, so I just wanted to share. Look for a DIY Patriotic Rag Wreath post on the blog soon!




I don’t have a white chippy garden bench like Mary’s, so I lined our antique church pew with red, white (ivory) and blue pillows, and I love it! I used another flag to “fake” an American flag pillow. I do plan to actually make an inexpensive flag pillow cover before the Fourth of July, and I will share all the details in an upcoming blog post. The red French farmhouse stripe painted pillow cover is another one of my super easy and inexpensive DIY’s (yet another blog post coming soon!)



I love decorating with red, white and blue and I will certainly share more of my patriotic decor in the dining room later this summer, but during June I have some simpler, early summer looks that I want to enjoy first. Now that Memorial Day is over I will keep out a few flags and my outdoor flag buntings, but I will put away anything that is specific to the Fourth of July until the end of June. I will remove the large flags and red striped pillows from the dining room, but I will be keeping the blue striped textiles around all summer.



I had so much fun  “practicing” for my Fourth of July decorating while participating in this creative Pinterest challenge, and I really hope you enjoyed my interpretation of this theme too!  I will definitely be sharing more patriotic decorating and craft posts all summer long, so be sure to stop by the blog often. You can also subscribe by email to receive a weekly newsletter with all my latest posts. I love getting to know you better!

*Just a note about our windows…the lead glass is faux! I have had several comments on them so I wanted to be clear that they are not original. Our home is almost 100 years old and the windows certainly look authentic and they are definitely in keeping with the character and style. I absolutely love them! We have newer windows but since our house was built in 1921 I wanted more historic looking windows. My husband used faux stain glass products from Hobby Lobby  to create the look and did an amazing job (there will be a DIY tutorial on the blog soon). Old windows can be charming, but it is better to consider a renewal by Andersen windows  or a similar company to make them more energy efficient. If you would love to have historic leaded glass windows and it isn’t within your budget,  you can always add history and character with a stain glass or faux leaded glass treatment like we did.





Now it’s time to see the other beautiful decorating ideas shared by all of the creative bloggers who are participating in this challenge. Next up is Barb at French Ethereal. Barb has a new home so I am excited to see how she is adding some patriotic touches there.  You can find links to all of the bloggers’ amazing posts via the link up below. I know you will enjoy them!


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  • Reply Benita

    Amber, I love it! Everything looks so festive and so pretty! Have a great day! Hugs!

    May 28, 2019 at 8:40 am
  • Reply Cindy

    Amber I really love everything you did for this challenge. Using a pickle jar with the festive straws is simple but adds alot. Love that you incorporated the ironstone and grain sac fabric.

    Your pew is always amazing and must be a great addition in your home.

    Enjoy your day


    May 28, 2019 at 9:01 am
  • Reply Barbara Chapman

    Oh my gosh, Amber! LOVE your living room/dining room with the leaded glass windows… so pretty! Do you live in an old Queen Anne? I don’t think I’ve gone far enough back in your blog to see your first posts so will have to do that and catch up. 🙂 Love all your patriotic touches. It’ll be fun to see what you bring out for the 4th of July itself!!!

    Happy hugs to you,
    Barb 🙂

    p.s. Love the stack of mirrors, frames and the tobacco basket propped up! I have several of those around here at the moment. 😉

    May 28, 2019 at 9:16 am
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    Love your Patriotic decor!! especially the tablescape with the packs of sparklers!!

    May 28, 2019 at 10:07 am
  • Reply Debra@CommonGround

    Lov!e it all! my fave is that wonderful large glass bottle with the flags. gorgeous pillows and styling

    May 28, 2019 at 10:21 am
  • Reply Terrie

    Amber, what a beautiful display. I love every fun thing you used in your space. Great inspiration.

    May 28, 2019 at 10:56 am
  • Reply Katie Mansfield

    I love your church pew. Yikes! I’m so sorry about your watering can. I’m sure the trash picker was thrilled. I hope you can find a new one soon. The sparklers and the bottle rockets are an adorable touch. I may have to look for some of those at a fire works stand. I do love that blue and white platter.

    May 28, 2019 at 10:57 am
  • Reply Paula@SweetPea

    Your table looks so pretty decked out in red, white, and blue. After seeing your sparklers, I’m going to make an effort to find some to use in my home for the 4th. One year I looked all over and never found any. Since I have over a month to look, there are sure to be some for sale somewhere in my town.

    Your church pew looks so pretty with your pillows and it’s great to have in your dining room for extra seating, if needed. My mom has a church pew from the church she attended growing up. It’s in her hallway and it’s the perfect spot for purses or to sit to take off or put on your shoes.

    I’m sorry about your watering can. Someone is probably still telling people about how they scored it from someone’s trash pile.

    May 28, 2019 at 11:41 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Paula! I am sad about my watering can but I had to laugh at your last sentence (what goes around comes around? Now I wonder if I ever scored a roadside treasure that wasn’t actually trash!)

      October 3, 2019 at 9:54 pm
  • Reply Lora Bloomquist

    Love, love your old pew piled with all the pillows next to your gorgeous windows, Amber. That shot should be on the front of a magazine! Great idea to bring the patriotic scene indoors rather than fight pollen. Such a fun and whimsical centerpiece you came up with; great ideas!

    May 28, 2019 at 11:47 am
  • Reply Laura Ingalls Gunn

    Amber you truly always inspire me! I absolutely LOVE those sweet daisies and will get to the dollar store STAT! A truly great take.

    May 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Your decor is always spot on, Amber! Love so many of these elements. The olive bucket was a perfect substitute! Pinned!

    May 28, 2019 at 12:50 pm
  • Reply cindy@countyroad407

    It makes me sad that you lost your old galvanized watering can – Total bummer! I think they knew it wasn’t actually in the trash. Anyway, what you’ve done inside is beautiful and perfectly festive. I adore all of your patriotic touches and I need to get to the dollar store. Thank you so much for joining in!

    May 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply Crissy

    Oh, that church pew always makes me swoon! I really love all your antique finds and thrift store treasures and, more importantly, the way you bring them all together. I look forward to your wreath and pillow tutorials. I’m all about DIY home decor, and yours is always so inspiring. Thanks for sharing your lovely patriotic room, Amber!

    May 28, 2019 at 5:50 pm
  • Reply Yvonne @ StoneGable

    Amber, what a beautiful dining room! That church pew looks so festive and patriotic. And what a great piece to put in your farmhouse. The vignette makes me swoon! LOVE the basket you used to contain all the pretty red, white and blue things in it! I’ve been soooooo inspired by your style!

    May 29, 2019 at 6:23 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much for kind comment Yvonne! I am always inspired by what you share too!

      October 3, 2019 at 9:31 pm
  • Reply Carol@BlueskyatHome

    Amber, love setting the dining room table for July 4th. We don’t have pollen, but I certainly understand going inside. The church pew is such a treasure and you outfitted it perfectly for the 4th. Love the wreath. That is awful about losing your watering can. I love mine, but I don’t remember where I bought it. I promise I didn’t take yours. Love the idea of using the flags as a table runner.

    May 29, 2019 at 1:17 pm
  • Reply Cecilia

    Your patriotic decor is so festive Amber! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

    June 1, 2019 at 4:24 pm
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Pinning for inspiration Amber! So happy so see you linking up at Tuesday Turn About!

    June 2, 2019 at 7:44 am
  • Reply Sarah

    Amber, your patriotic decor hits all the notes! I think all you girls did a fantastic job with this challenge. I’ve been pinning away! I love decorating with red, white, and blue for the summer months. I pulled out all my Uncle Sam figures, Lady Liberty figures, and flag so our home is patriotic for the summer.

    June 2, 2019 at 8:29 pm
  • Reply Liz

    Your tabletop vignette turned out very cute! I love Mary’s posts- she is talented! I like your church pew display too!

    June 5, 2019 at 7:43 am
  • Reply Marilyn Lesniak

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared.

    June 9, 2019 at 4:11 pm
  • Reply Beverly

    Love your 4th of July decor.
    Congrats, you are being featured at Over The Moon Linky Party.

    June 9, 2019 at 4:33 pm
  • Reply Calypso in the Country

    I could spend all morning scrolling through your beautiful vignettes! I love all your patriotic decor and now feel so inspired to add more red, white and blue to my home! Thanks for linking up to Best of the Weekend…you were one of my features this week! I will be pinning and adding to my Instagram stories this weekend. Thanks again for joining us and Happy Flag Day!

    June 14, 2019 at 7:57 am
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