Patriotic Decorating Ideas: Flowers, Ferns and Flags

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Happy summer friends! Today I am so excited to be hosting a fun “Patriotic Celebrations” blog hop!  Joining me are eleven super talented bloggers who all love celebrating patriotic holidays and decorating with red, white and blue as much as I do. You will find links to each of the amazing patriotic ideas at the end of this post. 


Patriotic Porches Tour 15 bloggers Porch Tour


Patriotic Decorating with Flowers, Ferns and Flags!

When I first scheduled this hop, I had so many big ideas for a patriotic home tour, but I just haven’t been able to pull myself away from gardening this summer to do a lot of extra decorating indoors. After many years of dreaming, my husband is building my garden “she shed,” and we are also having a new concrete driveway and patio poured in just a few weeks, so I have had to completely change my garden layout and try to move perennials to new homes.  Since the garden and landscape has been my focus, I decided to share some simple ways to decorate with flowers, ferns and flags for patriotic holidays.


One of the easiest ways to add patriotic pizazz to the garden or porch is simply by sticking small flags in flower pots, containers or borders. Doesn’t this flag in an old galvanzied watering can among the daisies just evoke old fashioned Fourth of July country summer vibes?


Any kind of vintage galvanized bucket or tub looks great paired with flags or other red, white and blue vintage items in patriotic vignettes.



My annabelle hydrangeas are glorious right now! Here I have filled my recently thrfited large olive bucked with several large blooms and a flag casually tucked in on the side. Notice the vintage blue wheel barrow behind it? I just scored it last weekend at a yard sale for only $5! I had planned on styling it up with flowers for this hop, but it is actually filled with dirt from digging the foundation for the shed. I am sure I will use it in a future patriotic post though!



Since I always have hydrangeas blooming in time for the fourth of July, they are often part of my patriotic and summer decorating in the garden, on the porch and indoors.






Here I used a few blooms in a demi john as part of my farmhouse patriotic styled tray in the living room.


vintage farmhouse patriotic styled tray and vintage patriotic living room decor




vintage farmhouse patriotic styled tray and vintage patriotic living room decor


Vintage patriotic decor farmhouse fourth of July American Flags in ferns

I also love the simplicity of flags and ferns. Simple summer perfection!






American flags in ferns for patriotic porch decor fourth of july porch



“Of Thee I Sing” Patriotic Summer Porch



I used several flags in a fern as the centerpiece for this fun Farmhouse Patriotic tablescape on the patio.



This tablescape was super fun and festive to put together!



Happy Birthday America!

Not exactly on the flowers, ferns and flags topic for this post, but those little vintage birthday candles reminded me of these older photos that are too cute not to share!


Now back to flags, ferns and flowers…(and watermelon!)

Enjoying the watermelon after styling them for photos was a plus. A big slice of watermelon is just another simple way to celebrate patriotic holidays and summer!




And there’s always (vintage) Coca-Cola! I don’t even drink soda but you gotta have Coke in vintage summer patriotic celebrations!




Did you spot my upcycled vintage chair spindle farmhouse American flags in the fern?


Check out my DIY Upcycled Vintage Chair Spindles Farmhouse American Flags here.



Using faux flowers with flags indoors is another easy way to add patriotic vibes to any room. My Stars and Stripes Forever Patriotic Tablescape and dining room pictured here was featured in Country Sampler last July!










A small vintage coffee tin with faux herbs, patriotic daisies, and tiny cupcake flags was part of the tablescape.





If you don’t have any ferns, hydrangeas, or red, white, or blue flowers, any kind of greenery will look great with flags. .


This vignette features a few mementos that belonged to my late grandfather. He was my first music teacher, and inspired me to teach music too!


Here are his little band programs from a Fourth of July performance. I love these so much!






If you don’t have greenery or flowers, simply make a bouquet of flags! 


You don’t  always have to tuck the flags in the pots or vases. Just a fresh or faux bouquet on the table with flags elsewhere in the room will give any space patriotic flair.




We’re moving to another charming 1926 home on our street! Here’s a sneak peek of our summer porch with flags and ferns! You can see more of our new porch here.







As you can see, it’s super simple to decorating with ferns, flowers and flags for patritoic holidays! Now it’s time to continue the patriotic celebrations by checking out all the fun posts below. Next up Laura is sharing a  pretty fabric scraps flag. I know you’ll love it!

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  • Reply Rachel Harper

    Your tablescapes are all so stunning and congratulations on the magazine feature. I can see why they choose to share your table. Thanks for putting this together and for including me.

    June 24, 2022 at 8:15 am
  • Reply stacy

    Amber how beautiful! I love the gardens with the american flags. And congrats on the magazine feature that is totally amazing!!!! Thriflled for you! Pinned!

    June 24, 2022 at 9:04 am
  • Reply Cindy


    You always amaze me with your patriotic decor. I love the outdoors and your bench is always beautiful. Pinned!

    June 24, 2022 at 9:08 am
  • Reply CoCo

    Such a fun and festive way to celebrate patriotic holidays, Amber! I love each and every room. I can’t believe how big your hydrangeas get and all the different ways you put the vignettes together. They’re magical! Thanks so much for putting this blog hop together and for including me. Big hugs, CoCo

    June 24, 2022 at 9:51 am
  • Reply Laura Ingalls Gunn

    How exciting that you are getting a She Shed! Your garden and home are truly red, white and beautiful. Thank you so much for organizing this festive hop!

    June 24, 2022 at 10:43 am
  • Reply debra@commonground

    Your garden is lovely all decked out for July 4th. Flags just make everything instantly festive and patriotic. We had to prune our hydrangeas last year so just a few blooms. Last time I’ll let that happen. so sad to not see them this year. No wonder you want to spend all your time out in the garden; it’s such a wonderful escape!

    June 24, 2022 at 10:51 am
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Amber you have so many pretty patriotic ideas indoors and out! The patio tablescape with the bottles and fireworks is just brilliant! I can’t wait to hear more about your she shed! Sounds like you have a lot of exciting things happening around there!

    June 24, 2022 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply Kim | Shiplap and Shells

    Congratulations on your magazine feature Amber. It’s so well deserved. I pinned so many pictures so I can remember all of this inspiration next year. Love the sparklers in the flower frogs. How fun to get a she shed. Thank you for hosting this wonderful hop, my friend.

    June 24, 2022 at 4:54 pm
  • Reply Cindy@CountyRoad407

    This was a super fun post Amber. Loved seeing all of your ideas. Well except for maybe that baby doll. LOL! Can you imagine if your baby came out looking like that with only 3 eyelashes? Just kidding. It was all super cute. Even loved the little paper hat and flag on the other bust. Glad to have joined in. One thing I wanted to mention… You amaze me trying to move and save some of your perennials for the new backyard. I think that’s awesome.

    June 24, 2022 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    Amber, I enjoyed every square as I scrolled through and pinned my favorites. Beautiful additions of red, white, and blue to your home. Congratulations on the feature in Country Sampler. What an honor!

    June 24, 2022 at 8:51 pm
  • Reply Kelly

    Amber you are the queen of patriotic decor! I always love seeing your pretty tables and your garden. Those hydrangeas are stunning. Pinned and thankful to join you!

    June 24, 2022 at 9:35 pm
  • Reply Botanic Bleu

    Amber, I love patriotic decor… flags, cushions, Coca-Cola, red/white/blue flowers…. And, I love your new-to-you old blue wheel barrow!


    June 25, 2022 at 2:34 am
  • Reply Lora Bloomquist

    Those spindle flags are my favorite! I still have so many spindles, I need to make some. The combo of flags and ferns is so classic; every photo is lovely! Thanks for hosting this hop, Amber!

    June 25, 2022 at 10:12 am
  • Reply Kathy A

    I think I need to go out tomorrow and stick some flags in with my flowers!!! Getting over Covid was easy except for the horrible FATIGUE! Got plants waiting to be planted…sedentary crafts are more my speed right now. Always love seeing your beautiful house; you have such a knack for styling!

    June 27, 2022 at 10:31 pm
  • Reply Beth

    FABULOUS ideas Amber!! I’d love for you to join us over at the Creative Crafts Linky Party every Wednesday through Sunday
    Followed and Pinned!
    Creatively, Beth

    June 22, 2023 at 8:16 pm
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