Patriotic touches styled on a woven tray give simple seasonal touches to my decor for the Fourth of July and all Summer long.
I’m excited to be participating in the Pinterest Challenge hosted by Cindy of County Road 407 for another fun challenge. This month we are doing Patriotic Tray Vignettes.
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Our inspiration photo this month is from Liz Marie Blog.
And here is my version of the inspiration photo in White Arrows Home style.
If you are coming over from my friend Paula at Virginia Sweet Pea, welcome to Camp Paradise!
Camp Paradise is our lakeside log cabin home in The Northwoods of Wisconsin where my family lives surrounded by pine and birch forests on the shores of a gin clear lake. White Arrow Signs point your way throughout our community. The nostalgic signs inspired my blog name.
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When I do these Pinterest Challenges, I try to shop everything from my home. It’s fun to use things you already have in new ways.
Styling trays is one of the easiest ways to add in seasonal and holiday decor. You can set a tray on your coffee table, entry table, kitchen island or as a table centerpiece. I always like to choose objects in a variety of sizes and heights and mix vintage and new pieces.
I was excited to see what I could come up with from the inspiration photo. I knew I wanted to include:
- a woven tray
- something galvanized
- American flags
- a photo
- a blue container
- a plant
I loved this glass beverage bottle I found on my first antique outing after stores began opening up again. The Sun Rise name seemed perfect for Summertime.
I swapped the idea from the inspiration photo and instead of using a vintage bucket with plants and a glass vase for flags, I used a glass bottle for the plant and a galvanized lantern for the flags.
I don’t collect blue bell jars (yet) so I went on the hunt around the house for something else in a baby blue color. I found this thermos.
Liz Marie had a small framed photo on her tray. I was trying to think of what photo would work here and didn’t have a small frame. What I did have was a favorite family photo of my great grandma and great-great grandma at the beach. These bathing beauties were the perfect addition to my lakeside Patriotic tray. I simply used a magnet to attach it to the metal lantern.
For coasters I set out the little nautical napkins my daughter made a few years ago. For her ninth birthday she got a sewing machine for her birthday. I highly recommend a sewing machine as a gift for young kids. She has had so much fun making pillows, napkins, doll clothes, quilts, so many fun things. These white napkins with blue anchors are so perfect for our lake house.
I love that Liz Marie had a little red tricycle next to her coffee table, so I brought out my vintage red Schwinn and put it next to mine.
My flag pillow I found years ago at TJ Maxx and the blue gingham pillows are indoor pillows from Walmart.
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Laura Ingalls Gunn says
Oh that picture of your grandmothers is absolutely fabulous! Love the red bike too. You totally nailed the challenge!
Thank you so much Laura!
[email protected] says
Hi Kristin, I love the photo of your great and great great grandmothers! What a great idea! And, those pillows. It looks great and I love that your recycled glass bottle! So much to take in. ANd, i think everyone has a round, chunky wicker tray but me! I need one! I love this one! laura in Colorado
Thank you so much! The tray is so versatile, you won’t regret purchasing one! hope you have a great day!
Beautiful as always, love the vintage red bike is a perfect addition. Love the Sinrise bottle with the picture of your grandmother. Love old family pictures!
I love them too, thank you so much cindy! Hope you have a great day!
[email protected] says
My vintage loving heart adores everything about this patriotic display! That bike is incredible and such a great item to use for summer decor. I love the bottle you found and seeing it reminded me of an old Pepsi bottle that I need to use somewhere in my home for 4th of July decor. I always love seeing your vintage and how you use and enjoy it.
Thank you so much! I really appreciate this comment! Hope you have a wonderful day!
Lora bloomquist says
Your red and white vintage bike is awesome, Kristin! My black and white one hasn’t gotten much love this summer; too busy with other pretty containers this round. Your newest pop bottle is awesome! Don’t you just love decorating with them in the summer? fun space you pulled together!
Thank you so much! Pop bottles are defiantly some of my favorite decor pieces this time of year!
Katie Mansfield says
this is just so fun. I adore the picture! The Scwhinn is a perfect touch. The thermos is a cutie!
Thank you so much Katie!
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I adore that photo of your grandma and great grandma! What a treasure to have that! ANd I totally agree about the sewing machine. I put my girls into sewing classes when they were young and it has paid off. Your daughter did a great job on the napkins. THey are the perfect touch to your tray. THanks so much for joining in. I love your interpretation of our challenge. Pinned
Thank you so much! So glad to join this challenge!
[email protected] says
Kristin, your little table is so vintage 50’s. I think my favorite things are the photograph of your greats in their bathing attire and the blue thermos. The vintage bottle is perfect for flowers or flags. Lucky you for having the red bicycle.
Thank you so much! I just love that photo as well! Hope you have a great day Carol!
Michelle | Thistle Key Lane says
Kristin you always have be best vintage goodies! Love the thermos and the photo! The bathing costumes of that time were so amazing! Happy summer!
aren’t they?! Thank you so much for this kind comment! Happy Summer to you!
Christy @ Our Southern Home says
Your home is always a favorite for me on our tours. We’ve wanted a mountain cabin for years and your touches make me want one even more. I adore this vignette. That photo of your grandmas is priceless!
Thank you so much Christy! This is such a kind comment!
Pamela @ DIY Vibes says
Love all the vintage touches, the bike is my fave!
Thank you so much Pamela!
Julie Briones says
I knew you would have some wonderful twists for your version of a patriotic vignette. So lovely that you could add a red bicycle, too! Love hopping with you, friend!
THANK YOU SO MUCH! LOVED HOPPING WITH YOU AS WELL!
Sorry my caps locks was on!
Barbara Chapman says
Kristin, your home is lovely!!! Those soaring windows… I love what you’ve created for your patriotic tablescape with the photograph of your grandmother and great-grandmother at the beach plus the vintage blue thermos! Fun and family… <3 Love your beach cruiser bicycle, too.
Happy 4th to you,
Thank you so much for this kind comment Barb! Wishing you a happy 4th as well!
Amber Ferguson says
It’s adorable and full of vintage GOODNESs! I laughed at the addition of “yet” in reference to not collecting jars…My guess is that you will find one before fall!
whar a treasure that old photo is!
more super fun summer inspiration from Camp Paradise!
Haha yes I just might! Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you have a great rest of your weekend!