Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Patriotic Pinterest Challenge

Good Morning. 
I hope you had a blessed weekend. 
If you are coming from Paula's blog at Sweet Pea, welcome. Paula always has something cute to show off. 

I want to say a big thank you to Cindy over at County Road 407 . These Pinterest challenges are so much fun. Each month, Cindy picks out an inspirational photo. She sends the photo to some friends and we adapt to our personal style.

Our inspiration today is from Home Is Where The Boat Is.

This photo is patriotic perfection and it's a fun color scheme from Memorial Day until 4th of July.
 Some years, I've kept flags in my flower pots until after September 11th. 

All of our seasonal decor is kept in the garage in plastic totes.
I pulled out my patriotic decor and got to work. There is nothing new in the display.
I used what we had around the house and yard.

Our bench is black instead of white but it has a curved top like the photo above.
 The inspiration bench features pillows made out of antique textiles.
The Yo Yo quilted pillow is our only textile with an antique look. I got the Yo Yos from my old craft mall years ago and sewed them onto a redi-made pillow cover. I just this love this pillow. It screams summers at grandma's house to me.

The long bench cushion came from Walmart earlier this season.
 I love having a cushion on my bench. The paisley pillows were from Joann's last year, I made the denim pillow, and the star pillow is from one of the craft stores.
I think I got Uncle Sam at the same time.

The antique 4 gallon crock is the star of the our patriotic displays. I used it instead of the watering can in the photo.
If you don't have little fabric flags, go and pick some up at your grocery, hardware, or craft store.
They are the easiest way to get some patriotic fervor going.

 The table went with a child sized ice cream set. My brother's and I had this set as children. There were six chairs that went with it and I have two of them.
The old top was worn oak veneer and it was worn out. Bill made a new one out of a $7.00 pre-cut table round from Home Depot. We stained it and put 3 or  4 coats of Minwax Helmsman Satin Oil-based Spar Urethane on it. It's not the end of the world if it gets caught in the rain.
This little table wasn't getting used and now it gets used all the time.

The flowers are periwinkles. Periwinkles lines my grandparent's driveway.

The pennant was hanging in my classroom for a few years.

Why not set up a red, white, and blue display of your own?

Next up is Benita at Chasing Quaintness.  I can't wait to see how she has interpreted her display.
There are so many more fun blogs to see in the links below.
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

County Road 407
D├ęcor to Adore
Our Southern Home
Follow the Yellow Brick Home
French Ethereal
Decorate and More with Tip
Sweet Pea
Let’s Add Sprinkles
Chasing Quaintness
Art and Sand
Bluesky at Home
Lora Bloomquist
My Wee Abode
First Day of Home
A Heart Filled Home

I may be linking to these fun parties:

Monday:  Our Home Away From Home  (Mondays @ 8) Stone Cottage Adventures Monday @ 5:00

French Country Cottage (Thursdays @3)


  1. Katie, this is just too cute! I really love that multi-colored pillow! Have a great day! Hugs!

  2. Love the denim stripes and paisley patterns. the little yo-yo pillow is icing on the cake! Fun inspiration photo; so cute and fun!

  3. Katie,
    Love your sweet Patriotic vignette!! I adore your cute Uncle Sam!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Katie, your space looks so cute. Love the pillows and all of your Patriotic items. You styled it so pretty. Love it all!

  5. Katie I love it all! I have several yo-yo's my great grandma made and may just turn them into a pillow. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. I absolutely love your yo-yo pillow, Katie! I think I need one of those in my life. Now if I could just sit still long enough to make up a batch of those buggers;) Your crock is amazing, too; perfect changeup from the watering can. Years ago I sold one of those child's ice cream sets-a table and 2 chairs. They were too cute and sold right away. I think I put padded seats on the chairs and chalkboard painted the top of the table; geez, think my memory is fading:( Beautiful, relaxing setting you've created!

  7. That is one adorable seating area! You are so talented and have the best stuff just sitting around the house. And what a great idea to keep the flags out until after 9/11! I think I'll do the same. Thanks so much for joining in.

  8. What a lovely seating area, Katie! I love that vintage-look pillow and the crock is a perfect substitute for the galvanized can! Pinned!

  9. What a beautiful display, Katie! My eye first went to your yo-yo pillow because I love them. Can you imagine how long it took to make a yo-yo quilt back in the day? Sewing the vintage ones that you scored to a ready made pillow is a great way to really enjoy them. Your vintage crock is amazing! I love it!

  10. This is such a sweet, nostalgic vignette, Katie! I love your Yo Yo pillow cover. I enjoy making pillow covers as well, though I have a bad habit of buying the fabric at JOANN and letting it sit a while. It's great to have a ready supply of 4th of July accents you can mix and match. I love how you did that for this challenge!

  11. Katie, when you are done with your pillows please send them right over to StoneGable! I love them! What a nice shady area in your yard to create a little area to enjoy summer! I love the idea to keep the flags up until after 9-11! Happy Summer!

  12. Katie, I love all the blue pillows you have on your bench and the sweet yo-yo pillow is really pretty as are the paisley pillows. My mother loved paisley and she would be "borrowing" your pillows if she could. ;) Adding the bunting to your fence is a nice touch; I imagine you have tons of wonderful goodies left from when you were teaching full-time. So relaxing!!!

    Enjoy your summer patio now that it's all ready,
    Barb :)

  13. Your styling is so cute .- that yo-yo pillow is darling.

    I need a crock -don't know where I would use it, but they are so cute in vignettes!

  14. Very festive and happy, Katie. Love that pillow1

  15. Katie, I love your combination of pillows. The vintage look is spot on for the 4th of July theme. How cool that you were able to reuse the old ice cream table from your childhood. The banner and flags are great additions. I know you will enjoy sitting outside in your pretty setting.

  16. This is so pretty with the gorgeous pillows. That yo yo pillow you made is perfect for summer!

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