Monday, June 16, 2014

Vintage Inspired Patriotic 4th of July Vignette {blog rewind}

Several years ago, I used to live in a townhouse with a large entry way. I loved changing out the decor season to season, and especially loved decorating it for holidays. In 2009, I shared a post on my Typepad blog with a vintage-inspired 4th of July vignette that I set up in this space and am "rewinding" to share it again here.
I filled this vignette with a variety of vintage and antique items, with hints of red and blue. I guess you could say, I tend towards more unconventional items to include in my holiday vignettes.

I love thread spools (as shown in my Valentine's vignette from early this year), and included some in this one. Along with several other notions and buttons.
I had an old hymnal open to patriotic songs. A small apothecary jar was filled with layers of red, white and blue buttons.
This old tin type reminded me a bit of Betsy Ross, so I nestled it in some old white buttons, while the thirteen star flag was displayed in the center of the vignette.
A simple string of twine held other patriotic and vintage items.
I really miss having that little entry way space (since I don't have one in this home). Guess we don't really appreciate what we have until it's gone.

Ah well...

I hope you enjoyed this little "blog rewind" and that my fellow Americans feel inspired for the upcoming 4th! Please consider following me by email and social media to stay up to date with all of my posts! (See info on my sidebar.)

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Till next time,
~Alice W.

18 comments :

  1. Enjoyed the blog rewind so much! Love looking at the 4th of July goodies. Thanks for sharing, Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  2. I love it all!!! But I really LOVE the clothes line clip with the paper on it, darling, and the way the back of the clip shows in the mirror... oh lala!

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  3. I really love the whole thing! I think the old sheet music is really neat! You know, I simply LOVE seeing all the red, white, and blue. I think it not only works for the 4th of July, but also for summer in general. And it is always something I mean to decorate for, but I never seem to get it done. I was really inspired when we went to a flea market this weekend, and I ended up getting some tea stained buntings to put under our windows. I am excited to get them hung, and hope that I can expand...thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. I love it! The first thing I thought of when I saw the thread was Betsy Ross sewing our flag!

    Jane

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  5. You are just so creative!! I love all of the details. So crazy to think that the 4th of July will be here soon. Summer is just flying by!

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  6. I absolutely love this! I am now inspired to decorate for the 4th of July! I wish I didn't have to go to work today! I may have to borrow the buttons idea! Love it.

    Have a great day and I hope your little guy is doing well!
    Elaine

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  7. This is so beautiful Alice! Love each and every little detail!
    Blessings~

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  8. Lovely photos,I love vintage style !! xoxo
    Vicky

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  9. Oh my gosh Alice, I love this display! I have a fetish for old wooden spools and other sewing items. I have included them in two of my Americana vignettes. So much eye candy! I could look for hours. So glad that you will be sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  10. Delightful collection of items you used to create this patriotic vignette. Summer rerun hit!

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  11. Love your blog rewind... Love your decorating style - it never goes out of style!

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  12. Hi Alice, just hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  13. Thanks for linking up last week at Creative Spark Link Party! Make sure to stop by this week to link up again! http://bit.ly/1mesFbT

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  14. I love this so much, Alice! You can come fix up my entryway any time :)

    Jeanette

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  15. Absolutely perfect! I love it!

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