Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Summertime Garden Room

It's been 6 years since I've been able to decorate a sunporch for July 4th festivities. So this year, having a sunroom again, it has been especially fun pulling out the patriotic and red/white/blue decor.

I have some fun vintage pieces that are really just "Summer" related,
 so I added them to the mix.

I found this fruit crate a few weeks ago, and I let that be the base for an old kitchen tin 
filled with cooking utensils and my grandmother's Hull Apple Cookie Jar.

The rest of the Hull set is on the top shelf of the Baker's Rack. I remember my grandmother having the set with the "Lard/Grease Jar" and the Salt and Pepper shakers on the gas stove top. Thinking about the grease jar makes me queasy today considering that I stay far far away from grease and only use Olive Oil, sparingly.

The teapot is one of my few pieces of Majolica, but it does have a chip on the spout. I love the colors and the two small pitchers are Japanese Majolica, but have the same color theme.

This year I used my red/white vintage quilt and an extra set of pillows I had made that match a sofa set that I sold when we moved from our next to last house. I still love these pillows and "red" for a Summer accent color.

You can see that I'm using the pie safe as an ironstone and pottery cupboard at the moment.
 It's stuffed to the brim... top and bottom.

Many of the red wooden handled vintage cooking utensils were my grandmother's too. 
I've added on to the collection through the years when I've found a red piece.
I vividly remember her mashing potatoes with the masher in the tin.

Here are a few pics from the past 
of my Patriotic Sunporch and Sitting Room.

As you can tell, I've always loved decorating for the 4th of July!
If you'd like to see more Patriotic ideas and inspiration you can do a search 
here on the right sidebar for "Patriotic"
 and you'll get a list of archived posts from the last 10 years! 

Hope you all have a great week!

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  1. So pretty and I love the Red, White and Blue. I am so happy you can play now with all your rooms and decor.
    Happy New week.

    1. thanks Kris, you'll be playing at your new house in no time!

  2. I always enjoy your posts. Such beautifully decorated rooms. I refer to your blog often for ideas to decorate my home. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. As always it is so beautiful. I come often to your blog. You decorate so beautifully. Thanks for sharing. Karie

    1. thanks so much Karie, it's just so much fun for me to do! have a great week!

  4. Your displays are always so lovely, Debra! I love your pretty sun porch and especially the way you filled the vintage suitcase! My Grandmother Hendel had that same cookie jar. I think that my cousin has it now. Wishing you a bright and blessed Tuesday!

  5. Every detail looks amazing!!! So festive and beautiful!!!
    ~emily @lecultivateur.com

  6. Love! I'm so happy for you. It's perfect.

  7. You have some lovely pieces on display. Thank you for sharing them.

  8. Love the burst of reds in your home, as well as the vintage vibe. Everything looks so festive and cheerful. You have so many wonderful pieces and details that can bring character and interest in every room. Gorgeous!

  9. Debra,
    I adore your new sunroom Patriotic design!
    The white cabinet next to this area really makes your reds PoP!
    Cute, cute, cute fruit crate filled with vintage kitchen utensils.
    Your remark about the grease cans make me laugh out loud.
    "Mr.Ed" and i have had some interesting conversations concerning our Mother's grease cans!
    (We, too use Olive Oil sparingly!)
    Love to look back at your Patriotic posts. . .
    going now to take another "peek"!
    Happy Fourth of July!

  10. Debra, this looks lovely... Your use of red on your main sitting area is so pretty, and I love all the vintage items you've used! Thanks for blessing us at Tuesday Turn About!

  11. The vignette on your coffee table is so cute Debra. I'm in love with that fruit crate! Thanks so much for sharing your post on Tuesday Turn About.

  12. Your garden room is fabulous! I have a similar bench/love seat in my sunroom and I also like to decorate for the seasons!
    Great post!


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