Sunday, June 5, 2022

Vintage Cottage Weekend on the Patriotic Back Porch

Hi Friends, Happy Sunday. I think most of you know by now, and after 13 years, that I'm not the type of blogger that's into big reveals, major projects and complicated DIYs. I consider you all friends and I'm just looking to share my interests, little decor things that excite me, and my daily life. When I find something I love and enjoy I want to share it with you all. 

Well, next week I'm fortunate to be part of a Hop where we're sharing our galvanized tin pieces and how we use them in our vintage decorating. I had so much fun putting that little display together that I couldn't wait and wanted to share a few pics of the process with you. 

I wanted to take it outside on the back porch and put together a fun display with some old vintage flags. I have several galvanized items, but I thought bringing some of the old watering cans together for a patriotic gathering would look seasonally appropriate. Styling a group of vintage and antique pieces is always my idea of the best decorating fun.  

(this is a pic from about 11 years ago on our deck at the first blog house)

Since I had a post last week with the potting bench, I thought I'd set up on the old garden table made out of an antique sewing machine base and an old furnace grate. (above pic) It's perfect for the back porch as I don't have to worry about it rotting. It's basically indestructible and absolutely one of my favorite most chippy awesome garden pieces. 

Here's my old metal framed wicker chair out back 
with an olive bucket and vintage memorial flags.

...and a vintage locker basket with vintage watering can and garden pots.

I brought out my "churn dash" red and white quilt 
and one of my ticking flag pillows for the old garden bench.

A piece of decorative tin ceiling tile...

 Not sure what kind of carrier this is;
possibly a milk bottle carrier.

Have a great rest of the weekend,
and enjoy the small things in life!


  1. I love love your back porch and all the patriotic motifs. Looks great Debra. xoxo

  2. I get such inspiration from your blogs. Although my style may be slightly different I always see something that I can adapt to what I do. Since I am a monthly rearranger always looking for new ideas. I appreciate your creativity!

    1. thanks so much that means a lot! I always love seeing what other people are up to, too. Hope you're having a great weekend!

  3. Okay I was planning to clean off the back porch and add some patriotic touches tomorrow and now I can't wait! I am part of next Saturday's hop too and I scored some old rusty olive buckets and galvanized buckets just in time. I love that singer sewing table as an outdoor piece. The one I had on my porch with the wooden drawers and top starting smelling too musty even though it was on a covered porch. I guess just the dampness and the old wood. I have since been looking just for a base like yours to make a similar table. I definitely need a "Singer" table for this house!

  4. I love your blog post about undefined. It was so much fun to read and I really got a laugh out of the last comment. I found it really interesting to see how you went through the process of creating a blog post. What a fun and creative way to share your thoughts with the world!

  5. This makes me want to hurry up, get back home and decorate our back porch. Everything looks lovely. What I love the most is that it all looks like it's been there for a while and not like you went out to a store and purchased everything for that reason/season. Does that make sense? So pretty!

  6. Your posts always make me want to go redecorate an area, but then I run errands, pull weeds, chop bushes and do the wash, and nothing pretty gets done. Lovely vignettes. We are bug bombing the green house---infested with ticks...and then I promise I will pretty it a bit! HUGS, Sandi

  7. Love the back porch vignette, Debra! I am really trying hard to keep from buying a lot of garden things...again...but it is so hard, especially when I see something as cute as you've created!

  8. So pretty, Debra! That quilt is to DIE FOR!! I love all of your textural elements and layering once again. Stunning job!!!

  9. I love this Debra. Those white concrete planters are fabulous!! I love the pops of red that you integrated into the decor. It's perfect for summer. Thank you for the inspiration.

  10. I love the patriotic touches you added to your porch. Everything looks so cheerful. Now I am inspired to tackle my own porch.

  11. Debra, your patriotic touches make me smile. I look forward to the hop. I hope to put out some patriotic touches on our sunporch tomorrow.

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