Monday, July 1, 2024

Vintage Patriotic Garden Room and the Baker's Rack

It's hard to believe that June is rolling over to July and that means half a year is behind us. I hope you've been enjoying your summer days and having some special warm weather memories. 
You know me, I'm a vintage loving person who loves to decorate for holidays. I'm in the Garden Room sharing the cozy little sitting area where I enjoy coffee or a cool drink in the afternoon. 

I shared the Holiday Cupboard earlier in the month and today we'll have a look at the Baker's Rack with a few of my vintage patriotic pieces. Over the last few years I've found a few new-to-me patriotic elements that were probably made during the bicentennial of the 1970's which are now clearly vintage. 

I found this fun biscuit tin lid/tray last year.

The cardboard box packaging, below is from a Bull Dog Flag from the 40's.

My vintage blue metal lunch box from the 40's or 50's is holding a few pieces of red transferware, and red-striped linen napkins.

I have a few honest-to-goodness pieces of antique Majolica found at flea markets, but they were made more affordable with small cracks or chips. Since I wasn't interested in selling them, I opted to try a bit of color matched paint to make it a bit less noticeable.

My husband picked up this bicentennial eagle a few years ago. I gave it a pick-me-up with a good cleaning and Rub-N-Buff.

I found these wonderful clay red flowerpots years ago, and they've been in my July 4th décor since then. 

My Bird Books seem to make their way into so many of my spring thru fall décor vignettes. The bluebird is Missouri's official bird. I see them here occasionally, but evidently we don't have the right tree and shrub cover for nesting. 

I always have fun creating a colorful wicker settee and chair quilt and pillow combo to match the holiday and season. The "Rambling Rose" pillow is from the 20's. It's very fragile, but I love using it this time of year.

My vintage white crate/tray is filled with transferware, a pottery teapot, vintage tea towels, and blue Mason Jars with mini-flags.

Faux paperwhites in an old metal tin sport a pair of vintage flags.

A mini vintage quilted heart hanger with a mini flag dresses up the Cupboard.

an oldie but goodie.

Thanks for coming by...
Have a great July 4th. 


  1. You have some very fun pieces. I love the red clay flowerpots and all the red and white. It can go from Memorial to Labor day with just minor transitions! Happy week!

  2. Great decor Debra. Enjoy the red, white and blue. Have a great 4th. Hugs. Kris

    1. Thanks Kris, have a great week and 4th celebration!

  3. so Thankful for our great nation! And.. so thankful for Patriotic Americans like you. God Bless you friend.

    1. Thanks so much, I appreciate the sweet blessing. Same to you and have a wonderful 4th Holiday week!

  4. This is gorgeous and a great way to celebrate our wonderful country! Happy 4th! Pinned!

  5. Ooh, Debra, I LOVE those eagles - the tray and the bicentennial one. Whenever I see handsome eagles at estate sales, I am drawn to them. I have a few in our booth right now, but kept one and a set of eagle head bookends. So majestic! Happy July, and I hope you have a nice 4th. Looks like we may have rain, and I will have Jacqueline, as her mama works in the hospital that day, daddy on fire duty.

  6. It's fun to change out elements for the holidays - you have a great collection of items for the 4th of July!

  7. I cannot believe it is July! I love it all, Debra. I have always loved your Rambling Rose pillow and that needlepoint on the blue ground is gorgeous. You always have the best vintage decor. I found an eagle this year but only after the 4th had passed but I'll have fun with it next year.
    It's almost sunflower time! One of our favorite times of year. I hope you are well.


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