This month’s challenge was to create a patriotic basket tray vignette, taking cues from this gorgeous Pinterest image of farmhouse Fourth of July Decor by Liz Marie Galvan. Key Elements in Liz Marie’s Fourth of July Styled Basket Tray Vignette: How I Styled my French Willow Basket Tray (and Living Room) for the Fourth of July using Liz Marie’s photo for Inspiration: What started out as a simple styled basket tray Pinterest challenge actually inspired me to go ahead and decorate our living room for the Fourth of July, but more about that later in the post. My farmhouse patriotic styled basket tray has all of the same key elements as Liz Marie’s, but I did switch a few items around. Liz Marie used three blue glass Ball mason jars with zinc lids placed in front of her demijohn.
I didn’t have three matching vintage blue Ball mason jars, but the three items I used are all similar to the key pieces in Liz Marie’s styled tray: a small olive bucket filled with faux rosemary, (my favorite herb), a small clear glass Ball mason jar with a zinc lid, and my favorite blue glass vintage French seltzer bottle. The demijohn was temporarily swiped from the mantel where it has been used as a vase for hydrangeas since they started blooming over a week ago. The last thing I needed to complete this challenge was a vintage photo in a small chippy white frame. I was thinking about just chalk painting a small wooden frame with an old family photo that I already had, but at the last minute I spotted this “vintage” happy-baby-Amber picture! I will probably do some more tweaking with more patriotic vintage treasures and share an update post later this week, but this is a good start. Even though this challenge was only to recreate Liz Marie’s Fourth of July styled basket tray vignette, I adored everything else she used in her photo.
My DIY red and blue French grain stripe pillow covers work just fine. I also couldn’t resist layering two more antique frames, including a unique gold, blue and red oval one that I always bring out for patriotic holidays. I actually do have my Dad’s vintage red tricycle out in my garden but it is planted up with a succulent basket and a little too dirty to bring inside for this post.