Now that I have a farmhouse to take care of I can’t go all Hobby Lobby or chain craft store on it. I decided this year when decorating for July 4th, I wanted something different and something with vintage charm.
Whatever I found needed to be inexpensive, fun and festive. So Macy (our middle child) and I went to Tomball, TX which is about 35 minutes east of Navasota. My goodness I think we visited 5 or so antique shops with some of them having 15 plus rooms. It was awesome!
The best part is I found a my vintage inspired July 4th decor! I bought a couple of vintage tea towels, a sugar sack and a piece of vintage fabric all in shades of red, white and blue.
Because of the fabric sizes, I decided to make pillows out of them. I love pillows. The Mister does not. He doesn’t understand that in order for my feet to touch the ground, I need a pillow behind my back – oh the life of a girl who’s only 5’4″ with shoes on (insert rolling eyes).
I decided to sew the edges but it’s just as easy to use fabric glue. I’ve found that works very well. When the edges were sewn, I stuffed them with poly-fil and viola… super cute pillows.
Here’s my vintage inspired July 4th decor:
Here are 3 of the new pillows I made. Aren’t they cute? I added things we already had like the red vintage books, an old crock and my son’s crazy middle school project (not vintage but loved) in the tray.
The table behind the sofa has a framed vintage flag for added color.
Here’s another pillow. This one is a blue and white striped ticking fabric.
I used more of the red vintage books (can you tell we have quite the set of red books) and added a ribbon around the cowbell. The hand stitched cloth in the frame was made in 1952 for the Misters dad. I’m crafty but definitely do not have enough patience or crafty genes for that – I’m super impressed though!
Here is another pillow. It’s paired with a vintage quilt and an old pitcher with gardenias.
There you go, my vintage inspired July 4th decor for a beloved farmhouse. With the touches of red, white, blue, vintage charm, and old pieces that mean a lot to the family, I think the Mister’s great grandmother, grandmother and mom would enjoy the festive pops of color – I know I do.
I hope you decorate for July 4th and if you have the desire for a farmhouse look, check out places that don’t have 20 of the same thing sitting on the shelf. It’s fine if you want that look. I actually have several pieces from a big box store. Just don’t go all crazy!
Anyway, I love the colors so much and because I put forth an effort, albeit small, I’ll probably keep it up through summer. 😉