Vintage Inspired July 4th Decor

Vintage Inspired July 4th Decor

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.

Vintage fabric swatches for different July 4th decor inspiration

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.

Sofa with vintage pillows made for the July 4th decor

July 4th decor made with vintage fabrics for pillows, vintage books in an old crock

 

The table behind the sofa has a framed vintage flag for added color.

July 4th decor with vintage flag and books

 

Here’s another pillow.  This one is a blue and white striped ticking fabric.

White slip covered chair with blue and white ticking pillow and July 4th decor on side table

 

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!

vintage books and cow bell with hand stitched cloth in frame for July 4th farmhouse decordecor

 

Here is another pillow.  It’s paired with a vintage quilt and an old pitcher with gardenias.

July 4th decor with vintage books, old crock and vintage insulator

 

vintage books, old pitcher with red flowers and a vintage insulator for July 4th decor

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.  😉

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8 Comments

  1. June 9, 2017 / 9:21 am

    I have not decorated for the 4th yet but plan to soon! The days just seem to get away from me.
    Love your vignettes and decor!

    • June 9, 2017 / 11:22 am

      Thank you Joy for visiting my blog and for the kind comments. I love decorating for the holidays but don’t usually do so much for the July 4th holiday. This year was obviously different. 😉

  2. June 9, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    Hello Cindy!
    Love how ahead of the game you are!! I haven’t had time to think July yet, I’ve just finished Spring! Love all the vintage touches! And using items and fabrics that don’t scream JULY 4TH, lets them stay around a little longer and that really works for me! Enjoyed all the peaks inside your fabulous farmhouse!!

    • June 9, 2017 / 6:00 pm

      Thank you Jan! I enjoy the things that don’t scream July 4th too. Look forward to seeing your space soon. And thanks for visiting my blog. 😉

  3. June 14, 2017 / 5:43 pm

    This room is so beautifully decorated. The muted red colors are soft and inviting. And the flag in a frame is pure genius. I also like all the little touches you’ve added like the books and how they have been covered in paper. Much more pleasing to the eye!

    • June 14, 2017 / 8:09 pm

      Thank you for the compliments and thanks for visiting my blog.

  4. June 22, 2017 / 6:40 am

    I love your decor choices. The space looks so cozy!

    • June 22, 2017 / 7:59 am

      Thank you Christina! We enjoy it.