Hello friends! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Mine didn’t go as planned, but sometimes that’s okay, right? I had an extensive to-do list that I was determined to start working through on Saturday. But, my baby boy and I were sitting on the sofa Saturday morning and I asked him what he wanted to do. His response, “swim.” Soooo, we picked up a small inflatable pool at Walmart and I watched my baby swim all day until his heart was content. I did manage to sneak in a few minutes to pull together a vintage patriotic porch though, and I’m going to share that with you all today.
If you are visiting here from The Painted Hinge, welcome! I’m so glad you stopped by. I love making new friends!! If you’re new here, you will quickly see that I love all things vintage. Like, I have a small obsession. Okay, a big obsession. So if vintage decor gets you excited too, we are practically best friends already. By the way, if you missed my indoor vintage inspired patriotic decor, you can check it out HERE.
Alrighty, let’s go hang out on the front porch!
Vintage Patriotic Porch Tour
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When decorating any area, I like to mix in old and new pieces to tie the space together. I picked up this red, white and blue striped rug and the door decor at Target in the bullseye section. That is one of my go-to places for holiday decor fillers. By that, I mean small, inexpensive stuff that I like to add here and there. I DIY’ed the Oh Hello door mat, which has been one of my many favorite DIYs.
Now let’s move on to the vintage goodies! Nothing says Fourth of July more than Coca-Cola, right! I had this Coca-Cola crate in storage that I pulled out to use. A good tip is to pull from your current decor for holidays, based on color. I always pull out reds for Valentine’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Christmas. And this red Coca-Cola crate could easily work for any of those holidays.
The mini chalkboard was another Target bullseye find. I had my sister hand letter the chalk art because my handwriting leaves a lot to be desired. I can DIY just about anything, but hand lettering is my nemesis.
The vintage water jug is something that I picked up on one of my most recent junkin’ excursions. I thought it would work perfect for my patriotic porch because of the red and blue label. It’s hard to find jugs with the labels still intact so I snagged this one quickly when I saw it.
And I cannot pass a vintage watering can without purchasing it. Especially if it has the spout on it. You can check out some of them on my Vintage Style Potting Bench.
Another symbolism of the Fourth of July are picnics. So I added my vintage picnic basket to the mix. This picnic basket reminds me of my late grandmother, which makes me love it even more.
I also added a few vintage red thermoses because, well, they are red.
Moving on to the crocks. Ahh, I LOVE vintage stoneware crocks! It’s another of those items that I have to buy when I see (if the price is right, of course). They are great to put plants in, but currently mine are being used to hold flags.
You are probably starting to notice a trend by now. Yes, I have an obsession with vintage collections. I just can’t help myself.
I picked up these flag banners at Hobby Lobby after the Fourth of July last year for 80 cents each! Thrifty shopping is another obsession of mine.
I just painted this bike and planned to style it in my flower bed, so I thought why not decorate it for the Fourth for now. So that’s what I did. It’s a little different than my usual decor so I’m not quite sure what to think about it yet.
I hope you’ve enjoyed hanging out on my patriotic porch with me today and that I was able to give you a little inspo. Please come back and visit again soon!
Be sure to head to County Road 407 next to continue on this great patriotic porch tour. And if you haven’t yet, make sure your visit our lovely host, Follow The Yellow Brick Home.
Have a Happy Independence Day and be blessed, my friends!
Hi Heather, I love pairing vintage with bargain finds, too and I adore your charming porch! Happy to be participating in the tour with you! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
Thank you, Cecilia!! Isn’t it fun to mix things up. So excited to join you on this tour. Looking forward to the end of this work day so I can visit everyone else’s porch!! 😊
Stacey @ Poofing the Pillows says
Your porch is so cute! You are going to have neighbors walking up there just to see all the details. 🙂
I especially love the bicycle and the all of your crocks with flags in them.
Happy 4th of July!
They are probably thinking, “what is this crazy lady up to now?” Lol! Thank you so much and have a fabulous 4th!!
Amber Ferguson says
EEEK! All the vintage goodness here is so fun! I love your beautiful porch and we are certainly vintage loving blog besties now! Your crock collection with the simple addition of the flags is a great idea. I love all your details, the bottles, plants, flags and buntings. Like you, I like to mix in a few new items with the vintage to keep things looking refreshed and stylish. You have done an amazing job with your patriotic decor inside and out!
I love the bicycle! I had intended to use my old teal bicycle for my tour as well but it started pouring the rain and I didn’t get any good photos, so I scrapped the idea and decided to use it in another post later this summer. I think yours looks adorable!
Your porch and home are simply charming! Thanks so much for joining the Patriotic Porches Tour. I hope you had fun and that you have a wonderful summer ahead!
Amber, I can’t thank you enough for giving me the awesome opportunity to participate in this tour with all of you! I can’t wait until the end of this workday so that I can browse all of your beautiful porches!!
I was a little apprehensive about the bicycle, but I’m glad I went with it. I’m so excited that I’ve made a vintage loving blogging buddy! Have a fabulous day may friend. And again, thank you so much!!
Laura Ingalls Gunn says
Your porch has brought such joy to my heart! I adore your vintage table display but THAT bike brought forth such wonderful memories of 4th of July parades. Bravo!
Thank you so much, Laura!! I’m so glad to hear that because I was so hesitant about including the bike. I love when old things bring back sweet memories. ❤️
Everything is so adorable! I love it all. You have some fabulous goodies and what a talent to just be able to throw it together after a day spent with a little one. Excited to be on the tour with you!
Cindy, thank you so much!! I can’t wait to check out the tour when I get off of work! You ladies are so talented and I can’t wait to be inspired by all of you!!
Michelle @ The Painted Hinge says
I just love everything about your patriotic porch! Like Amber said, I love your crock collection with the added flags. And the way you have your table styled is perfect! So happy to be on the Patriotic Porches tour with you!
Thank you, Michelle!! 4th of July is pretty easy to decorate for because you can basically just add a flag to anything and make it look festive. 😉 I’m so honored to be on this tour with so many talented bloggers! Have a fabulous 4th!!
Jann Olson says
Ah, a girl after my own heart! I love vintage crocks and have a few in my basement. I also have a collection of picnic baskets and thermoses. I love how you wrangled them together. The jug was an awesome find. I love any type of label, and like you say; it’s hard to find them still attached. So happy to meet you through this blog tour!
Yay!!! I love meeting fellow vintage lovers!! I’m so glad you stopped by and took the tour! Thank you! Have a fabulous 4th!!!
Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says
Everything on your porch looks just beautiful! You have some wonderful vintage pieces. I am swooning over that bicycle. It looks perfect in your flower bed!
Aww, thanks so much Shannon!! I came so close to not including the bike, but now I’m so glad I did. So glad to meet you on this tour!! 😊
Your porch is so beautiful! I really love the bike the decorated for the fourth. I agree nothing quite says American like Coca-Cola, so I love that crate you filled!
Thank you so much, Angelina! The bike was a last minute addition and I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it. After this, I’m thinking it’s going to be fun to style for each of the holidays. 😊
Chloe Crabtree says
Your porch is just perfect for the 4th! The vintage crocks are great…I had just one and it sadly got broken last year, I am going to have to look for some more! I love the layered look to your door mat, something I need to add! The Coca Cola crate and vintage plaid coolers are among my favorites on your porch! I am so happy to have hopped with you and to have discovered Beauty for Ashes Home!
Oh no, so sorry your crock broke. Several of mine have cracks that I’ve put epoxy on. I turn them just right so you can’t see the cracks. 😉 The layered door mats seem to be a trend and I’m loving it. Thank you so much for visiting and I’m glad to get to know you through this tour!
Heather, I love vintage collections and we have so much in common! Skotch coolers, soda crates… Crocks are still on my list and have moved up toward the top after seeing yours grouped together with flags! So gorgeous!!!
Ok so I love your porch and we are basically porch twinsies! We both used coca-cola crates, picnic baskets and flags! Love your style and wish you a very happy 4th of July!
Botanic Bleu says
I agree. Nothing says Fourth of July more than Coca-Cola! Perfect decor for a vintage 4th of July celebration. And vintage crocks filled with American flags say American Country at its finest. Loved seeing your patriotic porch.
I know I’m a day late for the 4th, but I hope you had a great one. All of your vintage finds look amazing, and I see I’m not the only one who loves that Target dollar section for seasonal decor! My favorite is probably the crocks, but the picnic basket and crate are awesome, too, because there are stories behind them. I think it’s all styled perfectly, so I’m definitely using this post for inspo now. Thanks for the tour!