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Patriotic Centerpiece with Vintage

As June fades into July, I have another patriotic post to share with you, a patriotic centerpiece that I put together to decorate our family room coffee table.

Patriotic Vignette with vintage Mason jars, vintage clear glass jug holding flags, and white milk glass compote with a faux plant and an American flag pillow in the background

Today’s patriotic centerpiece is part of a monthly Pinterest Challenge hosted by Cindy of County Road 407. Each month Cindy selects a picture from Pinterest and challenges our group to create our own version of the look.

Many thanks to Cindy for hosting this challenge!

If you arrived here from Decor to Adore, welcome!

Our Inspiration for this Challenge

This month we were challenged to create a patriotic centerpiece inspired by this one by Liz Marie Galvan of Liz Marie Blog.

You may have heard of Liz Marie through social media or from her book, Cozy White Cottage.

Inspiration Picture for Pinterest Challenge from Liz Marie

This patriotic scene is right up my vintage-loving alley. Isn’t this a beautiful display?

Even though I loved the entire display, I focused on creating a centerpiece for our family room coffee table using Liz Marie’s table centerpiece as my inspiration.

I really loved the tricycle that Liz Marie used and I’ll bet my bottom dollar that my mom has mine stored away somewhere. I’m afraid to ask her because she may bring it to me. Ha-Ha!

My Version of our Inspiration

My coffee table had been empty of decor since Easter and I was so glad that this Pinterest Challenge motivated me to create a patriotic centerpiece for it.

Patriotic Vignete with vintage Mason jars, vintage clear glass jug holding flags, and white milk glass compote with a faux plant and an American flag pillow in the background

No shopping was needed to create my centerpiece.

After a few trips to my basement for decor items and then printing out and framing a picture of Sherman, my centerpiece was ready to be enjoyed.

I love this centerpiece and am so glad that Cindy chose this picture from Liz Marie to use for this month’s challenge.

The Tray

Liz Marie used a beautiful round woven basket style tray with handles for the base of her centerpiece.

My woven tray was a lucky yard sale find.

Patriotic Vignette with vintage Mason jars, vintage clear glass jug holding flags, and white milk glass compote with a faux plant and an American flag pillow in the background

Vintage Vinegar Jug with Flags

After the tray was in place, I turned my attention to the next element, the glass bottle holding two flags.

My jug is an old vinegar jug that my mom gave me.

American flags in a vintage clear glass jug

I have a bunch of these jugs in my basement, all given to me by my mom. They make a great lamp base and I think that Mama gave them to me a long time ago for that purpose.

Mama says that these jugs either came from my uncle who used them to hold the tasty wine that he used to make or they may have come from another relative who used them for the Dandelion wine that he made.

Since homebrewing is now a popular hobby, you can buy similar jugs Amazon.

American flags displayed in a clear glass vintage jug with an American flag pillow

I love how the flags look in the bottle, especially with the American flag pillows in the background.

Liz Marie used a large flag in the background and I love that look. A hanging flag didn’t work for my coffee table vignette but I do have the perfect flag that I could have used, a vintage 44 star flag that belonged to a relative. It’s framed and in a guest room at the lake.

Plant in Pot and Photograph

Liz Marie used a plant in a galvanized metal pot in her centerpiece along with a framed picture of a child.

Instead of a metal pot, I used a milk glass footed vase.

I don’t have any children that are human, so I used a picture of my fur baby, Sherman, from last year’s 4th of July celebration.

Patriotic Vignete with vintage Mason jars, vintage clear glass jug holding flags, and white milk glass compote with a faux plant

My plant is faux from Ikea. I scored the milk glass vase holding it at Goodwill long ago.

Patriotic display with a milk glass compote filled with a faux plant and a picture of a dog dressed in an Uncle Sam cosume

Sherman was not a happy camper when his Mama put this costume on him. I only made him wear it for a few pictures and then I freed him of the humiliation.

picture of a dog in an Uncle Sam costume with atlas strong arm mason jar

Liz Marie had room on her tray for coasters but I did not.

Jars and Insulators

I have a shelf filled with vintage Mason jars but couldn’t get three to look good on my tray, so in place of one of them, I used a glass insulator.

Vintage Atlas Mason Jar and Lynchburg Standard Mason Jar and a Vintage Insulator with a picture of a dog in an Uncle Sam costume

The two canning jars are from my family and according to the research I did on them, they are both from the 1920s.

Vintage Atlas Mason Jar and Lynchburg Standard Mason Jar and a Vintage Insulator with a picture of a dog in an Uncle Sam costume

I love old Mason jars and for summer decor have used them on my mantel and also grouped on my table as a centerpiece.

Vintage Atlas Mason Jar and Lynchburg Standard Mason Jar and a Vintage Insulator

The Atlas Strong Shoulder Mason jar has beautiful very light green glass.

My favorite is the Lynchburg Standard Mason jar made in Lynchburg, VA around 1925. Mama gave this jar to me since I live in Lynchburg. It came from the relative who made Dandelion wine.

Vintage Atlas Mason Jar and Lynchburg Standard Mason Jar

More Patriotic Centerpieces to Enjoy

Many thanks to Cindy for organizing this fun monthly challenge!

Next is Kristin from White Arrow Home. Kristin and I share a love of vintage and if you’ve never visited her blog, be sure to do so!

Click on the links below to visit each blogger who is sharing their version of our patriotic centerpiece inspiration photo.

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Patriotic Ideas

Every year I love decorating my home with red, white, and blue for patriotic holidays. These are some of my favorite patriotic posts.

26 Comments

  1. Hi Paula, first off Sherman looks cute and thank goodness you said it was for pictures only. We can’t get Reeses and Peanut to pose with anything on anymore.

    I never heard of Dandelion wine, you always have pieces with great family history which you know I love.

    If your mama finds another vinegar bottle you can send it if you don’t want anymore, ha

    Love your patriotism!

    Cindy

  2. This is spot on. I’m not sure you could get any closer to the inspiration picture. Your jars are fabulous. I love the insulator. So cute. I may have to look for a “vinegar” bottle. I had no idea that bottling your own spirits was popular again. Your pup is a cutie.

  3. That Lynchburg jar is awesome; what a treasure! I love noticing all the different variations of aquas and green, the various fonts, shapes and bubbles in those old jars; so beautiful! Love your idea of including a special seasonal picture, too; need to find one to print off! You always create a sentimental, beautiful vignette, and I love seeing your vintage!

  4. You are a way nicer mom than I. We make our dogs where the costumes all dang day! Sherman is quite handsome in his btw. Love your tray and the pillow behind on the sofa is perfect. So glad you joined us. I always love looking at your vintage goodies! Pinned

  5. Paula, You nailed the coffee table vignette. I love the “wine” bottle. That is one type I don’t have. I’m going to look for an old one first. It looks great mixed with the blue mason jars. The picture of Sherman is priceless.

  6. Your vignette is perfect Paula and I love those vintage bottles and the insulator. Come to think of it I had a glass insulator like that when I was in my teens, but no telling what happened to it. Tell Sherman I think he is a very good sport! Happy 4th of July!

  7. Sherman looks great, Paula! I know, Yoda isn’t a fan of a velcro sweater we have for him but he sure likes being warm in it in winter!! ;)’ I love how you’ve recreated your table vignette here with the milk glass and the family glass jug. Very special touches… Oh, I went over to your linked flag post for your father-in-law’s rwb baseball room. Lovely room!!! We have a 48-star flag that Charles uncle had from WWII, I think.

    Happy 4th to you,
    Barb πŸ™‚

  8. Your patriotic vignette is the perfect centerpiece for your coffee table, and I love that you added your own twist with Sherman’s photo. πŸ™‚ My fave part is that you replaced one of the jars with an insulator! Perfect! Always fun hopping with you… and of course, pinned!

  9. As always your post is full of wonderful vintage objects that have fun stories and history attached to them, making your blog a favorite! I smiled right away when I saw Sherman’s photo. The canning jars are fabulous “specimens” I have a few vintage ones but not as old as yours which are super cool. Now I am back on the hunt for Jars!

    Love your interpretation of the challenge.

    Happy Fourth of July!

  10. Such a lovely take on this vignette; especially the picture of your pup! My dog would not be fond of wearing a costume either:) I love that you’ve given such great ideas that we could implement by just “shopping” our own homes.

  11. Your centerpiece is beautiful, Paula. I love that you used vintage mason jars and insulators to complete the look. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ’s!

  12. Paula, I am so glad you linked up at SYS last week! Happy to feature your cute pup and your patriotic tablescape at this week’s Share Your Style #262. <3

    Have a great 4th!
    Barb πŸ™‚

  13. I love your version of the inspiration photo, Paula. I like how you chose a milk glass vase instead of a galvanized bucket. The round basket was a great tag sale find. But of course, Sherman steals the show in his cute patriotic outfit!

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