Patriotic Tray


Hello everyone, it’s Pinterest Challenge day hosted by Cindy at County Road 407.

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This month’s inspiration comes from Liz Marie Blog sharing a patriotic tray.

Wasn’t Amber’s  Farmhouse patriotic tray pretty?

This tray speaks to my heart because there’s nothing like sharing some patriotism, right!


I chose similar elements as on Liz’s tray and a piece that adds instant Americana.

Let’s take a look, Liz Marie used a round woven tray, this is where I went in a slightly different direction for my tray.  Since I didn’t have a round basket tray I used a tray I’ve had for a long time from Décor Steals.  I didn’t want to make the purchase of a new tray since this was in the house.  The tray was natural wood and to lighten it up I applied Miss Mustard Seed white wax and rubbed it to give a more weathered look.



 Another element that is slightly different is her large glass bottle that holds her flags. 

I had this hobnail light grey pitcher to hold my flags, I must admit, I love our flag especially in a breeze when it’s waiving with pride. I think this glass pitcher works perfectly to display my flags. They are 12″ tall flags I purchased from Michael’s a few years ago.  To give them a vintage touch I used dark Maison Blanche and ASCP clear wax., what do you think?


I have to say I love French décor but I am smitten with mason jars. There’s something that calls me when I see vintage blue jars. The softness of the blue is wonderful.  I used the opposite sizes than the picture from Marie’s tray.  I found  these while thrifting a while back, aren’t the aged galvanized lids great?


Another swap is the smaller galvanized bucket.  Not having one, I added a red antique petite soup tureen with boxwood greenery.  The read works great for a patriotic feel.


The frame with a picture is a cute touch. Using pictures of my parents from when they were sweethearts in college seemed to be a great addition. These are dear to my heart, I always pleaded with my mom for them. One day she surprised me and let me take them home. The frames I found at Michael’s years ago. I painted them and lightly sanded the details, I will cherish these forever.


Lastly, in Liz’s picture there is a tricycle and I thought it would be fun to add this baseball glove my husband has had since he was young.  His dad brought it home for him and he has kept it throughout his life. Adding the very old baseball he has had as well finishes this salute to patriotism perfectly.



I hope this gives you inspiration for a patriotic display in your home.


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Hello, my name is Cindy and welcome to Cloches & Lavender. I enjoy making our house a home with antiques and thrifted finds. Antiques are used as my staples in my dcor to remain on a budget. I will often upcycle pieces with paint to make them new again. I enjoy DIYs

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