In the spirit of Patriotism, I decided to temporarily change out my summer lemon tier tray for a 4th of July design. When the holiday is over, I'll put the lemon decorations back in until fall.
I had so much fun playing with the colors red, white, and blue while putting together this tray. I actually found many of the items in my own kitchen, like this red gel mold and vintage egg beater.
These vintage salt and pepper shakers were also in my stash. My tray is deep and I need to raise some items up so that they can be seen so I had my husband cut a few small pieces of wood and I painted them white. It works great, you barely notice the wood base is even there.
I'm always late to the party when it comes to purchasing items for my tier tray. It's because I wait for the items to go on sale, and then they are picked over. But I did find a few things at Hobby Lobby like this wooden star, the "America the Beautiful" sign, and the burlap star picks.
I picked up the red, white, and blue roses at the Dollar Store. Hobby Lobby had them too, but for $9.99 a bush...no thank you! I also picked up the tiny white flowers at the Dollar Store too. Flowers make such a nice filler for tier trays.
The vintage pastry cutter is also from my kitchen as well as the red cookie cutter.
The ceramic pot I panted myself years ago and I pulled it out of my garden shed to use in this tray. The red mug came right out of my kitchen cabinet.
When putting together a tier tray for a holiday not everything has to be the same theme if they coordinate in another way like color. In this tray, I only have a few true patriotic elements, and everything is else is red, white, or blue.
A good tip when decorating your tray is to not only fill your empty spots with flowers or greenery, but fill up your containers too, like I did with the coffee mug and pot!
I'm having so much fun decorating my tier tray and dining room for all the holidays and seasons now that I have repainted it white. The all white background makes decorating so easy...everything goes with white!
I just love this sign! Even though its meaning can be interpreted different ways, I mostly look at it from a physical viewpoint. My husband and I road trip across this great country a lot, and I'm always amazed and awestruck by the diverse beautiful landscape of our country.
Other than a patriotic welcome sign and pillow on the side porch (not pictured) the only other 4th of July decorations I added was this vignette to the top of the piano. I bought the flag for the tray but it was too tall. Because it was metal, I couldn't cut it down, so I just put it in the flower vase that usually sits on top of the piano. Then I added some 4th of July pictures that were taken of Alethea and I last year.
Have A Great Day! Amy
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