Tuesday, June 25, 2019

4th Of July Metal Tier Tray

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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  1. Such cute + festive tray, Amy!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  2. Ok, you've inspired me to change out my summer for 4th of July, too. I have a little egg beater just like yours that is probably close to 100 years old. Might add mine. And those salt and pepper shakers are so vintage and cool. Pretty positive we had a set when I was a little girl that sat in the middle of our aqua formica table. Heading to Dollar Tree today!!

    1. I'm happy to hear I've inspired someone! Have fun designing your tray.

  3. This is lovely! It turned out so well! I really like the vintage feel to it!

  4. Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 1! Pinned ♥

  5. Estupendo post! Gracias por la visita! 🤗🤗🤗

  6. While we don't have 4th July celebrations here (obviously) I still think this is a fun decoration and perfect for your event! :)

    Hope that you have a great weekend! :)

    Away From Blue

  7. It's perfect for the 4 of July holiday, love how you found so many pieces in your kitchen!

    Btw we didn't got go Germany this year (we did last year). This year we had family visiting us and we just got back from another family trip to Myrtle Beach together :-) It's such a great vacation spot if you skip the crowdy area downtown on the beach. I'm so glad you did a travel post about the area a few years ago!

    1. Thanks Ellie. I'm glad you enjoy Myrtle Beach so much. Where do you stay when your out there?

  8. Beautiful patriotic centerpiece.
    Happy summer,

  9. Your tiered tray is so cute and festive! Love all of your fun decor pieces!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  10. It looks so cute Amy! So happy you linked up with us!

  11. Your tiered tray is patriotic perfection! Glad you joined our link up!

  12. Very cute! Thanks for sharing your lovely posts with us at the Summer Fun party. Pinned.

  13. Cute, cute July 4th tray. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  14. HI Amy! Tiered Trays are SO popular right now and you nailed it with your design! I just love it! Happy 4th of July and thanks for linking up with us!

  15. It's a lovely patriotic tier tray! Thanks for linking at You're The Star Blog Hop!
    Mel - Decor Craft Design

  16. Looks nice, I like it! Thanks so much for linking up with me at #AThemedLinkup 20 for All Things American (red, white, and blue), open June 27 to July 25. All party entries shared if social media buttons installed.


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