Sunday, July 1, 2012

A Little Red, White and Blue

It’s a bit quirky, not at all elaborate, and doesn’t scream the 4th of July,  but the sofa table behind my  patriotic sofa  is 
trying to blend some of the elements throughout the room 
to tie it all together.

Since the coffee table is having a
shell convention,  I  used a couple of shells
and starfish.

There are always books stacked around, so I used these beauties purchased from Angie at 
Knick of Time.  Love them!

What is this twisty thing?   At one time  this item  was in the Wisteria catalog and was also featured  on  a mantel in Veranda, though I cannot find the issue.  ( It was about $500).   Mine was purchased at the Warrington-Round Top show for a small percentage of the original price.

It is made from a type of seaweed  harvested in the Philippines.  
It is dried, twisted into shapes and baked.  
This one is mounted on a stand.

The vintage grain sack is a beauty!  It  is in   perfect condition and seems to be a type of vintage woven linen.  The tag that came with it says  “found in Hungary circa 1920".   A little patriotic flag banner was added .

A large blue transferware pitcher ,  a vintage crock  with blue print that I’ve owned for years, and a tall candlestick  complete the vignette.


The large fern in a  pedestal urn  sitting on the floor gives it balance.

I shopped the house for everything.

Wishing everyone a wonderful July and a festive
Independence Day.

Reminder:  Hope to see you at Potpourri Friday! 
 Link up begins on Thursday afternoon!

Until next time,


  1. I love "shopping my house" it is amazing what u can come up with. Love the grain sack.

  2. This is a great vignette! Love the grain sack and flag banner. I think adding the blue and white and red in any combo is perfect! Hugs, Linda

  3. Very pretty, Honey! You're right. The fern brings it all together so nicely.

  4. It all looks beautiful, Honey! I really love that grain sack you used as a runner and those old books you got from me look so beautiful in your home. I love when I get a chance to see how something I sold looks in someone else's home! That banner is adorable too. My house is too much of a disaster with the kitchen remodel to even bother decorating for the 4th, so I enjoy seeing everyone else's posts.

    Angie @ Knick of Time

  5. Hello Honey,
    I like your table behind the sofa. Everyone is decorating with beautiful shells and natural elements this summer it seems. Is that a quilt on the sofa. I love the look of it. Have a great 4th of July again.

  6. Hi Honey, thanks for stopping by. Hope you've enjoyed your break. I love seashells and decorating with them. Have a great week,T

  7. I love your subtle patriotic touches, especially the pitcher! Pretty piece! Happy 4th, a little early! :)

  8. Beautiful. I love your quirky salute to the holiday. It looks lovely and I love the seaweed item. Thanks for sharing, Ginger

  9. Everything looks so beautiful, love the sea shells. Have a great day!

  10. Your slant on the Red White and Blue is beautiful!

  11. I love your shell display ~ so pretty!!! I have seen your blog on blogs that I read recently and I've been meaning to stop by. I am drawn to the title 2805 ~ one of my first blogs was titled 2807 .. which was my grandparents house number. : )
    Have a happy monday ~ I am signing up to follow so that I can see what other pretties come out of 2805.

  12. I saw a big shell like yours at a tag sale but didn't buy it. Darn. Yours is so pretty with the books, too. Best wishes, Linda

  13. Love the twisty seedweed thingy :)

  14. Beautiful pictures. I love that shell and that pitcher is adorable.


  15. The twisted seaweed is really cool. Like the red, white and blue touches in your room.

    Happy 4th!

  16. Love the display, and not your ordinary 4th display. You were very creative.

  17. Honey, you are back and with vigor. Love it all. xoxo, olive

  18. Such a lovely and creative vignette and the quilt on the back of the sofa is the perfect backdrop. Beautifully done. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

  19. Your sofa table display is beautiful. I love all the different textures you used with your unique treasures!
    Mary Alice

  20. LOVE the little pitcher! Perfect color for the 4th of July!

  21. love the patriotic banner! I have a grain sack like yours, too!
    Your house looks great!

  22. What a sophisticated way to celebrate the 4th! Love that twisted seaweed thing-a-ma-jig! Happy 4th!!

  23. It just feels so Americana ... and not so themey ... and I love it! Oh, and the shell convention made me chuckle!



  24. Great vignette, Honey. Hope you have a safe and happy 4th!

  25. Wow, that dried seaweed sculpture is really incredible. The vignette as a whole is lovely. Thanks for sharing, liz

  26. It looks fantastic! I love that blue and white pitcher!

  27. Honey, your vignette on your sofa table is so pretty. Love the red, white, and blue!!!

    Enjoy the 4th!

    Ricki Jill

  28. Honey,
    It is so nice to have you back!! You made your return while I was out of town but I will be happy to be visiting with you again. This is a beautiful post and the pretty pitcher!!

    I'm having my very first blog giveaway that will be ending Saturday night and I would be delighted to have you stop by! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  29. I love shells and old books! You've put together some of my favs! How lovely!

  30. Your patriotic vignette is subtle and lovely. My favorite item would be the books. I love the bindings on them. They add so much character!

  31. Honey - I'm featuring you next week at the Knick of Time Tuesday party!

    God Bless,


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