Saturday, May 28, 2011

A Memorial Day Vignette!

I decided last weekend to change up my accessories in the living room. I wanted something with a patriotic theme that I could leave up until after Labor Day. This is what I came up with:

The old Singer sewing machine belonged to my grandmother on my mother's side. Sadly, it sat in storage for many years and the innards are all rusted and don't function anymore, but I had the finish restored on the outside a few years ago. I love it and will treasure it always since it is the only thing I have that belonged to my grandmother who is no longer with us in body, but whose spirit will always be in our hearts.

A red tin barn star that I repainted. It was an ugly yellowy brown color when I bought it. And some blue and white plates for the wall. Red, white, and blue!!!

Some USA stacking boxes I won in a giveaway last year topped with a white pitcher filled with sunflowers and little American flags.

And to round it all out, old timey photos we had taken on a weekend trip to Gatlinburg, TN a few years back. We had a ball doing these! Hubby made the frames for these out of some old boards he found.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend! A special thanks to all our men and women and their families who serve our great country in the military. Nothing would be possible without all their sacrifices!

I'm linking up with Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life for her Tabletop Tuesday.

Until next time. . .


  1. Donna,
    Love the Americana decor. Looks good. I too have one of these old sewing machines that my hubs bought. It still sits in the garage. I don't know where to put it in my house. I'm sure it will come to me eventually.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Country at heart

  2. That looks great Donna!!!! I love those old timey pics of your family too, very cute:) Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend:D

  3. It looks great ~ perfect for the holiday & summer season! I've always wanted to do one of those old time pics ~ looks like so much fun! Have a great weekend!

  4. Every thing looks wonderful Donna! The old sewing machine is a wonderful remembrance of your grandmother.
    Have a happy and safe Memorial weekend!

  5. I love your patriotic boxes that you won! Lucky!

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  7. I really like your take on red, white and blue. We have some cool old timey photos made in Gatlinburg also. Thanks for sharing.


  8. Love the stacking boxes-perfect for this vignette. The sunflowers add a cheerful note to the design.

  9. Great vignette! Those boxes are wonderful.

  10. I love how you used your grandmother's sewing machine in your vignette...and the old timey picture look perfect in this grouping. Loved those stacked boxes. Thanks for stopping by and liking my patriotic tablescape. I really appreciated your sweet comment. Have a wonderful weekend!~Poppy

  11. Such a great vignette for the Holiday. Love the sewing machine and the boxes are wonderful too. Beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty