A Quick Coffee Table for the 4th of July ~ 10 on the 10th

Welcome to  this month’s 10 on the 10th where 10+ bloggers share their finds and projects with you costing $10 or less! Our host today is Benita of Chasing Quaintness and I know you’ll love the totally awesome paddle board she created! Thank you, Benita for all your hard work putting this hop together!! 

If you are coming over from Katie at Let’s Add Sprinkles and are here for the first time, welcome! Our theme this month is 4th of July and we all have so many great ideas to share with you for the our nation’s birthday. Let’s get going, shall we?

For my 10 on the 10th  I decided to go with a softer 4th of July look in creating an easy-to-copy coffee table vignette which basically cost nothing as I used everything I already own. 

I like scrounging through items I already have and since we just moved in and our household goods arrived mid-March, everything is new to me again! 

 Putting this 4th of July table together

I brought out a blue striped napkin/placemat I bought last year at Magnolia Market in Waco. On top of it I placed a tobacco basket and played around with the basket and napkin’s placement a bit.

From there, I knew I wanted to add in this vintage Johnson Bros. red transferware serving dish to bring in the red and the angel statue I have had outside since the movers brought it to Texas from our California storage.  

A couple of weeks ago I was on another blog hop and this angel statue was in this still soft but definitely bolder 4th of July vignette and you can check out more of that post here

I do like patriotic decor but decided this time around to go with even softer colors and sans flags as my mantel is very patriotic with its red reds, bright whites and navy blues and is located in this same room.

Our mantel and how it looked for Memorial Day and the story behind it.

Here is a full look at our coffee table

Set simply with softer deep pinks and lavender blues is a bowl of freshly cut hydrangeas from my front yard. Placed on top of the red transferware  platter with faux lavender wands set alongside, these add just an extra bit of blue to balance the reds and pinks. Tucking those in next to the angel completed this easy-to-create-look.

This has been a beautiful month remembering our military service members and looking forward to our nation’s birthday… 🙂

Right outside our living room windows sits our garden… And our patriotic miss who is dressed as our Lady Liberty. She didn’t make the previous patriotic posts but she happily graces this post for you today.

Lastly for this soft 4th of July coffee table vignette, I added a little more patriotic flare by bringing in the Waverly pillows from their usual spot over in our family room.

The French pillow and the Waverly ones are the same ones that we brought with us from  our Prairie Home of the past two years. If you haven’t glamped or camped for an extended period but are thinking about it ~ try it! There’s a big learning curve but there’s an amazing simplicity… Plus you meet so many great people.


Our  41′ Heartland Charleston Landmark fifth-wheel was a wonderful place to live and the RV parks and campgrounds we lived in were a wonderful living and life experience.

After almost four years total, though, having a large living room is almost too much. I do love the comfort of these sofas and easy chairs…

And this is how this quick-and-easy coffee table with its soft 4th of July theme came to be! I believe in keeping things simple and my decor has simplified over the years. Maybe that comes with time and age (or from living in a trailer), who knows, but it is fun to be able to share my curated mélange of home décor with you.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll think about subscribing plus share my post and/or a picture or two, thank you.

Susan of Homeroad is next up on today’s tour. I just know her post is going to inspire you in your 4th of July decorating and the fun découpage project she is sharing!! 

Today’s 10 on the 10th tour list I encourage you to pull up this post as many times as you need in order to visit everyone. Enjoy the tour!!!

Happy decorating,

33 thoughts on “A Quick Coffee Table for the 4th of July ~ 10 on the 10th”

  1. I love the nontraditional ways you've decorated. It shows you are very creative! And I noticed the pillow I plopped in the chair in that room is still there! LOL. Love it. 😉 It's all beautiful Barbara.

  2. Your coffee table looks absolutely beautiful with the items and colors you chose. It's simple with an elegant flair!

  3. Hi Cindy, yes… I am glad you brought in that little bolster pillow. I think that is its home! 😉 Trying to be more creative! Thank you, Hugs,Barb 🙂

  4. Thank you, Benita! I do like a soft color palette and a Shabby Chic French Country style. A bit English with French furniture. Thanks again for hosting,Hugs,Barb 🙂

  5. Thank you, Roxanne! I am not usually a RWB person but this year I am. Guess my tastes are changing a bit. ;)I appreciate your comments, thank you,Barb 🙂

  6. Hi Patti! Thank you, yes… I DID think of that before I took the photograph but this older flag stayed on the statue only for the photographs, in reality. I intended for it to go hang out front on a new pole (the old one from CA split while in storage for 4 years), but new poles come WITH new flags, so this is an extra. Also, being a former Girl Scout, Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader, I am aware of the \”flag touching the ground\” rule. It will only get burned when it falls apart, though. Thanks for the thoughts and so far, no one has said anything derrogatory.Hugs,Barb 🙂

  7. Such a beautiful way to evoke the red white and blue without having to go all flag out. I really love that statue you have outside as well. So original Barbara!

  8. Not so long ago, making a cup of coffee was no more complicated than deciding on your favourite brand of instant coffee and boiling a kettle. How things have changed!Helix

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