Americana in the Media Room

I added some Americana touches in the media room.

I have seller’s remorse as I sold many Americana themed items before our last move…

…..but I still kept enough pieces to decorate this room.



The flag pillow is from Pottery Barn…

…..and the two red and white pillows that flank it are also from Pottery Barn (outdoor collection).


Added a book and an antique iron star..





Added a vase of flowers, an antique Atlas (dated 1915), and a basket to the vignette.

I have had this Americana/flag throw for many years.



Not much “Americana” here, but had to show you the Big Ben clock I scored for $5.00..

…..why just $5.00??? because it does not work..but you can move the hands.

I set it at 5 o’clock, as you know, it is always 5 o’clock somewhere!

PicMonkey Collage

I decided to add this lamp to the media room…

…..I painted the lamp red as I use red for one of my accent colors in the room.

I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint/Emperor’s Silk.


PicMonkey Collage

I am thinking that I may distress this lamp a bit with some antiquing wax and possibly add a burlap shade..


Today was very dreary…raining on and off…will be like this for at least a couple more days….

… I had to really make adjustments on my camera, as this room did not have much natural light today.


I will be showing the dinette area of this room on Friday, as it will be a part of my Friday Series.

Across this seating area is the bookcases and TV…no Americana decor there..

You will see more of this room when I finally get around to updating my home tour..

….as my “home tour” is in dire need of being updated!

I wish you all a very safe and wonderful 4th..enjoying the celebration of our nation’s Independence Day!

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  1. Very nice, Shirley!

  2. Donnamae says

    I like the red lamp! Happy 4th! 😉

  3. I love it all, Shirley.

    I ordered the flag pillow. It won’t be here until after the 12th. I can use it for Labor Day and Veterans Day this Fall, even though I won’t be able to for the 4th.

    Happy Independence Day!
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  4. my fave is the God bless america throw blanket. r u leaving today? dinner at our house tomorrow nite…pulled pork, hamburgers and hot dogs. love u Pam

  5. Linda miller says

    Very nice and patriotic, Shirley. I have even more seller’s remorse because I got rid of just about everything when we left Florida. Now I’ m replacing some things. Have a safe and happy Fourth!

  6. Very nice Shirley! I love the flag pillow, and, I love your clock!! I’ll do the same thing….buy em even if they don’t work! They’re fabulous! Have a happy 4th of July!~~Angela
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  7. Love your patriotic touches! Have a happy & safe 4th!

  8. Shirley, your patriotic touches are just perfect in your media room! What a great idea to paint the lamp and add it! Your pillows and throw are wonderful! It looks like it’s time for a celebration! Happy Fourth of July!
    P.S. Has anyone said they have had trouble loading your page with the email subscription? I have had trouble on the last three posts. It may just be me, but I wanted to mention it.
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  9. Nice touches and happy 4th!

  10. Love your patriotic touches Shirley! I just found Long May She Wave for a song and added it to my collection! I’m sooooo ready for some dry weather, we’re about to float away! Wishing you a Happy (and dry 🙂 Independence Day!
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  11. Very pretty Shirley! Love that red lamp!!
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  12. Hi Shirley-
    Your room looks great! It’s cozy and your Americana touches look great in it. I like that God Bless America throw!
    I love red so I’m always happy to see it!
    Have a wonderful 4th!

  13. It looks lovely and so very Patriotic, Shirley. You are WAY ahead of me in the red, white and blue scheme! xo Diana
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  14. You’re better off than I as there’s nothing red, white and blue at our house!
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  15. Very pretty. It reminds me of my sister’s house in SoCal. She has the same leather couch and has the Americana touches year round. I love it! Thanks for sharing and have a blessed 4th, Patti@OldThingsNew
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  16. Hi Shirley! I can’t believe I just now found your blog! I love it! I’m now following you on bloglovin. 🙂 All your patriotic touches are perfect! I’m going to spend some time now looking back at your past posts. What a wonderful blog!!

  17. That seller’s remorse gets us every time, doesn’t it? I have felt it for years now re: the sale of much of the inventory from my store when I retired. I don’t know what the heck I must have been thinking!!! Oh, well…it’s gone now, and there’s nothing we can do about it. But wait…you DID do something!!! You created a beautiful space without it!!!!!!!!!!! Your media room looks great with these touches. It’s just enough to get the feel of the holiday without going overboard.

    I love the little clock and how you define the 5:00! :-)You’re doggone right about that!!!

    Enjoy your weekend!
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  18. Ugh, we’ve had so much rain here, too… totally putting a damper on my DIY projects! Love the lamp — I’m sharing a piece on MOnday that I did with Emperor’s Silk. great color!
    Enjoy your weekend ~ xo Heidi
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  19. Ohhhh I love it 🙂 I am such a sucker for anything Americana 🙂

    Can’t wait to meet you at Haven!!!!
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