Americana Sunflower Centerpiece

I started out by doing a typical “Red White and Blue” centerpiece for the table . .

~ ~ but I thought for a minute ~~ and changed my mind ~~ oh, the mind is a dangerous thing!

Wanted to do something a bit different. . . so I scoured the house, looking for inspiration.

I found some inspiration in my laundry room ~~ go figure!

Sunflower Centerpiece

Sunflower Centerpiece

I have an enamelware bowl and pitcher that resides in my laundry room . . .

~ ~ thought I would give it a change of scenery.

Sunflowers in Vintage Enamelware Bowl and Pitcher

Sunflowers/Vintage Enamelware Bowl and Pitcher

Placed the bowl and pitcher on a vintage blue and white tea towel.

~ ~ I purchased the bowl and pitcher separately many years ago.

Found the blue and white swirled bowl in Iowa when visiting about 30 years ago.

Folk Art Uncle Sam Bunny

Added my Folk Art Uncle Sam Bunny to the centerpiece . .

Folk Art Uncle Sam Bunny

Added another “Uncle Sam” that is made out of clay.

~ ~ I purchased both of these at a “Country Living” Craft show many years ago in Florida.

Folk Art Uncle Sams

Americana Centerpiece

A simple Americana Centerpiece for the summer table. . .

Antique Split Oak Bench

Added a touch of “Americana” to the bench with a red and white ticking quilt . . .

~ ~ and a Pottery Barn flag pillow.

Antique Split Oak Bench

I purchased the small quilt at Cracker Barrel many years ago!

~ ~ I used it as a table cloth in my former breakfast room.

Antique Split Oak Bench

Americana in the Dining Room

As some of you may remember . . .

~ ~ I purchased the Antique Split Oak Bench at the Country Living Fair in Atlanta last year.

Americana Centerpiece

I feel as though this centerpiece can carry me through the entire month . . .

~ ~ well, I may have to replenish the sunflowers from time to time.

Dining Room

Summer Dining Room

Wishing you all a most happy and safe 4th of July Holiday!

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  1. Linda miller says

    OMG…great minds and close friends think alike. I love sunflowers with red, white and blue. I have a bouquet of them in that patriotic pitcher I bought years ago on my kitchen island. I bought you one, too. Do you remember? Oh, and draped on my great room chair is the same patriotic quilt I bought mine at Tuesday Morning in Pembroke Pines. I reversed it just like you did so only the red and white stripe side shows. Have you been peeking in my window? I wish, me friend.

  2. Yea, the sunflowers may not hold out that long. Love your cute patriotic touches.
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  3. I love your Americana touches, those sunflowers are absolutely beautiful!!!!! Wishing you and your family a very Happy 4th of July!!!!!
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  4. Love your bench! Ruth’s birthday is today and she and I always decorate with our patriotic items..

  5. I love sunflowers. I think they are my favorite flower! Your patriotic center piece is perfect!
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  6. That looks so pretty Shirley!! I’ve had sunflowers last for 2 weeks before.
    Have a great 4th!!
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  7. Hi Shirley,
    Love the sunflowers in your centerpiece. So pretty. Have a wonderful 4th.
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  8. Something tells me you can always find inspiration in your house and create to inspire the rest of us.
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  9. That is such a cute display! I like the way the sunflowers coordinate with the yellow items in your hutch too.

  10. I love your centerpiece! I hope you and your family have a happy fourth! Your breakfast are is just perfect in its Americana decor!

  11. I love the enamelware bowl and pitcher with those pretty sunflowers and your Americana decor! Have a wonderful July 4th!
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  12. So festive. I keep my red white and blue out from the 4th thru the end of August…it just says summer to me. Love the quilt and flag pillow vignette…so inviting. Thanks for sharing.
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  13. Donnamae says

    Great centerpiece…lovely sunflowers! Very patriotic indeed! Happy 4th to you! 😉

  14. I Love this!! The sunflowers look great in the mix of Americana.
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  15. Shirley, just lovely! YOu certainly have a way with centerpieces! Those sunny sunflowers look so nice with the flag! Have a wonderful 4th weekend!!! See you in a week!

  16. The contrast of red, white and blue and the sunflowers is so gorgeous. I love it! Very patriotic room, and I love your new pillow!

  17. Love your enamelware bowl and pitcher Shirley! There’s nothing more festive and prettier than sunflowers & flags for the fourth! Happy Independence Day!
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  18. So pretty and summery! Thanks for sharing!
    i also love the checked curtains in the room. Did you make them? They are just right for those windows!!

  19. Love the sunflowers Shirley and they looks so good in your dining room.
    Hope that you had a wonderful 4th of July.
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  20. Very nice work… Everything looks very pretty…
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  21. Yes, ma’am! Yes, ma’am! Yes, ma’am!!! That’s the way to do it! Shop that house! You know as much “stuff” as we have, there has almost always got to be the “perfect” thing for whatever we have in mind…or for whatever we’re trying to bring to mind! Enamel ware is so Americana, and the sunflowers (my next-door-neighbor Kansas’s state flower!)and flag just make it more so! Same thing goes for the bench with that ticking quilt. Geez, woman…that’s about as Americana as it comes!

    Beautiful, Shirley!
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