July Floral of the Month

July 3rd, 2017 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Grocery store flowers, a vintage linesman bag, and a dressed up flag from the hardware store says, Happy Birthday America! For any other time of the month you can simply rempove the flag or leave it in. If you have Americana decor in your home, a nautical theme, or are just plain patriotic the flag will work all summer long!
I was hanging out with JMS contributor, Lani when she pulled this beautiful little bag out of the back of her car to show me. Loved it! She was kind enough to loan it to me for this occassion. No worries, Lani! Its coming back in your direction all cleaned up. It was extremely soiled. I soaked it upside down to avoid getting the leather bottom wet in Oxy Clean.Although it did not remove all of the stains, it did clean it up enough to be just right!
Love the canvas, the lettering, and the perectly patinaed old rope. I think it just screams for a red, white, and blue bouquet. Whats holding the water and flowers? An old crusty bucket of course...minus the hole. When the flowers have faded feel free to fill with ice to cool down your beverage of choice Its a perfect ice bucket for an outdoor occassion.
Take an inexpensive 4 x 6 flag purchased at a hardware store and make it a little better. Again the flag can be employed in patriotic, Americana, and nautical themed events making it appropriate all summer long.
A quick jaunt into the woods for a twig and a trip to my garage for some hardware is all this flag needed. Oh, I forgot. I did soak the flag in my leftover morning coffee to give it some age. The flag topper is hollow threaded rod, half of a pipe clamp, and a small drawer/door pull.
Grocery store flowers, a vintage linesman bag, and a dressed up flag from the hardware store says, Happy Birthday America! For any other time of the month you can simply rempove the flag or leave it in. If you have Americana decor in your home, a nautical theme, or are just plain patriotic the flag will work all summer long!

Grocery store flowers, a vintage linesman bag, and a dressed up flag from the hardware store says, "Happy Birthday America!" For any other time of the month you can simply rempove the flag or leave it in. If you have Americana decor in your home, a nautical theme, or are just plain patriotic the flag will work all summer long!


It's July already. Can you believe it?! In honor of July, America's birth month here is a red, white, and blue floral done up JUNKMARKET Style!


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Comments (10)

gggwilliam writes: That's really nice Posted: 7:26 am on July 4th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: SUE,
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SETTING.YOU ALWAYS HAVE A GREAT PROJECT.
LOVE AND BLESSINGS TO WHAT YOU DO. GOD BLESS ROBERT. Posted: 5:48 pm on July 5th
RustyDiva writes: I always love your floral arrangements Sue! Great bag too and so many possibilities. Hope everyone had a great week-end. I was out of town scoring some incredible rusty stuff! Posted: 11:54 am on July 6th
shabbychick writes: Sue - I'm a little late (hope everyone had a great 4th), but love your florals - and the bag is awesome too!

Geo - Hope you had a productive weekend getting ready for your big sale!! I know it's going to be a HUGE success!

Take care,

Kathy Posted: 8:37 am on July 6th
JunkArchitect writes: HAPPY 4th...! Your photos are beautiful.

Jim
Posted: 7:32 pm on July 5th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Wow! This is a beautiful floral. I love the nautical feel to it!
Candy Posted: 6:27 pm on July 5th
alicemom writes: Great bag, Lani. Great clean up, Sue. Love the flags. One year I painted flags. Ironed them onto sticks. Stuck them all the pool. My flags did not have the character yours do!
Smiles,
Alice Posted: 9:38 pm on July 4th
georgiamoon writes: Happy fourth to you as well and to all my friends out there in "Junk Land". I will be celebrating the day by working with Jenny and Melissa at the shop...no hot dogs for me! I love your floral designs and everyone of them are beautiful and inspiring. Really great job on this one and Lani the bag is terrific. Georgia Posted: 12:44 pm on July 4th
frstyfrolk writes: What a lovely idea for the Holiday! Beautiful; photos and a fabulous idea with the bag, Smiles, Cyndi Posted: 10:58 am on July 4th
CottageElements writes: Wow, Sue, did that basket clean-up nicely! Love it! I'd say this turned out F-abulous. Love how you re-did the flags, cool hardware. Too late for me to try it this year, but am gonna be sure to put it away in my to do for next. And I'll be sure to have one (or maybe two) dogs in your honor. LOL! Wishing everyone here a JMS a super-duper 4th!

Lani Posted: 9:26 am on July 4th
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