I hit up the Allegan Antique Market this weekend with my mom and sister in-law and we found some awesome goodies. So many that we had to make multiple trips back and forth to the car, which is always the sign of a successful day of shopping! Two of my favorite finds ended up in our dining area.
I loved this vintage flag, and when I saw it, I immediately envisioned it hanging up in our dining space. I got it home and hung it up from the grommets and I loved the way it looked, but it seemed a little incomplete.
I quick built this rustic wooden frame from scrap wood I had in my garage. It’s totally simple to make, just four 1×4’s cut to size and a couple of brackets. I hung the frame right over top of the flag that was already on the wall. It framed it out so nicely, not to mention it keeps little hands from pulling on the flag.
Hanging the flag in here sparked a great discussion with my kids about the 4th of July and how blessed we are to enjoy the freedoms we have living in the United States.
It looks perfect with my red buffet table too!
My table got a little swap out also with this long wooden box I found. I always keep pots of fresh herbs around, but they are usually in my kitchen which doesn’t get much light. I’m constantly setting them over on the dining table in the afternoon to catch more sun, so I thought I would make it their new permanent home.
I took the kids to the nursery to grab a few more herbs plus some terra-cotta pots to plant them in. The 6 inch pots fit perfectly in the trough and it will be so easy to lift them out to water them all.
My kids were so cute helping me pick out the herbs and they even named them all (after the kids in the Boxcar Children books). Which I thought was so fun until I tried to cut some basil off of “Benny” and they dissolved into shrieks and tears because I was “cutting off Benny’s arms!!”
So, now I have a super cute planter filled with delicious herbs that I’m not allowed to use, for fear of injuring “Susan or Henry”.
I’m trying to convince them that it’s like getting a haircut, but they remain unconvinced. I really think this is just their secret ploy to avoid eating anything green, cleverly disguised as a humanitarian effort…
or a vegetarian effort? :)
I hope you all have a safe and wonderful 4th of July!