Treasure and Trinkets Tuesday. . .Patriotic Ice Cream Cartons

Hello my friends,
with the arrival of Memorial Day for many of us the patriotic season has arrived.
I started pulling out my red, white, and blue décor last weekend.
I was anxious to play with it after creating a patriotic craft at our last craft group.


Last March hubby and I took a road trip to Texas.  We stayed a few days in the town of Brenham.  That's where we discovered Blue Bell ice cream.
Not only was it delicious, but they sold their colorful cartons.  After looking at them the thought came to me that they would make a fun base for an Americana scene. 
I bought one for each member of the crafty bees.  Yes, that's our name.  :)  The day of craft group we all brought odds and ends of Americana treasures and trinkets to share.
I noticed that I had a lot of vintage sewing notions that were red, white, and blue so I decided to create an 'ode to Betsy Ross'.
I added buttons, needle packets, ribbon, thread, and a flag.  One member, Shirley brought us each a kit to make two pinwheels.
I bought the sweet little girl made from chenille bumps at a local store, Planted Earth.
Everybody's turned out so cute and unique!
This is my friend, Ann's.  You can see the ice cream carton better in this photo.
Paula made a lot of things to go in hers.  I copied images of my vintage sparkler boxes.  She made her own box as well as a firecracker.  Notice how she used her lid for a base? 

The one in front and center is Margo's.  She used a vintage reproduction card as her main point of interest.
Paula gave us each a bag of treasures.  Joanne used the bingo card and tin man with the horn from it.  I shared a few items I didn't use with her.

Kimi has the cutest little vintage girl in hers, and I love the picket fence around the bottom!

Shirley's is all ready to blast off with her fun firecrackers!

Here's another group photo. 

Mine has already found it's place on my kitchen table.
Thank goodness that I pick up and hang on to little treasures and trinkets for creating!
I will be sharing with these fun parties:


Linda @ A La Carte said...

So cute! I have bits and bobs I need to get crafty with!

Sarah said...

Jann, you were thinking ahead while in Brenham. Blue Bell is a staple in many a TX home, but I admit that we prefer Haagen-Dazs here. I know many that won't eat anything but Blue Bell! Your project was a great idea and each one turned out to be delightful. I admire your group of crafters. I didn't get my patriotic things out this weekend, but hope to soon.

Kim said...

Oh gosh, all you gals created gorgeous patriotic pretties! How very clever you all are!

The Victorian Girl said...

Those are absolutely adorable! Now I want to make one!

Jeanie said...

This is so festive -- and seriously adorable!

janie said...

Love all of them!!! Cute and festive.

Each one is adorable. Enjoy, Janie

Snap said...

They are all great! Fun too... Ready for the 4th of July and just in time for Memorial Day.

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Jann,
I have had blue bell ice cream and it is delish. Love all your creative memorial day and 4th decor. So festive and cute.

Creations By Cindy said...

Loving your memorial day Jann. Blue Bell Ice cream is the BEST! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Curtains in My Tree said...

Those are all so cute, I just love to create things like that.

Kim said...

Gorgeous creations and a fun day, I'm sure! Thanks for sharing...

Debbee said...

Crafter bees? Can I join the hive? I only have one good, local friend who loves to craft, decorate, tablescapes etc. How much fun it must bee to have a group who get together to make things.

Connie said...

These are so cool . . . love them . . . you girls must have had so much fun creating these. Wish I was there :)

Louca por porcelana said...

So colorful and patriotic!How darling.Best wishes,Jann!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love it all!! So festive and so vintage!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Stacey said...

As always Jann, you and your crafty friends amaze me!

Anonymous said...

This is really adorable Jann! So glad you linked up to our link up. Thank you so much!

Katie Mansfield said...

This is adorable! So many cute things in those containers. Brenham is fun to visit. Thanks for linking up to Keep In Touch.