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Willow House: Star Spangled Bucket (Review and Giveaway

Part of our Americana Feature

I am a huge fan of home decor, and especially love adding a little festive flair to my home, indoors and out, around holidays. The Fourth of July happens to be one of my favorite holidays to decorate for (along with Christmas and Halloween). You'll be able to spot my home pretty easily around the 4th... it'll be the one with all of the patriotic bunting around the porch rails, red, white and blue star shaped garlands, etc. I don't go overboard, but like to let the neighborhood know that I am one proud American.

Willow House, a wonderful direct sales company, specializing in home decor, offered to send me their beautiful Star Spangled Bucket review. Now, I've never owned anything from Willow House, but I have spent a lot of time on their website, browsing their lovely products for the home, and making long lists of items I would love to have.

The Star Spangled Bucket shipped directly to my door from Willow House. The shipping was speedy, and the packaging was wonderful. Everything was protected to ensure that nothing was damaged during shipping.Willow House believes in simply good design, for everyone, so it was no surprise that I would fall in love with the piece they chose to send to me.

 Star Spangled Bucket, right out of the box. Each star was protected, individually.

 The adorable metal bucket is 13” x 4” x 20” tall, including handle, which is much larger than I expected it to be. It's a great size to hang on a door, or even on the wall. I have a nice wreath holder on my front door, and I knew it would be just the right thing to hand the Willow House Star Spangled Bucket from. The metal tin features a copper-colored handle, which is adorned with festive stars. The Star Spangled Bucket features deep red, vertical stripes, against a white background. Off centered blue stars line the top of the bucket, horizontally.

Star Spangled Bucket, hanging on my front door...

The bucket is a nice weight- it's heavy enough to hang up in a covered area on the porch, or on the door, without having to worry about it being knocked around by strong winds. It's important to note that this bucket will weather, if left unprotected outside. If you're looking to add some outdoor decor to your porch, make sure you place this in a covered area. I never have to worry about what I hang on my front door, because all wreaths or door buckets I hang are protected by my storm door.

The Star Spangled Bucket can be used to hold a number of creative displays. The bucket is not water-tight, but I was determined to use fresh flowers from my garden in it. I lined the bucket with plastic. I started with a little layer of plastic wrap, and then also lined it with a small plastic grocery bag. I then headed to the garden and snipped a few long stems of yellow lantana. I wrapped each stem in a wet paper towel, and then wrapped it in foil, to help keep it moist. Then, I just tucked the stems into the bucket, and voila- I had a gorgeous, patriotic display at my front door!

This is how I chose to create my first display with the Star Spangled Bucket from Willow House. Nice yellow blooms add an instant pop of bold color!

I stood back to admire it, and noticed that my neighbors also took notice of my hard work, and were stopping by to admire the arrangement, as well. When I went back to the front door, I noticed that a tiny little piece of paint from the bucket had chipped off. The little security chain on the front door must have rubbed against it when I closed the storm door. Thankfully, it was only just a tiny spot.

There were a couple of display ideas on the Willow House website that I liked, and may try in the next week or so, as we get closer to the Fourth of July!

 Creative Display ideas from the folks at Willow House...

I love both of these looks: on the left, the Star Spangled Bucket has been filled with simple succulents, and on the right, it's filled with lovely white daisies, and adorned with a festive navy blue ribbon. You could change the look with this bucket, over and over again. 

Along with this being perfect for the Fourth of July, don't forget about other great times of the year to display something like this: Flag Day, Memorial Day, 9/11, Veterans Day, Election Day, President's Day, etc. It's also a great piece to add to your collection if you're a fan of every day Americana decor!

I love this Star Spangled Bucket, and I'm sure that my family will be enjoying it for years to come. I have a big problem when it comes to Willow House, though- and that is... I love everything they've got! Seriously, their home decor is beautiful! They have so many lovely pieces for dining and entertaining, everyday decorating, outdoor living, and more! Plus, for all of you who love a great deal, Willow House has an online outlet, featuring weekly picks of deeply discounted items! 

Here are a few more products from Willow House that I love...

 Flower Market Door Bucket (How beautiful this would be during the fall!)
Purchase the Must Have Door Hanger separately.

Entertaining Bucket & Tray
Perfect for summer entertaining!

Along with wonderful, high quality products, Willow House has a wonderful Hostess Program, which allows you to host a party and earn free merchandise credit. They also have a fantastic business opportunity for both men and women, so if you're looking for a new and exciting way to make some extra income, while doing something you love, be sure to consider Willow House!

Want It? Buy It!

You can purchase the Star Spangled Bucket, and all of the items that have been featured here, by heading to the Willow House website, or by locating a Willow House consultant near you. Be sure to jump on over to the Willow House Facebook page and give them a 'like,' because you won't want to miss out on exciting news and promotions from their home office. You can also watch for their 'tweets' by following Willow House on Twitter.

Want It? Win It!

One lucky reader will win their very own Star Spangled Bucket from Willow House! Just use the rafflecopter form below to enter for your chance to win! Ends July 2nd- Open to US residents, 18 and older.

Special thanks to Willow House for helping to get us ready for the Fourth of July with the Star Spangled Bucket, and for offering a great and festive giveaway for our readers!

Good luck!

Disclosure: Other than the above featured item, which I received free of charge, directly from this company, I was not compensated for facilitating the review. All opinions expressed are my own. Your experience may differ. MBP is not responsible for prize fulfillment or shipment.


  1. I like to decorate with flags and tablecloths and napking (red,white,blue)

  2. I like to decorate tableware in red, white and blue
    pin as jacksondeb

  3. I decorate w/ a bunch of homemade crafts like tin can candleholders painted red white and blue w/ stars punched out of them.

  4. I usually buy a bunch of those mini flags from dollar tree.

  5. Lots of red, white, and blue!

    Heather N

  6. I like to put my flag banner on our front railing.

  7. flags and lots of red, white, ands blue

  8. To be honest, I don't usually, but I'd like to do more this year and am searching pinterest for some DIY ideas:)

  9. Honestly, I don't own very much for 4th decorating. I'd love to have some accessories- the moving and renting process over the past few years just limits what I can do, cause usually during summers I've been at camps, etc.

  10. I have some Americana stuff that I have made and that I have bought at various craft boutiques, i dont go all out anymore

  11. we bake lots of goodies an kids make pictures

  12. we display our flag
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  13. We use flags and homemade crafts by the kids. Anything we can find red, white and blue is displayed.

  14. I decorate with mini flags and flag decorations.

  15. i like to decorate with little flags :)


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