We celebrate Memorial Day to remember all men & women who are serving and who have served in our military.
Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. It was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. It was first observed on May 30, 1868 when flowers were placed on the graves of Union & Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. May 30th was chosen because flowers would be in bloom
My tablescape is one small way we will celebrate our freedom this weekend.
I used my cobalt blue glass chargers. I bought them in a thrift store called "Something Special" in Texas. It supports domestic violence, rape & abused women. The white plates were used in my last post. The salad plate is Ralph Lauren "Hampton's Flag. " My everyday flatware is Paul Revere.
The tablecloth, I made years ago for our old wooden picnic table!
I even forgot I had it.
I went junkin' last Friday and bought this cute runner for $.50 and the darling Trio of Flameless Candles for $2.00! The vases of roses I had taken from the bathroom & bedroom.
This was a terrific find a few weeks ago at Goodwill for $3.00. I hope you can see it is a pale yellow and graduates to blue. So cool!
These are my favorite wine glasses .....my cousin who has since passed, gave them to me.
They are priceless! Memories....isn't that what life is...making memories!
Candles & a little bling just set the mood for me.
I tend to use them a lot as centerpieces.
Thanks for visiting me. I hope you and yours have a great Memorial Weekend with those you love. Mr. Sweetladyelaine and I will be spending Monday dinner with some friends. I am missing my family but I know God is watching over them for me.
Pray for our President, Country & Military Families this week.
I often forget, so I will be making a special effort this week!
I will be joining:
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Let's Dish at Kathleen Cuisine
Blessings My Friend,
God Bless America
While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free.
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer:
God bless America, land that I love,
Stand beside her and guide her
Through the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans white with foam,
God bless America,
My home sweet home.