Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Happy Memorial Day

We have no plans for Memorial Day do you?
 I guess it has to do with moving to Texas and having few friends.
Everyone seems to stick with their family and not invite outsiders.
We are ok with that......................we have to be, its part of moving!

I decided to set our table in the kitchen today.
A simple table that we will not use or will we??????
I'm not sure.............................We use to sit at every table I created.
Do you use every table you create?
I think  it's because I have been setting the dining room table for four people,
and we are only two!
I will have to remedy that, don't you think?

What does Memorial Day mean to me?
We remember..................................not only today but everyday!
Our men & women willing to die for our freedom of speech, press and religion.
So today in my own way I am remembering...........................
(Mr. Sweetladyelaine is a Vietnam Vet, my Dad was a Korean War Vet and I have many cousins who also served and are serving now! so I can't forget)
Those who have given up their lives so I can live,
 my life as peaceful productive citizen.

 Today on my table I used the colors of our flag!
I started off with a red tablecloth and layered a white one over the red.
  It looked a little more polished with layering of both colors.
Then added a blue round straw place mat, a silver charger, a red dinner plate, a patriotic salad plate and a white bowl. A silver star napkin ring seemed appropriate for my white napkin.

 A closer look.

I love this Ralph Lauren plate. I only have four of Hampton's Flag.
The red dinner plate is from the Dollar Tree. I have wanted red plates for a long time.

The star shaped candle holders are new this year. Again, another dollar Store find. 
The runner and white casserole are thrift store treasures.

Decided to spruce up my childhood dresser while I was at it...........

I never had a dresser in the kitchen before but love having my place mats handy!

I had to include this picture! 

Memorial Day has always meant a family picnic at Sacandaga State Park growing up.
So with Mom & Dad not living in the same state, she still goes to the park on Memorial Day,
with a few family members.
Do you have any childhood traditions for Memorial Day?

I hope you and yours have a wonderful Memorial Day.
Remember those who have fought for our freedom with a special prayer this Memorial Day.

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened " ( Matt 7: 7 & 8).
Blessings My Friend,

I will be joining:
Tablescape Thursday at BNOTP

Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House

Table It Monday at Rustic & Refined


  1. Beautiful dishes and setting for a Patriotic table Lady Elaine.
    Have a wonderful MD at the park. Funny, we used to spend MD in Astoria-Park, Queens, NY where I grew up. We used to get together with my aunt and uncle and my little cousisns... my parents and two bros and even grandma when we had her visiting us.
    Such memories.

  2. You have such a wonderful collection! I love that runner. I was sheepishly confessing that I don't have a lot of red white and blue to some friends who absolutely scolded me. I need to get some more things!
    We don't have anything planned either. Just returning from our anniversary trip so guess we won't be going anywhere! Haha!

  3. Love your red white and blue table, the table runner is so pretty!

  4. Beautiful table, Elaine! I have the RL plates too and I love them. I hope that you enjoy your quiet Memorial Day and are well.

  5. Love all of the patriotic decor. The plates are wonderful!

  6. Love your table and I second the patriotic sentiments you expressed. Best wishing with relocating. It can be hard. I have a little card table I use for 'intimate' dining and table-scaping. Like you and the Mr. that big table aand just the 2 of us feeling daunting sometimes. Thank you for visiting me.I'm following you back. Wishing you a blessed Memorial Day

  7. Thank you for the thoughtful reminder of the meaning of Memorial Day. Your red, white and blue tablescape is well done and a great representation of the holiday. I love the various plates as a stack and your lovely runner which ties it all together. Your top view picture really captures how everything is nicely coordinated. So inviting.

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