Friday, June 1, 2012

Memorial Day…Lest We Forget

Memorial Day Tablescape
The official start of summer!  If you are a warm weather person, it doesn’t get any better.  Because we live in a community with a large military presence, this day to remember the sacrifice of those who perished to insure our freedoms is even more evident. Ours was a quiet one this year.  Lots of yard work and time together. 



I have always been a big fan of primary colors.  And red, white and blue is about as good as it gets.




Recently found these fun red salad plates on the sale rack at Kmart.  Think they were calling my name. 
Love these blue wine glasses from Old Time Pottery!



Stars and Stripes coastal style!  Decided that some beach stars would be a perfect accent for my Memorial Day table. Hope y’all had a beautiful weekend.


Till next time….Santé

Napkins: Restaurant Style: Old Time Pottery
Napkin Rings: Pier One
12” White Dinner Plates: Pyroceram, Corning Store
9.5: Red Salad Plate: Country Living, Kmart
Small Blue Bowl: Unknown
Silverware: 1881 Rogers Stainless by Oneida
Wine Glasses: Old Time Pottery
Flag Stripe Placemats: Summer 2012, Kohl’s
This week I’ll be sharing with:
The Tablescaper Seasonal Sundays
Southern Hospitality's Thrifty Treasures Monday
Boogie Board Cottage's Masterpiece Monday
Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
A Stroll Through Life's Tabletop Tuesday
Cozy Home Scene's Your Cozy Home Tuesday
Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish
Ivy and Elephants’s What's It Wednesday
Faded Charm's White Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style's Wow Us Wednesday
The Style Sisters Centerpiece Wednesday
Between Naps on the Porch's Tablescape Thursday
No Minimalist Here's Open House Thursday
Shabby Creek Cottage's Transformation Thursday
French Country Cottage's Feather Your Nest Friday
My Romantic Home's Show and Tell Friday
At the Picket Fence's Inspiration Friday
The Charm of the Home's Home Sweet Home Friday


  1. Your table is so pretty!! I love coastal/patriotic themes too. May I ask where you found those darling striped placemats? They're awesome.

    1. I see, Kohl's. Super cute!

    2. Hi Susan, glad you liked it. I just picked up the striped mats from Kohl's a few weeks ago so they should still be available. Thanks for visiting!

  2. Perfect. Love your placemats, they are gorgeous and I love the red/white/blue assortment of dishes. The star fish are super fun too. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

    1. Thanks Marty! I do love red, white and blue. Really enjoy your party. Keep up the great work.

  3. Hi Shirley, thank you for showing your beautiful table at my party this week. That was a colorful, tasteful tribute to Memorial Day. Everything was so appropriate for the holiday. The napkin rings caught my attention and the placemats also. I hope you will come to next week's party and keep the Grill, BBQ and Picnic Party in mind on June 17-23. Have a fun weekend!!------ Shannon

    1. I do enjoy your parties and all the neat ideas that are submitted. Looking forward to future parties and the picnic party. Have to put my thinking cap on! Shirley

  4. Love your red white and blue table!'
    Hope you will link it up tomorrow night at Let"s Dish, 7 PM.
    Here from Seasonal Sunday.

    1. Thanks Kathleen! Did hook up with Let's Dish! Great party. Thanks for hosting. Hope to see you again soon back on the Bayou! Shirley

  5. I think your patriotic table is perfect tribute for Memorial Day. I'm a fan of red, white, and blue and celebrate it from Memorial Day on through the summer. Love your idea of the star fish for the stars. I'm going to take that idea and use it on one of my summer tables. Thanks! ~ Sarah

    1. Thanks for visiting the Bayou Sarah! I love red, white and blue also and use it all year long here in Florida. Check out "On Blue Bayou" this week. Just used the white and blue. It feels so like summer! Hope to see you again back on the Bayou. Shirley

  6. Great patriotic table. I can't wait to start on my table for July 4th.

    1. Thanks Judy. I love patriotic themes and have been gathering for July 4th! Hope to see back back on the bayou! Shirley

  7. Gorgeous patriotic table with a hint of the seashore peeking out!