Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!

Memorial Day
It seems that each year, in the face of a holiday from work and the leisure activities it offers, we have to remind ourselves why we celebrate Memorial Day. It's a day set aside to remind us of the sacrifices our armed forces make in defending this great nation. Memorial Day is a time to remember those who fought for our country, a day to honor the men and women who gave their lives for our freedom. Too many families have had to make the ultimate sacrifice: To give a husband, father, son or brother, a wife, mother, daughter or sister. Because of our brave soldiers, we live in peace. We have the right to act, speak and think as we want, without restriction. We owe these men and women a huge debt of gratitude, much more than mere words can ever express.


I put together a Patriotic "Tablescape" for our Memorial Day picnic. Tablescape is a term I've been seeing a lot lately. While tablescapes often decorate the center of the table, they are more than centerpieces. They are design plans, an overall look that addresses the entire table. I just scored this awesome vintage red and white tablecloth from my mom. She was getting rid of it and I was delighted to take it off her hands. I paired it with blue and white Spode dinner plates and blue toile napkins from Pier One. I arranged Mock Orange from the backyard in two little vases for an old-fashioned feeling.

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