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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Memorial Day Tablescape

I love anything red, white, and blue.  Make it a holiday where I get to decorate using those colors and it's just the icing on the cake for me.  I store my linens and decor in totes based on holiday or color themes.  So, yesterday afternoon, I pulled out my red, white, and blue tote and put together this Memorial Day tablescape.

I began by layering Ralph Lauren's "Dylan's Grove" sheet and a simple piece of gardening burlap on my patio table.  I picked up this sheet at the thrift store and I would love to complete the set but the queen set on eBay goes for $350!  I'll keep checking the thrift stores, thank you.

Gosh, it's pretty ;)

I guess I'm still in a beach frame of mind since our vacation so I pulled out my enamelware lobster plates for the place settings.  

Added a blue and white cloth napkin and the mason jars that I painted (idea found here) and the table was set.

I purchased the buntings from Old Time Pottery many years ago.  I dreamed of using them on my front porch.  I didn't quite think it through when I bought them because our front porch has arches and hanging the buntings in the arches just looked wonky. More like pathetic.  No matter because I found another use for them yesterday.  

My youngest made these rustic benches using scrap boards and cedar logs.  I love them!  The buntings fit perfectly across the back.  

The last thing I added were some flowers to my metal tool box.  Did you know red geraniums are the most popular color?  I didn't either.  I took me going to three stores to find red.  I was obviously behind the holiday-weekend-planting-crowd.  I used two red geraniums, two white wave petunias, and one blue lobelia.  One lobelia because it was the ONLY blue plant left.  Yep, behind the crowd.

the altered past, red white blue, ralph lauren

I hope you enjoy your Memorial Day weekend.  Please don't forget it's about remembering and honoring those that have served for our freedom and our rights.  They sacrifice so much and something receive so little in return.  Thank you to all who are serving or have served our country!  Thank you to the families of those heroes too!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!

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